Saturday 9: Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

1) In the video for this song, the Beach Boys dive into the pool with all their clothes on. Have you ever ended up in the water while fully clothed? If yes, were you pushed?

nope, i jumped in of my accord!

2) In this song, Mike Love sings he wishes “every kiss could be neverending.” Where did you receive your first kiss? Was it wonderful, or awkward?

in front of my then-boyfriend’s locker to “prove a point” to a classmate that we have kissed yet, and it was really frigging awkward

3) Brian Wilson was the creative force behind the Beach Boys. It’s possible that the group’s legendary and unique sound came from a incident of bad parenting. Brian’s father hit him so hard with a wooden plank that he is deaf in his right ear. Which of your senses is sharpest — sight, hearing, smell or taste?

i think smell and taste. my vision and hearing are not that great

4) Brian’s brother Dennis was the cutest member of the group, and also the only one who could surf. Have you been to the beach yet this summer?

nope. 🙁

5) Dennis was also the Beach Boys’ most colorful member. In 1968, he struck up an unfortunate and dangerous friendship with Charles Manson. Is there anyone in your life that you worry has bad taste in friends/lovers?

yes

6) Lead singer Mike Love is the grumpiest Beach Boy. He refuses to perform if the concert promotional materials refer to the group or their songs as “oldies.” Does it bother you to hear the songs, TV shows and movies of your youth described as “classics” or “oldies?”

not really

7) This song has appeared on soundtracks for movies as diverse as Shampoo (1975), The Big Chill (1983), 50 First Dates (2004) and It’s Complicated (2009). Do you own any movie soundtracks?

sure do!

8) In 1966, the year this song was popular, the Miranda Warning became law. Without looking it up, can you recite any of the Miranda Warning?

you have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. you have the right to an attorney….something something one will be appointed for you

you’d think will all the crime dramas i watch i’d have it on lock

9) Random question: The local college is pleading for models of all ages and sizes to pose for the life drawing class. Would you help the kids by volunteering to pose in the nude?

sure why not?

Saturday 9: Don’t Stop

 

1) Since we’re not supposed to stop thinking about tomorrow, let’s talk about it: What are your plans for Sunday?

eat a bagel and then play video games

2) Fleetwood Mac was formed 50 years ago in London. Fifty years is considered a “golden anniversary.” Do you wear more silver or gold?

my engagement ring is stainless steel actually, so probably silver?

3) This song is from Rumours, which has sold 40 million copies. Is it in your collection?

it is!

4) It was written by keyboardist and vocalist Christine McVie. She was born Christine Perfect, a name that earned her a fair share of teasing when she was a school girl. Do you recall being teased in school? What about?

all the time. i was always teased because of my disabilities

5) Before Fleetwood Mac, she was in a band called Chicken Shack. If you were to order out for a chicken dinner, which restaurant would you turn to?

Chicken Holiday!

6) Before she could pay all her bills with her music, she supported herself as a window dresser for a London department store. Do you enjoy walking along, just window shopping? Or do you consider “looking with no intention to buy” a waste of time?

i love window shopping!

7) When she found herself making big money, one of the first things Christine bought was a pair of matching Mercedes for herself and then-husband, John McVie. If you were handed a check for $1 million, what’s the first thing you would do with the money?

find a new place to live, asap

8) The other girl in Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, founded the Soldier’s Angel Foundation. She believes in the healing power of music, and so she’s proud to provide wounded soldiers with iPods already loaded with music. When you listen to music from your phone, MP3 player or iPod, do you use ear buds or headphones?

headphones

9) Random question: Let’s pretend your high school reunion is coming up. Which classmate are you more curious about: the one who was your first date, or the one who was too cool to give you the time of day?

the one who was too cool

Saturday 9: I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy

1) This week’s song was performed by James Cagney in the famous movie of the same name. Do you plan on going to the movies this holiday weekend?

nope!

2) Though known for his larger-than-life screen presence, Cagney was only 5’5″. How tall are you?

5’2

3) During the Revolutionary War, General Washington celebrated the 4th of July by giving his troops a double ration of rum. Will you imbibe any spirits this holiday weekend?

nope

4) American history was one of Crazy Sam’s best subjects in school. Science was her worst. In which class did you earn your worst grades?

math. yuck!

5) The Fourth of July means we’re in the middle of summer. Are you careful about applying sunscreen?

gawd, i am terrible with it!

6) Mosquito bites can be a major summer annoyance. Are you scratching any itches right now?

thankfully…..not yet!

7) Emergency rooms report an increase in wrist injuries in summer, with people falling off bikes and skateboards and jamming their wrists catching hard-hit softballs. Have you recently been to the ER or Urgent Care?

nope!

8) New York is home to Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest every year on the 4th. Will hot dogs be consumed in your household this weekend?

msybe?

9) Atlanta hosts a 10K Peachtree Road Race every 4th of July. Are you a runner?

noooo!

Saturday 9: C is for Cookie

 

1) This week’s featured artist, Cookie Monster says his favorite TV show is Monsterpiece Theater. What show do you try never to miss?

OMG, so many. Gotham, Vikings, Poldark to name a few.

2) Though he goes by Cookie Monster professionally, he is still called Sid by his family. When will you next get together with your relatives?

not sure, we got together on the 3rd for my parents’ 30th anniversary party though

3) Now for the cookie questions! Where do you weigh in on this age-old controversy: Is a brownie a cookie or a cake?

i would think it is a cross between the two!

4) Fig Newtons contain no cholesterol. Do you read nutrition labels before eating snacks? Or does knowing the truth about your favorite sweets ruin your enjoyment?

i do not, i just eat them

5) Biscotti are designed for dipping into drinks. Do you like to dunk your cookies?

i do!

6) Do you prefer cookies made with milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips? Or are you a rebel who prefers butterscotch chips?

i like milk chocolate and semi-sweet chips

7) Bill Murray once said, “Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the main reason I have trust issues.” Do you like raisin cookies?

not at all!!

8) Nabisco still sells animal-shaped cookies in a red box that looks like a train car labeled, “Barnum’s Animals.” However Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus gave their last-ever performance on May 21, 2017. Have you ever been to the circus?

yes i have

9) Have you ever received a memorable fortune in a fortune cookie?

yes!