Thursday, August 17, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 758



Mutterings for the week of August 14th. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. And here we go....
  1. Broken :: ...promise; ...bone; ...heart; ...spirit
  2. Compromised :: came to an agreement; worked together (something our legislators used to do)
  3. Delayed :: postponed, put off
  4. Ligament :: tissue
  5. Dramatic :: performance
  6. Fanatic :: zealot
  7. Exotic :: dancer
  8. Weeks :: days
  9. Walk it off :: Peyton Manning (from an old TV commercial he was in)
  10. Bruised :: injured, hurt; fruit, ego

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday 9: Start Me Up


The Saturday 9  is hosted by Sam Winters. Nine questions posted every Saturday — sometimes random, sometimes with a theme. This week, the theme is...


"Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones

Listen to it HERE.

1. That's a goat wearing a high heel. What's on your feet as you answer these questions?
A pair of light gray terry cloth Isotoner slip-ons, size Medium.
2. More fashion: In the video for this song, Mick is wearing white pants with an elastic waistband. Are you wearing a belt as you answer these questions?
No, I am not. Oddly enough, I am wearing white pants with an elastic waistband. Obviously channeling Mick. He is skinnier.
3. In this song, Mick pleads, "Don't make a grown man cry." When is the last time you shed a tear?
Seems I answer this question a lot, or versions of it. Same answer: can't really remember the last time I cried. I don't do a lot of weeping.
4. Keith Richard has said this is a song he could play "forever and ever." What in your life doesn't get old, no matter how often you do it?
Just sitting around, chatting about this and that with the hubby. Sounds boring, I know, but it's my favorite thing.
5. While The Rolling Stones enjoy performing songs, like this one, from Tattoo You, Mick Jagger has dismissed the songs from their 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request as "rubbish." Do you have a favorite Rolling Stones song?
I love the Stones, and really it would be impossible to choose just one favorite among all their tunes. If I had to pick one? Maybe "Sympathy for the Devil"? Or "Gimme Shelter"? Or "Satisfaction"? Or "Let It Bleed"? Or "Wild Horses"? Or "You Can't Always Get What You Want"? Or ??? 
Strange that Mick would call the Satanic Majesties album rubbish — "She's a Rainbow" was always one of my favorites too, and it's from that album.
6. This recording of "Start Me Up" features a cowbell. Do you remember which Saturday Night Live host made, "More cowbell!" a catchphrase?
No. I stopped watching SNL after the early '80s. So if this was more recent, I probably wouldn't have seen it.
7. Bassist Bill Wyman once said he thought he should have been a archivist because he loved to make lists. Do you have a to-do list?
I have many lists, to-do and otherwise. Love making all kinds of lists. I've also always thought I should have been an archivist. Bill and I should get together sometime and compare lists.
8. Mick finds it hard to stand still when he sings, not only on stage but also in the studio. The engineer for this song reports that Mick would have to run across the room to get back to the microphone for his vocal. Are you more fidgety, or still?
Yes. Both. Sometimes active. Sometimes dormant. Hmmm. Does that make me sound a little too much like a volcano? Well, I do erupt sometimes.
9. Random question: Do you believe men are inherently more sensible than women?
Say WHAT????


Happy Saturday, everyone!
And have a great weekend.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 757



Mutterings for the week of August 7th. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. And here we go....
  1. Headache :: migraine (Haven't had one in a while, fortunately.)
  2. Leftover :: doggy bag 
  3. Corrupt :: politicians (Sorry if I'm stepping on any toes here.)
  4. Vent :: let off steam 
  5. Equipment :: tools 
  6. Jack :: Nicholson
  7. Business :: commerce, employment, transaction (All the boring stuff.)
  8. Joint :: getting stoned (Child of the '60s, y'know.
  9. Internship :: learning period, apprenticeship 
  10. Pain :: headache


Monday, August 7, 2017

Random Musings: Monday 8/07/2017

Thoughts for today:

● There should be a law against rain on Mondays. Storms overnight with some really vicious thunder and lightning; then, rain most of the morning. The sun peeked out later in the afternoon, but the early rain had already triggered my seasonal affective disorder blues. Mostly spent the day sitting around, hoping for better weather. And eventually, it showed up!



● Downloaded one of the Brother Cadfael books by Ellis Peters (pseudonym of Edith Mary Pargeter, 1913-1955) to my Kindle today. It's set in 1139 and that got me thinking — if I'd been born in any earlier time, I would never have lived to be this old. In fact, I probably wouldn't have survived infancy — the whooping cough I had as a baby would have killed me. So thankful for modern science!


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 756



Mutterings for the week of July 31st. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. And here we go....
  1. Baby:: ...doll
  2. Hoops :: basketball (Go, Spurs!)
  3. Vulnerable :: at risk
  4. Literally :: really, exactly, word-for-word; sort of the opposite of virtually (though they seem to be used interchangeably these days)
  5. Relationship :: connection
  6. Best :: ...friend, ...In Show, ...Western Hotel
  7. Aggressive :: pushy, violent, unstoppable 
  8. Comfort :: Texas (a very pretty little area, northwest of San Antonio)
  9. Tunnel :: disappointing mini-series on PBS
  10. Cancer :: too scary to mutter about

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