Saturday 9: Papa Loved Mama (1992)
1) This song is about a trucking “accident” that was covered extensively in the local paper. What’s the big news story in your neighborhood?
hmm. they are redoing the sidewalks here in the neighborhood which makes it difficult to get around–constantly stepping in the plants surrounding the sidewalks and all the goodies that hide in there.
2) The action centers around a motel. When is the last time you stayed in a hotel or motel?
that would be last year, end of june to early july, when i was in atlanta. it was a nice room for the amount we paid; there was a/c, a small kitchen area, and a little sitting area that i thought added a nice touch. every morning there was a complimentary breakfast in the lobby, with all sorts of goodies there. the parking lot was gated, and it just felt really secure, not that i was afraid while i was there. it just seemed really nice, in the middle of the city (i think? lots of places nearby, and very close to georgia tech), so only 10 minutes away from the convention center that our conference was at. i really liked it.
3) In the song, Papa wants to surprise Mama with a bottle of wine. Do you prefer white or red?
i don’t drink wine. i don’t think i’ve even tasted wine to say what my preference would be.
4) This week’s featured artist, Garth Brooks, has said that the late Chris LeDoux — singer, sculptor and rodeo champion — is his hero. If you had to single out someone this morning as your hero, who would it be?
gosh. i really don’t know.
5) Before he was able to support himself as a singer, Brooks was a bouncer at a bar. Have you ever had an encounter with a bouncer (either that he threw you out or came to your aid)?
no, i can’t say that bars are areas where you’ll find me. 😀 i’ve never had to deal with a bouncer.
6) According to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), Garth surpassed The Beatles as the top selling artist of the last 25 years. Whose music do you listen to more — Garth Brooks or the The Beatles?
really? huh. definitely more the beatles.
7) While 1992 was a banner year for Garth Brooks, it was a bad one for another country legend, Willie Nelson. Willie ended up paying the IRS more than $9,000,000. When you file your taxes, will you qualify for a refund? Or will you owe money?
hopefully, i’ll get a refund. since i’ve had my son, i’ve always taken the maximum withholdings out on my paychecks so i’ll get more take-home money from my paychecks, which i needed, as a single mom. so usually when i’m doing my taxes, i’m right near 0 taxes back/owed, but then once i add my mortgage in, the $ amount i’m refunded usually jumps way up. only good thing about having a mortgage, i think. 😛
8) When this song was popular in 1992, Sarah Ferguson, then the Duchess of York, was in all the papers and magazines for her controversial conduct — including being photographed sunbathing topless with a man not her husband. Today no one seems to care much about what Sarah Ferguson does. Can you think of someone else whose fame was fleeting?
hmm. i’m thinking madonna, but i think she still manages to keep herself in the news now and then, but she’s nowhere as in your face as she was back in the ’80s and ’90s. the olsen twins were in the news a lot but they’re completely vanished now. there are also tons of music acts that are no longer around. or they are around, and maybe even still touring, but they’re just not in the spotlight any more.
9) This is Super Bowl weekend. Where will you be watching The Big Game?
earlier this morning, my sister invited me over to her house for the game tomorrow, and just 2 seconds ago, my mom texted me to come over to my sister’s tomorrow for the game. i would, but i also know my sister’s in-laws will be there as well, and i don’t really care for them. if i want to go somewhere to watch the game, i want to be able to enjoy it, not hear criticisms about my weight or my single status or my son. so i’ll probably just stay home. 😛