If I Knew You Were Comin' (1950)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This song is performed by a woman who is positively tickled to have unexpected company. How do you feel when people drop by unannounced?
Depends on who they are and how long they stay. I don't mind people stopping by for a visit, but I'd be less calm if someone pulled up and expected to stay a week.2) She is clearly proud of her skills in the kitchen. Do you enjoy baking? Cooking?
I love baking. I know how to cook and once I'm actually making food, I enjoy it. But the deciding what to make and the shopping and so forth is a nightmare. I don't bake much anymore because I'm the only one who eats what I make...3) Reference is made to hiring a band. Tell us the last time you were at an event with live music.
My nephew's wedding included a band comprised of his dad, the bride's best friend and a couple other friend. They were quite good, especially knowing they'd not played together ever...until an hour before the reception.4) After making recordings in the early 1950s, Eileen Barton appeared on daytime TV in the early 1960s -- including a game show called Video Village. Let's say we're all headed to a TV game show taping this morning. Would you volunteer to appear as a contestant? Or would you rather just stay in the audience?
Doesn't it really depend on the show? I'd probably play, though. I'm a bit of a games junkie.5) In 1961, Ms. Barton got married in Juarez, Mexico. What's the longest distance you've ever traveled to attend a wedding?
I've been to all three of my sister Jean's kids' weddings in England; one in Leeds, one in Leicester, and one in Bristol. I'm not going to both with the mileage, but suffice to say that we combined the first two with longer vacations around England (the first one) and in Italy (the second one). You can read all about the first two here. I didn't keep a journal with this last one.6) In 1950, when this song was popular, the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup. Are you looking forward to the upcoming NHL season?
I couldn't possibly care less about hockey.7) 1950 also marks the first time anyone in the United States paid by credit card. Do you pay with a credit card to get rewards? If yes, what rewards are you accumulating (points, cash back, airline miles)?
We use a card that gets us miles on United. That's really the only credit card we have.8) In 1950, an athlete named Florence Chadwick swam the English Channel. Are you a good swimmer?
Nope. I'm not even a passable swimming. I'm good at sinking.9) Random question: Think about the last "white lie" you told. Was it to spare someone's feelings, or to make your day go more smoothly?
I'm sure it was at work, something about not knowing something some patron was telling me about in great detail, or something being "no problem" when of course, it was a hassle. And it would be for both reasons; why make people feel shitty about something for no reason except to stroke my ego?