Saturday, January 09, 2016

Saturday 9: Five O'Clock World

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Five O'Clock World (1966)

Every Saturday I take time off from written on serious topics to have some fun…
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1. Think back to Friday. Did it fly by? Or did you find yourself checking the clock and wishing it was 5:00?
It was just another night; I made it to 10:30

 2. This song refers to the 5:00 whistle that signifies the end of the work day. What's the last whistle, alarm or buzzer you heard?
Wow! It is hard to remember the last time that I set the alarm. Being retired I don’t have to worry about waking up for anything.

3. In the 1960s, the Vogues often appeared on TV variety shows to promote their record albums. Do you have the TV on now, as you answer these questions?
Yes, the Today show is on in the other room.

4. "Vogue" means "popular or fashionable." Tell us about something that you feel is in vogue today. 
Me. Or rather trans people, we seem to be the new “in.”

5. Vogue magazine reported that the big Fall/Winter trend was brocade. Describe the latest addition to your Fall/Winter wardrobe. 
An insulated Henley, but we haven’t had a cold enough day to wear it.

6. Vogue editor Anna Wintour is such a difficult boss that disgruntled employees nicknamed her "Nuclear Wintour." What qualities do you think make a good boss?
I think I was a good boss. My employees knew what needed to be done and did it on time, all I did was keep management off their backs, take the blame if something went wrong and give them credit when things went right.

7. Ms. Wintour was rumored to be the inspiration for the character of Amanda in the book and movie, The Devil Wears Prada. Did you receive any books or movies for Christmas 2015? Did you receive any gift cards that you then used for books or movies?
I received an Amazon gift card which I bought Jack McDevitt’s Thunderbird which is the second book in the Ancient Shores series.

8. "Vogue" was also a dance, made famous by Madonna in her 1990 hit by the same name. Can you name another Madonna song?
Nope, I would have to Google it. If I heard a song I could probably recognize it, but off of the top of my head I can’t think of any.

9. Random question from a Sat9-er: How organized are your clean clothes? (Stacked in piles, folded neatly in drawers, still in the dryer....?)
They are crammed in draws.


  1. Congratulations on being so cool and "in," just by being yourself!

    Since it's Saturday, I didn't set the alarm. But one alarm I hear almost every day is that BZZZZ when an elevator door is open too long.

  2. I can't remember if I've told you that I have two trans students this year. Your wisdom and advocacy has helped me tremendously!

  3. You sound like you were a good boss.

  4. Insulated henley's are really nice. I'm a fan of the fleece lined things these days

  5. You sound like the perfect boss.
    It's wonderful that transgen is now understood and supported by more people. I hope this keeps trending upwards, too. It's about time!

    I have henley's made of fleece, too. They are lovely and warm. Yes, we get cold in Cali, too. :o)