Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday 9: Alone Again, Naturally

Saturday 9: Alone Again, Naturally (1971)

Not familiar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1. Friday was St. Patrick's Day, March 17th! Did you celebrate with green beer or a green milkshake?

A. No.

2. Did you remember to wear green?

A. I remembered but didn't worry about it. I never left the house.

3.  What color do you look best in?

A. Blue. It makes my hazel eyes look blue.

4. This week's featured artist, Gilbert O'Sullivan, was born in Waterford, Ireland. Waterford is famous for Waterford Crystal. Do you have glassware that you save for special occasions?

A. I seldom have special occasions, but I do have china that belonged to my husband's aunt that I never use. If it was dishwasher safe I might use it for day-to-day: you shouldn't wait 'cause you never know, but it is not dishwasher safe, and I hate to wash dishes.

5. This week's featured song includes the line, "To think that only yesterday I was cheerful, bright and gay." How were you feeling yesterday?

A. Lonely. Alone again, naturally.

6. It begins with reference to a wedding that didn't quite come off because the bride left the groom at the altar. When were you most recently at church? Was it for a holiday service, a regularly scheduled service, a special event (a wedding or baptism)?

A. I went to my father's baptism about a month ago.

7. In 1971, when this song was popular, Malibu Barbie was a big seller for Mattel. This doll had a perpetual tan. For a human to achieve this, a tanning bed or self tanner is usually required. Have you used either method to give yourself a tan?

A. I once tried a tanning bed for less than a 1 minute; I couldn't stand the closed-in feeling and removed myself from that thing as fast as I could. That was about 30 years ago when they looked like spaceship tubes. (I don't know what they look like now.) I have never used a self-tanner.

8. In March, 1971, James Taylor appeared on the cover of TIME magazine. What's your favorite James Taylor song?

A. Fire and Rain.

9. Random Question: What word or phrase do you hear yourself saying too often?

A. "I'm sorry." I apologize for everything. The sunshine, the rain, the mountains, the flatlands, the government, the state of people everywhere, standing up, sitting down, clearing my throat, sneezing, and breathing, ad nauseam. I've been trying to break myself of this in 2017; it was my only "resolution" - to stop apologizing when it wasn't/isn't my fault.


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  1. It makes me smile that you quoted John Denver. He's one of my favorites. His songs take me to a certain time and place in my life like nothing else.

  2. I say "I'm sorry" all the time, too. Usually, "I'm sorry, what?" if I didn't hear you.

    You perfectly described the way I felt in a tanning bed. And my experience wasn't that long ago. I just couldn't relax. I thought I'd just nap, but that didn't happen.

  3. I know what you mean about that tanning bed thing. I'd be nuts in about 45 seconds in one of those.

  4. Oh--the Sorry thing! I am quite the same.

  5. Tanning beds sound like coffins. Ugh!
    Fire and Rain, that's the song I was trying to remember. I could hear him singing it, but not all of it.
    Sorry you were lonely. To paraphrase JT, You just call out our names and remember where ever you are, we'll come running, to see you again.

  6. Sorry, I do sorry all the time too. I'm trying to do better though. My favorite James Taylor song is also Fire and Rain and I'm lonely quite often, sometimes even in crowds of people I know. Being alone is not bad but lonely in a crowd is the pits!


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