Friday, March 20, 2015

Saturday Nine

It's Not Unusual

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: It's Not Unusual (1965)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Check here.

1) In this song, Tom sings that "it's not unusual to go out at any time." Will you be "out and about" this weekend?

Tomorrow, just going to dinner and maybe a movie.
 2) Before his music career took off, Tom supported himself and his young family by working as a vacuum cleaner salesman. Could the room you're in right now benefit from a thorough cleaning with a vacuum?
Nope. Had a showing last night for the house so its all clean
3) You can purchase a verified Tom Jones autograph on eBay for $299 (or the best offer). When you were growing up, did you collect signatures and sayings from your friends? (Autograph book? Yearbook? Cast?)
I had an autograph book. I have John Davidson, Dick Van Dyke. The Healers. Franklin Graham. Bobby Sherman. Some of 3 Dog Night band members... and I can't remember the rest. It was years ago. 4) At the height of his popularity, female fans would throw their panties onstage at Tom Jones. Sam can't imagine doing this, and not just because she's not that crazy about Tom Jones. She'd be embarrassed because her underwear drawer could use a serious refresh. If you could choose one new article of clothing to add to your wardrobe today, what would it be?
Socks and new Levis.
5) "Tom Jones" is also the name of character in a famous 18th century novel. Tell us about a character from a book you wish you were friends with in real life.

6) When this song was popular in March 1965, Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex and the City fame was born. Do you share your birthday with anyone famous?

Gene Wilder. Chad Everett...
7) Also in 1965, when this song was a hit, Americans were riveted by the Gemini space program and children all over the country wanted to be astronauts. Think back to your childhood: When you were in first or second grade, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A nun. 8) Fifty years ago, the most popular headache reliever was aspirin, and you could buy a bottle of 200 tablets for just $1. Do you have any aspirin in your medicine chest right now?

I do
9) Random question: You've just entered a public restroom. Would you rather find a paper towel dispenser or hot air hand dryer?
Paper towels... doesn't really matter though.


  1. Replies
    1. I wonder what ever happened to that little book...

  2. I was going to say the same thing as Kwiz :)

  3. I thought about being a nun, too, in my late teens.

    1. My dad's cousin is a nun (still... 89 years old) and I just LOVED her.

  4. I'd be chuffed to share my birthday with Gene Wilder...!