Friday, April 09, 2021

Saturday 9

The Bones (2019)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) The lyrics compare a relationship to a house, saying that despite superficial problems like peeling paint or broken glass, the foundation can still be solid and strong. What home improvement project is next on your list? I am having my bedroom air conditioner re-installed with a bracket so it won't hang out the window at an angle. Not a very exciting answer, is it?

2) Maren Morris sings that she knows she and her lover can face any storm. Are you afraid of thunder and lightening? Nope.

3) The video for this song shows Maren and her husband, singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd, on the beach in Maui. Would you rather go for a long walk along a beach or a hike in the woods? The woods. My skin burns so easily and water is very reflective.
4) "The Bones" won Morris and her collaborators (Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz) the 2020 CMA "Song of the Year" Award. Here's your chance to pat yourself on the back. What's something you have done well lately? (Go ahead. We want to hear about it!) My day-to-day client contact kept telling me in her emails that "Sara" likes my work. Yeah, whatever. I don't know this "Sara." After all, she never shows up at our meetings. I finally asked my coworkers why I'm supposed to care about "Sara." Turns out she's the Chief Marketing Officer for her whole damn company. "Sara" decides where their $25 million marketing budget is spent, so it's very important that she appreciates my efforts. I'm now quite proud of her praise.

5) The song was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song. For the awards show last month, Maren put a lot of work into her look, including lightening her hair and lipstick and reshaping her brows. She was surprised when saw on social media that people confused her with reality star Khloe Kardashian. How long does it take you to prepare to face the world (on an average day, not for an internationally telecast awards show)? It takes as long as I allow it to. I can shower, do my hair and makeup and brush my teeth in 30 minutes ... or two hours. I am  easily distracted. Going from the bathroom to the bedroom for my eye shadow/mascara, it could occur to me that I'm thirsty. So I take a detour to the kitchen, where my phone is charging. Oh, look, I have a text from John! I can't just answer it -- I always attach a gif. Why did I come in the kitchen? Oh yeah, ice water. You see the problem ...
6) Experimenting with hair and makeup comes naturally to Maren. Her parents have owned the same hair salon for decades. She and her sister played there as children and took turns working the reception desk when they were in high school. Do you have a hair appointment scheduled? Saturday. I may be having my locks shorn as you read this.
7) Mom and Dad do not go out of their way to play Maren's songs in their salon. They don't want to "bombard" clients with her music, just because she's their daughter. But, if one of Maren's songs happens to come on, they are naturally very proud. Where were you the last time you had to listen to someone else's choice of music? (Bank, doctor's office, friend's car, etc.) Did you enjoy it, or did you wish you could change the station? En route to the dermatologist last week, I heard Van Morrison's "Moondance" in the Uber. Then, when I was checking in at the reception desk, I heard "Moondance" again! What are the odds? I mentioned this to the girl at the desk, who was nowhere near as amazed by this coincidence as I was.
8) Maren says her favorite foods are tacos and tortillas. When did you most recently eat Mexican food? A long, long time ago. I don't even remember.

9) Random question: What do you call that thing in your living room? Is it a sofa, couch, or a davenport? Sofa.


  1. Make sure your AC has a slight slope to make sure the condensate doesn't run into the bedroom.

  2. I’m glad Sara likes your work

  3. I sometimes allow myself two hours to get ready because I am the same as you and I like to poke around and do other things.
    Great compliment from "Sara"! That is awesome!
    I hope you are enjoying baseball as much as I am! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  4. Hi The Gal Herself:
    I enjoyed your answers.
    Years ago we went through same air conditioner problem, it's a good answer for #1.
    I don't wear makeup when I'm at home and very little when I go out.
    Have a good Saturday.

  5. I love your new blog look!

    Congratulations on the compliments from Sara--that's a great feeling.

    Ok-this is weird but Moondance was playing in my car today!

  6. I definitely relate to the "distraction" situation!

    I am so surprised at how many people have not eaten Mexican. But then I live in California, where it is probably as popular as hamburgers. Probably half the things Ned and I cook for dinner are Mexican.

  7. So far, not many of us are afraid of stormy weather.
    Wow, that is an "out there" music odds and pretty low for Van Morrison twice from two places. I blame Muzak. *wink*
    Hope you enjoy the salon.

  8. You should be proud of that praise from Sara! After all, she's the poet in my heart . . . no wait, sorry, channeling Stevie Nicks there. Good luck getting the AC settled.

  9. My husband calls that thing you (and I) do "squirelly". I'll be on a mission to do a thing, notice another thing, stop to do that, see a third thing....he'll holler "squirrel!" It cracks me up every time.

  10. Your is so me. Even if I stay in one spot, say to clean out a drawer, I can get lost in looking at the things in the drawer and forget to actually clean it out.

  11. I am easily distracted too! That is great to get a compliment from Sara! I am forever organizing! I like you new blog look! Happy Sunday!