Musings From A Bookmammal

Saturday Nine–Hopelessly Devoted To You


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1) This is a sad song about unrequited love. What’s your favorite love song, and is it happy or sad? I really like “Taking You Home” sung by Don Henley. It’s about happy, contented, appreciated love.

2) This song is from the Grease soundtrack. When that movie came out in 1978, the price of a postage stamp was just 15¢. When’s the last time you visited the post office? I can’t remember—I buy stamps at the grocery store or online.

3) Not many people know that Olivia’s maternal grandfather, Max Born, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1954. Share something about yourself that we might not have known before this morning. I am a Brady Bunch trivia expert. Ask me anything. (Not exactly on par with the Nobel Prize, is it?)

4) Olivia’s father was an officer in MI5, the UK’s secret service. Tell us about your most recent encounter with law enforcement. I got pulled over for speeding on the way to work recently—and discovered that I didn’t have my proof of insurance with me. The police officer told me that since I had a clean record he would only ticket me for the lack of insurance, and that I could get it removed by presenting by proof of insurance at the county courthouse within a week—which I did. He was pretty decent about it since he did clock me at going about 15 miles over the limit.

5) Olivia is part owner of an exclusive, luxury retreat called Gaia. If you had a day of free access to a heated pool, golf course, tennis court, gym, and day spa, but could only use one, which one would you choose? Day spa all the way! I’d get a mani-pedi, a massage, and a good haircut.

6) Are you flirtatious? Nope.

7) Do you more often wear silver, gold, or platinum? Yellow gold. I wear gold studs, a thin gold chain, and a gold ring on my right hand ring finger at all times.

8) When you’re on the phone, do you usually make the first move toward ending the call? Or do you find it hard to say goodbye? Depends on who I’m talking to.

9) Would you rather be smarter, richer, or more attractive than you are right now? I’m going to go with more attractive, since I’m not feeling very cute these days. My hair is doing funky things and I can’t figure out why.

Author: bookmammal

I love books, reading, writing, cooking, eating, reading while eating, and sharing thoughts about all of the above–plus a bit more! I usually post about topics relating to books and literacy during the week, and then participate in a variety of non-bookish memes on the weekend. Please feel free to join in! Some random things about me– –I have multiple bookshelves in every room of my home except the bathroom. They’re all filled to bursting. They help to make my house my home. –I have two cats who I love dearly, but who I definitely do NOT dress in human clothing. Ever. –I’ve never had a cavity. –I make a mean spaghetti sauce. –I’m a newcomer to yoga and I love it. –My day is not complete without a little chocolate.

7 thoughts on “Saturday Nine–Hopelessly Devoted To You

  1. I went to the Post Office yesterday. I often have to weigh international cards and parcels. Spa day all the way. And richer – then I wouldn’t care if I was smart or attractive. How shallow is that?

  2. Richer you can afford to go to school and pay for upgrades. And so far, you’re the only one other than me that picked Day Spa. I could rock a whole day out of that and then some! 🙂

  3. I wanted to be a Brady when I was a kid.

  4. You just reminded me of the Eagles Wasted Time. That is my favorite.

  5. OK — what was Carol’s last name when she married Mike? Was her first husband dead or did he desert the family? The girls took Mike’s name, after all. Yeah, I think about this — every time the show comes on!

    • Her last name was Martin (at one point on the first episode, Alice refers to soon-to-be Mrs. Brady as Mrs. Martin) and Carol and Mike were both widow/widowers–again, only referred to in the first episode.
      Now you can sleep tonight! 🙂

  6. I really wanted to be a Brady when I was a kid. It must have been wonderful to live in a home without as much yelling as mine had.
    If only I could remember stamps when I was at the store, I wouldn’t have to go to the PO either. They are very unpleasant people there. I feel sorry for them.

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