Saturday, November 16, 2013

I cannot figure out percentages

Saturday 9: 1, 2, 3, 4

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1) In this song, the singer tells his girl he appreciates how she makes him feel. Who is the most supportive person in your life?

A. My husband. He is, without a doubt, my number one fan.

2)  Our singer only has to count to 4, which is a cinch. Do you understand the more sophisticated math sciences, like geometry and algebra?

A. A long, long time, I can still remember how that music used to ... oh wait. Um. We're talking math here. Way back in high school (which was over 30 years ago), I took Algebra, Geometry, and Trig, and aced every class. Today I cannot figure out percentages to save my soul.

3) This video features a couple who shared their first kiss behind the high school. Tell us about your first kiss.

A. My first kiss with my husband, that being the only one I care to recall, is the one I will describe. We had just met that night at a football game, on a chilly October evening in 1982. Mutual friends introduced us. He asked me out after the game, and we went dancing. While we were dancing he leaned in and kissed me, long and slow . . . I wrapped my arms around him and we stayed like that, kissing while we slow-danced, for almost the entire song (or until his friends who were in the crowd started making noises). And that was when I knew I would marry him.

4) Filmed in Chicago, this video features the Art Institute of Chicago, home to works by Monet, Gauguin and Van Gogh. How do you express your creativity? (Draw, paint, write, sing or play music ... )

A. I am a professional writer and photographer. I also find joy in baking cookies and making fudge, which for some reason tickles those creative little funny bones. Additionally, I sing and play guitar. I used to do those professionally, too, but that was a very long time ago.

5) Chicago is home to two of the world's tallest buildings -- the Willis aka Sears Tower and The John Hancock Center (which appears briefly in this video). Both have observation decks that offer panoramic views of the city. Are you afraid of heights?

A. I am afraid of elevators. I am not afraid of heights, really, but without an elevator it makes getting to the top rather tricky.

6) The Plain White T's got their start in Lombard, a suburb of Chicago and home to Yorktown Center -- a huge, two story shopping mall. Do you enjoy going to the mall, or would you rather shop online, or in small, independent stores?

A. I like to shop in malls when I want to browse, in independent stores when I'm feeling like supporting my community, and an online when I can't find what I want anywhere else.

7) Naturally Yorktown Center has a food court. Would you prefer a pretzel from Auntie Anne's, a cinnamon roll from Cinnabon or a cookie from Mrs. Field's? 

A. A cookie, I guess, though I have never had a Mrs. Field's cookie. My husband would rather have the cinnamon roll from Cinnabon. He thinks those are da bomb.

8) While we're at the mall … Imagine you're at the customer service counter of a big department store. As you wait for help, you see an older lady pocket a Timex watch. Would you turn her in or look the other way?

A. Hmm. I think I would watch her and if she walked out of the store without paying then I would hope I would speak up, but technically until she leaves without paying, she hasn't done anything wrong.  I always like to give people the benefit of the doubt.

9) Which puzzle would you have more success with: crossword or sudoku?

A. Crossword. I have never done Sudoku. I'm not even sure what it is.


  1. Your kiss story is sooooo romantic! And I've never done soduko, either. Do you think we're missing something?

  2. Anita, I always enjoy your lists :-) I play Sudoku on my iPad. Like many other puzzles, it can be addicting.

  3. I love your first kiss story!!!
    If you enjoy math and logic, you'd like Sudoku--and there are no percentages involved! :-)

  4. I like baking cookies a bit too much unfortunately..

  5. Hmm...can't say I've heard this song. Love the Art Institute of Chicago, though, and have been to Sear's Tower twice (before it was bought and renamed). Have never been to that mall, but for a food court snack -- Auntie Anne's pretzel (unsalted) with cheese sauce all the way!


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