Sam’s Saturday 9: Fooled by a Feeling (1979)
On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
Chosen because next week is April Fool's Day.
1) Some believe that the practice of playing tricks on one another on April 1 dates back to the 14th century because it's mentioned in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer is considered one of England's greatest poets. From memory, quote a bit of poetry for us. (It doesn't have to be English, or great.)
Oh wow, I have no idea. I haven’t read or written poetry in decades.
2) When Crazy Sam was a little girl, her mother would prank her on April Fool's Day by slipping a rubber worm or plastic spider in her lunch box. Did you/do you carry a lunchbox, either as a student or an adult?
Yes, but mainly I went home for lunch. My parents lived ten houses away from school. At work I used to bring my lunch.
3) In 1998, Burger King got into the April Fool's Day fun by promoting a special "Left Handed Whopper," supposedly perfectly designed for a leftie to hold. Describe your perfect burger.
This is another “Oh wow” not because I don’t have any idea but rather there are too many options.
Last year I made a burger that had…
Blue cheese dressing
4) In this week's song, Barbara Mandrell sings that she followed her heart into her lover's arms. Are you more often led by your heart or head?
My head, it is a curse of engineers.
5) She knows now she was wrong for believing her man loved her. When did you recently admit you were wrong?
Well I usually do admit my mistakes, I find it better to admit your mistakes than someone finding them and using them against you.
6) Barbara Mandrell recalls being able to read music before she could read words. Can you read sheet music?
Not a word… or note.
7) Barbara had her own TV variety show in the 1980s and, in the 90s, acted on the daytime drama, Sunset Beach. The soap opera's producer, Aaron Spelling, was a huge fan of Barbara's and was thrilled to finally meet and work with her. Tell us about someone you really enjoyed working with, and why.
My boss from my Allied Control days.
He was from Romania and escaped from the Iron Curtain. He was very smart and when he left the company I gave him my resume and he hired me at the new company.
8) In 1979, when this song was released, a top-of-the-line Sony Walkman sold for $150 (approx. $500 in today's dollars). Did you have a portable cassette player back in the day?
Oh yes, anyone want some tapes? I haven’t listened to them in decades
9) Random question: What's the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
I was thinking of a grant request that had to be in at 9 this morning (I wrote this Friday night) and I wanted to look it over one more time before I sent it off.
Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!