Friday, February 21, 2014
Saturday 9: Susan
1) In this song, our hero tells Susan that "no other girl could ever take the place of you." Crazy Sam feels that no other earmuffs could ever take the place of the ones she left in restaurant coat room last month. Tell us about something you recently broke, lost or misplaced.
I'm bad about constantly misplacing my watch. I take it off to do something, then forget where I left it, and wind up searching the whole house for it.
2) When this song was first released back in 1968, the name Susan was very popular. According the Social Security Administration, it was one of the top 10 baby girl names of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Today it's not even in the top 100. Do you know anyone named Susan (or Suzanne)?
Yes, I can think of two off the top of my head.
3) The Buckinghams were Chicago's attempt to get in on The British Invasion begun by the Beatles. (Hence the silly suits.) But they took their name from Chicago's famous Buckingham Fountain. If Crazy Sam visited your neighborhood, what local site would you recommend she check out?
Main Street, and all the Halloween stores, if it were October. Otherwise, probably the Air Force Museum.
4) Chicago is known for deep dish pizza. Describe your dream pizza. (Calories, carbs and gluten need not be a factor because it's dream pizza!)
Whole wheat crust, lots of sauce, extra cheese, ham, pineapple, onions and banana peppers.
5) The Buckinghams got their big break by winning a local "battle of the bands." Do you often go to concerts or bars to listen to live music?
Used to go to bars to listen to local groups a lot, when I was younger. Try to go to two or three concerts a year these days.
6) The best-selling book in 1968 (the year "Susan" was released) wasAirport by Arthur Hailey. It was set during a snowstorm at Lincoln International, a fictional airport based on Chicago's O'Hare. What's the most recent airport you flew to? Why were you there?
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to visit my daughter, son in law and grandson.
7) Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, Sox ... Chicago is a big sports town. What's your favorite pro team?
Bengals and Reds
8) Thinking of sports, did you watch the Olympics? If yes, which events?
Not this time around...but my usual favorites for the winter Olympics are figure skating and ice dancing.
9) Do you consider yourself an idealist or a pragmatist?
Definitely an idealist....I'm the romantic dreamer type. :)