Saturday, September 09, 2017

Saturday 9: Sign of the Times

Saturday 9: Sign of the Times (2017)

. . . because Cat recommended Harry Styles

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

1) In this song, Harry sings, "We don't talk enough, we should open up before it's all too much." When you have something serious on your mind, who do you share it with?

A. My husband, usually. I also have a few friends I talk to. And sometimes I use Eliza. Ever used Eliza? Here's a link. Check her out. She was the first computer therapist. If that doesn't work, then I bitch in my journal. Sometimes I might even share something serious with the world by writing it on this blog.

2) As a kid, Harry wanted to be a lawyer because he can see "both sides." Are you good at seeing both sides of an argument?

A. I am. It comes from being a news reporter, from training, and from just being me. I had to learn to keep myself out of situations, stand back and watch, and not form an opinion. Of course, I usually had an opinion - kind of hard to live in the world without one - but I kept it to myself and out of my work.

3) He can't decide which is favorite color -- orange or blue. Help Harry out: which of those colors do you prefer?

A. Blue.

4) Harry says he prefers older women, but would never go out with someone older than his mother. Do you think age disparity matters in romance?

A. To a point. I have a friend in her late 50s who has a husband in his early 80s; she's kind of stuck being a nurse now. But when he was 50 and she was 30, it didn't seem like such a big deal. My husband and I are only four years apart; I don't think that matters at all.

5) He admits to a big crush on Adele, who is six years older than he is. Who are you crushing on right now? (It doesn't have to be a celebrity.)

A. I have a girl crush on Wonder Woman from the movie. And maybe one on Supergirl on the CW.

6) It makes Harry's skin crawl when he sees people use their teeth to open bottles. What creeps you out?

A. Snakes. Actually, being in public any more is kind of creepy. People are so angry at everything. And they have germs. Germs creep me out.

7) When he's on the road, his go-to food is tacos. Do you like Mexican food?

A. No, I do not.

8) Harry has never smoked. Have you ever been a smoker? If you quit, how did you successfully kick the habit?

A. Never smoked, so never had a habit to kick. I do wish they had chocolate patches like they do nicotine patches. It would help.

9) Random Question: As she pulls out of her parking space, an elderly woman in an old car scrapes an expensive car. Then she drives away. You witness the whole thing. Do you make a note of her license plate and leave it for the owner of the expensive car? Or do you just mind your own business?

A. That's a tough question. I think I'd write down the license plate, if I were quick enough to think to get it, and then examine the damage. If it doesn't look to bad (a little ding) I would probably go on my way and mind my own business. But if it looked serious (fender is off), I hope I would hang around and tell the person that I saw what happened and give the number. Failing the hanging around part, I hope I would leave a note. But you never know how you're really going to respond to such things. I mean, I might be having a really bad day and be in a hurry or something. That shouldn't impact "doing the right thing" but it does.


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  1. Though I didn't mention it in my answer, I am also a journal dumper. I have always poured my heart out in my journals...all that stuff I feel, but can't or shouldn't say out loud. Having that place to vent has probably saved me countless times over. I used to feel that way about blogging, but after my son intentionally snooped and found an anonymous blog I kept and got highly pissed off, I don't do that...which is kind of sad because that blog was very popular and I got a lot of great feedback and insights from visitors. But, lesson learned...there is no such thing as anonymous on the internet.

  2. OMG OMG OMG!!! I LOVE Wonder Woman. She was so made for that role. I can't wait to see her again. I love that she was not an ego-based character yet, she kicked butt.

  3. #9 is just what I wanted to say! Thank you for articulating what I was unable to!

  4. Chocolate patches would be great. But, it's the micro "something or others" that do the most good. I bet only the caffeine would be in them. Thanks for Eliza link. And, your answer to 9 was great. It seems very honest and probably the most likely reaction. heehee


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