Saturday, July 05, 2014

Long Sleeves and Long Pants

Saturday 9: I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

1) This week's song was performed by James Cagney in the famous movie of the same name. Do you plan on going to the movies this holiday weekend? 

A. No movie plans. Sorry.  The next movie I will see in the theater is The Hobbit, part 3, which doesn't come out until the end of the year.

2) Though known for his larger-than-life screen presence, Cagney was only 5'5". How tall are you?

A. 5' 2" though the last time I was measured it was 5' 1 1/2". Apparently I have shrunk.

3) During the Revolutionary War, General Washington celebrated the 4th of July by giving his troops a double ration of rum. Will you imbibe any spirits this holiday weekend?

A. I don't drink alcohol.

4) American history was one of Crazy Sam's best subjects in school. In which class did you earn your best grades?

A. English and History. I liked them both. I was a mostly straight A student; I graduated 5th in my high school class and had a 3.92 gpa as a college undergraduate and a 3.96 when I finished my master's degree.

5) The Fourth of July means we're in the middle of summer. Are you careful about applying sunscreen?

A. I try not to be outside too much. I take medication that makes me burn easily. When I do go out, I am usually in long sleeves and long pants because the mosquitos think I am dessert.
6) Mosquito bites can be a major summer annoyance. Are you scratching any itches right now?
A. See above. Yes, on my hand.
7) Emergency rooms report an increase in wrist injuries in summer, with people falling off bikes and skateboards and jamming their wrists catching hard-hit softballs. Have you ever had a sports-related injury?
A. Yes. I fell of my bicycle and messed up my knee when I was young. When I was about 10 I fell off a pony and busted my ribs. I also attempted water skiing and received a concussion. I am not very good at such things.
8) New York is home to Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest every year on the 4th. Will hot dogs be consumed in your household this weekend?

A. Yes, in fact, they will be.

9) Atlanta hosts a 10K Peachtree Road Race every 4th of July. Are you a runner?

A. I am lucky if I can walk these days. But I do like to walk when I am able.


  1. It made me smile that you got a bite on your hand. I'm a mosquito's delight, too, and sometimes when I wear repellent, I think it pisses them off and they search for the one tiny spot I missed.

  2. I wonder what the correlation is between use Saturday-9 die-hards is and most of us being around the same height...

  3. I'm mostly an indoors kind of girl, too! So true about mosquitoes - dodging bites in the summer can be quite a challenge!

  4. Three years ago I finished grad school with a 3.876 and my undergrad was a 2.1 but that was in engineering and was in the early 70s when it was "party time!" A lot has changed in 40 years.

  5. Everyone in our house will be seeing the new Hobbit movie too! It seems all the Saturday 9ers are kind of short. I read one blog that said she was over 5'5" and then me. Bunch of shorties! ;-)

  6. Number 7 is spooky. I'm wondering how your husband is.

  7. I did okay in history, but English and language classes were my best. I can't leave the house in summer without sunscreen. If I'm walking, or helping a friend in her garden, that also includes hat and bug spray. Worst sports injury for me was a line-drive to the thigh -- I ended up with a bruise the size of a bowling ball. :-\


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