Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
Harper Valley PTA (1968)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
[Coincidentally, I just heard this song this week on Spotify.]


1) This week's featured artist uses her middle initial (C. for Carolyn) all the time. Do you use your middle initial very often?
Only when signing something legal.
2) In this song, a mother tells off the local PTA. What's the most recent school event you attended -- whether as a parent, a teacher or a student?
We'll be going to Sparky's college graduation tomorrow. I volunteer at his former high school every week. I can't remember the last 'event' I attended there though. The last college thing I was at was the President's Tea last fall.
3) The lyrics reference the mom's miniskirts, which were trendy in the 1960s. The website Popsugar reports that gingham checks are trendy for 2015. Tell us about the most recent addition to your wardrobe.
I bought three pairs of comfy sandals yesterday. I will not be likely to buy anything gingham though.
4) Thinking of moms, Access Hollywood named Carol Brady of The Brady Bunch TV's #1 mom. Who is your favorite TV mom?
Marion Cunningham springs to mind.
5) Mother Winters always gave Sam peppermint tea to calm her stomach. Do you have any tried-and-true home remedies to share?
Warm, flat 7-Up (or ginger ale) for upset stomachs. 2000 mg of Vitamin C at the first hint that a cold is in the offing; it has to be really early.
6) Sam's mother always tips 15% in restaurants. Sam has worked in food service and is more judgmental, tipping between 10% and 25%, depending on the quality of the service. What's your tipping policy? Are you more like Sam or her mother?
I tip at least 15% everywhere, especially in food service because they are taxed on it whether they get it or not.
7) When the tip of her shoelace becomes frayed, Sam's mother snips off the end and then paints the tip with clear nail polish. Good as new! Sam thinks that's crazy because you can just buy new laces for less than $2. Are you more frugal like mother or spendthrift like daughter?
I rarely wear shoes with laces--they take too long to put on--and when I break a lace it's usually in the middle, so I'd have to tie the ends together. So, no, I just buy new laces.
8) Mother Winters loves how french vanilla smells and burns her Yankee Candles all year around. Do you use scented candles or air fresheners?
I love candles. I don't burn them nearly enough.
9) Sam is celebrating Mother's Day with her mother's favorite, Hershey Bars. Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or chocolate with almonds?
I don't like dark chocolate. Milk is for me. And I don't mind chocolate with almonds.

3 sweet-talkers :

Zippi Kit said...

Dark Chocolate has to be sweet enough to taste at all good. Lots of it isn't. Ooooo new sandals. Lovely!

Kwizgiver said...

I'm with you about having few shoes with laces. I think only my sneakers have laces.

The Gal Herself said...

Happy Graduation! And Mrs. C. is a good choice.

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