Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
Come Monday

1) What will you be doing come Monday (Labor Day)?
We're meeting two of my nephews and my niece's family for a baseball game. It's little E.'s first professional game, just over a month after his birth! We do not waste time with sports in this family. ;-)
2) This song is about a performer who is "heading up to San Francisco for the Labor Day weekend show." When you think of San Francisco, what's the first thing that comes to mind?
The bridge. And then the clam chowder. And then of course, the hilly streets, the scenery around the Bay, earthquakes, flower children, Harvey Milk, fog... I really love that area of the country!
3) As he sings, Buffett tells us he's wearing Hush Puppies casual shoes. What's on your feet as you answer these nine questions?
I have a silver ring on one toe. And there's nail polish, of course.
4) So many Jimmy Buffett songs take place on or around the water. When was the last time you were on a boat?
It's been a very long time. I'm not a huge fan of small boats. I honestly think it might be 8 or more years since I was on a boat!
5) Everyone knows Jimmy Buffett can write music, but he also has more than half a dozen books to his credit. What's the last book you read?
The last one I finished was Dan Brown's The Inferno on CD. I will go out on a limb here and say that you can all safely miss it. The last book I finished with my eyeballs was Emily the Strange : Piece of Mind. It was a fun kids' book.
6) Jimmy's persona is that of a simple beach bum, but in reality he's a conglomerate, with his own beverage company, more than a dozen restaurants and a couple hotels. He's so successful he has several homes, including a luxury mansion in the Hamptons! If you, like Buffett, could just take off and spend Labor Day weekend anywhere, where would you go? Who would you take along?
I'll stay close to home this year--except for our excursion Monday. I had to leave work early today because of ominous silence at home.
7) This weekend may offer a golden opportunity for napping and sleeping in. Do you snore?
My husband says I have a "ladylike little snore" sometimes.
8) Labor Day was introduced to celebrate the achievements of the American worker. Yet this Recession has taken its toll on many of us laborers. Sam's brother, a movie projectionist, hasn't worked full-time in his chosen profession in more than a year. Is anyone close to you struggling with unemployment or underemployment? (If so, they are in our thoughts this weekend, too.)
I think my brother would probably say he's 'underemployed' but he's started his own consultant business, which he's wanted to do for awhile anyway. Otherwise, everyone else seems to have managed to find employment or keep their jobs.
9) Onto something happier ... Labor Day traditionally marks the beginning of the new school year. When she was a kid, Samantha was crazy for her brand new box of 96 Crayola Crayons. It even had a sharpener in the back! What do you remember about preparing to go back to school? If you're a parent with school-age kids, are they ready?
I remember that my mom was not only too cheap to buy me the massive box of crayons (which we couldn't afford, I get it now), she didn't even buy Crayolas. I had such a deprived childhood. {waah waah waah}The big thing I remember every August was shopping for new school clothes, usually a couple of pairs of pants and several new tops. Once I was out on my own, working, it was a huge shock not to have that shopping trip (and the Easter outfit trip) all paid for by someone else!

2 talk backs:

Kwizgiver said...

I think I take such pleasure in back to school shopping to compensate for my childhood.

The Gal Herself said...

I remember that the kids who didn't have Crayola were looked down on. As in, "Oh, you mean you don't have Burnt Sienna? That's too bad."

It's great that you are introducing the wee one to baseball. It's never too early to fall in love with America's Pastime!

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