Musings From A Bookmammal

Saturday Nine—Baby, It’s Cold Outside!


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1) How cold is it where you are? We’re having a heat wave! It’s 32 degrees right now and should get up into the mid 40s by afternoon! Then on Monday we’ll be down into single digits again for several days. I never know what coat to wear lately!

2) This familiar song was introduced in a 1949 film called Neptune’s Daughter.  Name another movie song. “Everybody cut loose . . . FOOTLOOSE!!!!!” I love that movie . . .

3) Who was the last person to call you “baby?”  no idea. . .

4) This time of year is important to college football fans. Have you watched/will you watch any bowl games? I used to like to watch the bowl games–back when there were pretty much just the Big 4—Cotton, Orange, Sugar, Rose. Now it seems like there are dozens.  I just can’t get excited about watching the Tostito Bowl.

5)  Are you sad to see the holiday decorations begin to slowly disappear? Or do you think they should all come down right away? I like to get everything down right after New Year’s. I worked yesterday and now will be off until January 2—I cleared my area of all holiday décor so it’ll be gone when I get back next week. I don’t do much seasonal decorating around the house anymore, so I don’t have too much to put away here.

6) Did you tell the truth about your weight on your driver’s license, or did you shave off a pound or two? OMG—I haven’t updated my weight in ages! They’ve never asked me if I wanted to change it. I haven’t weighed that little for probably close to twenty years!

7) Crazy Sam swears that the Echinacea she takes every morning keeps her healthy. Her boyfriend tells her she’s wasting her money. Do you take any herbal supplements? I sometimes use an herbal sleep aid, but that’s it.

8) The average restaurant in the US tip is 18%. Are you a generous tipper? I worked in food service when I was in high school and college, so I remember how much I appreciated a good tip. If the service is good, I’m generous. If the service is great, I’m extremely generous!

9) This is the last Saturday 9 of 2013. Do you know the lyrics to “Auld Lang Syne?” I know the beginning and the end—for the middle, I just have to hum along. This is also one of the songs that ALWAYS makes me tear up—no matter when I hear it!

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.

13 thoughts on “Saturday Nine—Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

  1. I love Auld Lang Syne too but like most people don’t know the words to the middle section! Great post enjoy your time off 🙂

  2. It’s 67 deg, due to go up to 79 here in Florida. We were so lucky to miss all the nasty weather up north. I don’t really care for New Year’s Eve and don’t sing. Looking forward to Jan. 1 and an exciting New Year. Happy New Year to you!

  3. My friend Kathy cries every time she hears God Bless America. EVERY. TIME. LOL

  4. I’m not a college football fan, but I agree with you on the bowl games. The names sound like a joke.

  5. I definitely get more excited about Tostitos than the Tostitos Bowl. 😉

    Enjoy your time off!

  6. I actually thought you were joking about the Tostitos bowl but looked it up — and there it was! haha!

    I am looking for some sort of sleep aid. What do you use?

    • Nope–the Tostitos Bowl is all too real!

      For my sleep aid–I sometimes use homeopathic lozenges called “Moon Drops” from a company called Historical Remedies. Maybe it’s just the power of suggestion, but they seem to help and there aren’t any side effects like feeling knocked out the next day!

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