Saturday, March 25, 2023

Saturday 9: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

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

1) In this week's song, BJ Thomas sings that he knows it won't be long until he finds happiness. What are you looking forward to today? What's going to make you smile?

A. I need to pick out my next read. That's always fun. Also, Saturday is "change the linens" day and I love falling asleep with fresh sheets.

2) BJ Thomas met his wife Gloria at a bar. She was there with his drummer, but BJ let his friend know he felt a connection to Gloria and was going to drive her home. BJ and Gloria were married for 50 years, until his death. Have you and a friend ever found yourselves attracted to the same person? If yes, how did you handle it?

A. That has never happened to me.
3) This song is from Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, which has been called "the most entertaining Western ever made." Do you enjoy Westerns?

A. Not particularly.

4) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of the most popular movies Paul Newman made, but he liked to say his "favorite role is philanthropist." He raised an amazing $500 million for children's charities through his Newman's Own brand. The most popular Newman's Own product is salad dressing. What flavor of salad dressing would we find in your kitchen right now?

A. Kraft Thousand Island.
5) Burt Bacharach won the first of his three Oscars for this song. Yet 20th Century Fox originally wanted to cut the song from the movie, maintaining that that song and the famous "bicycle sequence" between Paul Newman and Katharine Ross were anachronistic and made the movie too long. Burt and the movie's director George Roy Hill fought for it, insisting that it helped define the optimistic character of Butch. Tell us about a time you were glad you stood your ground.

A. I'm not sure that any of the times I stood my ground were ultimately beneficial to me.

6) Edith Head also won an Oscar for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. She said that Robert Redford, who played Sundance, presented a wardrobe problem. His jawline is too strong so she had to create special wider-brimmed hats to balance it. If you could magically change one of your physical features, which would you choose? And which feature would you never change?

A. I would be thinner. My skin seems to be my best feature, as it's one thing I frequently receive compliments on, so that. And my eyes, even though they give away my feelings.

7) In 1969, when this song was a hit, The Beatles played their last concert on the roof of Abbey Road Studios. When did you last climb onto the roof?

A. A very long time ago.

8) Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries sold at a brisk pace at Christmastime 1969. They're still popular today. Were you a fan?

A. I actually read a Nancy Drew Book earlier this year. I was and still am a fan.

9) Random question: Do you consider yourself old fashioned?

A. Yes.


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  1. Yes, clean linens are the best. I wonder if I'd still enjoy Nancy Drew. Maybe I'll pick one up again soon.

  2. I love the first night of sleep on fresh sheets, too. Tim usually goes to bed before I do so I always warn him not to muck up my side of the bed before I get to enjoy the clean sheets. You and a couple of others are making me think that maybe I'll reread my Trixie Beldon mysteries and see if they stand the test of time.

  3. Have you read The Nightengale by Kristen Hannah? I have heard it is really good. I have it on hold. She is such a great author.
    My eyes give me away too. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend. ♥

  4. We fell out of all the rhythms of weekly chores the last broken limb of mine crunched into our lives. It's such a good habit to have. One of the children's books that I found among my mother's books, when she passed away, was *Pollyanna*. And so I read it again.


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