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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time for Me to Fly: Saturday9er meme

Time for Me to Fly

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Time for Me to Fly (1978)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) How often have you flown so far this year?
To be honest I never fly unless I absolutely have to.  Happily, I haven't had to in years.

2) Think back to your last flight. Was it pleasant, stressful, or just uneventful?
The last flight was home from spending Springtime in Santa Cruz, many years ago.  It was sort of uneventful even though I saw a puff of black smoke exit the right engine from my window seat.  It was a commercial commuter flight because, even if it does take nearly 9 hours to drive, it takes less than 1.5 hours to fly.  The shortness of the flight was very pleasant, indeed.  

3) According to the Airports Council International, the world’s busiest airport is Atlanta's Hartsfield. Have you ever been to Atlanta?
No, is it nice there? I haven't crossed the Rocky Mountains for anything but a long weekend exploring Southern Colorado with DH, and later on a Four Corners trip with the rockhounds.  We were going to travel more but events overtook our zeal.  

4) This week’s featured band, REO Speedwagon, took their name from a truck. Have you ever driven a truck?
Yes; as a teen I did drive a pick up, for a while, to high school.  Later on, after the kids grew up  I bought a beautiful little red mini pick up.  I've put a picture of the sort of truck I used to drive in high school up here somewhere on the blog.  Trucks are loads more fun to drive than anything else but a Corvette, or maybe an old Bugatti. 

Hmmm....*thinks about it*

5) REO Speedwagon got their start in Champaign, Illinois, which is home to the U of I campus and, consequently, many bars. One of the most popular is the Blind Pig on Walnut Street. Give us the name of the bar, club or restaurant where you met up with friends in your younger days.
We really didn't meet up in bars.  I was young in the dark ages, and we drank fire water in caves.

6) Recently, lead singer Kevin Cronin appeared on an infomercial, hawking TimeLife’s two CD set of Ultimate Rock Ballads. Have you ever purchased anything from TV?
Ew...  I was too into PBS,  Beverly's Fabrics, JoAnne's, and sewing to be interested in anything on TV.  However, we have won auction items, including piano lessons, on PBS.  Does that count?
I don't really see how a shoestring comes into this at all...

7) This song is from the CD, You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can’t Tunafish. Is there a can of tuna in your kitchen right now?
Tuna is the new peanut butter.  So, of course, there are cans of tuna on the pantry shelves.

8) You Can Tuna Piano, but You Can’t Tunafish is available on eBay on vinyl, CD, cassette and 8 track. Did you have an 8 track player?
Oh yes, and even a cassette deck, which I still think is superior in sound to a CD.  Yes I know, I am the dino amongst the herd. Is that more properly, the "luddite"?  *shouts: "I'll never go Metric!"*

9) In 1978, when this song was popular, the first Susan B. Anthony Dollar was minted. How much do you have in coins in your wallet right now?
I've got 7 dimes in that tiny pocket.  They are light but mighty little coins.  Clunky Nickels and Quarters seem even heavier than they used to be, and whose fault is that I ask you?  The Edge Funds?  


  1. Love your answer to #6, because I think PBS really is a premiere TV retailer.

    1. I agree... They must make a bundle- at least I hope they do- on DVDs of past shows. I'm after, "Nomads of the Wind".

  2. I had no quarters in my wallet this week because I hoarded them for laundry last week.

    1. Well, that's a good reason for hoarding. That, and for cross border yarn runs. ;-)

  3. If Tuna is the new PB, I will have a Tuna melt please.

  4. I love that PBS, the "non commercial" network sells as much crap as regular network...only they interrupt programming for 15-20 minutes to do it!

    1. Yes, but it's for a good cause you know. It's still highly irritating all the same, so we don't "do" pledge nights.

  5. Fire water in caves ! Best answer yet.

    1. Lol! I am so old heehee! But these memes are very to do.

  6. that black smoke from the engine would've scared me! i really loved atlanta--it's hot but the people there are so friendly and wonderful! i had a great time there.

  7. Oh it did lia. But I remembered that it's normal to see it on a turbojet and jettisoned the panic button in my head.
    About Atlanta: I'd love to see it,too. Savanna Georgia, too, as well as the Carolinas.

  8. I've always wondered if fire water is any good. Does it come in assorted flavors?

  9. Not anything other than lemon, that I know of, but the Yankees couldn't get the Native Americans to drink it. So the enterprising Yankees mixed sugar in, and probably thereby invented Seagrams and Sevens, a wildly popular drink in the mid 1960s when they came to my attention. :-) Sad, but true.


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