... because Janelle recommended the Temptations
1) This week's song focuses on rain. Ombrophobia -- the fear of rain -- is fairly common in children. How do you feel about rainy days? I take them as they come. They don't intrigue me but they don't bother me, either. Since I don't drive, rain does have an impact on when I do my grocery shopping.
3) Those thick-rimmed glasses were David's trademark. When he custom-ordered a luxury car, he had the image of those glasses painted on the door. Tell us something that makes your vehicle distinctive. I share it with more than 391,000 other Chicagoans, since my car is on the CTA Green Line train.
4) David also had a penchant for mink. Rumor has it that he wore a mink-lined hat and even had that car upholstered in mink. If you could really splurge on anything right now, what would it be? Car? Travel? Clothes? Jewelry? (NO responsible answers allowed.) I'd take my nephew to Washington DC. He so wants to go and I'd love to share it with him.
5) He sings that he badly wants to go outside. What are your plans for today? Will you be outdoors very much? On Saturday I'm getting my hair cut and colored and then I'm off to meet up with my movie group. I'll be outside during the commutes to and fro.
6) The Temptations originally called themselves The Elgins because in 1960, Elgin watches were the high-end timepiece of choice. Today, in the age of cellphones and FitBits, wristwatches aren't that popular anymore. Do you often wear a watch? Yes. It's more for comfort these days, as I usually check the clock in the right hand corner of my computer screen when I want the time. The other day, I didn't even notice until afternoon that I had my watch on upside down.
In the immortal words of Roy Hobbs:
8) In 1968, when this song was popular, a Pittsburgh McDonald's sold the first Big Mac (two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickle and onion on a sesame seed bun). Describe your perfect hamburger. Lettuce, cheese, mayo and barbecue sauce.
9) Random question: When you catch a cold, do you soldier through it? Or are you a big baby? I used to tough it out, but now I stay home if I can. We all share the same space at work now, and if one person gets a cold, soon we all have it. It seems more considerate to isolate myself if I can.