saturday 9

Come Monday

1) What will you be doing come Monday (Labor Day)? I have nothing planned

2) This song is about a performer who is "heading up to San Francisco for the Labor Day weekend show." When you think of San Francisco, what's the first thing that comes to mind? steep hills and trolleys

3) As he sings, Buffett tells us he's wearing Hush Puppies casual shoes. What's on your feet as you answer these nine questions? my feet are bare *insert toe wiggles*

4) So many Jimmy Buffett songs take place on or around the water. When was the last time you were on a boat? oh, wow, I can't even remember... it's been more than a decade, I believe

5) Everyone knows Jimmy Buffett can write music, but he also has more than half a dozen books to his credit. What's the last book you read? I started reading my September book group selection Reconstructing Amelia last night, I hope to finish it this week

6) Jimmy's persona is that of a simple beach bum, but in reality he's a conglomerate, with his own beverage company, more than a dozen restaurants and a couple hotels. He's so successful he has several homes, including a luxury mansion in the Hamptons! If you, like Buffett, could just take off and spend Labor Day weekend anywhere, where would you go? Who would you take along? I actually like just hanging around on Labor Day

7) This weekend may offer a golden opportunity for napping and sleeping in. Do you snore? yes

8) Labor Day was introduced to celebrate the achievements of the American worker. Yet this Recession has taken its toll on many of us laborers. Sam's brother, a movie projectionist, hasn't worked full-time in his chosen profession in more than a year. Is anyone close to you struggling with unemployment or underemployment? (If so, they are in our thoughts this weekend, too.) does it count that I'm working without a contract??

9) Onto something happier ... Labor Day traditionally marks the beginning of the new school year. When she was a kid, Samantha was crazy for her brand new box of 96 Crayola Crayons. It even had a sharpener in the back! What do you remember about preparing to go back to school? If you're a parent with schoolage kids, are they ready? I still get a giddy rush when it's back to school time--I LOVE shopping for supplies for my classroom (even though I spend my own money)


Diana_CT said...

A friend didn't have her contract renewed and she just found a teaching position at another school last week.

The Gal Herself said...

What does that mean -- that you're working without a contract?

And come now, you'd rather just hang out at home on Labor Day than cruise Lake Como with George?

I am Harriet said...

I can't remember the last time I was on a boat either. Heck, I'm surrounded by corn and soybeans here....