saturday 9

Diamond Girl

1) This week's song is by Seals and Crofts, a pair of Texas boys who met when they both joined a local band called The Crew Cats. Have you ever visited The Lone Star State? If yes, where did you go? I have never been there

2) Lead singer Jim Seals compliments his girl by comparing her to a precious stone. What's the nicest compliment you have ever received? Who was it from? members of my library book group enjoyed the book and discussion I led on Wednesday

3) Diamonds are birthstone for people born in April. What's your birthstone? Do you wear it often? opal is the birthstone for October and I do not wear it often

4) In ancient times, Hindus believed diamonds brought good luck. Do you have a good luck charm? I have a four leaf clover tattoo

5) On the other hand, some believe that one of the world's most famous gems, The Hope Diamond, is cursed. 14 of its owners have died from unnatural causes. Those who possessed the diamond committed suicide, were murdered, tortured to death in prison, and even torn apart by dogs! If you received a beautiful piece of jewelry that was rumored to be cursed, would you be concerned? Or do you think curses are silly? huh... first of all, I don't really wear jewelry so there's that... secondly, it would depend on the piece

6) Rare diamonds share an element with the common pencil. Both contain graphite. Sam is crazy about pencils, pens and felt-tip markers. Do you enjoy shopping for office supplies? it is one of my weaknesses

7) In 1973, the year this record was popular, Shelley Hack was a hard-working and well-paid model. She regularly appeared on the pages of catalogs, on magazine covers and then launched Revlon's popular Charlie cologne in print and on TV. What commercial have you seen recently? Did you watch it on TV, online or on your phone? I went to watch the video for this week's song and VRBO was the ad that played before it and I am on my laptop

8) Also in 1973, Motown great Stevie Wonder was in a car accident that left him with a scar on his nose. Tell us about how you got one of your scars. I have a slight scar in my philtrum from when I fell on my face on gravel

9) Random question: What's your perfect day -- weatherwise? sunny, low humidity, 70s, light breeze


The Gal Herself said...

I love that you say "philtrum."

Diana_CT said...

#3 I have the same birthstone.
#8 I had to look up philtrum, you learn something new every day. I didn’t know that there wasa name for that.

CountryDew said...

Oh, I forgot about the humidity. Low humidity is a must.

Bev Sykes said...

I had to look up philtrum too. Look how many of us you taught.

songbird's crazy world said...

Yeah, a vocabulary lesson on a Saturday afternoon.

Susan said...

The opal is such a pretty stone. I remember having to look that word up and I guessed correctly. We don't get humidity very often.