FortyFive Seconds (2015)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) The very bad day described in this song began promisingly enough. The lyrics tells us, "Woke up an optimist, sun was shining, I'm positive." How did your day begin?
As usual, my bladder woke me up. Once I took care of that, I went back to bed and read for a short while and then went back to sleep for an hour.2) This song refers to Monday morning. What's on your plate for Monday?
Work. Nothing special.3) The lyrics request, "promise you'll pay my bail." Have you ever had to bail anyone out of jail? (Or have you been bailed out?)
Weirdly, I was talking to Beast about this earlier, sorta. My mom subbed for a bail-bondsperson once in awhile when I was a kid. [insert long story here] At least once, she had to take me with her to the jail to bond someone out. It made jail look less than inviting. But no, I've never been inside a cell, or at any jail as an adult.4) Rihanna gets top billing in this all-star trio. She says that when she was a little girl, she used to walk around singing "A Whole New World" from Disney's Aladdin. What's your favorite song from a Disney movie?
"Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious" is a favorite. I like most of the songs from that movie. And almost all the songs from The Lion King as well.5) Rihanna dated outfielder Matt Kemp when he was with the LA Dodgers. Opening Day is less than a month away. Are you a baseball fan?
Not particularly. Maybe we can find a game that the whole family can attend this summer. We did that a couple of years ago and it was a riot, plus I got a great photo of my nephew with his [second cousin?]...anyway, his cousin's baby.6) Kanye West also sings on this week's song. When he was a little boy, he spent a year in China with his mother. Have you ever lived overseas (as opposed to just visiting on vacation)?
Nope. Always kind of wanted to, but my sister lived in England all her adult life and I know the whole expat gig isn't flowers and sunshine.7) Mr. West is part owner of the Fatburger chain. Do you like grilled onions on your burger?
Hmm. I think I'd rather have raw onion, if onion is to be had.8) This week's third artist, Paul McCartney, is a vegetarian. Think about your most recent meal. Did it include chicken, pork, or beef? Eggs or dairy?
My most recent actual 'meal' was brunch this morning with my P.E.O. officers--out-going and in-coming. It was danish & cut fresh fruit followed by frittata and salad and then handmade local chocolates. It was less than 1/3 of what I would consider a fill-up, but perfectly delicious as far as it went.9) Paul was born at 2:00 PM on a Thursday. Do you know what day of the week you were born? Do you know the exact time?
I know I was born on a Tuesday--because I've looked it up. I have no real idea what time. At one point, I convinced myself it was late in the day, almost the next day, because it would have been cool to have had a Friday the 13th birthday periodically. But I don't know if it's true, and it's too late to find out. Unless it's actually written on my birth certificate...which I don't think it is.