Saturday, September 06, 2014

Saturday 9: Roar

Saturday 9: Roar(recommended by Cat)

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

1) The lyrics begin with Katy singing about when she used to "hold her tongue." Tell us about a time when you didn't speak up, but wish you had.

A. The world is so full of injustice that I'm afraid thousands of us could scream from the rooftops and no one would hear. I've been out of circulation for a while so I can't really recall any specific incidents when I should have spoken out, but didn't. In the past there were many times when I personally wanted to say something but did not because I felt like my role as a journalist required me to remain in a neutral and unbiased position. I don't do that so much anymore. I'm older and I think I have a right to my opinion just like every one else, regardless of what I do for a living.

Oh wait, I am having yet another run-in with my local humongous health care provider (not my family doctor). I should have told off the little minion on the phone Friday morning who couldn't be bothered to answer my question or even take a message, but I refrained.

2) The lyrics mention both lions and tigers. In addition to the big cats, the video shows a monkey and an elephant. If we were going to the zoo today, which animal would you want to see first?

A. The panda bears, if they have them.

3) Lions and tigers are carnivores. If we were having steak for dinner, would you order it rare, medium or well done?

A. Medium-rare.

4) Lots of photos are snapped at the zoo. Did you take your last picture with a camera or with your phone?

A. A camera. I seldom use the camera on my phone. I have a camera on my Kindle Fire and I have yet to figure out how to use it. 

5) The "Roar" video takes place in the jungle. The average temperature all year around in the rainforest is a humid 80º. The typical September day in Juneau is 49º, dry and sunny. Which sounds more comfortable?

A. I live in the south; I am used to humid. But I'd like dry and about 75 degrees with a slight breeze.

6) In her youth, Katy took dance lessons at the local recreation hall in Santa Barbara. Crazy Sam took tap dance lessons as a girl, too. What about you? Were you sent off to dance class? Music lessons? Art class?

A. I took piano lessons  privately and flute lessons in band class. I also took guitar lessons privately after I was old enough to drive.

7) Katy recently passed Justin Bieber as the most followed person on Twitter. What's the last message you re-tweeted?

A. I don't tweet. However, on Facebook I passed along some advertising for the local farmer's market.

8) Congratulations! You just won the lottery! Do you want it in a lump sum, or would you prefer payments over the next 25 years?

A. Depends on the amount. If it's $1 million, all of it now. It's $25 million, then I'd take the payments. I think I could get by on $1 million a year, even after taxes.

9) Did you get 8 hours sleep last night?

A. Apparently not, as I woke up feeling like I'd been eaten by a dragon and then spit out as being inadequate for his breakfast.



  1. I know my Kindle has a camera but, like you, I haven't bothered to find out how to use it. I just can't imagine myself holding that big tablet in front of my face as I try to focus.

  2. I'm with you on the lottery win answer!

  3. Oh, my I feel the same way this morning! What is up with that? :-)

  4. aw, sorry about your sleep last night, although i loved that simile you used. and that's true, i didn't think about the amount. if it's a lesser amount, it would be better to get it as a lump sum. i guess i was equating the lottery with winning like 100 million dollars or something. :P we don't have them here so i don't know how high those things get.

  5. That is a great description for how I felt this morning :D

  6. Oh Pandas! Forgot about them as they are usually sleeping...speaking of sleeping, I hope that yours improves! That's so not fair.

  7. Cameras on phones are convenient especially if you are going to post to facebook etc. It's just a pain because it eats up your phone battery.

  8. 1 -- I've kept my tongue too many times. :-?
    2 -- Otters, for me!
    3 -- I'm with you, medium-rare
    4 -- Camera
    5 -- I prefer 70-75 with a light breeze
    6 -- I played violin in school orchestra, that's as close as I got to any lessons
    7 -- I am not on twitter
    8 -- I'm with you on this one. ☺
    9 -- Nope. I don't think I got six hours, despite how tired I was and going to bed at a decent hour.


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