Saturday, March 07, 2015

Saturday 9

Here I Go Again (1982)

1) This song originally appeared on Whitesnake's Saints and Sinners album. Are you feeling more saintly or sinful this morning? A wee bit sinful, since I have other things I should be doing but I'm meme-ing.

2) Whitesnake was formed by Brit David Coverdale, who now lives in Lake Tahoe, NV. Have you ever wanted to relocate to another country? Maybe Toronto (I visited there a while ago and really liked it). Maybe London. Living in Chicago, I get so short-tempered with people who don't speak English, I could not bear moving to another country and annoying its denizens because I don't know the language.

3) In the song, Coverdale says he "was born to walk alone." Do you enjoy time on your own? Or do you quickly get bored or lonely? I seldom get bored or lonely. I miss individual people at times, but I like being alone.

4) During the band's 1980s heyday, Coverdale was known for his skintight leather pants. Do you own leather pants or slacks? Ha! No.

5) What about snakeskin? Double ha! No.
6) It's estimated that 20,000 people die of snake bite every year. Approximately 1,000 suffer fatal spider bites. Less than 50 are killed each year by sharks. Considering sharks, spiders and snakes, which do you find scariest? Spiders. Since I'm allergic to bee sting and have to carry my Epipen, I assume that a spider bite would be very bad for me.

7) In 1982, when this song was popular, the world lost Princess Grace of
Monaco. Before she became a royal, she was film star Grace Kelly. Have you ever seen a Grace Kelly movie? I've been a fan since I was in high school, babysitting and watching late night TV, and saw the Country Girl for the first time. She's all quiet and mousy, wearing glasses and cardigans for the first hour. And then she shows up for the party scene and, oh, my! No one rocked a LBD like Grace! Which is not to say she wasn't a good actress. She was. And it probably would have been good for me, at that tender stage in life, to have paid attention to what happens to girls who fall into co-dependent relationships. Woulda saved myself a lot of grief and wasted time. But no, I was all, "look how pretty!"

8) Speaking of movies, the top-grossing film of 1982 was ET: The Extra Terrestrial. Have you seen it? Once all the way through. I've got bits and pieces a dozen times.

9) Random question: How many timepieces will you have to reset when we spring ahead this weekend? Three keywound clocks, the microwave, and four wristwatches. Oy, I'm gonna be busy!