Time for another Saturday 9, ladies and gents! Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion. Grease is the way we are feelin'...
1) Greased Lightnin' was the name of a car. Have you ever given your car a name? Let's see... The Bexmobile, mostly, and Stupid Car whenever it made me angry.
2) Could your vehicle use a trip to the car wash this weekend? Oh yes. Poor thing needs cleaning like crazy.
3) This song is from the soundtrack of the movie Grease, the biggest money-making movie musical of all time. Have you ever seen it? Oh man, yes. Mom never has been the biggest fan of live-action musicals (despite her unending love for Disney's animated musicals) so I failed too see Grease until I was about fifteen. I watched it with some friends of mine at a sleepover. I thought the guys were jerks and Sandy was lame for changing herself to be with Danny. Too bad I didn't have that kind of profound clarity in my own dating life until much much later.
4) John Travolta's astrological sign is Aquarius. What's yours? Same! I adore John Travolta.
5) In addition to being John Travolta's birthplace, Englewood, New Jersey, played a significant role in telecommunications history. In 1951, Englewood's mayor made the first-ever direct dial long-distance call in the United States. Now it's your turn. Tell us something about your birthplace. Um, let's see. The general area in which I live is home to the birthplaces of both W.C. Handy and Helen Keller. John Paul White of The Civil Wars lives here -- he and Joy actually record fairly frequently at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals. Billy Reid is also based in our downtown area.
|W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues|
|Helen Keller, one miraculous lady.|
|John Paul White, insanely talented musician -- and more importantly, a sweet Southern gentleman.|
6) Travolta is an excellent dancer. How are you on the dance floor? I avoid the dance floor. Problem solved! Ha!
7) Grease is an upbeat musical about the students of Rydell High. Another Travolta movie is Carrie, which features the worst prom night imaginable. Grease or Carrie -- which is closer to your high school experience? Those are two extremes, aren't they? I've suppressed most of my high school experience. It wasn't a horrible experience, I just hated teenagers even when I was a teenager. I'm pretty sure I counted down the days three years before I graduated (at least).
8) What was your best subject in high school? What was your worst? English and literature! I delighted in writing papers for grades; I edited and helped other classmates on papers and literature analysis assignments. I shall always be a book geek. Worst subject, hands-down, was algebra. My brain can't math.
|This is the most accurate representation ever of my academic career.|
9) Sam made good use of the bus ride to school, using that time to complete her homework. What do you remember about getting to or from school? Dad would take us to school in the mornings -- we were lucky because we rarely ever had to ride the bus...