Saturday, April 02, 2016

Saturday 9: Fool

Saturday 9: Fool on the Hill (1967)

Unfamiliar with today's song? We can't help you. The YouTube copyright police have removed the Beatles' version. (Bad copyright police!)

1) Friday was April Fool's Day. Did you pull any pranks? Did anyone put anything over on you?

A. I do not like April Fool's Day. No one pranked me, but I had one helluva bad day.

2) The practice of playing tricks on one another on April 1 dates back at least to the 14th century and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales includes a mention of it. Geoffrey Chaucer has been called England's greatest poet. Quote a bit of poetry for us. (It doesn't have to be English, or great.)

A. Come live with me and be my love,
    and we shall all the pleasures prove
    that hills and valleys, dale and fields,
    and all the craggy mountains yield.
                                        - The Passionate Shepherd, by C. Marlowe

3) Beatle Paul is a huge Elvis fan and is happy to own the bass that was played on Elvis' 1954 recording of "That's All Right, Mama." Tell us about one of your prized possessions.

A. My wedding band is of plain white gold, small and thin.

4) In contrast to his easygoing persona, Sir Paul has been described by former band mate Ringo Starr as strong willed and "determined to get his own way." Do you consider yourself strong willed and determined? Or are you more easy going?

A. Apparently I am an uptight, anxiety-ridden bitch. I suppose that puts me in the "strong willed and determined" camp. Sort of.

5) The Beatles once bought a Greek island, planning to live and record there, but sold it after a few months because it started to seem like a bad, expensive idea. Tell us about a purchase that gave you buyer's remorse.

A. We bought a 1999 Ford Taurus that had more problems than a gnome with a stick stuck up his nose. We finally traded it in on another one, and lost money in the process on a "non-transferable" warranty we'd purchased with the car. Now I drive a Toyota.

6) Legend has it that the Beatles officially broke up in Disney World. John Lennon was staying at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort when he received and signed the court papers that dissolved the group. Have you ever conducted business while on vacation?

A. I'm a writer. I have written many a thing whilst on vacation, some of which ended up published, some not. So yes, I have conducted business while on vacation.

7) George Harrison loved puttering around in the garden and dedicated his autobiography to "gardeners everywhere." Do you have a green thumb?

A. I have a rose garden. When I was well, I kept it up very nicely; now it is lucky if the poor plants are fed once a year and the old roses cut back. Generally things I plant grow well, if I am well.

8) Ringo regrets not having saved more Beatles memorabilia, which he realizes now would be worth a fortune. Are you a pack rat?

A. A bit. I still have my high school annuals, a few things like that. Lots of books and a few old computers that I don't know what to do with. Maybe I should take the hard drives out of those and let my husband use them for target practice.

9) Random question: Which do you prefer, Girl Scout cookies or Boy Scout popcorn?

A. Neither one.


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  1. Replies
    1. yep, girl scout cookies are highly over rated lol

  2. I'm sorry you seem to have hit another rough patch (or maybe, like me this year, you just find yourself operating out of a trough).

    I have at least two -- maybe more --laptops in my closet. Sigh. I really should do something with them. When it comes to clutter and junk, there are a lot of things I really should do.

  3. Actually giving your hard drives to your husband to use as for target practice is a good idea. I drill holes through mine.

  4. Writing on vacation seems like a great idea! I guess if it is your "job" it is technically work, but being on vacation may be more inspiring!

  5. I think that 'strong willed' definition is in the eyes of the one defining it.

  6. Hope you get some "Up" weeks/days this coming month. Passion is being confused by someone as being something it is not. Let it run away down a muddy little stream of all insults... give it a "Meh!" as it goes.


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