Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday Memes

I’m away at a picnic so I am combining the two Saturday memes that I usually do today.

Patrick’s Place Saturday Six #533

1. Y is for YARDWORK: What’s your favorite kind of yardwork?
The kind that I write a check for.

2. Y is for YEARBOOK: How many of the yearbooks you had in school do you still own?
I have them all, high school, community college and undergraduate.

3. Y is for YEAST: What is your favorite kind of bread?
Seeded rye bread.

4. Y is for YIELD: Do you think the average motorist is bright enough to understand what a Yield sign means, or should Yield signs be replaced with Stop signs?
Nope, I think most people think the other guy has to yield. No, I would hate to have to come to a stop to get on an interstate highway.

5. Y is for YOUNG: What age do you think is the “last” age someone should be considered “young?”
The day they die. As a 65 year old, I still feel young and my cousin who is in his mid-seventies is doing a bike trip around Europe this year.

6. Y is for YUCK: Which single food item do you dislike the taste of the most?
Chinese food in general, I don’t like the spices that they use. I just had some Peruvian food the other day and it was very good.

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Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: I Feel the Earth Move
(recommended by Blue County Magic)

If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.

1) This song is from the album Tapestry, one of the all-time best-sellers (more than 25,000,000 copies sold worldwide). Is it in your collection?

2) It's about that glorious passion you feel when you first fall for someone. How many times have you been in love?
Twice and I’m not naming names

3) San Francisco radio stations briefly removed "I Feel the Earth Move" from their playlists after the 1989 earthquake. Have you ever been in an earthquake and literally felt "the earth move under your feet?"
No I haven’t but I would like to feel a mild one… no damage.

4) Carole King is the first and only woman to win the Gershwin Prize for songwriting from the Library of Congress. Here's your chance to brag a little -- tell us about an accolade you have received.
In 2011, I received the Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities (CABO) Community Champion Award

5) Carole wrote "You've Got a Friend," which was a mega hit for her good pal, James Taylor. King and Taylor have known one another for more than 40 years, but have never been romantically involved. Do you have any platonic friends of the opposite sex?
Hmm, that is a hard question for me to answer… before yes and now yes again.

6) Like more than 80% of the population, Carole is right handed. Are you right handed, left handed (10%) or that most rare of all, ambidextrous (less than 10%)?
I’m sinister, but I think there are more lefties than 10%, I think it is  more like 20%. Did you know more LGBT people are left handed than the general population?

7) One of Carole King's earliest hits was Little Eva's "The Loco-Motion." Little Eva was the teenager King hired to care for her young children. Tell us about a sitter who cared for you when you were little.
HA! You expect me to remember sixty years ago? I do remember that my grandmother used to sit for us, other than her I have no idea who else/

8) Beautiful is the title of the Broadway play about Carole King's life. If we were producing your lifestory, what would you want us to call it?
The Rollercaoster.

9) Carole wrote "Pleasant Valley Sunday," the Monkees' song about conspicuous consumption. When Crazy Sam looks at her crowded shelf of hair products (paraben-free conditioner, keratin-restoring conditioner, hair masque, hot oil conditioner …), she realizes she's guilty of it herself. Have you bought anything recently that you later decided was a waste of money?
Yes, a camera bag… it is way too big! I wanted a bag that would hold all my camera equipment, but this one is so big I could probably use it for a week of backpacking.
Now let’s see, maybe if I buy extension tubes and a flash… that will use two more compartments.


  1. I hate the new roundabout at the end of town I am afraid the other drivers are not going to yield and I am extra cautious.

  2. I would like to feel an earthquake, too. I was so disappointed when I missed the one that hit Virginia several years ago.

  3. Searching for the perfect bag (camera or otherwise) is a job, isn't it?

  4. Interesting stat on LGBT's- who knew? Lefties are suppose to be more creative as well.

  5. I love it that you're thinking of buying more stuff to justify the bag! Back in the day, when I had a job that required me to dress up, I would build outfits around my shoes.

    Congrats on the accolade. "Community Champion" is very impressive.

  6. I think the lefty/LGBT link makes perfect sense, genetically, biologically speaking.

    Sounds like a great award, the community champ!

  7. Huge kudos for your CABO. I'm hoping to return to community education again now my op's over!