Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
All Night Long (All Night)
If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.

1) This music video was produced by Mike Nesmith of The Monkees. Can you name a Monkees song?
I grew up watching the show, but all that comes to mind right now is "Daydream Believer" and the theme song for the show.
2) The song includes the foreign sounding phrases, "Oh jambali Tom bo li d, say de moi ya," and "Oh, Jambo Jumbo!" Mr. Richie meant to include language indigenous to the Caribbean, but was writing the song under deadline and simply made those phrases up instead. Tell about the most recent time you cheated or "cut corners."
I used sour cream instead of Greek yogurt for tonight's chicken tikka because I was too lazy to walk back to the yogurt when I realized I needed it; I was right next to the sour cream. And I completely forgot I was out of lemon juice. Oh, well: spice. We'll be fine.
3) Richie was a frat boy at college. Kappa Kappa Psi, to be exact. Were you a member of a fraternity or sorority?
I came of age under the influence of Animal House and a sister who was blackballed from a sorority when she was in college. So, yeah...I'm not a fan of college Greek life.
However, I'm in a sorority now, one that was originally formed by women who were "disinvited" to join campus sororities. The whole situation is bizarre, really.
4) When this song topped the charts (September 1983), Vanessa Williams became the first African American to be crowned as Miss America. Do you watch beauty pageants?
I haven't watched one, not even for a few minutes, in Sparky's entire life. Yuck. Also, Vanessa Williams had her crown taken away, which was probably the best thing that could have happened for her career.
5) Since it's Labor Day weekend, that holiday established to celebrate the American worker, let's talk about the workplace. Tellers work in a bank, actors work on a stage or a set, auto workers work on an assembly line. How would you describe your workplace?
I work in a library. Unless you know someone who works in a library, you have no idea what kind of insanity happens at libraries! Today was three drunks, at least one online poker player, our usual Saturday visit from our neighborhood werewolf (who is super nice) and lots of teenagers wearing too much cologne, but otherwise a pretty calm day.
6) An estimated 40% of us have dated a coworker. Have you ever had an office romance?
Heh no. I haven't worked with that many guys for one thing, but even so...ewww.
7) Labor Day is a big weekend for travel. How did you book your last vacation? (Online, through a travel agent, over the phone ...)
We drove. I guess Beast used the internet to book our hotel rooms, but otherwise there wasn't a lot of booking involved.
8) Mother Winters won't wear white again now until next Memorial Day. Sam thinks that's just crazy. Where do you fall in this heated mother/daughter debate?
I'm the VERY last person you should ask about fashion. I wear whatever's on top of the pile in the closet and dresser drawer; white, green, orange, black...whatever. I don't own any white shoes anymore, so I think I'm probably ok anyway since it seems to me that white tops are fine whenever, but white shoes are Very Bad. Right?
9) When you look at back on Summer 2014, what will you remember?
It never got hot. Well, not for long. I think we were warm for a couple of weeks in June, maybe, and it's been warm and ridiculously humid since school started a couple of weeks ago, but otherwise....brrrr.

4 sweet-talkers :

Kwizgiver said...

#8 --I'm the opposite, I plan every detail, every accessory. I figure I may be a woman of substance but I'm going to look chic. ;-)

The Gal Herself said...

You have a point about Vanessa Williams. It seems she's always working, either on TV or on Broadway, while the woman who replaced her as Miss America is a is just a pop culture footnote.

Zippi Kit said...

So, The Monkees did have original songs. Good. Something learned. I think I'm too old for the show or something.

amy said...

Add the sorority blackball situation to our Things To Talk About list! :O

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