Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saturday 9: Everybody's Somebody's Fool

Sam’s Saturday 9: Everybody's Somebody's Fool (1960)

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

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

None of this week's questions mention the corona virus. However, if you want to share how you're feeling about Covid-19 at this extraordinary time, please feel free to do so.

1) Next Wednesday is April Fool's Day. Do you have any pranks planned? Do you expect to fall victim to any April Fool's Day mischief?
Not this April 1st I will be in “social distancing.”
Hopefully we are all hunkered down.

2) When she was a kid, Crazy Sam would fool her mom by putting bubble wrap under the bath map so there would be a POP! when her mother stepped on it. When you encounter bubble wrap, do you always indulge in a pop or two?
I can’t stop popping the bubbles.
One time at work I put a strip of bubble wrap down on the floor and I sat in my chair and went zipping over the bubble wrap and it sounded like a machine gun… pop, pop, pop, pop...

3) While we're using this song to celebrate April Fool's Day, it was written about another subject entirely: heartbreak. The lyrics tell us that at some point, we each get our hearts broken by someone who doesn't love us as much as we love them. Do you think that's true?
Yes. It has happened to me.

4) In 1962, this week's featured Connie Francis published a book aimed at teens called For Every Young Heart. It addressed topics like going steady and schoolwork vs. social life. Do you ever read advice columns or self-help books?
Well I think most people I do glace at Dear Abby every morning. More for entertainment than for advice.

5) Connie Francis can play the accordion. Sam has never met anyone adept at this complicated instrument -- not even in her high school band. What about you? Do you play the accordion, or do you know anyone who can?
Thank goodness no.
There is a big Polish community here and at weddings there usually a group of accordion playing polkas.

6) In 1960, when this record was popular, Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird was published. Have you read it?
Yes, in school and I didn’t like it and I didn’t like the movie.

7) Also in 1960, one of Life magazine's best-selling issues had Sophia Loren on the cover. At that time, she was an international film star and considered one of the world's most beautiful women. Who do you consider one of 2020's most beautiful women?
Who knows, if my mother was still alive I would say that tit was her.

8) A 1960 issue of Vogue acknowledged how expensive it had become to maintain a fashionable wardrobe and asked, "If you were to buy only one thing, what would it be?" If it's good enough for Vogue, it's good enough for Saturday 9: If you could purchase only one new article of clothing for spring 2020, what would you buy?
A bathing suit with a wrap-around skirt.

9) Random question: When someone makes you really angry, are you more likely to respond with stony silence or a big noise?
Silence as my blood pressure rises.

In the town in Connecticut where I live the virus just got a foot hold, we just had our first cases... 9, it doesn't sound like many but we are a small suburb town and New York City is only about 60 miles away with 26,697 confirmed cases. I'm nervous.

I have been hibernating, I only been to the grocery store, and I have been walking the park. This weekend I want get take-out pizza tonight and seafood tomorrow night. The weather was nice yesterday and I read out on the deck.


  1. Your mother? I think that’s an excellent choice. I’m sure you miss her.

    I’m on Long Island, we’re part of the virus epicenter, so I understand your concern. Hang in there, we will see better days eventually

  2. You stay safe from the virus! It is a scary thing. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  3. I envy your weather--it's still in the upper 30s here (maybe 40). Stay safe!

  4. The virus is scaring all of us. My neighbor died from it. I am staying inside as much as I can. Scary times. I loved your story about running over the pop stuff.

  5. Glad you are hunkered down and staying safe. We are, too, and probably will be for a while yet. PA is really heating up with cases and we're already under a stay at home order. Not yet quarantined, which I hear is possibly coming for NY, NJ, and DE later today. I am glad to be done at the nursing home as I got a group text today (apparently, I'm not out of the system yet) that they have one employee and one resident with confirmed virus.

    It's nice here, the 70's and a little humid, but thunderstorms are rolling through in waves. Supposed to get a doozey this afternoon.

  6. 60 miles! Did you move? It’s more like 120 miles. Now go wash your hands!

    1. It is as the crow fly's.
      I used Google Distance to measure it.

  7. Your answer to #4 could be mine.

    I like the idea of a wrap around skirt for my bathing suit. I have a little kimono style beach cover, but maybe a wrap around skirt would be better ...