Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday 9

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1) This song is about how the older generation often doesn't understand what the younger generation is up to. Do you keep up with trends? Not really. One of the nicer things about being old is that no one expects me to! I do go out of my way to make sure my appearance isn't dated -- tinted moisturizer instead of foundation, adding brighter, seasonal colors to my wardrobe -- but I consider that a part of my job, not something I do for fun.
2) This song was in the top 10 in 1972, which is also the year HBO was introduced. Do you have any premium cable channels?
Too many! Last year I bundled my phone, internet and cable and just got all these premium channels that I never watch. I keep meaning to call Comcast because now that that introductory first year of bundling is up, perhaps I can save money by dropping a couple.
3) Mother Winters taught Sam how to kill the lingering food smells in her microwave (take a bowl of water, add a few drops of vanilla extract, and heat it in the microwave). Do you have any useful household hints to pass along?
Shampoo is a very effective laundry pretreat for food stains and blood.
4) The French word for "mother" is "mère." What other French words do you know?
Bonjour. That's about it.
5) Flowers and plants are popular on Mother's Day. How is your yard or garden? Is it green and/or blooming?
My condo building doesn't have much of a yard, but I am cheered by the flowers that are appearing all over town.

6) Mother's Day is a big holiday for card shops. So are birthdays, weddings, and St. Patrick's Day. Hallmark sells greetings for everything from "Congratulations on Your New Job" to "Happy Retirement." Who received the most recent card you bought? My aunt's birthday is this week. I just mailed her a kitten card. She always relates me with cats.
7) Have you put away your winter clothes yet?
No. I should. I just haven't been feeling very well this week.

8) Mother Winters used to scold Sam for leaving her dirty dishes in the sink. Sam admits it: as a grown up, she's still a bit of a slob. Do lean toward "neat" or "messy?" Oink. I have transcended "messy" and moved straight into "piggy."
9) To celebrate Mother's Day, Sam is giving away candy bars. Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate with almonds?
Almonds, s'il vous plait. (Hey! I do know more French!)


  1. I am thinking about calling Comcast and seeing what I can do to try and save money! The bill it out of hand!

  2. Hope you are feeling better.

  3. I have Direct TV. I don't like the cable companies. Blech. Hope you're on the mend!

  4. I am well into messy and probably have gone beyond that.

  5. Anonymous11:46 AM

    Hope you're feeling better! And thanks for the tip about shampoo. I think I need to start gathering more tips!

  6. I will defiantly try that shampoo thing. If it weren't for sports I think I'd just stream my TV. I love my Roku...

  7. I use shampoo to clean my hairbrushes as well. I hope you are feeling better.

  8. I dread having to call Comcast. It just never goes well for me especially when they bounce me over seas.

  9. As I spent hours today knitting and binge-watching Breaking Bad (while puppy sitting Maggie) it occurred to me that I could be home vacuuming or doing some cleaning. Then I was glad I was dog sitting.

  10. I need to call Comcast and see about our bill, too.

    I'm going to try that shampoo trick! Laundry stains abound here.

    I hope you're feeling better soon!


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