Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday 9: Seattle

  1. Let's get the obvious out of the way: Have you ever been to Seattle?
    ** Yes, I’ve visited several times in addition to earning my undergrad degree from a small religious college there in 1995.
  2. Businessweek named Seattle one of the best places to live, citing its clean air, low crime and high employment. What makes your current hometown a great place to live?
    ** Nothing… except that I have a great job here. If I could get a “great job” in Seattle, or Portland… that would be GREAT.
  3. In this song, Bobby brags about how green Seattle is. Is it still green where you are? Or are the trees beginning to show their fall colors?
    ** It’s only green here for a couple months in the spring.
  4. sheldon-cooper-meme-lol-funny-pictures-The-Big-Bang-Theory-flash-quotes_thumbThis song was the theme of a 1968-1970 show called Here Come the Brides. Do you know the words to any other TV theme?
    **  Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
    Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...
    The Earth began to cool,
    The autotrophs began to drool,
    Neanderthals developed tools,
    We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
    Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
    That all started with the big bang!
  5. Bobby Sherman was once America's #1 teen idol, selling millions of records and earning 5 Gold Albums. Girls who wrote to his fan club received a postcard back signed, "Peace, Love & Bobby Sherman." Have you ever belonged to a fan club?
    ** I’m in the OPB sustaining circle, does that count?
  6. Alas, the career of a teen idol can be short, and by fall 1970, Bobby was replaced on magazine covers by David Cassidy. Sherman went on to a second career with the LAPD, instructing officers in CPR and first aid. Do you know how to perform CPR? The Heimlich Maneuver?
    ** I’ve let my CPR certification lapse, so you shouldn’t leave your life in my hands. But I can still Heimlich the hell out of you.
  7. SeattleThe "disc" you see at right is actually made of cardboard and was printed on the back of a Post Alpha-Bits cereal box. It was apparently quite common back in the day. This was one of four that Post printed on different cereals back in 1970 so that Bobby-loving little girls would have to go through lots of different cereals to collect the whole set. What's your favorite breakfast cereal?
    ** I go through cycles with cereal. Currently, I’m into Raisin Bran Crunch.
  8. Crazy Sam (the author of this meme) can't decide if she wants berries or banana slices with her cereal. Which would be your choice?
    ** It depends upon the cereal. Banana’s and Wheaties are THE BOMB. Berries go well with Rice Krispies or Kashi.
  9. 15368217-the-very-muscular-handsome-sexy-guy-on-sky-background-drink-milk-focus-on-faceDo you ever eat cereal straight out of the box? Drink milk directly from the carton?
    ** I’m single… of course I do.



  1. THANK YOU for clearing up my confusion on lines 5 & 6 of The Big Bang Theory song! At last I can sing along with the whole thing!!!

  2. You know, it sucks to lapse on the CPR thing because they keep changing the procedure. That in itself is what screws people up if you ask me.

  3. Forgot to mention- I do the fruit smoothy and my son does the kale thing with one of those fancy blenders that I'm afraid to touch. They are actually not that bad and they are filling.

  4. I'm with Bookmammal! I can never make out all of The Big Bang Theory theme! So thank you!