Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday 9: Paint It Black

Saturday 9: Paint It Black (1966)
Not familiar with this week's song? Hear it here.
*Ha. This song rather matches my mood.*

1) This song was chosen because yesterday was Black Friday, the traditional day of sales. Have you begun your Christmas shopping?

A. Yes. I hope to finish most of it in the coming week. I am doing most - but not all - online.

2) Are there any Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator right now?

A. Yes. And I didn't even cook a single thing.
3) AAA says Thanksgiving is a big travel weekend. Did you venture far from home for your holiday dinner?

A. I drove about six miles. I do not call that far.
4) Keith Richards likes France but, alas, the French authorities haven't always been fond of him and his criminal record. Have you ever been to France?

A. I have. I went to Paris in 1979 as part of a high school trip. I saw all the touristy things.

5) Mick Jagger jokes that, to be polite to fellow hotel guests, he always finishes trashing his room by 10:00 PM. What kind of hotel/motel guest are you? Are you rockstar rambunctious, or are you quiet? Are you neat? Have you stolen any towels, bathrobes, etc.?

A. I'm a quiet person. Maybe not the neatest, but I leave the wet towels in a nice pile. I don't steal things at all.  I'm a good girl.

6) Mick Jagger got his financial savvy as a student at the London School of Economics. Are you good with money?

A. I manage. 

7) In the early 1990s, a then little-known actress named Angelina Jolie appeared in a Rolling Stones video ("Anybody Seen My Baby?"). Name an Angelina Jolie movie.

A. Tomb Raider. (I answered that then had to look it up to be sure.)

8) In the early 1960s, the Stones nearly avoided tragedy when their tour bus skidded off a bridge. Tell us about a near miss you're thankful for.

A. I'm really thankful that my husband did not lose his arm in a farm accident this summer. And I suppose I am thankful that instead of killing me, the surgeon only crippled me up and made my life hell when he removed my gallbladder in 2013 in what was supposed to be an easy surgery and recovery. I guess he could have let me die on the operating table, seeing as how he was in such a hurry to go play tennis that he couldn't be bothered to take care of me properly. Instead he ruined my life. Damn jerk.
9) In 1966, when this week's song was popular, CBS telecast How the Grinch Stole Christmas for the first time. What's your favorite Dr. Seuss story?

A. Oh, the Places You'll Go. A friend gave me that for my 40th birthday.


  1. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that your gall bladder surgery was such a nightmare. A close friend of mine had a similar experience. Cancer surgery. The surgeon did a exemplary job, but the anesthesiologist screwed up and nearly killed him! The thing I remember most about the interlude was my friend's wife. I'd always thought she was quiet. She was anything BUT quiet when she thought medical malpractice almost killed her husband!

  2. Oh my gosh, how scary! So glad you're here with us :)

  3. Awesome that you're almost finished your shopping-online is so convenient! And I'm sad about your medical mishap.

  4. One time I was in the hospital for some tests and the doctor who was going to do the operation was telling the anesthesiologist that he was up all night with his baby.

  5. OMG you had a botched surgery? :( That's horrible! When I was getting my epidural for my 3rd, the doc was busy watching a basketball game on the tv and not watching what he was doing in my back... missed like 4 times... andy finally said, "Dont you need to be paying attention to her?" LOL

  6. Even when we have done our homework and have a doctor we trust, things can go wrong. I'm so sorry you had such a terrible experience, and I hope you have filed suit against the surgeon. He should own up and his insurance should pay up. Not that money wil make you whole, but you don't want it to happen to another person. Bless you.

  7. I'm with you on the online shopping. The crowds and the impulses everywhere at the malls drive me crazy enough.

  8. Because of crowds, we do most of our shopping through gift certs on line. Solves lots of problems!
    I'm sorry to hear that you had such a bad doctor! Gad!

  9. I've always been frightened of doctors and hospitals!
    Aren't we lucky early (online) shoppers? We've avoided the holiday shopping rush while enjoying some good deals.

    In the Company of Me

  10. 1 — I don’t even want to think about Christmas. Sooo not ready!
    2 — I have some meals made up in the freezer, as well as a bowl full of turkey.
    3 — No holiday traveling here.
    4 — I have been to France, and would love to go back and see more of the country.
    5 — I am always quiet, fairly neat, and the only things I’ve taken are the complimentary toiletries.
    6 — Ha! I like your answer. :-\
    7 — Can’t think of any off the top of my head.
    8 — Junior year in college, some friends and I were returning to our campus from a trip to Milwaukee when a speeding driver cut us off and nearly forced us over an overpass. Friend somehow managed to maintain control, but we were all okay, though pretty shaken up. Idiot driver was gone before anyone could get even a partial plate number.
    9 — I’m partial to The Grinch and The Lorax. *grin*


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