saturday 9

Don't Sleep in the Subway

1) Subways can be bright and noisy. Do you need it dark and quiet before you can fall asleep? not especially

2) In this song, Petula encourages her lover to talk it out instead of walking out. Do you usually remain reasonable during a disagreement? I don't often have disagreements, so... I guess it depends on with whom I am disagreeing

3) Petula was a child star in England during WWII. Her BBC broadcasts were very popular with the British troops, who nicknamed her The Singing Sweetheart. Soldiers pasted her photo onto their tanks for luck as they went into battle. Do you have any little rituals or good luck charms that calm/comfort you when you're afraid? I have daily routines that I stick to, I suppose that's the same thing

4) Now 84, she recently told London's Daily Mail that she's surprised and thrilled to have found love again with a new man. Do you believe you'll ever be too old for romance? I don't think I'll ever be too old, no

5) Her family is far flung. She lives in London, her middle daughter is in Paris, her son is in Los Angeles and her oldest daughter lives in New York with Petula's two grandchildren. Who is your nearest friend or relative? Which one is farthest away? my oldest sister lives around the block and my Virginia sister is about a 20 hour drive away

6) In 1967, when this song was popular, Rolling Stone published its first issue. John Lennon was on the cover. Publisher Jann Wenner reports that, either individually or as a group, the members of The Beatles have appeared on the most Rolling Stone covers. What's the first Beatle song that comes to mind? "Yellow Submarine" it is not my favorite, but it's the first that pops into my head

7) In 1967, Star Trek was in its second season on NBC. Who is your favorite Star Trek character? Scotty (I liked his accent)

8) RANDOM QUESTION: When you slip into jeans or slacks, which foot do you put in first? left

9) As you considered #8, did you mime pulling on your pants? I didn't have to, I do everything left side first


The Gal Herself said...

Now I've got Scotty's voice in my head. Funny, I don't think I've ever seen a complete episode of Star Trek, but I know so much about the show because I have Trekkie friends.

CountryDew said...

A 20 hour drive to the far north, eh? That's a long time in a car. At that rate I will never get further than New York, since my husband won't motel-hop, forcing us to vacation anywhere within a day's drive of SW VA.

Diana_CT said...

I though Yellow Submarine was a stupid song. It sounded like they were tripping on acid when they wrote that.

Stacy said...

Aye, Captain. Scotty was awesome. :)

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Scotty was awesome. Actually it's hard to pick a favorite.

And, my daily routines are what saved my sanity. Wait, I'm not insane yet, right? lol.

I am Harriet said...

My sister lives like 3000 miles away from me. Luckily, we have been good about visiting one another in recent years.

Bev Sykes said...

You seem to be the rare person in this group who goes left leg first! I'm left-handed and feel I'm strongly "left-sided," but have always gone right-leg first.