Saturday, January 25, 2014

It's Kind of Sad

Saturday 9: I Will Always Love You  (Play along with the meme at the link, if you like.)

1) The Bodyguard is the best-selling movie soundtrack ever and this is the song most often associated with Whitney Houston. Is it on your iPod/mp3 player?

A. No, I don't think so. I like the song but it is not one that I am keen to listen to over and over again. It's kind of sad.

2) In the movie, Rachel (Whitney) sings "I Will Always Love You" after she realizes she can never see Frank (Kevin Costner) again. What song reminds you of a past love?

A. The song Longer by Dan Folgerberg reminds me of my current love and our wedding.

3) Despite the movie's and the song's overwhelming popularity, Whitney Houston was awarded a Razzie Award as the worst actress of 1992. What's the most recent criticism you received?

A. I have been told that I worry too much and dwell on the negative more than I should.

4) On the bright side, share the last compliment you received.

A. Does a simple, "You look nice today," count?

5) In the 1980s, when Whitney first burst onto the scene, a trendy woman wore big hair, big bows and big shoulder pads. Can you think of anything you wore that was fashionable at the time, but looking back, makes you cringe? (An embarrassing photo to accompany your answer would be nice!)

A. I had big hair, I'm afraid. I have a really embarrassing photo around here somewhere of me with huge hair. I nearly threw up when I last saw it.

6) When this song was popular, cell phones were uncommon and Facebook was unheard of. Which has had a bigger impact on your life -- smart phones or social networking?

A. I don't own a smart phone (yet) so I would have to go with social networking.

7) Whitney's marriage to Bobby Brown left many people shaking their heads. Whitney and Bobby's daughter recently married the young man who was raised as her brother. Have you ever been in a relationship your friends/family didn't approve of?

A. I imagine I dated a few guys when I was in my teens that my parents did not find acceptable, but I can't think of who they may have been at the moment.

8) Whitney Houston's grave marker reads, "I Will Always Love You," so obviously her family is very proud of the success of this recording. How would you like to be remembered?

A. Beloved wife and good writer. She tried.

9) Whitney was born in Newark, the largest city in New Jersey. It's a major air, rail and shipping hub, and it's in the Eastern Time zone. Have you ever been to Newark ... or any town in New Jersey?

A. I have been through New Jersey on the way to New York City.  I seem to recall my parents had some friends who owned a place in New Jersey and maybe we spent a weekend there, but that would have been 40 years ago or so.


  1. Dan Fogelberg was Chicago's Own, born in the burbs and the pride of U of I. He was so beloved here in a "local hero" way that I forget how popular he was nationwide. Thanks for the reminder. Apparently he was quite a guy.

  2. Ahhhh love Dan Fogelberg and all his songs :) And "you look nice today" absolutely counts!

  3. I've never had big hair, but I sure had gigantic shoulder pads.

  4. #3 I have been told that. They say I inherited my mother's worry genes.

  5. Okay I did have the big poofy 80's hair in the 80's , but my mom still wore the old beehive hair doo in the 80's like Marge Simpson ~ giggle.
    My gravestone would probably feature a cowgirl on a horse and say " She rode like the wind " but hopefully it doesn't say "and that's how it all ended !" eeek !

  6. We are all gonna have to dig those photos out!!! :)

  7. Trying is most important! :). I do have good memories of the 80s, but the pictures are embarrassing. :)

  8. So glad I never had the pouffy 80's hair -- my baby sister used enough hair spray for the three of us. I did own leg warmers, an over-sized pin-striped camp shirt, and a shaker sweater, though. Love this song and have the soundtrack. Think it might also be on the computer at work.


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