Saturday, June 09, 2018

Saturday 9: (There's) No Gettin' Over Me

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: (There's) No Gettin' Over Me (1981)

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

1) Ronnie Milsap sings about how worrisome it can be when you realize you forgot to pay a bill. It's happened to all of us, hasn't it? Tell about about a time you accidentally missed a payment.
It really pis… um… got me mad. No not missing the payment but the company’s response.
I never missed a payment for my electricity since I moved into the house in 1991. Well I missed one in March.
I got this letter from them and in big bold red letters it said that if I didn’t pay the bill in ten days my electricity would be turned off and they will notify the credit bureau!
I also didn’t pay the phone and cable companies. The phone company never sent anything they just added a late fee and the cable company sent a letter that said “Ops… did you forget something?”
My guess is that during the blizzard that we had in March that the mail got blown away.

2) He also references a dream that keeps him awake. Do you have any recurring dreams?
Nope and I don’t even remember my dreams

3) He sings about the face you see in the crowd. Tell us about someone you see regularly, but don't really know.
We go back probably fifteen years.
I was at a True Colors conference and we attended a workshop Transgender 101 together he sat in the chair next to me. After the workshop he asked me question about being trans. Well just about every conference after that we usually met in between workshop walking in the hallway, our conversation is usually “how was your year?” Just last week we bumped into each other at the LGBT film festival.

4) He mentions the book that you just can't put down. What's the last book that you finished?
Champions of Time (The After Cilmeri Series Book 15) by Sarah Woodbury

5) Ronnie Milsap is a big fan of new technology, and believes the advancements make both his professional and personal lives easier. What about you? Do you embrace new technology? Or do you long for the good old days, when we weren't so connected to personal devices?
Yes and no. I don’t go out of my way to get new technology; the fact that I still have a flip phone bears it out.

6) As a child, Ronnie used to surreptitiously listen to late night radio, especially gospel broadcasts. When you were a kid, what rule did you break again and again?
I had a halo around my head, it was in my late teenager years that I turned into a hellon.

7) Country star Blake Shelton says Ronnie Milsap was a big influence on his music. Do you watch Blake on The Voice?
Who on what?

8) In May, Ronnie appeared at the Choctaw Casino in Grant, OK. Do you enjoy games of chance?
Nope. But I do like playing games, on the first Tuesday of the month I meet with a group of senior women and we play board games. Last Tuesday we played a mean game of Qwirkle.

9) Random question -- When did you last "do it yourself" and repair something around the house or yard?
A very, very long time ago but… you know there is always a but.
I bought a battery for my tablet but now I have to work up the courage to change it.


  1. Your answer to #7 could have been mine. ;)

  2. Not very many of us watch The Voice, do we? Goodness. I have noticed the power companies are very bad about wanting their money. Such an essential service and such a**holes running it.

  3. I've heard about Qwirkle but haven't played it (yet)!

  4. Those utility companies sure don't have a forgiving attitude even if you are a long time custome who pays on time. It's really not fair.

  5. I checked out look like fun!

  6. I know what you mean about the 'Who' or 'What'. I am not a country music fan myself.

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