Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
Little Red Corvette

1) The subject of this song is frankly sexual. Do you blush easily?
I do. VERY thin skin on my face, very northern European, white skin. I turned all kinds of red when I have a glass of wine, too.
2) Prince is his real name (Prince Rogers, to be exact). Growing up, his relatives called him "Skipper." Do you have any nicknames within your family?
I don't, really. Certainly not in my family of origin. Does "Mom" count as a nickname?? ("SKIPPER"??? What the actual heck?)
3) Prince says he's "obsessed" with Mozart and reads whatever he can find about the composer. What's the last book you read?
According to GoodReads, it was A Pet for Fly Guy (Arnold), but the last REAL book I finished was Spell It Out: The Curious, Enthralling and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling (Crystal); I just haven't updated GoodReads yet.
4) Between Prince and The Beach Boys, the Corvette is a much sung-about car. Tell us about your vehicle.
I have a Ford Edge, just like this. It's Beast's previous company car.
5) In the 1980s, when Prince was popular, MTV could turn a song into a hit. In 2014, how do you hear new music?
Spotify, and lists from Entertainment Weekly.
6) In 1982, when "Little Red Corvette" ruled the airwaves, Braniff Airways shocked the travel industry and threw passengers into chaos by declaring bankruptcy. When did you last fly? Did your trip go smoothly?
I went to Vegas to meet Beast at the end of the Builder's Show in January. The flights were fine, uneventful.
7) 1982 is also the year Disney opened Epcot. Have you ever been to a Disney park?
We took Sparky to DisneyWorld when he was 3. I don't need to go back.
8) 1982 is the year Cheers premiered. The sitcom was set in a bar where "everybody knows your name." Tell us about your favorite local bar or restaurant.
Still loving Six Balls, but Izzie's is my weekly spot, and they do know my name. It's a traditional family restaurant, with a sideline in good Mexican food.
9) The 1980s were considered a high point in professional tennis, with Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe dominating the sport. Do you play tennis?
I used to play, badly. Doubt I could do much on the court these days.

3 sweet-talkers :

The Gal Herself said...

I get Entertainment Weekly but I blow by the music columns. My bad. I'll take your advice and read and follow up.

Banker Chick said...

The Spelling book actually sounds interesting. I love Origins of things.....English is odd enough to be enthralling.

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

Six Balls? Wondering what type of restaurant that is? I know, right? SKIPPER???

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