Saturday, July 4, 2015

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
Hungry (1966)
... because it's 4th of July
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Are you eating anything as you respond to these questions?
Nope, though I'm thinking I should go make a bagel or something now that I'm "allowed" to eat post-empty-stomach-pill.
2) Paul Revere and the Raiders performed in Revolutionary garb. Have you ever worked at a job that required you to wear a uniform?
I had a set of polo shirts I wore at a summer job when I was in college that identified me as staff. Otherwise, no. I've made it a habit for several years now to wear nothing but Summer Reading Program T-shirts while the program is going on at work. I've got about a dozen at this point.
3) The "Paul Revere" of Raiders fame was born Paul Revere Dick in Boise, Idaho. What else is Idaho known for?
Well, potatoes, of course. And crazy people with guns living in 'compounds.' And fantastic scenery.
4) The original Paul Revere was a silversmith by trade, known for making church bells. Can you hear church bells from your home?
Nope. No churches with bells (or carillons) within about 6 miles of here. I miss that.
5) In April, 1775, Paul Revere literally rode into history when he galloped into the night, spreading the word that "the British are coming." Name another Revolutionary War-era hero.
We'll go with the lesser-known Ethan Allen. It used to thoroughly confuse me that there's a furniture company named after him. I never understood the connection. Having now wiki'd the company, I've found that the only connection is Vermont.
6) Historians tell us that Revere's famous "midnight ride" actually took place between 9:00 and 10:00 PM. When is your usual bedtime?
I'm usually in bed around 10 and asleep by 11.
7) Earlier this year, officials from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts uncovered a time capsule buried in 1795 by Paul Revere and Gov. Sam Adams. It included coins and newspapers. If you were to bury a time capsule that reflects American life in 2015, what would it include?
Kim K's book, random current technology, newspapers from the past two weeks, perhaps some money, and the Pulitzer winners.
8) Will you attend a fireworks display during the 4th of July weekend?
Nope. We can see 5-6 towns' shows from our backyard--and hear the nearest one (which is visually blocked by trees).
9) What's your preferred way to celebrate Independence Day -- a parade, a picnic, or both?
Pretty much not much. We might cook out.'s just another summer day that we don't have to work (for pay). Yay.
And now I'm eating that bagel.....

5 sweet-talkers :

CountryDew said...

Pulitzer winners is a good inclusion in the time capsule. Wish I'd thought of that.

I am Harriet said...

Oh, I forgot about those compound crazies. They are due for a comeback in the news soon I would think.

The Gal Herself said...

Kim K has a book? Oh well, better to preserve her book than that famous tape.

Happy 4th!

Zippi Kit said...

They-the crazies- are in Wyoming and Montana too, I hear. I guess the proximity to the Border has something to do with it. Who is Kim K? lol

Cat. said...

Kim K's book is in there so people in the future know how fully stupid pop culture is. The Pulitzers should counteract that.

I grew up "out west" so I know all too well how goofy some people are when they go off by themselves. Let's not forget Warren Jeffs & his crew....

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