saturday 9

'65 Love Affair

1) The first line of this song is, "I was a car hop." Car hops used to take orders and bring diners food to eat in their cars. Today, the drive through lane has pretty much replaced car hops. Think about the last time you went to a fast food restaurant. Did you order at the counter or at the drive through window? the drive through

2) Mr. Davis sings that his girlfriend was "bad with her pom-poms." Presumably she was a cheerleader. Share one of your school's cheers. I have drawn a complete blank

3) The lyrics tell us he believes that if he could go back in time, his girl would still be his. If you could travel back in time to your high school years, what would you enjoy doing again? What would you do differently? I would take more pictures and I would re-do my drama club years

4) During his performing days, Paul Davis sported a full beard and flowing hair. We're using that to check your powers of observation and recollection. Think of the last man you spoke to. Who was he? Describe his hair, and tell us whether he was clean shaven. clean shaven and short, groomed hair

5) Paul Davis was born in Meridian, MS, and that's where he returned to when he went into semi-retirement in 1982. Meridian's biggest employer is the Naval Air Station in Meridian. Do you know anyone who is currently in, or employed by, the military? I have a couple of former students in the military

6) He was a pool player and a golfer. Which sport are you better at? if mini-golf counts, then that

7) Sadly, he died in 2008, on the day after his 60th birthday. His best friend remembers him as "a homebody," who enjoyed staying up long into the night with his friends, playing and listening to music. Describe your perfect way to spend an evening. if I don't have to worry about school the next day, I would watch a little TV and then listen to a book while knitting--or read on my Nook

8) The publishing rights to "'65 Love Affair," as well as Paul Davis' bigger hits ("Cool Night" and "I Go Crazy"), are owned by another Paul -- Paul McCartney. Sir Paul's MPL Publishing Company has made him a very rich man, and Paul says that's because he chose to invest in music, something he loves. What about you? If you were to invest in a business or industry you love, which would you choose? oh brother--I would hire someone to invest for me

9) Random question --You're at a party and one of your host's best friends is a real egghead who tries to draw you into a conversation about paradigmatic counter existentialism. Would you: a) just listen politely while letting your mind wander; b) admit you don't know what the hell he's talking about; c) explain why you personally feel that the counter existential paradigm just adds unnecessary complexity to the individual's search for meaning? If I don't know the host's egghead friend, I might play dumb and go with B, if I do know him, I'll go with C


The Gal Herself said...

Mini golf! That's a brilliant choice!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Mini golf is a lot of fun. I like pitch and putt, too.

The library here is starting to rent downloads of audiobooks. I tried one but never finished it. It was done in an Kenyan/English patois and pretty hard to follow.

Have a great week, my friend. I hope the kids are all like angels and only the teeniest bit devilish. Puckishness is ok, yes? ;o)

Stacy said...

Mini golf is a good choice...and lots of fun!
I'd probably need to hire someone to invest for me, too. If I didn't want to end up broke, that is.

I am Harriet said...

I had a Nook. It was awesome however, these days I am an Audible person.

Diana_CT said...

I love mini-golf, the last time I played was at a senior center outing and we had a ball.