saturday 9

Venus in Blue Jeans

1) Like the dream girl described in this song, Sam is wearing jeans as she composes this Saturday 9. Is there a lot of denim in your wardrobe? yes--lots of denim, blue jeans, black jeans, and all sorts of other colors

2) Jimmy Clanton likens this girl to the Venus de Milo, the ancient Greek sculpture made of marble and now on display at the Louvre. Is there any marble in your home? no marble (I've lost my marbles)

3) He refers to his girl as "Mona Lisa with a pony tail." The Mona Lisa is also at the Louvre. What's the last museum you visited? I went to an art gallery, if that counts, not too long ago

4) This girl is so awesome, she's the 8th Wonder of the World! Without looking it up, could you name the other 7? man, oh man, I used to be able to

5) Jimmy Clanton spent his entire professional life behind a microphone. After he quit selling records, he began spinning them as a DJ. Do you consider the sound of your voice one of your better qualities? I have a pretty pleasant radio voice--and my students comment that they never get bored listening to me because I use a lot of inflection

6) At age 80, Mr. Clanton still performs. He averaged an appearance/month in 2018. Some of his fans were surprised that he has let his pompadour go completely white. Do you color your hair? no, I don't

7) In 1962, when this song was popular, Americans were reading about 5-year-old First Daughter, Caroline Kennedy, and her pony, Macaroni. Tell us about a pet you had when you were very young. my first dog was a curly-haired dachshund with a name as long as his body: Figaro J. Junior Maxwell Hyde DeFranco Ladner (and I have no idea where we came up with all those names)

8) Decades later, Caroline Kennedy was the first woman to serve as US Ambassador to Japan. Have you ever been to Asia? I have zero interest in traveling to Asia

9) Random question: When talking among themselves, who do you think is more open and honest about sex -- men or women? women


Bev Sykes said...

What a great dog name. What did you call him for short?

Stacy said...

Look who is one of the first to post this week!
"Lost your marbles." HA!
What a tag for a little dog! I'm curious along with Bev. What did you call him for short?
#8 You and me, both.

CountryDew said...

Right before my parents separated, back in the early 1990s, for Christmas I gave them both a bag of marbles. They opened the presents and looked at each other. "I think you've all lost yours so I thought I would replace them," I told them. It didn't go over well. I still think it was funny. And pointed. Congrats on the early posting!

Jodi said...

Oh my goodness.. that's a lot of names for a dog..lol Have a great Saturday!

Diana_CT said...

I wish that I had a voice like yours.

The Gal Herself said...

Was your dachshund pedigreed? I hear the paperwork demands a very long name.

Like Diana, I'm jealous of your voice. (And your speed reading, and your dad ...)

Nonnie said...

You win on the dachshund name. Our Max was Maximilian Von Heineken!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

You've lost your marbles? I think NOT> Lol
And yes, Art Galleries count! You are just seeing the piece before it ends up in a Museum.
Your little dog had a name befitting a very long doggie!

Lori said...

I love your dog's name! That is awesome!
I wish I could sing. It just isn't happening anymore. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


annie said...

Love the dog's name! One of a kind. :) Enjoyed reading your answers.