Gal, thanks! I love this song, and remember singing along with it.
She Works Hard for the Money (1983)Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This song is about a woman who works hard as a waitress. What's the hardest job you've ever had?
Building houses in the desert, though I did love the work. And, in those day, the sky out there was magnificent! And now, it's time for a for a very interesting factoid.
|They are coming for us.... he he he|
2) The lyrics tell us she has worked at this job for 28 years. What's the longest you stayed with one employer?
I can't remember how long I worked for any particular employer but I worked as a carpenter for the longest amount of time - over 8 years.
3) Donna Summer was inspired to write this song during an awards show. She ducked into the bathroom and met the elderly ladies' room attendant, whose job it was to make sure the room the spotless, the complimentary hairspray and moisturizer was abundant, and there was a hot towel for every celebrity who used the facilities. "Wow," Donna thought, "she works hard for those tips." Who is the last person you tipped?
It was on my birthday last year, the Waiter. And yes, people who wait on others work very hard. My niece worked during College as a waitress, and my Aunt was a waitress for most of her life. They both worked hard.
4) Early in her career, Donna was in the touring company of the musical Hair. It played in Munich for so long that she became fluent in German. What's the longest you have ever lived away from home? You must mean my parent's home? That would be 56 years. I've never had to live away from my own home.
5) Sam's dad is naturally outgoing and enjoys striking up conversations with waitresses, librarians, the checker at the supermarket, etc. Sam is always polite but more private. Are you more like father or daughter?
I'm much more like Sam's father. Everyone is a brother or sister to me. I talk to anyone and anywhere. I haven't always been as confident that other people were friendly, but most people are. In fact, sometimes they are totally amazing!
6) A little more than 10% of the American workforce is self-employed. Have you ever been your own boss?
Yes. I had a craft business, in the 80's and 90's, called Strawberry Moon Studios, which, apparently was a popular name to steal. I have a logo and it is copyrighted and also trademarked.
But American design thieves were already decimating the handicraft industry at this point, and did in all of our guild shows - our Guild just dried up and turned up it's toes. I think the Midwestern shows and crafters suffered the worst, but it wasn't good for a lot of little businesses like mine. I used to blame China but then I learned more.
7) Labor Day weekend may offer a golden opportunity for napping and sleeping in. Do you snore? Sometimes, yes. I guess I can wake the dead with it, or so DH says. lol
8) Will you be attending a Labor Day picnic or barbecue?
Nope. We might make some bean or potato salad for dinner though. Maybe a pasta salad. Hmmm? I love all sorts of picnic foods.
9) Labor Day traditionally marks the beginning of the fall. Will you be adding any new fall clothes to your wardrobe?
No, not really. But I am going to get the commercial sewing machine head (Riccar) set up AND running this winter. Hopefully everything on it still works.
|The poor thing has been sitting |
down below my cutting desk since the 1980's!
Additionally, you can all see that I graduated, with honors,
from the Bad Cell Phone Blind Drunk Photographer's Classes at the local Pub. 🥂
|I love her Machine! It looks like it is a treadle. |
I have two treadles, one of which, a New Home, that I sewed my high school clothes on,
and one that was my grandmother's Singer treadle, which I received later in life.
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