Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
It Don't Come Easy (1971)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This was Ringo's first big hit as a solo artist. Who is your favorite member of his old, very famous group, The Beatles?
I always liked George the best, from the cuteness perspective. John was fascinating and complicated and irritating. Paul pissed me off; he has always seemed like a Teacher's Pet sort of guy. Ringo...well, I never really had strong feelings in any direction about him. He is sort of the Scooby Doo of the quartet, the mascot, the one that's there to amuse and distract.
2) In this song, Ringo sings that you have to pay your dues. Do you belong to any organizations that require you to pay dues?
Yes, I do. I belong to P.E.O. (which I highly recommend to other women). I occasionally join ALA or my state library association when I'm going to a conference that year.
3) He also sings, "you don't have to shout." When did you last raise your voice?
Beast and I had a long drawn-out shouting match last weekend. I think that was the last time. But when I get excited, I do tend to up the volume a bit....
4) Ringo has two piercings on each ear and one tattoo on each arm. Do you have more piercings or body art?
I have two pierced-once ears. That's all. Do scars count as body art?
5) Ringo gave his first wife, Maureen, a one-of-a-kind birthday gift. Frank Sinatra made a recording of "The Lady Is a Tramp" personalized to her. Tell us about one of your most memorable birthday celebrations.
We don't do much for our birthdays anymore, Beast and I--they are six days apart and mostly we just go out to dinner somewhere. So all my memorable birthdays are in days very much past. We spent the weekend in a resort-ish area west of us for our 40th birthdays, about 12 years ago. The problem is that our birthdays are in a weird month to celebrate: it's too cold to do too much outside, and it's not really winter yet most of the time, and everyone is gearing up for holidays.
6) Ringo appeared as Mr. Conductor on Thomas the Tank Engine. He recorded the narration for the entire first season in just a week. Tell us what you did last week.
In the past week, I've babysat Beast, been his chauffeur as needed, updated subject headings in our consortial catalog to catch them up to fall 2014 (sigh), bought a lot of prescriptions and pop, and watched a lot of TV.
7) Ringo also did the narration for Ladybird children's books. Do you like audiobooks?
I do. I pretty much always have one going in the car.
8) As a boy in Liverpool, Ringo loved watching American westerns. His passion for the genre is reflected in the outfit he's wearing on the sleeve for "It Don't Come Easy." Do you like cowboy movies/shows?
They aren't my go-to favorite. I liked The Lone Ranger and Big Valley and How the West Was Won as a kid, and enjoy the reruns occasionally, but I never got into them as a movie thing. They were pretty much over by the time I was into movies, and honestly ... I grew up "out west" so they didn't really sit well with me. Kind of whitewashed, very racist, not historically-accurate, and bad production values in general. I did enjoy the mini-series for Lonesome Dove but that's because a) I loved the book, and b) the filmed version stuck pretty close to the book.
9) You know what else don't come easy? Nine questions every week. Crazy Sam has heard it all: this meme asks too many movie questions, too many questions about sports, too many questions that sound familiar ... OK, now it's your turn. Help a tired meme mistress out. Contribute a random question that is not about movies or sports (pro or collegiate) and has never been asked before on this meme. Sam will compile these for an all-random Saturday 9 in November. That way she'll get a much-appreciated week off. Thanks for your help!
I've got a few for you:
  • When was the last time you rode a school bus?
  • Who is your favorite author?
  • Describe your dream workplace (office decor, coworkers, whatever).
  • Why do you do these surveys/memes?
  • How organized are your clean clothes? Stacked in piles, folded neatly in drawers, still in the dryer....?
  • What do you think the Toy of the Year will be this Christmas?
  • Where were living the first time you accessed the Internet?
I know it's hard to come up with 'fun' questions every week. I cheat like heck on my site! But you do an excellent job and I have zero complaints. Thank you thank you thank you!

5 sweet-talkers :

Zippi Kit said...

Since my hubby loves that $&@?! Lonesome Dove thing I've had to watch it twice and read the book. The last time we watched it, I sort of liked it a little bit. But I'll leave him for the wilds of Borneo if he asks me to watch it again with him. ;-)

CountryDew said...

My husband and I also have birthdays 6 days apart. We have never once celebrated them together, not in 32 years. Kind of weird, now that I think about it.

I am Harriet said...

I really liked your questions. I could actually answer those.

Kwizgiver said...

I've never heard of PEO. Interesting organization. :-)

The Gal Herself said...

Those are great questions!

I recently rediscovered The Big Valley. Heath, Jared and Nick ... sigh.

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