Saturday, January 30, 2016

Don't You Care

I have never heard of this week's song or band - The Buckinghams' Don't You Care
1) What's something that seems to fascinate everyone else, but you just don't care about?  Winter weather.  If I remember correctly, most of the country gets snow every single winter, and sometimes a lot of it.  So I'm not quite sure why a snowstorm in January warrants 24-7 media coverage.  Oh, and the supposed El Nino that is "here".  We've had like 60 days of news (in a row) about it and only one day of rain.  
2) The lyrics refer to "the times we cried and laughed." Which did you do more recently, cry or laugh?  Definitely laughed most recently, but I have to admit that I am a sentimental crier, or weller-upper would be more accurate.  A cute dog, a young person respecting his elders, someone saving the day, my students accomplishing something especially challenging, all bring tears to my eyes.
3) In the song, our hero seems surprised that his girlfriend doesn't believe him. Are you more believing and trusting, or suspicious and skeptical?  Khaled Hosseini wrote (in the Kite Runner) "And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say.  They think everyone else does too."  That about sums up where I come from.  
4) This song is just over two minutes long, which seems short for a song but awful long when Sam is waiting for her chicken soup to heat in the microwave. What's the last thing you heated in a microwave?  My lunch in the staff room.
5) This week's band, The Buckinghams, was one of the first acts to perform at Chicago's premiere summer festival, The Taste of Chicago.* Let's think ahead: Have you made any plans for Summer 2016?  Summer plans are usually not something I make...After the school year is over, the last people I want to see are kids, and they tend to be EVERYWHERE in the summer.  Plus it's hot and usually twice as expensive.  So summer is usually a quiet, trip-free time, preferring travel over winter or spring break.  So no.
6) In 1967, when this song was popular, Rolling Stone magazine published its first issue. What magazines do you subscribe to? Do they arrive in the mail, or do you read them online?  I've let all my subscriptions expire since pretty much everything is available online anymore.  However, I must have signed up for a lifetime subscription to Vanity Fair because I keep getting it and I don't think I've actually paid for a subscription in quite some time.  It arrives on my doorstep (or in various other places around the front of my house) as they now now "hand deliver".  It also pops up in the newsstand on the apple products, but I don't tend to read it there.
7) Country star/American Idol judge Keith Urban was born in 1967. Are you watching the final season of American Idol?  I do record America Idol and actually watch it from time to time.  I had stopped for quite a few years, but a weekly dose of Harry Connick Jr. is enticing.  
8) In 1967, the average cost of a movie ticket was $1.25. By 2015, it had risen $8.60. What's the last movie you saw in a theater?  I saw the Hateful Eight on New Year's Day, but haven't seen anything since.  I wish the tickets were $8.60!  A matinee here is anywhere from $11-$15!
9) Random question: Sam's taking everyone out to dinner and she's buying. Would you prefer the steak or the lobster?  A medium filet or ribeye please.  I've heard good things about lobster, but I can't eat it, so steak it is!

19 comments:

  1. I agree with you about snow coverage on TV. We had a storm last week that left us 6" and the TV stations had continuous coverage!
    "Yup, it is snow here also, over to Bob at the shore... It is snow here!"
    Enough already!

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    1. It's hard to get away from it. It's everywhere!!

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  2. Your answer to #1 made me smile because I live in Chicago. It's winter, it snows. Unless it's 25" or something, it doesn't deserve anything more than a cursory mention.

    And I love Harry, too!

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  3. I live in Northern Maine, so winter is winter. Also, our movie ticket prices are $7 for all shows. They raised the price from $5 recently.

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  4. Never heard of them. And listening to them,they are a Boy Band pure and simple. As such designed for teenage kids before they go over to the darkside and begin watching things like Monty Python.
    OKzies:
    1, pubs, pub music, sport where people kick a ball. Using sticks is OK. tedious Big Brother houses. Endless cooking shows.
    2, I get a good laugh everyday. It's one of the bonuses of living with a hound.
    3, I tend to operate off the notion of why would you lie. Most of the time the issues or the people aren't worth the effort of lieing. Plus you only ever really lie when you care about someone.
    4, q 5 q6 q7 q8 see answer 1.
    9, I have two lobster in the freezer since before Christmas. I've been afraid to eat them as my allergies are at about 30% and I reeeeeally don't want to have to ring for an ambulance. So steak too.

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    1. Yah, some of those reality shows are mind numbing. I do like a competition show, but only tend to "watch" when I'm doing something else - you don't have to pay too close attention. :)
      So not a fan of live music? That kind of surprises me, for some reason. Or is it just the pub atmosphere that isn't appealing?
      Why would you lie? That is a good question. I tend to wear my thoughts and feelings on my sleeve, so even if I were to lie it'd be rather obvious. It's easier to just say it like it is...even to someone I care about. :)
      I just saw a commercial for the newest MS Surface Pro, and it has a new stylus/pen that actually has a fairly sharp/thin point, even finer than the graphics tablet pen. I dream about a fine/pointy stylus! :)

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    2. Not live music !, that stuff that comes out of a box in the corner. Mind you after those years in Galway you get a bit meah about live music also if it's not very good. Things is it can get a bit evangelical.
      My pen has a interchangeable nib and I have a pot of ten of them in the holder. It was one of the reasons I went for the Pro.
      No, the question is why lie to someone you don't care about. There's simply no need. :-)

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    3. Mine came with a few nibs, but none of them are pointy! I WANT a pointy nib!!!!

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  5. I could be happy with maybe one or two snow storms a year. Last year when there was like 30 storms..not so much

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    1. Yes, last year was overkill, wasn't it. But a lot of snowstorms really isn't news. Those seem to come in waves.

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  6. Winter is not a favorite time of year. Actually weather seems to take up an awful lot of news time these days.

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    1. When I lived in New England, I really enjoyed a good snow/rainstorm. The ice, however was very scary. I can see, though, how a steady wave of storms would get trying and make things very difficult. Although, it was 80 here yesterday, so the grass is always greener - except here of course because it's brown. :)

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  7. The cinema costs here about 12 to 14 dollars. But they have special offers each month. I'm lucky, as I can go this month for free because my birthday is in this month.
    Next month it might be free for those with the letter x in their name, for instance.

    My 9 are up too.

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    1. A whole bday month for free?!?! That's fun. Ours have reward cards and points can be accumulated to earn a free popcorn or soda, and after months and months a free movie.

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  8. I've heard of The Buckinghams, but didn't recognize this song or remember any of their others.

    I've read lots of magazines over the years and Reader's Digest, Guideposts, Discover, Oxford American, and National Geographic are a few I take now.

    As for the final question, neither now that I'm plant based. Once upon a time it would have been the steak. I've never cared for any type of seafood.

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    1. I like Nat Geo a lot, but I am concerned over its new ownership. Murdoch's other publications/ media outlets aren't really the pinnacle of journalism.

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  9. lol.. winter coverage..
    i'm a laugher.. but sometimes a good cry never hurt anyone.

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