Friday, July 03, 2015

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Hungry (1966)
... because it's 4th of July

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

1) Are you eating anything as you respond to these questions? Nah. I'm answering these on Friday night and I'm quite full right now.

2) Paul Revere and the Raiders performed in Revolutionary garb. Have you ever worked at a job that required you to wear a uniform? When I was in high school, I had to wear a polo that carried the logo of the place where I worked retail.

3) The "Paul Revere" of Raiders fame was born Paul Revere Dick in Boise, Idaho. What else is Idaho known for? Potatoes.

4) The original Paul Revere was a silversmith by trade,  known for making church bells. Can you hear church bells from your home? I live within walking distance to three places of worship, so on Sunday morning it can sound like quite a concert out there.

You go, Abigail!
5) In April, 1775, Paul Revere literally rode into history when he galloped into the night, spreading the word that "the British are coming." Name another Revolutionary War-era hero. I'm gonna go with Abigail Adams. Her letters revealed her to be smart, independent and forward thinking. As she wrote to John,"In the new laws which you will make, I wish you will remember the ladies. Be more favorable and generous to them than your ancestors. Do not put so much power in the hands of husbands."

6) Historians tell us that Revere's famous "midnight ride" actually took place between 9:00 and 10:00 PM. When is your usual bedtime? Whenever I feel like it. I'm a big girl now.

7) Earlier this year, officials from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts uncovered a time capsule buried in 1795 by Paul Revere and Gov. Sam Adams. It included coins and newspapers. If you were to bury a time capsule that reflects American life in 2015, what would it include? A rainbow flag for marriage equality and a smartphone.

8) Will you attend a fireworks display during the 4th of July weekend? Nope. I can see the fireworks from my living room window.

9) What's your preferred way to celebrate Independence Day -- a parade, a picnic, or both? Picnic

It's like coming home

My first trip to Wrigley Field since the renovation! I admit I was a little apprehensive. I love this place sooooo much and I hate to think of anyone messing with it. But it's that great old, hand-operated scoreboard beneath flags flapping in the breeze that really means home to me, and as you can see, she's still there in all her glory.

My friend John and I were celebrating his (gulp) 60th birthday. The weather was beautiful and the park was awesome -- we sang the stretch with former Cub Ryan Dempster and Cub legend, the late Harry Caray. I shot this rather blurry photo with my own little camera. Here's how the scene looked to those watching at home.

Unfortunately, the good guys lost 2-1. But I'm a Cub fan, so I won't let the outcome steal my joy. Besides, I know tomorrow we'll filet those damn Marlins.