Friday, November 30, 2012

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Beer Barrel Polka

1) Have you ever danced the polka? They made us dance the polka as part of PE in junior high school. Square dancing, too. It was horrific.

2) Frankie Yankovic was a stellar accordion player. What instrument have you mastered, or would like to learn?
I wanted to learn the guitar, but my fingers are stubby and I had a bitch of a time reaching around the frets.
3) When Frankie died in 1998, his obituary proclaimed him as "America's Polka King." Lucille Ball was "The Queen of Comedy" and Michael Jackson was "The King of Pop." What royal title do you deserve?
I like Queen of All She Surveys.
4) Do you like light beer? Yes, especially Miller Lite. My subjects love me because I'm a simple monarch with common tastes.

5) In 1901, daredevil Annie Taylor successfully went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She was badly bruised but otherwise fine. How much money would it take for you do to do something that dangerous?
I'm entirely too old for such nonsense. Though I suspect there was a time when I might be tempted to do something dangerous/stupid.
6) When was the last time you visited a pet store? Last week. And I'll return over the weekend. Regular kibble run.
7) What's your favorite salad dressing?
8)  Sam Winters is crazy about her smart phone. She uses it to take pictures, record videos, listen to tunes, answer emails and surf the net and, oh yeah, she even uses it to make calls. How indispensable is your mobile phone in your day-to-day life? I'm notorious among my friends for seldom even having my phone on. It calls out, it takes calls, and I can access email and texts. That's more than enough.
9) "Kocham ciÄ™" is "I love you" in Polish. Can you say "I love you" in a language other than English (and Polish)? Te amo. Te adoro.



  1. I rarely use my cell phone and I use to go nuts when I was in grad school. All my classmate use to text me at 25 cents per text.
    Classmate - We are going to be studying at Starbucks, do you want to join us?... $.25
    Me - Yes where and when?... $.25
    Classmate - Westfarms... $.25
    Me - When?... $.25
    Classmate - 6... $.25
    $1.25 for what would have been a $.30 phone call, but that is SO old fashion.

  2. My phys ed dance lessons paid off as an adult when I went to a Polish wedding and had to dance the polka. It was a sight to see.

  3. We did the folk dance stuff in about the 4th grade and it was horrific, but I rather like watching folk dancers who do it well, now.

  4. "Te adoro" means "now open the damn door" no?

  5. You know, now that you mentioned it, I think I may have been put through that same thing in PE. I remember the Irish dancing we had to do. It was the Chicagoland area after-all :)

  6. we did square dancing too but i liked it :) and i prefer miller high life!