Friday, November 13, 2020

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: All of Me (2013)

1) John Legend sings he loves his woman's "perfect imperfections." Tell us something quirky or imperfect about a loved one that you would not change. No matter what is going on in her life -- and it seems there's always a lot going on her in her life! -- my oldest friend always begins each conversation with, "Hi, Dear! What's new with you?" I swear, if her arm were just gnawed upon by a bear and she had a tourniquet on what was left, she'd still open the phone call with a perky, "Hi, Dear! What's new with you?" The incongruity is wacky, but so uniquely her.

2) John wrote this love song to his wife, Chrissy Teigen. The couple recently lost their baby after pregnancy complications. To whom did you most recently send a sympathy (or "thinking of you") card or message? My art director has been diagnosed with cancer. I sent her a card letting her know she can lean on me.
3) While adventurous in his creative career choices, John admits his taste in food leans toward the tried and true. His favorites are chicken (rotisserie or fried), macaroni and cheese, and steamed vegetables. What's on your weekend menu? I don't know, specifically, but I'm in a carnivorous mood. Beef would be good.
4) When he was growing up, John's mother, Phyllis, helped support the family as a seamstress. Are you any good with a needle and thread? I can hem and mend, but that's it.

5) As a child, he was such a big fan of Andy Griffith and Matlock that he wanted to be a lawyer. If you grew up to have the same occupation as the TV character you liked best as a kid, what would you be doing? I'd be an underemployed actress who has many adventures, impossibly thick eyelashes and a fabulous wardrobe.    

6) John is a judge on The Voice. Do you watch that show? Or America's Got Talent, or American Idol? I watch Idol on occasion. The Voice has too many rules about teams and steals and I get confused and bored.
7) In 2013, the year this song was popular, twin baby pandas were born at Zoo Atlanta. Their panda parents had been given to the US as a gift from the Chinese, with the understanding that any offspring would be given to China. So, in 2016, the panda cubs were flown to a Chinese conservation center. They had a hard time adjusting at first, confused by jet lag, unresponsive when spoken to in Chinese, unimpressed by their new diet. Have you ever found yourself similarly overwhelmed when you traveled far from home? (BTW, the pandas are doing just fine now in their permanent Chinese home.) I remember having a terrible time adjusting when I got home from my one and only trip to Europe. All I wanted to do was sleep, and sleep some more.

8) Also in 2013, The Pope posted his first tweet. What social media platforms do you regularly use? Facebook and Twitter.

9) Random question: Have you ever a) written something on a public wall or b) carved anything into a tree of bench? What  is the statute of limitations?



  1. That is nice that you have been to Europe. I like meat too, but have to lit my red meat. Sorry about your art director having cancer, my aunt has it too. Have a nice weekend!

  2. I enjoyed your answers today.
    Prayers for your Art Director.
    Have a good Saturday my friend.

  3. I know a couple of people like your friend. I absolutely love that quality in them. They bring the sunshine with them wherever they go! I can't get into The Voice, either. Lots of talent, but the format...meh. I don't always get to see it, but I love watching The Masked Singer. Have you seen that one yet? I think you'd have been a very good "That Girl." :)

  4. My husband would love to have beef! But it makes his gout flare so he has to watch his consumption of it. Kind of ironic since we raise beef cattle.

  5. Thanks for the Panda check. :) I remember that whole thing. If I recall there were those here who thought, "Screw you we're keeping them..

  6. I am not a fan of The Voice or any of those shows really, but I watch with my friend Rita so we can text and keep in touch. We would have lost touch years ago if not for that show. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  7. I watched The Voice before all those strange little games they play with steals and so forth.

  8. In my youth I had many things where the statute of limitations applies... not major things but more like the crazy things kids do. Back then you got a ride home in a police car to face your parents.

  9. In all t he places where we've traveled, we have gone on cruises, which isn't like being part of the actual country. China was the most different because we spent more time off the boat than actually on it. It was different because we couldn't read signs or speak the language. There were four of us traveling together and it didn't take too long for us to frigure out what we were doing.

  10. I'm glad that your co-worker's cancer was discovered early. That makes all the difference in the world.
    The statute of limitations for defacing public property is a thousand year, or Armageddon, which ever comes first. 😉