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Saturday 9: Son Of A Preacher Man

Hey, everyone. A bit (severely) down in the dumps at present, so I'm just going to get right to it. Link up here if you'd like to join in this weekend.


Saturday 9: Son of a Preacher Man (1968)

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

1) This song was originally offered to Aretha Franklin, who turned it down. What's the most recent thing that you said "no" to?
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Staying home alone during these very stressful, trying times. I just couldn't do it, despite trying very hard to convince Hubs to stay at the hospital with our baby girl... he'll be here momentarily. I just didn't feel safe alone with myself. :'( #DepressionSucks
2) Two years later, Aretha recorded "Son of a Preacher Man." What's something you changed your mind about? 
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Trying Lithium for my Bipolar I Disorder. I was very resistant, for reasons I can't quite elucidate here, but now that I'm on it, I think it was the best choice for the present.

3) This song tells the tale of Billy Ray, a young man who could be very persuasive. If we wanted to change your mind about something, would you be more easily swayed by an emotional argument, or with verifiable facts?
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Every single day of the week, you better back that argument up with facts! #BecauseScience
4) If you ordered a "Son of a Preacher Man" in a bar, you'd get a cocktail made with peppermint schnapps, gin and lemonade. When did you last have lemonade? Was it just lemonade, or was it spiked with alcohol?
I do not care for lemonade much, so I wouldn't order it at all. Here's the last drink I ordered from a bar this past Sunday: an Asian Pear Martini. It was excellent!

5) Dusty had a thing for maps. She admired them artistically and enjoyed using them to take long car trips. Do you use printed maps? Or do you rely on technology, like GPS or Google Maps?
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Oh, well, for driving, I definitely need to rely on my GPS technology. However, in the house, I absolutely have a thing for maps. We had a decoupaged map wall in our Virginia Beach house that I'd like to replicate when we once again own our own home someday. Maybe something like the above would be a little better reflection of our current tastes, however.

6) As a girl, she attended convent school. There, one of the nuns discouraged Dusty from performing, telling her that if she would do better to be a mother or a librarian. When you were growing up, did the adults in your world encourage your dreams? 
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Yes and no. I had always planned on being a scientist, but my father did/does not believe in science. So he was not altogether supportive. I did my own thing anyway, though, and went as far as I could before marriage and motherhood claimed my future career aspirations. I'd really like to go into family law one day, so we'll see where that leads. Other adults - those in my school  setting - were much more supportive of my scientific goals, btw. ;)
7) That nun inspired Dusty's first major act of rebellion. In an attempt to make herself look less like a future librarian or housewife, she bleached her hair platinum blonde. In school, were you much of a rebel? Or did you conform to the expectations adults had of you?
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Back in high school, I mostly conformed. Now, though, I have zero interest in that. I just let me be me.

8) Early in her career, Dusty provided the entertainment at a family summer camp. She appeared on the bill with a clown, a fire-eater and a hypnotist. Have you ever been hypnotized?
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Yes, I have. During my period of grief counseling after the death of our son, I underwent several sessions of EMDR Hypnosis with my therapist. It was extremely helpful.

9) Random question: Have you ever played matchmaker to your friends? If yes, did your efforts lead to romance?
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Nah, I don't think I've engaged in that, really. No good can come from such things, IMO! ;)
Well, that was fun, and I feel a little less depressed and sobby than I did before I started this, so thanks Crazy Sam!!
Cheers, y'all.