Saturday, March 01, 2014

Saturday 9: Waterfalls

 Saturday 9: Waterfalls

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

1) This song encourages us to "stick to the rivers and lakes you're used to." What body of water is nearest your home -- pond, lake, river, gulf or sea?

A. We have three ponds on the farm. Several springs drain into them, and then from the big pond the water flows into Tinker Creek. Are you familiar with Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard? The book won a Pulitzer Prize. It all started here at our pond, which is one of several headwaters of Tinker Creek. Our whole area around here has many springs which flow into that famous body of water.

2) Have you ever visited a waterfall? If so, please tell us about it.

A. I think the biggest waterfall I've ever visited is probably the Cascades in Giles County, Virginia. I was only a child and went with a group - perhaps my father's business picnic, I really can't recall.  

3) This song is from a CD entitled CrazySexyCool. Which word best describes how you feel today: Crazy, sexy or cool?

A. Crazy. I'm pretty much always crazy. 

4) The girls in TLC originally began hanging around together in an Atlanta-area hair salon. When did you last sit in a stylist's chair?

A. I had my hair done just last week, thank you very much. I am letting it grow out. My stylist said it will make the soft white (aka gray) show up so much better.

5) While she she spent her adolescence in Atlanta, bandmember Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins was born in Des Moines. Do you live in or near the town where you were born?

A. Yes.

6) One of T-Boz' recent public appearances was on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Do you watch any of the popular Bravo Real Housewives shows?

A. I have never seen those shows and have no plan to ever see them.

7) In the 1990s, band member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was romantically involved with an Atlanta Falcons football player. They shared his upscale, two-story mansion. How would you describe your abode (house, cottage, apartment, condo, studio, etc.)?

A. I live in a single family dwelling. It is an L-shaped ranch home, very small, with vinyl siding. What's unusual about it is we built it ourselves, with our own four hands (my husband and me) along with the help of family and friends.

8) Ms. Lopes was accused of arson when, after the couple argued, that mansion happened to burn down. When was the last time you lost your temper? How did you express your anger? (If it was with a criminal act, you may wish to keep it to yourself.) 

A. The last time I lost my temper was when my husband had trouble getting away from work to go to the doctor with me. I cried. He got his schedule changed.

9) Today the third member of TLC, Chilli, designs personalized handbags. They cost about $225 each. What's the most expensive thing you have bought recently?

A. Groceries. Have you seen the price of meat lately?


  1. VERY cool about the ponds! I was on a flight recently and one of the flight attendants had gray hair, but it was different shades, and it looked really really cool and, believe it or not, probably made her look younger than she really was. If I was going gray faster, I'd actually think about doing that.

  2. My "ultra blond highlights" are really showing. I never know if I want to cover them or just go natural. I think I want to cover them!

  3. Real Housewives of anywhere are way overrated at best.

  4. I just went grocery shopping this afternoon, I crossed off meat from my list and got chicken instead, which wasn't much cheaper.

  5. Yes, Groceries! One of the things I always thought that we would do, was built a house together, DH and I. I never understood the power of an Italian mother. hehe

  6. Thanks for the link to the Cascades. How beautiful! You must so much pride, and such a sense of belonging, every time you come home to a house you built yourself.

  7. The price of meat is OUTRAGEOUS!! So, I do agree...

  8. How nice to have your pond associated with a good book.

  9. Very cool info about Tinker Creek. For a "land-locked" state I am surrounded by water. Madison has four major lakes (Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Wabesa) as well as many minor ones, a river, creeks, ponds, and marshes. No waterfalls, but I have seen several, including Niagara.


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