Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturday 9

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here. (This is their official video and it begins with a skit; music starts at 2:25.)

1) Dancing all night to the best song ever would be good for the cardiovascular system. When is the last time you exercised? Did 25 mins. on the treadmill and a few reps on some Nautilus machines just yesterday. So far I've managed to maintain that resolution of working out 3x/week.

2) The girl in this song is the daughter of a dentist. "Dentophobia" is fear of dentists. How do you feel about going to the dentist? It doesn't upset me.

3) One Direction performed this on Good Morning, America. Do you watch morning TV? If so, which show? Morning Joe on MSNBC. I like hearing both sides in an atmosphere that's friendly and respectful. Learning something is a good way to start the day.

4) Listening to upbeat pop songs like this one makes Sam feel young. When is the last time you participated in an activity commonly connected to childen (like swinging on a swing, drinking chocolate milk, playing a board game, etc.)? I just had a pudding cup yesterday.
5) One of the boys, Louis Tomlinson, was an actor before joining the band. How many different professions have you tried? What were they?
I have been a receptionist, an admin, a telemarketer, a copywriter, a creative director and (now) an associate creative director.
6) The fans that have made One Direction millionaires are also the target audience for series like The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and Wimpy Kid. Do you read Young Adult literature?
Nope. They seem to be in the sci fi/fantasy genre and that just doesn't float my boat.

7) If this is the "best song ever," what song do you consider the worst? Tell us which song just sets your teeth on edge. Just about everything by Barry Manilow. "Mandy," "Can't Smile Without You," "Copacabana" … shudder.

8) One Direction performed at the Royal Variety Show for Queen Elizabeth. If you found yourself presented to Her Majesty, what would you say? I'd probably be all tongue tied and overwhelmed by protocol. But if I could screw up the nerve, I'd ask her about the Helen Mirren movie.

9) Right now, is your life moving in the right direction or are you feeling a bit aimless? I do feel like I'm in a holding pattern now, waiting for something to happen.


  1. Oh, YA lit has really grown over the past decade. There's something for everyone, even me, and I don't like sci-fi/fantasy all that much.

  2. Congrats on the exercise, that is awesome.

    I confess I like Barry Manilow. His songs were some of the first I learned to play on the guitar.

  3. I may have to check out the Morning Joe. I've been putting the local news on in the morning so I can hear it in the background to get the traffic reports.

  4. Anonymous12:15 PM

    Yay for keeping up with your resolution!

    I don't really care for the sci-fi/fantasy genre, either. Wimpy Kid is actually more humor--it's a diary (words appear as if they were handwritten) about the things young teens need to go through in school and in dealing with your siblings and parents. I think. I haven't read it, but I looked through it as my son is really into those books. I did see one of the movies, though. Kinda reminded me of like Judy Blume books, but with a male lead.

  5. Anonymous12:59 PM

    I'm with Kwizgiver--there is SO MUCH great YA lit out there that isn't fantasy/sci fi/vampires! Nothing against those genres--they're just not my taste.
    I LOVED Barry Manilow when I was in junior high/HS--now his face scares me.

  6. I wish they had Harry Potter when I was a kid. The other two books Hunger Games and Wimpy Kid I don't like either.

  7. Occasionally, you can tell that Joe pisses people off and they just sit there and don't say a word because they don't want to get started with him. Once I was watching and Mika got so pissed at him she left the set. Sometimes they all can be in their bubble but, it's fun to watch.

  8. I don't know when the last time I had a pudding cup. I used to love those when I was a kid. :)

  9. Anonymous5:18 PM

    I don't care for fantasy but I love Harry Potter. It has a good balance where to me, it just doesn't seem completely unbelievable.

  10. I agree about the YA genre being mostly fantasy, it seems. Blergh, not for me. I like the way you write. :) I don't mind Barry Manilow so much, but I wouldn't call myself a "fanilow" haha!