Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: I Learned from You (2007) ... Because it's Father's Day weekend. 

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This song is a duet by the father/daughter team, Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus. Is your family musically inclined? Not remotely! I don't play an instrument, and neither did my parents nor either of my sisters.
2) This song is about life lessons. Who has been a major influence on your life? Cousin Rose. Our relationship is different now than it was when I was 16 and she was 25, and her influence has naturally waned. But when I was a girl and a young teen, she was a wonderful role model and my biggest supporter.
3) Miley's given name is "Destiny." Her nickname as a baby was "Smiley," which is where Miley came from. What's something that can always be depended upon to make you smile? Not a "what" but a "who." My favorite most Cub, Anthony Rizzo. On and off the field, his work ethic and joie de vivre delight me. Not only did he recently get his 500th homerun, last month, he raised $1.8 million with his annual Cook Off for Cancer. He played host and emcee, while his teammates either acted as grillmasters or waiters. All the proceeds go to the battle against pediatric cancer. Oh yeah, and he made it to TMZ! The story was really no big deal, but it amuses me that Rizz haunting McDonald's in the pre-dawn hours is a national story.
Anthony @ the 2018 Cook Off. Since his wedding in December, he's more likely to wear a jacket at off-the-field appearances. My boy is growing up! (Photo from The Chicago Tribune)

4) Miley's father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, has 5 children in addition to Miley (6 in all). Are you the oldest, the middle or the youngest sibling? Or are you an only child? I'm a middle child. My older sister is a year ahead of me, my kid sister is 8 years behind me. When I asked my mom if we were planned, she just laughed and said "no sane person" would space her kids that way.
5) Sam's own father often traveled for business, and always remembered to bring her the little complimentary soaps, shampoos or body lotion he got from the hotel. Tell us about an inexpensive but treasured souvenir from a trip you've taken. My little pins from this year's TCM Classic Film Festival.
6) Back when Sam was in high school, it was her father who gave her driving lessons. Are you patient when teaching someone something new? I try to be. I don't know that I'm altogether successful.
7) Sam's father is easy to buy for: every year he wants a new pair of loafers, so every year for Father's Day she gives him a DSW gift card. Is there anyone on your gift list that you find it easy to buy for? My oldest friend. First of all, she needs everything. Plus, she has a great many passions: cats, Star Trek, The Godfather, The Beatles ...
8) For family barbecues, Sam's dad dons his "Kiss the Chef" apron and mans the Weber. What's the last thing you cooked on the grill? A salmon filet on my little George Foreman grill.
9) Sam's father satisfies his afternoon sugar craving with an almost endless stream of Butter Rum Lifesavers. When you crave a snack, do you usually reach for something sweet or salty? Depends on the day.


  1. I hated salmon when I was younger, but tried it again a couple of years ago and found my tastes have changed. The hubs has decided he likes it, too, so we grill it fairly often now. It's so much better grilled than baked...even if they are telling us that grilling our food is going to kill us now.

  2. I like your mom's answer! I understand that completely. Ours are 16, 17, 17, and 19 months apart

  3. I love your TCM pins! Oh my a film festival! Josh would love that!
    I love my George Foreman grill! Loved your answers! Have a nice day!

  4. Ooooh. TCM pins. With stills from the movies you saw. Too cool.

    Not to make you jealous or anything - I have a George Foreman grill AND a George Foreman 8-In-One Toaster Oven / Broiler / Rotisserie. Which is not quite as much fun as watching the clothes splash around in a front loading washing machine but is pretty alright.

    1. I hope you see this ... I have tried two weeks in a row to comment on your blog but somehow it no longer accepts those of us from Blogger! I didn't want you to think I was reading what you write. Your answers are always so funny and so very well crafted!

    2. Hmm. Someone else was able to post but had difficulty too.

      Thank you for mentioning that.

    3. Okie dokie. I think I fixed it.

  5. I'm with your mom about spacing the kids WAY out. I could have finished college and become a teacher if I'd done this thing right. lol
    Your Aunt Rose reminds me of one of my Aunts, this one paternal. She helped me negotiate freeing myself from the PsychoDad. I am forever grateful to her.

  6. I love when you talk about Rose.

  7. We have a Foreman grill and I seldom use it. Mostly it takes up counter space. It does a good job when I do use it, though.