Saturday, July 06, 2013

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Dedicated to the One I Love

1) The lyrics include the line, "Love can never be exactly what we what it to be." Are you happy with your love life?  HA!

2) Another lyric is, "Each night before you go to bed, whisper a little prayer for me." Do you say your prayers?  I talk with God every day but it's more like an ongoing conversation, rather than clasping my hands and going down on my knees in prayer.

3) Mama Michelle and Papa John were married in real life. It didn't end well -- not for the couple and not for the band. Do you believe you could work successfully with a romantic partner? I actually tried this and it didn't work well. For the most part, he and I were fine with it. Our coworkers were very uncomfortable, though. He and I would be talking about something, someone else would come in and then back away with an embarrassed, "OH! Sorry!" As though we were about to do it on the desk and they interrupted. Also, our supervisor used to not-so-subtly manipulate me into helping her manage him. So while I think a partner and I might be able to run our own mom-and-pop business together, add a third person to the mix and suddenly there's a passel of weird.

4) After the band broke up, Michelle tried her hand at acting and eventually became a regular on the nighttime soap, Knott's Landing. Of course, she could live off of her music royalties while she learned her new craft. If money was no object, what career would like to try? I'm good with animals, so I'd like to try being a pet sitter or dog walker.
5) There is a rumor – completely false – that Mama Cass died while eating a ham sandwich. Can you name another urban legend? Jerry Mathers (Beaver Cleaver) was killed in Vietnam. Which, of course, is as true as the Mama Cass/ham sandwich story.

6) In the 1960s, every high school girl wanted to wear her hair like Michelle and Cass -- long and straight. Can you recall a fashion trend from your school days? FRINGE! Especially fringed purses and vests. I recall braiding and rebraiding the fringe on a purse just like this one when I was bored in class.

7) With the Fourth of July falling on Thursday, are you able to enjoy a looooong four-day holiday weekend? It was a little weird to have Thursday off, work on Friday and be off again this morning. In fact, many of my coworkers took yesterday off to enjoy four uninterrupted days. But since I may be losing my job soon, I'm hoarding vacation days so I can get paid for them along with my severance.

8) Many communities have parades to celebrate Independence Day. Have you ever ridden on a float or marched in a parade? In junior high, I marched in the local July 4th parade with my Girl Scout troop. In high school I helped build homecoming floats by stuffing colored paper into chicken wire, but I didn't ride.

9) In honor of the Fourth of July, name your favorite Founding Father. I'm going to go with John Adams because he gave us Abigail. Abigail Adams completely rocked.  

SHOUT OUT TO KATHY W: I can't comment on your blog because Google Chrome or Plus or whatever won't let me log in. But I read your answers and now fear you because, well, you "know shit." :)


  1. As a supervisor I had to chase one of my technicians away from his ex-girlfriend. It got so bad when she dated another guy that I had to write him up and her supervisor wrote her up.

  2. I am with you on your #9 answer the first power couple in the white house.

  3. Sorry to hear about your job situation. That really sucks. I'm sure you will bounce back!

  4. WHAT?! That's preposterous!! I'll look at my settings.
    I had the same answer to #1 LOL

    And I hope you don't lose your job, that would suck :(

  5. I'll have you know, I fixed that shit right up. Damn google +. :) And don't be scared. I just love to know stuff..

  6. Oh, I forgot all about stuffing chicken wire for floats. What tedious fun we had as kids.

  7. Those fringe bags have come and gone a few times since the old days. So have the jackets.

  8. Anonymous4:54 PM

    I hadn't heard the one about Jerry Mathers. I need to read up about Abigail Adams since you're the second one on the list to mention her today.