Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday 9: Boombastic

Saturday 9: Mr. Boombastic (1995)

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

1) This song is a rather shameless come-on by an accomplished ladies' man. Do you enjoy flirting?

A. No. I do not care to be either the flirter or the flirtee.

2) Shaggy sings that he's like a turtle coming out of his shell. Do you think turtles, snakes and lizards make good pets? Or would you prefer a companion animal that has fur or feathers?

A. I would prefer a dog, if I weren't allergic to dog hair.

3) He also sings that if you don't feel like driving, you should hand him the keys. Are you comfortable letting others drive your car?

A. Depends on the person.

4) He tries to woo the girl with the promise of a bubble bath. Do you enjoy relaxing in the tub? Or do you view baths and showers as simply part of your hygiene routine, like brushing your teeth?

A. I shower daily. It's part of my hygiene routine.

5) Born Orville Burrell, Shaggy took his stage name from his shaggy hair. Using your hair as inspiration, what would your stage name be?

A. Soft white and Brown. Sort of like Captain and Tennille.

6) Sam admits she hadn't thought about this 20+ year old song in years, until she heard it on a Chase Bank commercial. According to the Federal Reserve Bank, checkwriting dropped more than 50% between 2000 and 2010. Who received the last check you wrote?

A. My hairdresser.

7 Which would you prefer to receive in a birthday card: a $25 check or a $20 Target gift card?

A. The check.

8) Sam's mother refuses to pay bills online. All the news stories about data breaches scare her. Have you ever been hacked? If so, did it take long to get the situation resolved?

A. I have not been hacked, but I have had my credit card number stolen. It was scary, but the bank worked with me, as did the police.

9) In 1995, when this song was popular, Michael Jordan "unretired" and returned to the Chicago Bulls. Tell us about a decision you made that you wish you could undo.

A. I worked for an attorney from 1983-1985. If I had it to do over again, I would have stayed there a lot longer - like until he retired in 2002. It would have been better for us financially and probably less stressful for me. The only thing I don't know is if I would have gone on to college and obtained my degrees if I had kept the job, since I left to go back to college. And I wouldn't have wanted to have missed out on that. Maybe I could have found a way to do both at some point.


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  1. How I wanted a Tenille haircut! Kind of a modified Dorothy Hamill, right? My hair just goes its own way too much.

  2. Yes, it is scary when someone steals from you, you feel violated. I had some workers in my house doing plumbing work, a couple of weeks later I found out five checks from the back of the pad were missing. I put a stop payment on them and it cost me $125, but no one ever tried cashing them.

  3. Credit card companies are usually pretty good when I call up to dispute a charge. It's usually pretty obvious that I was not at a Best Buy in Seattle buying $300 worth of games at the very same time I was at Walmart picking up groceries.

  4. It is such a pain getting hacked. We've had it happen to one or both of us at least 4 times. We avoid certain things, but still use the cards a great deal. Other than having to go fill out papers at the bank and wait for the new card to come, we haven't been hit too badly and our bank has always reimbursed the amount of the fraudulent charges.


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