Saturday, September 02, 2017

Saturday 9: 9 to 5

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: 9 to 5 (1980) 

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
I’ve been away for the last couple of weekends… but I’m back now for awhile.

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

1) This song begins with the clacking of a typewriter. Did you ever learn to touch type -- beginning with your fingers on "the home row" -- or do you hunt and peck?
I used the Cristopher Columbus method of typing which is a modified hunt and peck method that is called “Discover it and land on it.”

Actually I am much better at typing since the computer came out, grad school and my blog. I now know the location of the letters but my fat fingers sometimes makes mistakes.

2) Much of the video for this song revolves around the office coffee room. Are you enjoying a beverage as you answer these 9 questions?
Nope, it is a small glass of fresh apple cider with no preservatives that is pasteurized instead

3) This week's artist, Dolly Parton, loves telling the story of how she once lost a Dolly Parton lookalike contest. What contest or sweepstakes have you entered lately?
None lately but I will be enter a photograph in the local fair. this month

4) Dolly is one smart blonde. Early in her career she set up a company so she could retain the publishing rights for all her songs. Two alone -- "9 to 5" and "I Will Always Love You" -- made her a multi-millionaire because they have been recorded so many times. Do you have a good head for business?
Somewhat, I was a supervisor of a department and I had to do the budget and planning for the department.

5) Dolly is a crusader for childhood literacy and her organization, Dolly's Imagination Library, has donated more than 10 million books all over the country. What's the last book you read?
I’m reading The Last Pendragon Saga Volume 3: The Pendragon's Challenge/Legend of the Pendragon and I just finished volume 2.

6) This weekend may offer a golden opportunity for napping and sleeping in. Do you snore?
I don’t know, I don’t have anyone to poke me in the ribs in the middle of the night if I did snore.

7) Labor Day was introduced to celebrate the achievements of the American worker. How many different employers have you had?
Not counting high school and college jobs three. Pioneer Medical, Allied Control, and… well let me rephrase that, I worked at three locations because the last job I have I worked for five different companies and I always had the same desk. And with one of those companies I worked for the Queen of England.

8) Will you be attending a Labor Day picnic or barbecue?

9) Labor Day traditionally marks the beginning of the new school year. When she was a kid, Samantha was crazy for her brand new box of 96 Crayola Crayons. It even had a sharpener in the back! What do you remember about preparing to go back to school? If you're a parent with school-age kids, are they ready?
Part one: I remember grabbing every telephone pole as my mother dragged me off to the first day of school.
Part two: DNA*

*Does Not Apply


I am Harriet said...

I too am a follower of the Christopher Columbus method. :)

Kwizgiver said...

You worked for the QUEEN? How hoity-toity of you!

Bev Sykes said...

Love the description of the Christopher Columbus method!

So did Bess stop by to visit her employees?

Diana_CT said...

Ha! We didn't even have the same benefits as they did on the other side of the pond.

Stacy said...

It's feeling very autumn-ish here today...cider sounds lovely.
Good luck with your photo entry at the fair!

CountryDew said...

The Queen? How cool is that! Grabbing every telephone pole - that is a great image.

Zippi Kit said...

There's a keyboard for that! heehee
That "worked for the Queen of England" is very intriguing.
Wow, you were the most reluctant grade-schooler I've ever heard of!
Wishing you a very good labor day!

The Gal Herself said...

So you worked for the Queen? Cool! I hope she came through with a big bonus at Christmastime.