Friday, June 14, 2024

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Wait Till You See Him (1967)

This song was chosen in honor of Father's Day. Hear it here.

1) This is Nancy Sinatra's celebration of her father, Frank. She singles out the sound of his laugh as something special. Do you know anyone who has a great laugh? My boss, Ceecee. She laughs easily and it's infectious.

2) Frank Sinatra recorded this song himself a decade earlier. It was one of more then 1,400 recordings he made over his career. When you think of him, what song comes to mind? As I cheer on Yankee Anthony Rizzo this baseball season, I should say "New York, New York." But instead I'll go with this. Francis understood heartbreak, and it shows in his best performances.

3) Nancy always called her famous father "Daddy," while her younger sister Tina referred to him as "Pop." How did/do you call your father? "Dad."

4) Nancy went on to have two daughters of her own. The girls recall that their grandfather was loving and supportive, even when they went through a punk rock phase with spiky hair, lots of leather, and studs. Frank defended their extreme choices as a healthy means of self-expression. Did you have arguments with your parents over your clothes or hair? If you're a parent yourself, have you always approved of your kids' fashion choices? My mom didn't let me grow my bangs out, nor would she allow me to get my ears pierced, until I graduated from high school.

5) Back when our own Crazy Sam was in high school, her father gave her driving lessons. What grade would you give your driving today? Incomplete, because I don't drive.

6) For family barbecues, Sam's dad dons his "Kiss the Chef" apron and mans the Weber. What's the last thing you grilled? A couple weeks ago I fired up the George Foreman grill for some salmon fillets.

7) Because he takes his grilling so seriously, Sam once invested in a pair of forged steel tongs for Father's Day. Does anyone on your gift list have a passion that makes them easy to shop for? My friend Mindy loves pop music and enjoys weaving lyrics into conversation. So she's getting this game for her birthday.

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8) Traditionally the most popular Father's Day gift have been ties, wallets and belts. However experiences -- like tickets to a concert or a sporting event -- are gaining in popularity. Which would you prefer to receive: something to own and hold or an experience to remember? You know what I'd really like? Gift cards! Especially to Chewy or Petco. I'm always buying cat litter and scratching posts and stuff like that. It would be fun to not have to pay for them myself.

9) Random question: Have you recently mistakenly called someone by the wrong name? No, but I got the names of these actors mixed up. The first is Dirk Bogarde, whose work I really like. The second is Laurence Harvey, whom I don't like at all. Yet I stumble over their names all the time.

Him I like

Him I don't


  1. My grandma pierced my ears when I was 12. She numbed them first with ice and then cleaned them with Bactine. She did it with a needle and embroidery thread that I had to twirl around and clean with Bactine. Now I have hanging lobes like she did. Thanks for bringing back this memory! We do spend a lot of money on pets because we love them! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I had to wait until my 8th grade graduation to get my ears pierced. It was a family tradition and although by the time I graduated, Dad didn't really care my sisters insisted I wait like they had to.

  3. Y mother also had an aversion to pierced ears. Until my sisters and I all pierced our ears, then my mom overcame her fear and got her own ears pierced.

  4. #1 I don’t think that I ever heard my boss laugh once in the 25 years!
    #5 I couldn’t wait to get my driver license but my grand niece and nephews didn’t get their licenses until they went away from college.
    #9 I can never remember names and I don’t know hardly any of the actors and actresses names

  5. I used to give gift cards but then I started giving cash, unless I am mailing something (and then I would just as soon send a check). I have discovered that some of the younger generations don't want to use Amazon or Walmart or other places that I don't think twice about.

  6. I like giving and getting gift cards these days, too. Nobody's ever disappointed with those.
    I have to admit I have no idea who either of those men are.

  7. I didn't get my ears pierced until my second child was a baby. I left him with my father and I snuck downtown (in San Francisco) and was taken upstairs to the back of a jewelry store. I felt like I was getting an abortion. I was so embarrassed, I didn't do anything when my ears got infected, just swabbed them with alcohol. So strange. I went to Catholic school and we "knew" that the girl who had pierced ears was a "bad" girl.

  8. (did my long comment get published?


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