saturday 9


1) In this song, "the lowdown" is an unpleasant truth. Tell us about a time when you had to do like Boz and give someone "the lowdown." last Wednesday, I had to tell a student he wouldn't get college credit for the course he's taking with me

2) The lowdown Boz delivers is about the woman his friend is seeing. Specifically, she's gossiping about his finances. If you discovered something negative about a friend's romantic partner, would you share it with your friend? Or would you keep it to yourself? it depends on how serious the information is--and if it's something that would put my friend in danger

3) Boz was born William Royce Scaggs, but in high school he was given the nickname "Bosley" -- later shortened to "Boz." His friends thought "Bosley" sounded nerdier than "Bill," and Scaggs was quite the music nerd. What is something you're nerdy about? pretty much everything--if you get me talking about books and reading and literacy you should be prepared for a long discussion

4) His son Austin Scaggs is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. What magazines are in the room you're in right now? I have an Entertainment Weekly (and old one) and a knitting magazine

5) Boz and his wife own a vineyard in Napa. Do you prefer white or red wine? I like lighter wines, like a zinfandel or rosé

6) In 1976, the year this song was popular, movie queen Elizabeth Taylor needed an escort to one of the nation's Bicentennial celebrations. Former Under Secretary of the Navy John Warner was asked to take her to the event, and within months he became her husband. Have you ever had a "blind date" that turned into a relationship? I have, but it didn't last terribly long--and we're still friendly

7) Also in 1976, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple in Jobs' parents' garage. Does your garage serve as your office, workshop or studio? Or is it just home to your car? I do not have a garage

8) The Bionic Woman premiered in 1976. Because of her "bionic parts," Jaimie Summers could run faster than most cars, had superhuman strength, and super-sensitive hearing. If you could have one of those qualities enhanced -- speed, strength or hearing -- which would you choose? I would take the strength

9) Random question: When you lean in for a kiss, do you tilt your head to the right or to the left? huh... I'm not sure, probably to the right


The Gal Herself said...

What do you mean, you're still "friendly?" I thought we talked about that earlier in the week! You can't be honest and still friendly with an ex! (I'm sorry. I don't know why I found her so fucking funny, but I did. Forgive me. I'll get it over it soon.)

CountryDew said...

Seems like we're a bunch of weaklings, all wanting strength!

I am Harriet said...

I like reading the bullseye in Entertainment Weekly. There is always something that cracks me up in it.

Stacy said...

I wouldn't mind a long conversation about books. All my bookish friends live in my laptop not in my "real" world. :(