Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: This Is the Way the Bunny Hops
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Why do you suppose there are so many songs about Santa Claus, yet very few about the Easter Bunny? I think it's because the Easter Bunny is just dopey. This little Scottish girl adorably sums up my point for me.

2) This song was written by The Kiboomers, two early education teachers who are passionate about the power of music to help kids learn. Tell us about a teacher who had an impact on your life. An English teacher, Mrs. Rath. I wish I could remember her first name, because I'd like to look her up and thank her. Anyway, when I was in junior high, I became aware that I had a better vocabulary than my friends. I got teased for being geeky and decided to hide my light under a barrel. My mom came back from the parent-teacher conference and reported Mrs. Rath was worried about me. Why had I suddenly stopped participating in class? I was touched and heartened that she noticed -- not only me, but the absence of me.
3) Legend has it that the Easter Bunny was introduced to America in the 1700s by German immigrants. These children waited for a magic creature who left colored eggs. Today's kids dye Easter eggs themselves. When did you most recently color eggs? Maybe 20 years.

4) The Easter Bunny is usually shown carrying a wicker basket filled with eggs, toys and candy. Is there any wicker in the room you're in right now? I've got a wicker basket by the front door where I dump my keys.

5) While marshmallow Peeps are manufactured all year around, they are most popular at Easter. Do you prefer the chicks or the bunnies? The chicks. But my preference is based purely on aesthetics, not flavor. I hate the taste of all of them equally.
6) A little time in the microwave can do ugly things to a Peep. Have you ever nuked a Peep? No. I have a hard enough time keeping my microwave clean as it is.
7) Would you prefer a hollow or a solid chocolate bunny? Hollow. The thinner chocolate melts faster on my tongue.

8) A traditional American Easter dinner usually includes glazed ham or roast lamb. Which would you rather have as your main course? Of those choices, I'd prefer ham, but I've been saving a steak for the occasion.

9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated? I always feel better after I shower and wash my hair.