Friday, March 31, 2023

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Fool (If You Think It's Over) (1978)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. (I love this song.)

1) Do you have any pranks planned for April Fool's Day? Nope.
2) When Crazy Sam was a little girl, she once pranked her mother by putting bubble wrap under the bath mat so Mom heard a POP when she stepped on it. When you find bubble wrap, can you resist popping it? Yes. I find it very resistible.

3) This week's song is about a wise man counseling a heartbroken younger person.
Chris Rea, who wrote and performs this song, says it was inspired by watching his kid sister endure her first breakup. Were you in love at 17? Do you remember the object of your affections? I don't recall exactly who I was crushing on at 17, but one of my teen-aged imaginary lovers died on March 13 and attention must be paid. This is Joe Pepitone. He was the Cubs first baseman for 2.5 colorful seasons and I adored him. In fact, I had this very baseball card tucked into my bedroom mirror. Thursday was Opening Day at Wrigley Field and there was a moment of silence in his memory. I loved that. A new season was beginning with new ballplayers (only 3 of the starting 9 were Cubs last season) and they took a moment to say farewell to one of the lions of my long-ago girlhood. A perfect moment. To borrow from Moneyball ...


4) She's dressed in black as she mourns the end of her romance. Does your wardrobe include a lot of black? I used to, but not anymore. I grew tired of battling the cat fur.
5) He offers to treat her to her first glass of good wine. Do you prefer white or red? Wine gives me migraines, so I'll pass.
6) Chris' own teenage romance was highly successful. He met Joan Lesley while still in school and they have been married since 1968. Whose was the most recent wedding you have attended? My niece in 2020.
7) Chris Rea is a passionate race car fan and once worked as a pit mechanic for a Formula One race. Do you watch auto racing? Nope.

8) In 1978, when this song was popular, Laverne and Shirley was America's #1 TV show. It's still available via cable and streaming today. Are/were you a fan? Nope.

9) Random question: What are you grateful for this morning? My cat,
Constance Mackenzie, is healthy and happy. She's had some dental issues made more complicated by her old age and heart murmur. My regular vet referred her to a specialist, who did a deep cleaning and an extraction and a biopsy. Connie received terrific care and now she's bright-eyed, alert and comfortable again.


  1. Constance Mackenzie from Peyton Place?

  2. Ah yes, the cat hair. Jasper still lingers here via his hair. It never seems to totally leave us. I love your description of the "perfect moment." I could feel your joy.

  3. So glad that Connie Cat is feeling better. No pranking here on April Fools Day. The last wedding I attended was my oldest daughter's back in 2005. She is now divorced. Our local farm team (The Salt Lake Bees) was supposed to have opening day today. The weather didn't cooperate. Hoping for a little better weather for opening day tomorrow.
    More snow in the forecast for Sunday - Tuesday. This winter won't quit! I hope you have a good weekend.

  4. Cute picture of your fur baby. Glad she is feeling better!

  5. #4 Yes! Or in my case dog hair. My brother's family all have light colored dogs.
    #5 Red wine does that to me along with an upset stomach.

  6. That is very good news about Connie. Yay!

  7. Glad your cat is ok.

    I remember Pepitone from his days in pinstripes.

  8. I am not a fan of mean pranks although I am a prankster. I'm just glad to not be at school for this holiday.

  9. Wonderful news that Connie is doing well. I fight dog hair, has to be just as bad. yuk!


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