Saturday, June 25, 2022

Saturday 9: Better Now

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

1) In this song, Post Malone tries to assure his ex that he's better now . . .  but he's not. He's still hurting. Have you recently told someone you were fine when you weren't?

A. Every single day.
2) He and his girl were so close he introduced her to his extended family, and now his aunts and uncles wonder where she's gone. Have you remained close to an ex's friends/family?

A. I don't have an ex.
3) He sings that he never meant to let her down. What about you? Have you recently encountered anything -- big or small -- that didn't live up to your expectations?

A. Yes. The hospital never lives up to my expectations, the Supreme Court does not live up to my expectations, nor does any politician, for that matter.

4) Post recently announced he will soon become a father for the first time. Do you know anyone who is currently expecting a baby?

A. Not at the moment but give it nine months and we all will know someone expecting a baby.

5) Before making it big as a musician, he supported himself as a wedding DJ. Think back to the last wedding you attended. Did they have a live band or a DJ?

A. I can't remember the last wedding I attended, but I think it would have been a DJ.
6) Not satisfied being a successful musician, Post has branched out and introduced his own rose wine, Maison No. 9. Will you replenish your beer/wine/spirits this weekend?

A. I don't drink alcohol.
7) Post Malone has more than 70 different tattoos. He designs them himself and is so into ink that he has tattooed his friends. Would you trust a friend or relative to do your body art (tattoo or piercing)? Or would you go to a licensed professional?

A. I would not get a tattoo, but if I changed my mind, I would prefer a licensed professional.
8) In 2018, when this song was popular, Sears filed for bankruptcy. In the 1970s, Sears was known as the place "Where America Shops." As of 2021, there were only 23 Sears stores left. Did you ever shop at Sears, either at the store or through the catalog?

A. We used to shop at Sears all the time. When I was a child, getting the big Sears catalogue so we could go through and mark things we'd like for Christmas was a highlight of the season. And then to go into Sears to see Santa and all of the toys - it was overwhelming! So much stuff! So much jolly ho-ho-ho-ing. Such magic! They devoted the whole top floor of a three-story building to toys. It was a children's paradise.

9) Random question: What's your favorite way to spend an evening at home alone?

A. Reading a book.

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  1. I miss Sears. It was such a part of life and now just gone.
    I also enjoy reading a book when I am alone. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!

  2. #8 The Sears store had toys for all ages on the top floor, toys for the children and tools for the dads.

  3. #1 -- You and me both!

    #8 -- I wrote about Care Bears for a Sears Wish Book in the 1980s and it made me very, very happy to think of all the wee ones poring over it, like little you did.

  4. #4 - :( I'm afraid you are too right.
    I remember the Sears catalog. It was our wish book and we went through it pretty much every day.

  5. Yep, I don't care what side you're on...the politicians are nothing but disappointing. I learned when I worked on the 2012 campaign that none of the folks in the political machine give a rat's behind about the issues and what the interests and concerns of the people are. It's all about winning, keeping the power or regaining the power and nothing more.

  6. Oh Lordy, yes on 4. And, The Supreme Court's Idiots majority have spoken.


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