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Friday, May 3, 2019

Saturday 9 : "Don't Envy Me" George WHO?

Dear Readers:  It's Short and sweet this week...  internet down for hours.. massive headache, and it's late.. Anyone want to play along?  Go here

Thanks Gal,  for all the you do every week to make glad the Hearts of  Saturday Niners..  

Don't Envy Me...

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

1) What is it about you that you believe your friends and acquaintances envy?
Nothing.  What's to envy?  Certainly it's not my age or beauty,   so maybe it's that I can just look at something and know immediately whether it's true or not.  *snickers*  ("She's Such a liar!" says the little voice in your head.. Listen to it!)

2) Do you have a friend or acquaintance that you envy?
No,  except for my imaginary friend.  I love how she never gets into trouble or sets a bad example whereas I am a walking train wreck.

3) This song was not a hit, even though it was written and produced by the supersuccessful team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Tell us about a project you had great confidence in at the beginning, but didn't turn out as well as you'd hoped.
This song is terrible!  It's completely ugly... Gah!

Back to the Question:  I haven't been able to learn to play the Ukulele.  I'm not thinking it's going to have a happy ending.  Maybe I'll accidentally sit on it someday..

4) George Hamilton is better known as an actor. He is proud of his performance in the 1960 movie Light in the Piazza. He played an Italian who romances an American girl on holiday in Florence. Did you ever find love while vacationing?
No.  Found my "love everlasting" at a neighborhood party.

5) George had a small part in Godfather III. How many of the Godfather movies have you seen? Have you read the book?
I've never seen a single one of them, and never read the book.  Not very appealing,  to me anyway.

6) He's gotten a lot of publicity over the years for his personal life, including his 1966 romance with First Daughter Lynda Bird Johnson. At the time, she was living in the White House. Tell us about a memorable experience you had "meeting the parents."
I have had one but I dare not recount it.  It's turned out to be the most definite predictor of the future.   I can trace a line from it through all my years as a married woman.

7) George is also known for his year-round tan. Have you ever used a tanning bed? Or self tanner?
No, I haven't.

8) In 1963, when this record was released, President Kennedy made a historic trip to Ireland. Have you ever visited the land of your ancestors?
I live in the land of several of mine.  The Europeans?  No.  

9) Random question -- The last of a batch of delicious chocolate chip cookies just fell on your kitchen floor. Would you eat it?
Na.  I don't eat anything off  of ANY floor.  Now, Mr. Z.......  Oh ya, he would eat it IF it fell under the "5 second Rule", or  6. 7, maybe even 8....


  1. This song IS awful, isn't it? I find it comforting that even Burt can have a clinker. ;)

    1. Lol... Oh yes! Even Bert could set a bad song. heehee. Have a happy week, Gal.

  2. I'm more like Mr. Z on the 5 (6, 7, 8...) rule.

    1. heehee.. But, you see, you don't have a little Wolf in the house. Since I have a dog, and if he didn't beat me to it, I still remember all the times he licks the floor in a week. Wishing you a Happy weekend and week to come, Ms. A.

  3. Oh no, don't sit on the ukulele, sent it my way.. my hubs would love it!! Loved reading your answers! Have a great Saturday!

    1. Lol. It's not a very nice one - not from the Islands nor even is it a Martin. If it were I'd have played it by now! heehee.. but I will keep in mind your Hubby if it ever needs a new home. Have a great weekend Jodi!

  4. I would be interested to hear your story on #6. I have a bad first meeting. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


    1. Thank you, I hope you have a nice weekend!
      about #6.. family dynamics, let's say...someday maybe I can talk about it. I watched it, over time, and it became very destructive and hurt many people, friends and family alike. And, in addition, parents should NEVER play favorites. Never...

  5. Thank you for being brave enough to point out what a horrible song this is. Ugh. George is the last person I'd have thought of to sing a song.

    1. Well, it was a case in point and made very well by our Gal! The problem is that George Hamilton (not the noted CW singer but the actor) wasn't a good singer. And that song needed a singer's talent. Mostly it needed their ability to say, "I'm not touching that dud with a ten foot pole, Guys!"

  6. If you remember that the uke is just the guitar in the 5th position, you shouldn't have any trouble. I couldn't stand the loss of the two strings so I bought a guitalele and love it. It's like a baby guitar tuned like a uke. So when I'm playing I just have to remember to transpose five steps. Once I figured that out it was easy, and it works the same with the uke.

  7. Thank you so much for the tunings. I can play the uke but never learned it well for anything but messing around.

    The shoulder has been bad for for around ten years, but always got better. Now, it's not.
    I'm also running into a wall with a hand problem over the last year and a half that I'm fighting like a demon. If I can get my hand fixed, and shoulder, I'll start playing both of them again. I have a little Gibson, and a Regal dreadnought. I think the Dread is too big for me now but I really love it. It's so sweet and mellow, like a Martin.

    Recently, I saw that guitalele in a movie and remembered that you had talked about one. They really are an interesting little instrument.

  8. I agree with you on #3, it wasn't one of the better songs

    1. Hi Diana. Thank you! It really was pretty bad. Hope you have a great Mid Spring week back there in the lovely New England coast, with all your favorite foods and activities.


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