Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday 9: We Got Each Other

Saturday 9: As Long as We Got Each Other (Theme from Growing Pains)

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

1) This is the theme from the 1980s sitcom, Growing Pains. Alan Thicke played Dr. Jason Seaver, one of TVs popular dads. Who is your favorite TV dad?

A. Pa (Charles Ingalls) on Little House on the Prairie, played by Michael Landon.

2) Joanna Kearns, who played Jason's wife, reports that she teased her costar by calling him, "Al," a nickname he hated. Is there someone in your life that you enjoy needling?

A. I am not really much on teasing, but for some reason my husband calls my nephew Elmo. His name is Chris. And I do tease my husband about various things occasionally.

3) For most of the series, the Seaver children each represented a "type." The oldest, Mike, was the trouble maker. The daughter, Carol, was the brainiac. Young Ben could be very high maintenance. Which of the Seaver kids were you most like when you were growing up?

A. I guess I would be most like Carol with a pinch of Mike thrown in for good measure.

4) In the song, BJ Thomas sings about being "the luckiest dreamer who never quit dreaming." If you could have any dream come true this Saturday, what would you wish for?

A. Good health.

5) When he mans the grill, Sam's father proudly wears the "Kiss the Chef" she gave him for Father's Day years ago. Tell us about a gift you gave someone that was a hit.

A. I gave my brother a copper chef cooking thingy that he seemed to like. He enjoys cooking. I, however, do not.

6) Sam's dad takes his grilling very seriously and jealously guards his special marinade recipe. Do you have a secret you haven't even shared with family members?

A. No. At least, not in the cooking department. Because of that not liking to cook thing I don't exactly do recipes well.

7) He recommends using a grill basket when barbecuing vegetables so you don't have to worry about them falling through the grill. Share one of your culinary tips with us.

A. Turn on the eye on the stove when you want the water in the pot to boil.

8) Sam's father hates it when she swears. What's the last curse word you used?

A. Just pick one. I can swear with the best of them and I'm sure the words have been dropping like flies around spilled ketchup lately.

9) Sam's father satisfies his afternoon sugar craving with an almost endless stream of Butter Rum Lifesavers. When you crave a snack, do you usually want something sweet or salty?

A. Sweet. And chocolate. But you knew that.


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14 comments:

  1. Was it just spilled ketchup or did the bottle break, too? It's those tiny glass shards that make me nuts.

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    1. Oh, that was just a metaphor. But ketchup sure is messy.

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  2. I hope that wish comes true!
    I'm jealous...I sit and watch that Copper Chef infomercial every time I come across it.

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    1. I didn't even know Copper Chef was a thing; a friend who cooks suggested it.

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  3. I have wondered about that Copper cookware. I have seen it at Walmart.

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    1. Apparently it gets raves from local cooks.

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  4. I'll wish for good health for you too! I like to cook! In school I was more like "Carol" but the few that knew me well.... they knew there was quite a bit of "Mike" in me. I'm with you on the sweet & chocolate! 😉

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    1. Thank you for the good wishes. Sometimes us quiet ones were the ones they should have been watching, I think.

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  5. I think we all of us need to start a swear jar. Sounds like we'd have enough to take a lovely vacation (or even retire) PDQ! :)

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    1. Ha. You may have a point there. I know mine would fill up fast.

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  6. Wishing you improved health! :) And chocolate = bliss!

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    1. Doesn't it, though? Ah, chocolate. How I love thee.

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  7. Good health is probably the best wish. Hope you get what you wish for.

    I don't like to cook, either. But I can microwave a mean frozen dinner!

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