Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Heat of the Moment

Saturday 9: The Heat of the Moment (1982)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) What's something you did or said "in the heat of the moment?"
I don’t usually do things in the “heat of the moment,” I am slow and methodical.

2) Asia's founder and bass player, John Wetton, passed away in January. One of his bandmates remembered him as a reliable performer who made everyone around him look better. Do you enjoy being the center of attention? Or would you, like Mr. Wetton, prefer to play a supporting role?
I rather be on the shadows, when you are in the spotlight you get hit with a lot of sharp barbs.

3) Asia is a British band who played their first US concert at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. The nearest major city -- Ottawa, Canada -- is a 90-minute drive from Pottsdam. When you were last in the car for an hour or more? Where were you going?
Yesterday (see my answer to question #9) when I went to court* in Danielson CT.

4) The song refers to disco hot spots, which apparently, by 1982, no one wanted to go to anymore. Let's make that negative into a positive. Describe your perfect night out with friends. Where would you go?
Dinner and a play, anywhere there is a theater and I have gone to about a half a dozen different theaters.

5) In 1982, the year this song was popular, someone laced bottles of Tylenol with cyanide. That's why we now have tamper-proof caps on many products. Have you used anything in a tamper-proof bottle yet today?
Yes, I think the next time I order my meds I will request regular bottles.

6) In 1982, Time Magazine's Person of the Year wasn't a person at all, it was "the computer." What do you use your computer for most often?
Everything! I use my laptop for work, suffering the web, games, and to keep my papers rom blowing around.

7) 1982 also saw the premiere of The Weather Channel. Where do you learn the day's weather forecast? (Watching the local news on TV, checking your phone, looking out the window ...)
Mostly from the TV, but I have a weather bug on my homepage.

8) In 1982, Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie, Conan the Barbarian, was a hit in theaters. When you settle down to watch a movie, is it usually a fantasy, like Conan? Or do you prefer another genre (action, comedy, adventure, romance, drama, classic ...).
I like SiFi, and old classic mystery or spy movies.  But I don’t like horror or monster SiFi movies, my favorite is Outlander.

9) Random question: What is something you try to avoid?
Going through Hartford during rush hour, which I couldn’t do yesterday. It took 40 minutes to drive from way up in the northeast corner of Connecticut which is about 40 miles and 40 minutes to go the 5 miles through Hartford.

*I did training for the court staff and judges.


The Gal Herself said...

I love that you appreciated live theater! It's not a priority for many people, and I think that's sad. The theater community needs support.

Diana_CT said...

I love live theater a thousand times over a movie. I am always amazed at how they can remember their lines, the last play that I saw was on Broadway... Beautiful: The Carol King Story

Bev Sykes said...

I didn't realize getting pills in regular bottles was an option.

Also, i LOVE Outlander!

Kwizgiver said...

I cannot imagine the traffic you mentioned. Just beyond my experience. I mean, I get annoyed when I'm behind a tractor on the road.

I am Harriet said...

There is not much worse than not feeling well and not being able to get into the dang bottle of medicine. uuuggghhhh..

CountryDew said...

I requested the non-child proof prescriptions and have been greatly relieved by my ability to get into my medication now. Highly recommended if access by a child is not an issue.

Stacy said...

You can request not to have childproof caps? Oh, I am so going to do that.

Zippi Kit said...

For years and years, Live theater was one of the most wonderful "dates" that we went on with a small group of friends. I love theater.

Stacey Schneller said...

I hate traffic as well and downtown Columbus is the worst especially in the mornings when everyone goes to work. We were in traffic one time for an hour and I hated it.