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1) This song is about a guy who'd rather nap than do his chores. Are there things you should be doing right now, instead of hanging around the blogosphere, answering these questions?
It's 5:31 AM in Idaho right now. I haven't slept a wink yet. I don't think I will. Bring on the caffeine!
2) This song mentions a lazy afternoon of fishing. When did you last go fishing?
About three or four years ago, sometime during Hubs' brain tumor trauma drama, I took him and the kids fishing at Biscayne National Park in Homestead, Florida, where we lived at the time. We mostly just hung around, not catching anything, watching the other fisherfolk. A few manatees swam by - my first time seeing them in the wild - and that was pretty epic.
A pelican landed on the pier where we all were, and someone caught a small pinfish and threw it at Sir Pelican. Of course, the big bird went right for the pinfish, Only, instead of going right down its gullet, the spines on the fish got stuck, and the pelican was choking on it. We were all watching, kind of helpless, unsure what to do. Because wildlife. Sophia really wanted to intervene, but finally, the pelican choked down the pinfish. Whew! That was definitely a memorable "fishing" trip!
3) The lyrics catch our hero sleeping in both the sun and the shade. Do you have a nice, shady place to nap on your front lawn? Or would we catch you lying in the sun?
Hmm. There's a tree that's kind of in our lawn and kind of in our neighbors' lawn. I'm not sure who is responsible for it. It's not very shady. I've never lain down against a tree and taken a nap. I don't know if I could do it. I'm not a very chill person.
4) This week's featured artist, Leon Redbone, is a difficult man to nail down. Over the years he's claimed to be born in Ontario, and Philadelphia, and even Cyprus. Tell us about a time you got caught in a fib.
Ha, wow! Those are some crazy lies. I'm not a very good liar, really. I'm a blurter, and I have no poker face.
5) Mr. Redbone has said that taking himself too seriously would be "the gentle kiss of death." What's something that you always take seriously and just can't joke about?
The death of my mother and son. Too hard for me to joke about; time does not, in fact, heal all wounds.
6) He has retired from public life, and that includes his Facebook page, which is no longer available. What did you last post to your Facebook page?
I don't know, within the past hour about not being able to breathe. I still can't. Sucks.
7) Leon always wore dark glasses when he performed. Do your sunglasses have gray, green, brown or rose colored lenses?
Theoretically and hypothetically, they would be rose-colored glasses, but in reality, my current pair have brown tints.
8) Recently Dick Van Dyke performed this song at a charity benefit, aided by his a capella quartet, The Vantastix. Last year, at age 90, he campaigned for Bernie Sanders. So Mr. Van Dyke is certainly not a "lazy bones." Who's the most active, energetic person in your life?
That would be my spontaneous and human-jezzball 12-year-old, Sophia Lorelei. Last night, she picked up a cupcake and stuck it, frosting side out, to my nose. We both stared at each other for several long moments before we both burst into gut-busting laughter. What else could I do? That's Sophia!
9) Random question: You're at dinner with friends and someone begins a very long joke with, "Stop me if you've heard this before." You have heard it, many times before. Do you stop him? Or do you just sit through it again?
I'd just sit through it again and then, after the whole spiel is given, say with a deadpan face, "That's an old joke." Well, I'd do that to Rob (Hubs), but I'd probably just chuckle politely at anyone else. I hate to hurt feelings!
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