saturday 9

It's Not Unusual

1) In this song, Tom sings that "it's not unusual to go out at any time." Will you be "out and about" this weekend? I was out and about for lunch with friends today and should be out and about for a brunch date tomorrow, weather dependent.

2) Before his music career took off, Tom supported himself and his young family by working as a vacuum cleaner salesman. Could the room you're in right now benefit from a thorough cleaning with a vacuum? my whole apartment

3) You can purchase a verified Tom Jones autograph on eBay for $299 (or the best offer). When you were growing up, did you collect signatures and sayings from your friends? (Autograph book? Yearbook? Cast?) in my yearbooks, yes

4) At the height of his popularity, female fans would throw their panties onstage at Tom Jones. Sam can't imagine doing this, and not just because she's not that crazy about Tom Jones. She'd be embarrassed because her underwear drawer could use a serious refresh. If you could choose one new article of clothing to add to your wardrobe today, what would it be? I've had my eye on a hot pink sweater

5) "Tom Jones" is also the name of character in a famous 18th century novel. Tell us about a character from a book you wish you were friends with in real life. the pirate Mad Hanna Mabbot from Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown would be quite an amusing friend

6) When this song was popular in March 1965, Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex and the City fame was born. Do you share your birthday with anyone famous? I have the same birthday as Kate Jackson, one of Charlie's Angels

7) Also in 1965, when this song was a hit, Americans were riveted by the Gemini space program and children all over the country wanted to be astronauts. Think back to your childhood: When you were in first or second grade, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be happy! And I am.

8) Fifty years ago, the most popular headache reliever was aspirin, and you could buy a bottle of 200 tablets for just $1. Do you have any aspirin in your medicine chest right now? I don't have aspirin, no, I have acetaminophen

9) Random question: You've just entered a public restroom. Would you rather find a paper towel dispenser or hot air hand dryer? towels


I am Harriet said...

I say go for the pink sweater. You deserve it :)

CountryDew said...

I am so jealous that you share a birthday with Kate Jackson. She has always been one of my favorite actresses and I loved her in Charlie's Angels. I was 13 when that show started and I used to dream about running away from home (terrible home life) and going to live with her.

Terri D said...

Yes---go get that sweater!! I enjoyed your answers!

The Gal Herself said...

Last weekend I bought a hot pink tshirt. So I understand your retail lust.

Did you know Kate Jackson was the original choice for the wife in Kramer vs. Kramer? The producers wouldn't let her do it, Charlie's Angels had hard start/stop dates. The part instead went to ... oh, what's her name? ... oh yeah, Meryl Streep. It put Meryl on the map. I often wonder kind of career Kate Jackson would have had if she hadn't been tied to ABC and Charlie's Angels.

Paula said...

My aunt was sooooooooo in love with Tom Jones in the 70's! God rest her soul.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Absolutely! Be happy! And go get your hot pink sweater.. I just put the re-cycle to Good Will into a lovely, bright pink bag and thought, "Why am I doing this? It's my only pink bag!"

Helena said...

Number 7 says it all. That's the important goal in life!