Musings From A Bookmammal

Saturday 9–1,2,3,4 / Plain White T’s


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1) In this song, the singer tells his girl he appreciates how she makes him feel. Who is the most supportive person in your life? I have different people who give me support in different areas these days.

2)  Our singer only has to count to 4, which is a cinch. Do you understand the more sophisticated math sciences, like geometry and algebra? I’ve never considered myself to be good at math. I was a Language Arts/History gal all the way in high school. The only D I ever got was in Algebra. I do remember not hating geometry and trig, but I never exceled at them.

3) This video features a couple who shared their first kiss behind the high school. Tell us about your first kiss. Oh my . . . my first REAL kiss was with JLM and it was everything a first real kiss should be—I can still remember feeling like the room was spinning—and there wasn’t even any alcohol involved! It’s a really nice memory.

4) Filmed in Chicago, this video features the Art Institute of Chicago, home to works by Monet, Gauguin and Van Gogh. How do you express your creativity? (Draw, paint, write, sing or play music … ) Definitely writing. I enjoy the other arts but I don’t have any talent for them.

5) Chicago is home to two of the world’s tallest buildings — the Willis aka Sears Tower and The John Hancock Center (which appears briefly in this video). Both have observation decks that offer panoramic views of the city. Are you afraid of heights? Not really.

6) The Plain White T’s got their start in Lombard, a suburb of Chicago and home to Yorktown Center — a huge, two story shopping mall. Do you enjoy going to the mall, or would you rather shop online, or in small, independent stores? I used to love going to the mall—I could spend the better part of a day wandering from store to store. Now, I do most of my shopping online—I just don’t have the patience to deal with the crowds, and I get frustrated about how poor the customer service has become. If I have to go to a store in a mall, I get in and get out as quickly as possible. (Can I just say–oh my gosh! I remember when Yorktown was the ONLY mall in the area! Going there to shop was a really big deal–I can remember my mom and I planning our whole day around driving out to Yorktown. And it was definitely where we did practically all of our holiday shopping back then. Nice memories–thanks!)

7) Naturally Yorktown Center has a food court. Would you prefer a pretzel from Auntie Anne’s, a cinnamon roll from Cinnabon or a cookie from Mrs. Field’s? Yes, please.

8) While we’re at the mall … Imagine you’re at the customer service counter of a big department store. As you wait for help, you see an older lady pocket a Timex watch. Would you turn her in or look the other way? I don’t think I wouldn’t shout out or anything, but I’d probably let a clerk know. I worked in retail too long to turn the other way.

9) Which puzzle would you have more success with: crossword or sudoku? Probably crosswords, but I do enjoy sudoku.

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.

9 thoughts on “Saturday 9–1,2,3,4 / Plain White T’s

  1. Writing is a great way to be creative, but I do wish I had a few more skills in the “crafty” areas. They’re on my list to attempt soon.

  2. My mom and I used to argue about where we’d do my “back to school” shopping — Yorktown or Oak Brook. Yorktown was more fun, but my mom insisted Oak Brook was “classier.” Being the grown up, she always won, of course.

  3. There is no real shopping around here, the closest mall is 2.5 hours south, so I’ve learned to make shopping an event! But I love the convenience of online shopping.

  4. I’ve been putting into practice the idea that one doesn’t have to be “good” at the skills part of artistic stuff to express creativity. Plus, the only way to get better is to practice.

  5. I wish I could be better with the writing. I tend to over-think stuff

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