Saturday, August 09, 2014

Saturday 9: Super Duper Love

Saturday 9: Super Duper Love
(recommended by Bankerchick)

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

1) The lyrics say, "I'm as proud as a girl can be." Tell us about something you're proud of.

A. I am very proud of my degrees from Hollins University. Both took me far longer to complete than they should have, but I did it, and my education was completely paid for when I was done.

2) This song is from her first CD, The Soul Sessions. She's told interviewers that the first CD she ever owned was by Aretha Franklin: Greatest Hits. So while we're talking firsts, do you remember your first CD (or tape or record)?

A. The first record I remember owning was The Captain and Tennille's Love Will Keep Us Together. I also owned The Archies album. I don't know which came first. There were probably a number of 45s in that collection, too, but I don't recall the names.

3) Last year, two men were convicted of plotting to kill Joss Stone. Even though she had (fortunately!) never even met the men, she still had to testify during their trial. Have you ever had to speak to a judge?

A. I used to be a news reporter and the court beat was mine at one time. So I spoke to the judge all the time. I also appeared before a judge when I had a vehicle accident. I did not receive a ticket or a conviction but I did have to take a safe driving class.

4) Joss is frequently in the British press because of her friendship with Princes William and Harry. Who among your friends leads the most exciting life?

A. I have no idea.

5) Because of dyslexia, Joss had trouble in school and dropped out when she was 16. What's the last grade you completed?

A. I finished up my master's degree in 2012 at the aforesaid Hollins University.

6) She provided the voice of the villainness for the James Bond video game, Blood Stone. Do you have a Playstation or Xbox?
A. I have the very first Xbox. I'd like to get rid of it. Anyone local want to buy it?  I also have a Wii.

 7) Sam is especially crazy this morning because she can't find her phone. What's the last thing you misplaced?

A. My mind.

8) After composing this Saturday 9, Sam is off to Lowe's to pick up some heavy duty indoor/outdoor trash bags. Will you be in any stores this weekend?

A. No. It is pouring rain, and I had a tough week. I plan to hunker down with a newly purchased RPG video game.

9) Do you consider yourself more book smart, or street smart?
A. Book smart. My mother told me all the time that I had no common sense.


  1. We are having rain here as well so I'm not going anywhere today. So street smarts are common sense, I did not know that.

  2. I use to love using my wii- when it first came out. Then I realized that it cheated at tennis so I quit using it. Plus, I didn't want to mess up my bowling score. ha ha :)

  3. I owned that Captain and Tennille's album too. Did you hear they recently filed for divorce? I had a quite a few singles before I started buying albums. I remember keeping them all in this little cardboard box. Along with those plastic yellow things that went in the middle.

  4. I love that you had a "beat." Sounds quite exciting! The Archies and "Sugar Sugar" were popular a few years before the Captain and Tenille.

  5. OMG...I am not mentioning the first LP I ever bought, but the first CD I ever owned was Billy Joel's "Greatest Hits Vol I & II." As for speaking to a judge...that would be 8th grade, for a group class assignment. We finally had a bit of rain this afternoon, which made for a rather cool evening walk -- I was almost wishing I'd grabbed a light jacket.


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