Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Don't Stop (1977)... because Country Dew recommended Fleetwood Mac

1) Since we're not supposed to stop thinking about tomorrow, let's talk about it: What are your plans for Sunday? Nothing on tap right now except grocery shopping. I had an intense Thursday (prep for colonoscopy) and Friday (colonoscopy) and Saturday I've got a lot of running around to do. Sunday I'm happy to take it easy.
2) Fleetwood Mac was formed 50 years ago in London. Fifty years is considered a "golden anniversary." Do you wear more silver or gold? Silver.

3) This song is from Rumours, which has sold 40 million copies. Is it in your collection? Nope. Though I believe all my friends did. It was crazy popular.

4) It was written by keyboardist and vocalist Christine McVie. She was born Christine Perfect, a name that earned her a fair share of teasing when she was a school girl. Do you recall being teased in school? What about? My last name. For some reason, neither of my sisters got ribbed for it. As fate would have it, they both got married, and got new last names. I'm the one who ended up saddled with this sucker for life.

5) Before Fleetwood Mac, she was in a band called Chicken Shack. If you were to order out for a chicken dinner, which restaurant would you turn to? NOT George's! George's is a local coffee shop that serves a little of everything. Last Friday, I impulsively stopped by on the way home from work to treat myself to an early dinner. Fried chicken was the special. I was so happy because I hadn't enjoyed fried chicken in ages. I still haven't. (The rice pudding dessert that was included in the price was good though.)

6) Before she could pay all her bills with her music, she supported herself as a window dresser for a London department store. Do you enjoy walking along, just window shopping? Or do you consider "looking with no intention to buy" a waste of time? I always give in and buy something. I have no will power.

7) When she found herself making big money, one of the first things Christine bought was a pair of matching Mercedes for herself and then-husband John McVie. If you were handed a check for $1 million, what's the first thing you would do with the money? Take it to an accountant. I want to know if it's pre-tax or after-tax. Sorry to give such an earthbound, boring answer, but I read that the IRS takes 36% of every lottery winner's payday. And then the state get its cut. So before I start spending, I want to know how much I have to spend.
8) The other girl in Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, founded the Soldier's Angel Foundation. She believes in the healing power of music, and so she's proud to provide wounded soldiers with iPods already loaded with music. When you listen to music from your phone, MP3 player or iPod, do you use ear buds or headphones? Headphones. I just cannot wear buds.
9) Random question: Let's pretend your high school reunion is coming up. Which classmate are you more curious about: the one who was your first date, or the one who was too cool to give you the time of day? To be completely honest, I'm not curious about any of my classmates. BUT since I gave such a joyless answer to #7, I'll try to get in the spirit of the question. The hunk who ignored me. I hope he's still all studly. (But I also hope he shaved off that skinny mustache. It was de rigueur for hot guys back in the day, but today it would make him look like an aging porn star.)


  1. I always figure if I'm lucky enough to win at the lottery, I'll only get about 50% after taxes. Stupid government.
    I had hoped the hunkiest guy in my class, who was also the snobbiest, would be fat and bald by now, but no...he's a very hot 53 year old. The hunky guy I liked and who liked me as a friend, but nothing else (sigh), is the one who ended up a mess with PTSD and lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. There's just no justice in the universe.

  2. I just had my third one a couple of weeks ago, the doctor said I was good for ten years... I didn't tell him that I am not going to have another. I will be pushing 80.

  3. I have trouble with earbuds, too. Must be something about the shape of my ears, but the buds just do not stay in and I can't hear anything through them. Headphones give me a headache. Bummer.

    Happy Saturday!

  4. Sometimes I think that I should have kept my maiden name. It was easy to spell and easy to pronounce. My married name is long, hard for some to spell or pronounce, and makes me sound like I am an old lady.

  5. The hunk I had a crush on (with whom I'm now Facebook friends) became a body-builder and was just released from 6 months in jail for violating an order of protection his ex-wife took out on him. Sometimes it's good to see the where you dodged a bullet. :)

    I wonder if any of us who hate our names would trade with each other if we saw the other options from Saturday 9 memers....

  6. That test is a life saver. Glad you got it done. They need to do them earlier. But, yes, REST on Sunday.
    Silver for me, too. I like the way it looks.
    While reading, Bev I think said something about KFC. I decided to find out if a video still existed of "alternative" meanings, and came across some horrid things. Maybe worse than your local place.
    About that money. I always just assume it's a fantasy and there are no taxes. But last night I did the calculations, and why win it? You would pay so much out that it would be unpleasant, and who knows how it affects your normal year earnings. Did we just think too much here?

  7. Sorry about the colonoscopy procedure. Hope every um, came out all right. I have never liked either headphones or ear buds.