Saturday, May 07, 2016

Saturday 9: Mama

Saturday 9: Mama (2015)

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1) Gamal Lewis got the nickname "LunchMoney" in 10th grade because of his round cheeks and because lunch was his favorite part of the school day. What do you recall about lunchtime in the school cafeteria?

A. When I was in high school, at least twice I managed to throw my retainers in the trash bins, and I then missed sixth period to go toss myself into said bins and hunt for the darned thing. I found it each time, wrapped in a napkin. I would take it home, boil it in bleach water, and use it. It was either that or tell my parents I lost them, and they were expensive.

2) His father and uncle were members of the band Inner Circle. Their song, "Bad Boys" was the theme to the reality show Cops. What reality show have you seen recently?

A. Survivor is the only one I watch.

3) In this song, Mr. Lewis sings that his mama taught him how to put on pajamas. What did you wear to bed last night?

A. A nightgown.

4) He claims he can't ever lie to his mama because she'll hear it in his voice. Are you a convincing liar?

A. I don't think so.

5) LunchMoney sings that his mama made him chicken soup when he was sick. Do you eat soup all year around, only during winter months, or just when you're battling a cold?

A. I eat soup all year round.

6) The lyrics tell us that when her son was hungry, Mama reliably whipped something up. What's the last food you prepared?

A. I had an egg sandwich.

7) He also sings that his mama always made sure he had a few dollars in his pocket. Let's talk about you and money. Did you more recently lend or borrow it?

A. Borrowed it from the bank.

8) Mother's Day is for grandmothers, too. Sam grew up calling her grandmother "Grandgran." Did you have a nickname for your grandmother?

A. I just called her Grandma.

9) To celebrate Mother's Day, Sam is giving away her own mother's favorite candy: Hershey Bars. Would you prefer milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate with almonds?

A. Dark chocolate.


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  1. Borrow from a bank is good advice. I loaned money to a friend once and it was like pulling teeth to get my money back.

    1. It is better not to lend money to friends or family, or borrow from them, either. If it is not a gift, best not to take it or expect it back.

  2. Around here, they have kind of like insurance on retainers for the kids who lose or break them. I'm with you, though, I distinctly remember the punishment for losing my retainer.

    1. I doubt they had that when I was growing up. It's a good idea.

  3. I used to lose my retainer like that all the time. Only I didn't disinfect it at all. In fact (shudder) I may have just popped it back in. When I look back on all the obviously stupid things I've done, sometimes I wonder why I'm still alive.

    1. I wonder that myself about myself sometimes.

  4. Oh my gosh! I'm definitely having an egg sandwich today! I haven't made one of those in forever. Thanks for the reminder.

    Also, retainers. Yuck.

    1. I hope you enjoy your egg sandwich!

  5. Fried egg sandwiches were one of my favorite foods. Retainers.... Whooooo boy. Our four kids had them and some how they never lost them not while they were stil home anyway.
    I'm hooked on HGTV shows and fishing.

  6. About every kid that I knew threw a retainer or two into the garbage at some time. Don't feel bad.

    1. I don't now. But I certainly did then. I am sure I wasn't the only one, but I sure seemed to be.

  7. I remember lots of kids tossing their retainers so you had lots of company on that one.
    Survivor...I haven't watched that one since the first season.

  8. 2 - Do not watch reality TV
    3 - Pajamas
    4 - Sometimes
    5 - Soup ear-round, depending on weather/mood
    6 - Breakfast
    9 - Dark chocolate


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