saturday 9

Two Divided by Love

1) Sam's teacher told her she'd use math every day. What's the last math problem you solved? (Did you add to/subtract from the balance of your checkbook ... use division to figure out how much you'd save with 25% off that sweater ...) I had to calculate what time I should leave my house to meet up with a friend who's traveling a distance for us to meet. I remember struggling with that type of problem when I was in school but now it just seems so easy to figure out.

2) The lyrics tell us that if you take away the rain from a flower, the flower just won't grow. Do you have any indoor houseplants? Could they use a drink of water this morning? I have the Black Thumb of Death and do not have any plants

3) This week's artists, The Grass Roots, are introduced in this video by country music superstar Kenny Rogers. Who is your favorite country music singer? Dolly Parton

4) The two unmarried members of the group -- guitarist Warren Entner and drummer Ricky Coonce -- competed for a lady's affection on a 1968 episode of The Dating Game. Neither of them won! She chose Bachelor #1. Anyway, have you ever appeared on a game show? Do you know anyone who has? I have not, however (fun fact) my father used to be the host of a local quiz-bowl for high school kids that the local TV station ran for at least 8 years, called The County Telequiz! There were team rivalries and all!

5) The Grass Roots were originally called The 13th Floor. They chose this cheeky name because many high rises do not have a 13th floor since 13 is considered an unlucky number, and they were thumbing their noses at superstition. Are you superstitious? I am not, although I have been known to knock wood

6) At the time of his death in 2011, group leader Rob Grill was still playing music, touring with a reconfigured Grass Roots. His widow Nancy referred to him as "one lucky son of a gun" because he'd been able to support himself as a musician, doing what he loved for 45 years. In what ways do you consider yourself fortunate? I am so lucky and blessed in many ways--especially now that I need help from my neighbor to avoid getting my bandages wet and we had 18+ inches of snow and I couldn't brush off my car

7) In 1971, the year this song was released, Walt Disney World opened in Florida. The Epcot Center was added in 1982. Have you ever visited this, or any, Disney theme park? I have not, but it's on my bucket list

8) Fresh chicken was just 43¢/lb. in 1971. Do you prefer the breast or drumstick? boneless breast

9) Random question: Do you work well under pressure? I do but I get crabby about it


CountryDew said...

Bandages? I missed something somewhere along the way. I hope you're ok.

CountryDew said...

Went back and read. Didn't realize the treatments you were undergoing required bandages and stuff. Feel better.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I can't believe it. You crabby? Say it ain't so!

Diana_CT said...

If Sue left at ten o’clock and drove at 60 miles an hour, and Jane left an hour later and drove at 70 miles an hour when would Jane pass Sue?
I used to hate those problems also.

The Gal Herself said...

I fear I'm losing my mind. When I saw "Telequiz," I thought it was a Spanish word!

I feel guilty that they keep predicting major snow for us, but it never materializes and all we get is a dusting. Meanwhile, you're buried in white.

Stacy said...

I was surprised how many mentioned those old high school quiz shows. I was made to try out for my school's team (everyone with a certain grade level or above had to) and made all the way to the last cut. I was so relieved I didn't have to go be on the show.

Lori said...

I love your answer to #4! That is so interesting! I love it. It sounds like fun.
I love Dolly too! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


Annie said...

Forgot about Dolly! How cool that your father was host of a teen quiz show!