Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday 9: Summerfling

Saturday 9: Summerfling
(recommended by Kwizgiver)

If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.

1) This song refers to the summer breezes and winds of mid-July. Now that July is almost over, how would you describe this month's weather where you are?

A. We had a cooler-than-normal July, though most of the month is a blur to me. It was also too dry; the hay crop is suffering and we need rain.

2) The lyrics mention the "perfect plans." Do you have plans for today? Or will you just let this summer Saturday unfold?

A. I will change the bed linens and wash them, as I do every Saturday, and beyond that I have no plans. I would like to clean up my office, but we will see how I feel and how my husband feels.

3) This week's artist, k. d. lang, attended Red Deer Community College in Alberta. Red Deer's school colors are green, black and silver. What were your school colors?

My high school colors were red and gray; my college colors were green and gold.

4) She had a bit part in the 2006 murder mystery The Black Dahlia. Do you enjoy murder mysteries?

A. I like them okay. I prefer reading them to watching them. I tend to eschew gore on the screen, and sometimes murder mysteries can be awfully bloody.

5) Ms. lang is a vegetarian. What's the last beef, chicken, pork or fish you ate?

A. A friend made my husband and me a wonderful chicken pot pie. People have been bringing food by since my husband was hurt. The neighbors have been very kind.

6) In 2000, when this song was released, California suffered a series of blackouts. Has your power gone out this summer?
A. We've had a few blinks during storms but no extended power outages so far this year. 
7) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire also came out in 2000. Did you read it?

A. I did. But I don't recall if I read it in 2000. I think I did; I think I started with that one, in fact, and then went back and picked up the others. But that was a long time ago and I am getting old and have a fuzzy brain.

8) Which would you rather have on your hot dog: sauerkraut, ketchup/mustard/relish or chili?

A. I eat my hot dogs with ketchup and relish only, no chili. Sometimes I put a little dab of mustard but only when I'm feeling frisky.

9) If you had your choice, which would you prefer: new shoes or a new wallet?

A. Shoes, I suppose. I've been carrying the same wallet around for about 25 years. Every time I think about replacing it, I can't find anything I like so I just keep using the same one. But I have to replace my expensive $130 podiatrist-recommended stiff-bottomed New Balance sneakers about every 8-9 months, so there you go.


  1. I love my New Balance, they were good for my feet even before I got my orthotic. I am researching podiatrist recommended shoes now.

  2. I agree with your mystery answer--sometimes they are a tad too gory on screen but when I read it I can kind of skim through that part.

  3. You sure lead a frisky life adding mustard to your hot dog! ;-)

  4. wow, those are expensive shoes! i too can never really find a wallet i like, especially one with a lot of room for all those store cards and pictures i have!

  5. I have found that it is hard to put a price on the right shoe as I age. As long as there is good arch support, I'm good.

  6. Not frisky enough for sauerkraut?
    Great Answers and loved that your neighbor's are so very good. You live in the right place, you know. Not to denegrate other regions but Southern folks seem to know the bedrock rules of neighborliness; it seems they are best at it. Many a Westerner has found this to be true. Hope hubby is feeling better every day. Hugs!

  7. Glad that your husband is on the mend, and happy to hear that your neighbors are looking out for you.

    A good athletic shoe is worth it's weight in gold. Now that I'm 50+ I understand the wisdom of taking care of my feet. If only I'd been this wise 25 years ago, when I was tottering around on heels.

  8. Can't say I am familiar with this week's song.We have also had a cooler-than-normal and dry July. We had light rain last night, but not near enough. I just got new shoes a couple weeks ago, but could use a new wallet and/or purse.


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