Musings From A Bookmammal

Saturday Nine–If It Makes You Happy/Sheryl Crow


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1. What’s something that always makes you happy? My two cats always make me happy. They’re always so content and they love to bask in my attention. They have perfected the art of relaxation.

2. In the lyrics, Sheryl Crow refers to a poncho. How do you usually protect yourself from the rain? Poncho? Umbrella? Raincoat? Hat? I have a raincoat but it always makes me feel too warm. I usually just use an umbrella. I’ve had the same one for about 20 years. It’s pink.

3. Early in her career, Sheryl made ends meet by singing commercial jingles, including one for McDonald’s. When was the last time you visited The Golden Arches? I only eat there a few times a year–but about two weeks ago I had a huge craving for a Big Mac.

4. Sheryl rode a horse into the ring of a Wyoming rodeo and then sang. Have you ever been to a rodeo? Nope.

5. Sheryl lives outside of Nashville, which is known as Music City. What type of music do you listen to most often? This is a tough one—I listen to lots of different kinds of music. Here are the first 10 songs that came up when I just put my iPod on shuffle (I promise I didn’t cheat!).

Lucy—The Commodores

Best of Both Worlds—Van Halen


Little Village—Van Morrison

Maryland—Vonda Shepard

Silver Springs—Fleetwood Mac

I Want It That Way—Backstreet Boys (Don’t judge me! I can’t help it—I like the song!)

Me and Julio Down By The School Yard (live version)—Paul Simon

I’m A Believer—Smashmouth (yep—remix of the classic Monkeys tune! Must be played at full volume!)

Brown Eyed Girl—Everclear (I have the original version too)

I’m surprised that no country songs came up because I listen to a lot of that, too.

6.  Crazy Sam is a massive Sheryl Crow fan, and is sure that the only reason why she and Sheryl aren’t best friends is that they haven’t met. What famous person do you think could be your BFF? I think I’d get along pretty well with Rachel Maddow. We could talk politics but we could be silly, too. Plus she has a really cool dog.

7. Sheryl and cyclist Lance Armstrong were once engaged. Had they tied the knot, she would have become stepmother to his three children. Are you a step-parent, stepsibling or stepchild? No

8. Sheryl has performed carols at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC. Have you ever visited our nation’s capital? Yes, and I would love to go back. We went there on vacation one summer when I was in junior high—I think I would appreciate it so much more now.

9. Do you consider yourself easy going or do you have a fiery temperament? I’m a pretty emotional person and sometimes it doesn’t take much to set me off. I’m continuing to learn that I don’t have to necessarily voice everything I’m thinking when I’m mad.

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.

18 thoughts on “Saturday Nine–If It Makes You Happy/Sheryl Crow

  1. Rachel Maddow would definitely be a cool BFF. And I love that Fleetwood Mac song (pretty much anything by Fleetwood Mac is great). I bet we could be friends, too! And I’d definitely bring the fudge.

  2. Eclectic playlist! That’s so much fun!

  3. Ah, Rachel Maddow, I love her, she should be my BFF.

  4. Rachel Maddow is a great choice. Can I change my selection? And I haven’t heard Vonda Shepherd in AGES! You may have just inspired me to dig out the CD.

  5. Funny how pets can make us feel so good.

  6. Favorite Ffleetwood Mac tune – Landslide. I’m really easy going and it’s takes a lot to get me mad, but if you do, watch out.

  7. I’m a very emotional person, too. It comes with bipolar disorder, though…

    Great songs from your iPod shuffle! 🙂

    Mine’s up – late as always 😉

  8. I can’t believe you’ve kept the same umbrella for so long. How come you haven’t lost it or had it broken in the wind? Is it a magic umbrella? I don’t use umbrellas precisely because they persist in losing themselves or breaking 😉

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