Your Mama Don't Dance (1972)
Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.
1) This song is about how the older generation often doesn't understand what the younger generation is up to. Do you keep up with trends?
I try, but I'm rapidly falling behind and caring less every day.2) This song was in the top 10 in 1972, which is also the year HBO was introduced. Do you have any premium cable channels?
We do have HBO, but I never watch it. Or rather, rarely. We also pay to see all the NFL games (Season Ticket) in the fall..3) Mother Winters taught Sam how to kill the lingering food smells in her microwave (take a bowl of water, add a few drops of vanilla extract, and heat it in the microwave). Do you have any useful household hints to pass along?
Baking soda cleans virtually anything, vinegar is your other best friend, and NEVER wash your cast iron skillet with soapy water!4) The French word for "mother" is "mère." What other French words do you know?
"Oui" and "non" and random others. OK, "père" and "soeur" and "homme" and "femme" and however it's spelled "Ou est le WC?"5) Flowers and plants are popular on Mother's Day. How is your yard or garden? Is it green and/or blooming?
It's in wonderful shape. The dandelions are awesome. Beast doesn't agree with that, but I like them. We need to weed tomorrow.6) Mother's Day is a big holiday for card shops. So are birthdays, weddings, and St. Patrick's Day. Hallmark sells greetings for everything from "Congratulations on Your New Job" to "Happy Retirement." Who received the most recent card you bought?
Ellie got a confirmation card with her gift from us a couple of weeks ago.7) Have you put away your winter clothes yet?
I don't really "put away" as in "store" clothes, but I did pick up and organize all my shoes last week. My winter coat is hanging in the closet. So, yeah, I kind of have done what I do.8) Mother Winters used to scold Sam for leaving her dirty dishes in the sink. Sam admits it: as a grown up, she's still a bit of a slob. Do lean toward "neat" or "messy?"
I prefer "untidy" over "messy." A mess implies stickiness and general vermin attraction. I'm NOT that. (usually)9) To celebrate Mother's Day, Sam is giving away candy bars. Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate with almonds?
I'll have the almonds. Y'know almonds in candy negates all the sugar... ha ha ha