Saturday, February 03, 2018

Saturday 9: Boat Drinks

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Boat Drinks (1979)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

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

1) Jimmy Buffett is singing about his bandmates watching hockey in a sports bar. Since it's Super Bowl weekend, our first question is: In cold weather, which sport to you watch most: football, hockey, or basketball?
None of the above, I much rather curl up with a book than watch sports

2) Jimmy sings it's just 20º outside. How high will the mercury reach where you are today?
Well it is supposed to be in the low 30s up from an overnight low in the teens.

3) "Boat drinks" are mixed drinks designed to enhance the enjoyment of a boat ride or time on the beach. Popular boat drinks include The Tequila Sunrise, Cuba Libre, and Mimosa. When did you last sip an alcoholic beverage? Was it a boat drink?
It was wine the other night for supper with shrimp Creole.

4) Jimmy met his wife, Jane, in Key West at a bar called The Chart Room. Have you ever been to Key West?
When I was knee high to a grasshopper, one winter I would like to go there for a week.

5) Have you ever met anyone worth knowing at a bar?
Nope, but I did at bingo a few years ago and we dated for a few months.

6) While Keith Richard and Paul McCartney have made cameo appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Jimmy Buffet has not. Producers have asked him, but he's always had to decline because of his touring schedule. Have you seen any of the Pirates/Jack Sparrow movies?
Yeah, I think it was the first movie. I watched on Thanksgiving night.

7) When Jimmy gave the commencement address at the University of Miami, he showed up in flip-flops. How many pairs of flip-flops do you own?
Zero, they hurt my toes but I have two pairs of sandles.

8) Jimmy has his own station on Sirius Radio. Do you subscribe to Sirius?
Yes, I like the ad free music and Radio Classic on Ch148.

9) Random question: What trend or fad from your youth do you hope never makes a comeback?
Leisure suits! Or more correctly polyester leisure suits.


  1. Working in advertising, I feel guilty if I enjoy anything ad-free. I figure I make 'em, I should sit through 'em.

  2. I don't think I've ever met anyone who met someone worth dating at bingo before. It's nothing but little old ladies around here.
    You're right! Leisure suits left much to be desired and should be left alone back in the 70s. My husband still has the one his parents bought for him when he was in high school. He loved that suit and refuses to part with it even though he'd never wear it...and couldn't if he wanted to seeing as how he's not the same skinny little runt with a 28-inch waist. It's a light, not-quite-baby, blue. Ugh.

  3. Yes. My father had a blue polyester leisure suit. I bet you could wash those things in the wash machine too.

  4. Polyester clothes are my least favorite!

  5. Stacy,you have never been to a bingo like that one.
    It was gay bingo, the LGBT health clinic used to hold them as fundraisers and the booze flowed non-stop.

  6. You're right, leisure suits should never, ever make a return.

  7. Leisure suits is a good choice. The Bingo game sounds like fun!

  8. Oh yes, leisure suits must stay in the past. Ugh. And the massive gold chain pendant popularized by Bulgari. eww
    Sports. I am starting to think I want to watch basketball. My mom used to watch tennis and golf. I think it's my age. lol
    I've always taken my own CD's and to listen to in the car. Sirius might be nice, though.