Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday 9: Cheerleader

Saturday 9: Cheerleader (2014)

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

1) Homecoming and football make this an important time of year for cheerleaders. Were you a cheerleader, or did you date one?
That's me on the right with my flute and long hair.
A. No. I played in the high school band, and I was a nerd. 

2) Beyond cheerleaders and the big game, homecoming is a time for parades. Have you ever ridden on a float?

A. When I was in the high school band, we marched in parades. Does that count?

3) OMI sings that his girl is always there when he needs her. Who do you know you can always count on?
A. My husband, my brother, several of my friends. I consider myself fortunate in that.

4) This video features a sandy beach, a rocky shore and palm trees. What do you see outside your window right now?

A. Changing deciduous trees as Autumn begins to redress the colors of the farm.

5) In the lyrics we hear that his cheerleader girlfriend is "like a genie in a bottle." Who would rather hang around with? Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie or Samantha from Bewitched?

A. Samantha. She was smart and cool. And she had that nose twitching thing going for her. We would have been great friends.

6) OMI is from Jamaica. Have you ever visited that island country?

A. No.
7) Christopher Columbus landed in Jamaica in 1494. Columbus Day will soon be upon us (October 12). Is it a big deal in your community?
A. It's just a bank and government holiday.
8) Queen Elizabeth is Jamaica's head of state. Her Majesty is now 89 years old and a great grandmother. Who is the oldest person in your life?
A. My father's mother is 95 years old. Unfortunately, she lives in California and I haven't seen her since about 1987. We talked on the phone until she lost her hearing. Now I send her a card or a note sometimes, but I am not sure she gets them at the nursing home. On my mother's side, one of my great-great aunts died when she was 107. But probably the oldest person who is actually involved in my life is my mother-in-law, who is 82 (I think).

9) Her Majesty was named Elizabeth Alexandra Mary after three of her relatives, who also were queens. Were you named after anyone?
A. Not really. My paternal grandfather thought maybe my middle name, spelled differently, was a take on his name, but my mother always told me it wasn't. I like to think it was a happy accident.

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  1. Your answer to #9 made me smile because I have a similar story. My dad had an eccentric aunt with my name. My mom changed the spelling when she named me because she didn't want anyone to think I was named for that woman.

  2. autumn must be so pretty, seeing the leaves change color. my sister's sister-in-law likes to think that my niece is named after her, just spelled differently, but it was a name my sister had always liked, years before meeting her sister-in-law. but she likes to take credit for my sister naming my niece her name. :/

  3. Where I went to high school they were too snobby to do the marching band thing. Then I moved to a more rural area where marching bands are big so I regained my childhood by getting involved with my kids in marching band.

  4. Ick, not a fan of this song. Never been a cheerleader, though a friend was on the pom squad. I was in a few parades in college, both on a float and marching. Changing leaves and sunshine outside the window today -- looks a lot warmer than it is.


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