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Saturday, December 3, 2016


Take My Breath Away

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Saturday 9: Take My Breath Away (1996)

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

1) When were you last breathless?
The last time I was utterly stunned by Life, with it's huge talons, fierce beak, and irrevocable reach.

2) This is the love theme from Top Gun, and the romance was between a pilot and his instructor. Have you ever had a crush on a teacher? 
All the girls in my group had a terrible crush on our senior year and new-to-the-school American History teacher.  I remember all of us giggling after he had sailed by us and said "Hi".  Ah, Schoolgirl crushes.

3) The pilots in Top Gun all had cool nicknames -- including Maverick, Goose, Merlin, Cougar and Stinger. Give yourself a cool pilot name.
I like "Stingray".   My trainer called me something like: Crouching Turtle, Hidden Flower as a joke to remind me to stand up straight.  But that's a bit long.

4) The actress who played the instructor, Kelly McGillis, owns Kelly's Caribbean Bar/Grill and Brewery in Key West. It's known for its cheese and beer dip appetizer, served with warm pretzels. What's one of your favorite between meal snacks? 
Sorry to be boring but I've had a life long weakness for Ruffles style potato chips. And then I met Mr. Salt and Vinegar.  So they are kind of going "head to head" at the moment.

5) The group who recorded this week's song is called Berlin, but they're really from Southern California. Have you ever been to Berlin? How about Southern California?
Not Berlin and not to say I couldn't live there because I could.  I've practically never been OUT of SoCal.  I love, and always have, Central and Northern California the best, but San Diego isn't too bad.
6) Lead singer Terri Nunn has a weekly radio show, Unbound on KCSN. How often do you listen to the radio? Do you tune in for music, comedy, news or talk?
I now almost never listen to radio.  I like my music to be uninterrupted these days, and I never did like talk radio other than NPR.  I like my news unslanted.  Having said that, I loved to listen to Car Talk, aka, "Click and Clack".  Back when cars still had carburetors, it was quite a lovely thing to me.

7) In 1986, when this song was popular, PeeWee's Playhouse premiered. While ostensibly for children, PeeWee Herman's show had many, many adult viewers. Do you watch still watch any kid's shows?
I like the full length cartoons, like "Home" and "Brave" etc.  But no, we have no little ones around so have moved on from all those Teddy bear things.  Speaking of  Teddy Bears made me remember "Monsters,Inc".  Very cute, that one.  

8) Robert Pattinson, the actor who played Edward the vampire in the Twilight series, was born in 1986. Have you read the Twilight books? Seen the movies?
No and No.  The only thing remotely about vampires I've watched is "Shawn of the Dead."  That is screamingly funny.

9)  Random question: In an alternate universe, which of these professions would you like to find yourself in -- United States senator, Ivy League professor, or imminent psychiatrist?
Nix to the first, for powerlessness unless you want to be "allowed" to stay in office, the catch being that you have to break rules for your Puppet Masters, with few notable exceptions. 

And, "No" to Ivy League professor, as there is too much political crap going on to get or keep grants, or being passed over to full prof because you are a woman.  Oh wait, I could be a guy!  Ok then on that one, but only "JUST".

Also, I don't ever want to be the last one, or be delving into the heads of other people.  So few psychiatrists actually help, certainly not the ones I know of.  There are always good eggs, though, who do.  And then, there is Dr. Strangelove.  Scary dude but of course only psychotic and not a psychiatrist at all.  You will note that the page that goes to was written by someone who signed off as B.S.  Lol

Back to topic: May I just be a portrait painter  or maybe a potter, or pro-bono attorney?  I could do any of those if I had rich - as in filthy rich (and then I probably wouldn't even want to know them) parents.  Can I have mildly rich parents in this alternate universe?

Is that five minutes of free range typing or what?    

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  1. That would be quite a nickname to fit on your helmet. lol
    I'm with you, I just want rich parents in the alternative universe. Then I can dabble at whatever and it won't matter if I actually accomplish anything or not.

    1. I like Stingray. It says volumes. lol.
      I've had enough of scraping by and poverty as a child and young mom. If I can pick, the parentals will be fairly wealthy. I'd really like to not have to worry about making money with Art, my first love.

  2. Free Range works for me :) . I love San Diego and the north of LA area. LA and Orange county- not so much. Too crowded and basically ugly to look at. San Diego is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

    1. San Diego, and surrounds, and Santa Barbara, yes, wonderful. Most places north of Pt. Conception are lovely places to live. And, really pricey for housing. we were lucky enough to buy this house during the price freeze under President Ford, a smart man who didn't seem to belong to any big money men.

  3. I love your nickname--don't even care how long it is! :-)

    I thought of you when I joined the Ravelry Project Peace (a knit along). 16,000 world-wide knitters are taking part--are you?

    1. Isn't that the cute nickname? He is a terrific guy, and I'll be always thankful for all that he taught me about eastern philosophy, especially about the empty cup.
      Ah, Knitting... Thanks, Kwizgiver, for thinking of me; and I'm not yet knitting again. So, I didn't know about it, but now that I do, it's time to get on over there asap so as not to fall totally behind.

  4. I love your name story. And I concur that those three options for career choices aren't exactly my top 3 things.

    1. Thanks, Cat. I had the most fun with that trainer. He has moved on to much better things but I'm sure he is still the calm and together person he was.
      And, no, those careers weren't for me. It's somewhat because of the high profile they must give a person who just wants Peace and tranquility! lol

  5. Your description of life (#1) may give me nightmares!

    I'm with you on the salty snacks. I've switched to saltines for nutrition's sake, but how I would looooove chips with sea salt.

  6. Salt is my favorite taste, and then right on it's heels comes the delicious Chocolate. ;o)

    Yes, #1 is a description of a nightmare, alright. The puncture and rend wounds are still healing but heal they will. Our Laura, like others before her, must be be let go of in order to travel on in her journey home, so the soothsayers say. I am consoled in this.

  7. I think you can be in any alternate universe you like. The mind has no limits. Hang in there, Sloopy.

    1. Thang goo, thang goo viti mooch, *big grinz* That's a song ain't it. You have given out another ear worm you devilish guitar player!

  8. I really didn't like the options on the alternate reality questions.

    1. As CountryDew pointed out, Katie, we can go to any Universe we want, Also, the proviso that no one can track us, and that would be fine with me. ;o)

  9. One holiday the grand nieces and nephews were watching Minions and I tried to pretend that I didn't like but a few chuckles sneaked out now and then.

    1. Oh Gad those are so CUTE! I'll have to go out and get track some down. Thanks for the heads up on Minions. Weren't they in another full length cartoon? They seem familiar.
      Maybe, "Home"?


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