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Saturday 9: Daddy's Little Man

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Saturday 9: Daddy's Little Man (1969)
... because it's Father's Day weekend 

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

1) This song is about an afternoon visit between a father and son. What are your plans for Saturday afternoon?
I have a hot date with the laundry, the dishes, and the rest of our pigsty house, provided Succubus (my new nickname for my illness, until it is officially diagnosed) cooperates.

2) The lyrics talks about enjoying an ice cream cone. Do you have any ice cream in your freezer right now?
Yeah, right. I can't keep it in the freezer longer than a day or two. My kids are all over frozen treats like white on rice.

3) Sam's father hates it when she swears. When is the last time you cursed?
About a half an hour ago. I admit, I have quite the potty mouth. Eh.

4) In a recent ranking of movie dads, Mufasa (Lion King) and Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird) got very high marks. Who is your favorite movie or TV father?
I'd agree with both of those, but surely Cliff Huxtable was high on the list. Maybe not given Bill Cosby's recent... scandal?

5) Sam's own father often traveled for business, and always remembered to bring her the little complimentary soaps, shampoos or body lotion he got from the hotel. When you take a trip, do you bring back souvenirs?
Oh, yes. I have a constantly-growing shot glass collection from everywhere I've been. Some spoons from foreign countries. Various magnets, too. But mostly the shot glasses are my focus, now.

6) Back when Sam was in high school, it was her father who gave her driving lessons. Who taught you how to drive?
My father started to, before he moved away when I was 17 and a senior in high school. I had a car, but he refused to let anyone else teach me. When I moved to South Carolina after graduation to live with him before college started, the car came with us. I started "stealing" it when he was at work and joyriding around town to teach myself how to drive.
I didn't get my license that summer and went to college without my car. He ended up driving that car into the ground and selling MY car and pocketing whatever money he got for it ... this is not a fond memory for me. I did convince him to let me try the road test in his car the following summer, and I passed it on the first try. He was shocked.

7) Sam's own father is easy to buy for: every year he wants a new pair of loafers, so every year for Father's Day she gives him a DSW gift card. Would you rather receive a gift that someone chose, even though it might not be just right, or do you prefer a gift card or cash so you can get exactly what you want?
I appreciate gifts either way!

8) For family barbecues, Sam's dad dons his "Kiss the Chef" apron and mans the Weber. What's the last thing you cooked on the grill?
Probably chicken and vegetables. We haven't been doing any grilling since we first moved here to Miami, before Hubs' brain tumor took over for a long while. I aim to remedy that this summer. I like to grill en papillote, or make foil meals, as they are almost foolproof. I need that quality in my grilling!

9) Sam's father satisfies his afternoon sugar craving with an almost endless stream of Butter Rum Lifesavers. When you crave a snack, do you usually want something sweet or salty?

It completely varies. Lately, I have been enjoying a small bag of lemon-flavored plantain chips. They are super good - but it has to be just this right brand, which I've only ever found for about a buck in certain vending machines. Other brands just don't measure up.

Fun questions this week; thanks, Sam!