Saturday, December 27, 2014

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Marshmallow World (1963)

1. This song likens fluffy clouds to marshmallows. What does the sky look like where you are today? It's pretty gray. Which amazes me, because I woke up yesterday morning in Key West, where I got a sunburn. The phenomenon of air travel still rocks my world.

2. The lyrics refer to snowballs. Have you ever been in a snowball fight? No. I've sledded and skiied and made snowmen, but I've never been in a snowball fight.

3. Chionophobia is fear of snow. What phobias do you have? Flying (just because it impresses me doesn't mean I like it) and squirrels and clowns.

4. In 2004, Canadian school children raised money for charity by setting a new world record: the most snow angels made in 24-hour period. Have you ever participated in a fundraising stunt? No. Unless selling Girl Scout cookies counts.

5. When marshmallows were first introduced, they were used for medicinal purposes. Specifically to soothe sore throats. What do you take when your throat is bothering you? I start with cough drops and hope for the best.

6.  Marshmallows are an important ingredient in the Rice Krispies Treat recipe. If you were asked to prepare something for a bake sale, what would you make? Apple-banana cupcakes. It's a very easy recipe and hard to mess up.

7. Darlene played Danny Glover's wife in the Lethal Weapon movies. Do you enjoy action movies? I like the Die Hard movies. A lot. Because I like him. A lot.

8. Darlene's father advised her to always, "shoot for the stars." Share some good advice you've received. "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."

9. Will you be returning/have you returned any holiday gifts? No. What I was going to return I'm taking to Goodwill this week. Easier, better karma, and good for my tax return.


  1. Anonymous12:55 PM

    i like that advice! too often we wait until it starts raining before we do anything, and it's too late by then.

  2. I used to take things to a certain charity then started hearing many bad things about our local ones, so now I don't know what to do with my stuff. I don't want to donate to a charity that doesn't treat people properly.

  3. I have one more pile of stuff to get to Goodwill before Thursday. I hope I can swing it.

  4. Sunburn for Christmas! I think I'm jealous.

  5. Good advice, I'm going to try to remember it! Thanks for sharing that.
    And really, never a snowball fight?! I'm aghast.

  6. Cough drops and hoping for the best is probably the wisest medicine.

    I love the Die Hard movies, too. They always- I think- took place at Christmas, and for about ten years, Christmas was very difficult to get through. We did alternative Christmas Movies in that time.

  7. all I could see when I got to Bruce was Jim Carrey from Dumb and Dumber going "I like you Mary, I like you A LOT" LOL