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Saturday, April 23, 2016

a Prince.... Saturday 9

Little Red Corvette

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Saturday 9: Little Red Corvette

From the archives.  In memory of Prince (1958-2016) 

1) The subject of this song is frankly sexual. Do you blush easily?
Not any more.

2) Prince was his real first name (Prince Rogers, to be exact). Growing up, his relatives called him "Skipper." Do you have any nicknames within your family?
Yes, my Bro calls me, Linnie Pooh.  He calls my sister Cessie Pooh, which he used to say was really pronounced Cessie Pool.  He was, to us, just good old, "Piggie in the Middle".

3) Prince said he was "obsessed" with Mozart and read whatever he can find about the composer. What's the last book you read?
I just read The Eagle Tree by Ned Hayes.  An excellent book if you want to read it.  It's first person narrative and told by an Autistic boy.  Lovely Book! :-)  

4) Between Prince and The Beach Boys, the Corvette is a much sung-about car. Tell us about your vehicle. 
I have a Jeep, which suits us both just fine.  But, of course, almost every red blooded American kid coming of age in the late 50's and early 60's. wanted a 'Vette.  I was not an exception.  Here's my favorite Corvette....Image is from THIS web page  and there are LOTS more to ogle if you are so inclined.

5) In the 1980s, when Prince was popular, MTV could turn a song into a hit. In 2016, where do you hear new music?
On the sound tracks of movies and shows, from kindly net friends, and sometimes here.

6) In 1982, when "Little Red Corvette" ruled the airwaves, Braniff Airways shocked the travel industry and threw passengers into chaos by declaring bankruptcy. When did you last fly? Did your trip go smoothly? 
My last flight was down from San Jose in a commuter turboprop.  I was a little concerned by the black puffs of smoke that came out of the engines.

7) 1982 is also the year Disney opened Epcot. Have you ever been to a Disney park?
When I was 11 and it had just opened up in Anaheim.  Mother saved up to take the three of us.  I think she enjoyed it as much as we did.

8) 1982 is the year Cheers premiered. The sitcom was set in a bar where "everybody knows your name." Tell us about your favorite local bar or restaurant. 
One that I've been to more than once?  Ok.  Panda Inn at Horton Plaza.  I really liked their food.

9) The 1980s were considered a highpoint in professional tennis, with Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe dominating the sport. Do you play tennis?
Ivan Lendl was pretty darn good, too.  Anywho.... I played intramural tennis in high school (GAA) and also in college.  Mr. Z and I used to play regularly but then Life got busy, and  after that,  I got too sick.


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    1. Thank you for reading, shortybear. Glad you enjoyed them.

  2. I'm not crazy about props. I think the smoke would have left me apoplectic!

    That car is the sweetest shade of blue.

    1. It really is a beauty. We once had a Pontiac firebird that was that color. A 66. Sweet ride but it made the older girls sick, plus with the twins, we needed more room!
      And, turbo props just do that, and guess how most people learn of this? Heehee

  3. Smoke from an airplane would have made me crazy, not to mention panicked. Don't you hate it when Life interrupts itself in ways you never expected? We always worry about the wrong things - it really is the unexpected thing that hits you on some easy-going Tuesday that turns your world around.

    1. Exactly, the unexpected thing. It's not anything you worried about either, most times.
      Yes, I do hate it. Right now I'll never plan anything. I'll just get up, eat something, and breathe in and out until I go to bed at night.

  4. My dream car when I was little was a Porsche.

    1. Ooooooo! A Porsche....yes! Those,too.

  5. My sister lives minutes away from Disney in Anaheim. I'm going out to see her this summer but, I do not intend to visiting Micky. I'd rather spend time with he new baby grandson.

    1. Old Mickey can wait! Have a great time cuddling the new Bebe! Safe travels, and may the weather be lovely. :-)

  6. I've added The Eagle Tree to my ever-growing queue.

    1. Overdrive plus the library hooked me up with it. Some of the reviews were pans, and it takes awhile to realize why the narrative is odd, but it's very faithful to how the main charcter's mind processes things. Fascinating, really. Hope you get to read it soon.


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