Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday 9: Thinking Out Loud

Saturday 9: Thinking Out Loud (2014)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's featured artist, Ed Sheeran, was discovered by Elton John. Tell us your favorite Elton John song.

A. Gosh, I don't know if I can name only one. Candle in the Wind, Your Song, Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man . . . he's had a lot of hits. He was the last singer I saw in concert, and that's been 10 years ago or more.

2) Ed's arms are covered in tattoos, so clearly he doesn't suffer from trypanophobia, or the fear of needles. Do you get nervous when the doctor gives you a shot?

A. Not when I get a shot, but I have tiny, rolling veins and the blood vampires have a terrible time drawing blood or installing an IV. Once it took 10 tries to get an IV in me. I looked like a pincushion.

3) One of his tattoos depicts a Heinz Tomato Ketchup label. What condiments are in your kitchen right now?

A. Heinz Ketchup, which is the only kind my husband will use, French's mustard, Miracle Whip, Duke's Mayonnaise.

4) Spotify named Sheeran the most-streamed artist in the world for 2014. Do you use Spotify? Pandora?

A. I use Pandora. I also listen to the old-fashioned radio stations that still play music around here.

5) Ed celebrated his success by purchasing a farm near Suffolk, England. Would you prefer to live in a rural, suburban or urban area?

A. I live in a rural area and generally like it, but as I age I think I will need to move closer to services. That 45-minute drive to the city gets old.

6) In this song, Ed sings about kissing "under the light of one thousand stars." Were you able to see the stars last night? Or was it it too cloudy or overcast?

A. It was partly cloudy and breezy, so I could occasionally see a twinkle.

7) Ed is a natural red head, a trait he shares with only about 2% of the population. Does red hair run in your family? 

A. No, it does not.

8) One of Clairol's most popular shades is a red (Nice 'n Easy Natural Light Auburn). Have you/would you dye your hair?

A. I highlighted my hair a time or two but I react to the chemicals so I have simply allowed the gray to come on through. I call it a "soft white" gray and it blends in with my lighter brown.

9) Random question: Look at the windows in the room you're in. Are they covered in curtains or blinds?

A. I have a valance with a blind over each window. The valance for the color, the blind because the sun shines straight in one window in the morning and straight in the other in the evening.


  1. I think it's nice that your hubs is so brand loyal. I like Heinz, too, because they have cool wide-mouth, upside down bottle. It cuts down on waste.

  2. Red hair runs in my family (my sisters and I all have various shades of red) but none of my nieces or nephews have it.

  3. I had to laugh at your comment on "Blood Vampires" One Monday I had my annual physical and she had a hard time finding a vein and the next day I went the health clinic where I volunteer twice a week, I looked liked I fit right in with the clientele.

  4. I am not quite ready to let the grays come on through.... so I "hide" them every 3-4 weeks!! Have a great week!

  5. Back when we still had some, we used Heinz exclusively. I think they still makes the best ketchup. OUCH, Blood Vampires! They have gotten one of my veins into collapse I think. It still hurts.

  6. Heck, I have a 20 minute drive and then a 10 minute park in a parking garage and that is getting old to me.

  7. Poor you! I'm the exact opposite when it's comes to blood and needles ect. . My veins are very complying.


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