Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Fist City (1968)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
Sure, Reynaldo looks angelic

1) This song is about a wife warning another woman off her man. Who received the last warning, of any type, that you issued? I warned my cat, Reynaldo, not to knock that pencil cup onto the floor. He did it anyway.

2) Loretta sings that when her husband picks up trash, he puts it in a garbage can. She's being metaphorical, but we will be literal: If you spot litter on the sidewalk, do you pick it up or just walk on? I don't see trash on the sidewalk often, but there's always an empty potato chip bag or sweet tea bottle on the floor of the el. And I admit I leave it there. I worry about germs. I figure there's a reason why the maintenance workers wear gloves.

3) She taught herself to play guitar. If you could learn something new in 2017, what would it be? I should resume my attempt to learn Spanish. I think understanding and speaking another language would expand my understanding of the world around me.

4) She broke her shoulder in a fall and surgery was required to repair it. When were you last in a hospital? Were you a patient or a visitor? I spent a little time with my friend, Barb. Her husband was in the hospital.

5) In the 1970s, Loretta Lynn was the first country singer to appear on the cover of Newsweek. Who is your favorite country singer? Garth Brooks. And this is my favorite Garth Brooks song.

6) Rowan and Martin's Laugh In premiered in 1968, when this song was popular. What's the last TV show you watched? Did you watch it live, did you stream it, or catch it on DVR/Tivo? I just watched an interview Dick Cavett did with Richard Burton back in 1980. I had DVR'd it. Now I have to decide whether or not to delete it. I loooooove listening to Burton tell stories in that deep, honeyed voice, but I'm down to 6% of storage space.

7) In 1968, Jacqueline Kennedy shocked the world by marrying Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis.What's the last thing you heard that surprised you? That one of my neighbors is resigning from the condo board. There's so much drama in this little, 24-unit condo building! (Remember Melrose Place? We're just like that, only we don't dress that well and we aren't that attractive.)

8) 1968's top-rated car was the Chevy Corvette. Could your car benefit from a trip to the car wash this morning? No car.
9) Random question: You're staying in a hotel and find you can faintly hear the couple in the next room. Would you ignore their voices, or try to hear them better? Depends on my mood. I might be tempted to listen in, but if I'm sleepy I'd probably just turn on my TV for white noise as I doze off to sleep.


  1. Aw...surely that furry little face couldn't be naughty. ;)
    Good Garth song. I like his music, too. I just have that little crush thing going on with Toby.
    Your description of your condo board made me chuckle this morning. You put any group of people together and it seems like that's what you get.

  2. Cats are like that, they just go and do things you tell them not. They just want to show you who's the boss.

  3. Garth tickets went on sale here and people went nuts over it!
    Hopefully, they will all need something good to eat the next morning- including Garth! lol

  4. I would see Garth in concert, he seems like quite a showman.

  5. That's a very bluesy and pretty song. But I do love Garth Brooks so much.

    Your kitty is very adorable. I'm getting to think we will rescue a cat next time.

  6. Yo hablo muy poco espaniol como tu. Recurdo "el sol brilla on la playa" y "un burro sabe mas que tu" y ham y queso y yo te amo, pero recurdo poco mas. Desperdeciado (?) quatro anos de espaniol.

    (I speak very little Spanish like you. I remember "the sun shines brightly on the beach" and "a donkey knows more than you" and "ham and cheese" and "I love you" but I remember little more. Four years of Spanish wasted.)

  7. Love Reynaldo!! I want another kitten so badly. My husband said "three dogs is plenty. once they go, I would like to be pet free for awhile so we can do things". Silly man.