Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday 9

1) This was Hall & Oates' first #1 hit. Can you name another of their popular songs? My favorite: "She's Gone." 
2) Darryl Hall and Sara Allen were a couple for 30 years, and he wrote this at the beginning of their long relationship. That makes this a very public love letter. Are you good at writing love letters? Would you rather tell the person how you feel, face to face? Or do you let your actions speak louder than your words? Yes, I can write a good love letter. I just need the right inspiration. Sigh. I once received a "love email" that I carried in my purse for years. He wasn't a particularly skilled writer, but there was so much heart in it. I wonder if there's anything such thing as a "love text." Would it say, "I LUV U" and end with an emoji?
3) In the song, Darryl and Sara are waiting for the sunrise. Did you see the sunrise this morning? Or did you sleep in? It's pre-dawn as I answer these questions. I have a feeling I'm going to crash soon, which means missing the sunrise.
4) Both Hall & Oates hail from the Philadelphia area. Hall is a native of suburban Pottstown, which was a stop on the Reading/Philadelphia rail line made famous in Monopoly. Do you like playing board games? Sure.
5) John Oates grew up a few miles away from Pottstown in North Wales. Decades ago, North Wales' biggest employer was a cigar factory. Do you like the smell of a cigar? For a moment or so, because it reminds me of my favorite grandpa. Then I want to get as far away from the smoke as I can.
6) Daryl Hall now hosts a music show, Live from Daryl's House, that you catch  free online. Do you typically watch shows from your computer, pad, phone or TV set? My TV. I tend to multitask, farting around on the laptop when the TV is on.

7) Hall & Oates are currently on tour. Are you seeing/have you seen a concert this summer? Nope. I feel kinda bad that I'm going to miss Streisand next month. Seeing an icon like her isn't a concert, it's an event! But money is tight right now and I've got to be smart.
8) Daryl and John have been friends for 50 years, even living together at the beginning of their careers when money was tight. Another successful duo of the rock era, Simon & Garfunkle, also met as teens but they forever seem to be feuding. What do you think makes for a lasting friendship/partnership? Acceptance. Giving the other person the benefit of the doubt and remembering we're each doing the best we can. And laughs! Laughter can get us through a lot.

9) Random question:  Are you quick to try new things? As time goes on, less so. I should push myself more.



  1. I think that the only ones who like cigars are the smokers. I tried a cigar once and it leaves such a horrible aftertaste... yuck.

  2. I'm a multi-tasker like that too. Unless the orange windbag or a Liberty Mutual commercial pops up on the TV. Then I just multi-task my remote to something else.... (fit it in..are you happy :)? )

  3. I have to say that watching my son is technologically inspirational: he uses his laptop to watch TV and movies (Netflix, I think), usually also has a YouTube video at least cued up if not playing, along with another browser window for incidental stuff. And a Word doc is usually up--either the books he's writing, or a D&D plan or something. And music playing from his phone. I have no idea how he does all of this. I'm like you: laptop and TV is sufficient!

  4. Every other answer you gave went right out the window and my maturity level sunk to that of a 12-year-old boy with your answer to #6. I didn't read it quite right the first time... I'm running on too little sleep, I'm going to go with blaming that.

  5. I like your answer to the friend question. And I am sorry you are missing the Streisand concert. I have missed out on so many things like that because I don't like crowds or didn't have the money or whatever. We only live once, and it's getting shorter all the time. Boy, that was melancholy. Sorry.

  6. I'm sorry you have to miss Streisand--adulting sucks!