Friday, March 31, 2023

Saturday 9: Fool (If You Think It's Over)

Rain, rain, rain...what's a person to do on a yucky Friday evening that's not fit for man nor beast to be out and about? Answer the Saturday 9 questions, of course! Thanks to our hostess, Crazy Sam, for the music and questions.

Saturday 9: Fool (If You Think It's Over) (1978)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Do you have any pranks planned for April Fool's Day?  No. We were just talking about this at work. We all remember growing up playing and having pranks played on us, but we all say we don't participate these days. Does anyone still play along?
2) When Crazy Sam was a little girl, she once pranked her mother by putting bubble wrap under the bath mat so Mom heard a POP when she stepped on it. When you find bubble wrap, can you resist popping it?  Of course not! Bubble wrap is one of those things you never outgrow. I used to buy my kids a roll of the stuff for Christmas every year. It was a very popular gift.

3) This week's song is about a wise man counseling a heartbroken younger person. Chris Rea, who wrote and performs this song, says it was inspired by watching his kid sister endure her first breakup. Were you in love at 17? Do you remember the object of your affections?  I didn't have anything more serious than a crush at that age. I remember who my crush was. He is a Facebook friend these days. I am glad he was nothing more than a crush. Adult me doesn't find him particularly attractive in any way.
4) She's dressed in black as she mourns the end of her romance. Does your wardrobe include a lot of black?  Goodness, yes! Black goes with everything and it's slimming. It's one big drawback is attracting and showing pet hair (and maybe more than a few of my own gray ones these days).
5) He offers to treat her to her first glass of good wine. Do you prefer white or red?  I enjoy both as long as they are sweet. 
6) Chris' own teenage romance was highly successful. He met Joan Lesley while still in school and they have been married since 1968. Whose was the most recent wedding you have attended?  My husband's half-aunt's son's last St. Patrick's Day. He and his wife had a lovely Irish themed wedding.
7) Chris Rea is a passionate race car fan and once worked as a pit mechanic for a Formula One race. Do you watch auto racing?  No. I find it incredibly boring.
8) In 1978, when this song was popular, Laverne and Shirley was America's #1 TV show. It's still available via cable and streaming today. Are/were you a fan?  Yes! Laverne & Shirley was one of my favorite shows during the years it was on. My bestie and I fancied ourselves to be like them. I was the Laverne to her Shirley.

9) Random question: What are you grateful for this morning?  Well, it's Friday evening, but my answer will be the same. I'm quite grateful for my snug home while the rains pour down outside tonight and tomorrow I will feel the same as the rains continue and high winds (again!) are added to the mix. I have no intentions of venturing out other than once in the afternoon to take my grandchildren to an Easter egg hunt at church. Fortunately, we'd already planned to have it inside.


  1. No pranking on April Fools Day here either. Amen to being grateful for a warm snug home. We had more rain and snow today and even more is in the forecast. I am looking forward to spring weather. Have a good weekend and lots of fun at the Easter Egg Hunt. See you again soon!

  2. I'm also very grateful for our small bungalow, there's no place like home!

  3. That is cute how you and your friend pretended to be like Laverne and Shirley. Enjoy your weekend, Stacy!

  4. #3 -- Isn't it funny when you get over someone so completely? That's happened to me, too.

  5. No rain here in Florida, actually we are dry and under a notice about that. If it doesn't rain soon -I bet the July 4th fireworks will be cancelled again...I know that months away, just saying...that is how dry we are. Wishing you a beautiful weekend. smiles

  6. #1 I think many now realize that April Fools joke are not good for the target of the joke.
    #2 I think popping bubble wrap is built into our DNA.
    #7 Yes, especially NSCAR where they go around, and around, and around… I prefer road track over the oval tracks.
    #9 Yes, the rain has moved east and it is a rainy Saturday morning.

  7. No, I don't do pranks anymore. I worry that someone could get hurt either physically or mentally or it seems mean spirited. Pranking is kinda like being a bully, in my opinion, and it can quickly get outta hand.
    We're expecting rain today. Not sure if it's actually gonna do that. Our high and dry soil likes the rain, so, it's always welcome at our place.
    The only racing we prefer is motorcycles. I miss watching MotoGP. It became too expensive to subscribe to. Well, it's their loss too.
    Blessings. xx

  8. It’s raining here, too, and I am grateful to be warm and dry in my own living room,

  9. I absolutely LOVE that you gave bubble wrap to your kids!

  10. We're having snow/freezing rain/sleet/rain today. What a mess! And high winds are tomorrow's excitement.

  11. I have never liked April Fool's jokes, although occasionally some are very well done. I saw one this morning where the University of Virginia said it was going to rebrand itself as "UV" instead of UVA. That was pretty good. You could tell who didn't watch the video until the end where it said April Fool.

  12. Stacy, I really loved your answers and way to plan ahead on that indoor Easter egg hunt!! Cat hair and black clothing don't mix. I have a sticky roller in my car because natural light shoes more than artificial lights!! LOL Have a blessed Sunday!



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