saturday 9

My Sharona

1) The Knack's lead singer Doug Fieger wrote this song for his girlfriend, Sharona Alperin. That's Sharona on the record sleeve shown here. Who took the most recent photo of you? Yesterday was school photo day!  So the photographers took my photo.  Fingers crossed it's a nice one since it's going to be my school ID for the year.

2) Today Sharona Alperin is a realtor in Southern California. (The photo on her website is more demure than the recored sleeve.) She specializes in high-end properties. Have you ever attended an open house, not because you were interested in purchasing the property but because you were curious about the inside? there were some condos that had an open house--I was so curious!  I loved the primary bedroom with a walk-in closet and huge bathroom.

3) Doug Fieger's brother is Geoffrey Fieger, a prominent attorney in Detroit. Have you ever consulted a lawyer? yes--a couple of years ago I sought legal advice about defamatory comments someone made and I wanted to find out how to go about protecting myself from harassment
4) The Knack's record producer was Jimmy Miller, who also worked with The Rolling Stones. What's your favorite Rolling Stones song? It's a toss up between "Start Me Up" and "Waiting on a Friend"
5) In 1994, more than a decade after its initial release, "My Sharona" became popular with a new audience because it was included on the soundtrack of the movie Reality Bites. What's the most recent movie you watched? Barbie

6) President George W. Bush said he loved listening to "My Sharona" on his headphones while riding his bike. Do you often have music on when you exercise? yes
7) In 1979, when this song was popular, the CBS TV show Alice was a hit. It was about a widowed mom who made ends meet working in a diner. Have you ever worked at a restaurant? my first "retail" job was at the local dairy bar and a decade later I was the hostess and a server at a local restaurant--by far the most physically taxing job (and people are so rude!)
8) Also in 1979, the Voyager spacecraft sent back photos of Jupiter and its rings. Without looking it up, can you name all the planets in our solar system? yes, I know the little mnemonic device

9) Random question: If you could erase your most painful day from your memory, would you do it? no


songbird's crazy world said...

That condo sounds lovely

The Gal Herself said...

So many of us picked songs from Tattoo You. I personally find that the Stones' only listenable album. But then, I'm not a fan. Still, it seems enduringly popular (at least among Sat 9ers).

Bev Sykes said...

what is the mnemonic device for planets?

zippiknits...sometimes said...

I love that song ("Waiting on a Friend"). The Saxophone work is so lovely... I just don't relate well to Mick Jagger.

When I remember the the planets, I pull up the fiery picture of them leading out from that huge,hot,sun of ours. The mnemonic is cute.

CountryDew said...

You have to list the planets to prove you really know them! LOL. Although I'm sure you do. Even poor ol' Pluto.