Sunday, December 9, 2012

Saturday 9 - Blue Christmas (swoon)

I will be completely honest, I let out a giddy scream and clapped at my desk as soon as I saw the picture featuring today's Saturday 9.

OH MUH GARSH -- It's Elvis.  I LURVE ELVIS!  Let me say it again.  I LURVE ELVIS.  I listen to him religiously and... I will admit that the first preset on my satellite radio channels is ... THE ELVIS STATION!  Yes, and I listen to it ALL.THE.TIME.  Swoon!

Ok, so enough about my giddiness. I'm just a tad excited to share my lurve of all things Elvis with you!  Now, I shall carry on.

Saturday 9: Blue Christmas

1) Do you ever suffer the blues during the holidays?  I think it would be a lie to say that you didn't to some degree.  As we grow up and our children are no longer mesmerized by the fairy tale of the jolly old elf in the red suit sneaking around homes in the dead of night.... to know that there may be one less person to gift if you've lost someone near and dear to you... to know that there are children who will do without because their parents can't afford it and may be too humble to ask for help from those who can... There are lots of reasons to have the blues.  However, there are an equally number of reasons to NOT have the blues. You just have to be strong enough to search for those blessings and focus on them instead.

2) More than 18 million visitors have toured Elvis' home, Graceland. Have you ever been there? NO!  I'd love to go though.  That will probably be one of the ventures on my bucket list that I make alone.  I'm okay with that.  

3) Elvis dyed his naturally light brown locks black. Do you dye your hair?  Nope.  I'm seeing more greys, however. I probably should but that would require maintenance and, well, I HATE MAINTENANCE.

4) He also insisted his young girlfriend, Priscilla, dye her hair jet black. If your lover asked you to change your hair, would you?  Nope.  

5) Elvis served his country at an Army base in Friedberg, Germany. Have you ever been to Germany?  Nope, but I'd love to go there as well. 

6) Elvis famously had an affair with Ann-Margret during the filming of Viva Las Vegas. Have you ever indulged in a dalliance with a coworker?  Of course.  

7) Thinking of his movies ... Elvis was, by and large, unhappy with his film career and once said, "The only thing worse than watching a bad movie is being in one." Are you happy with the way your career is going/has gone?  Um... I don't have one.  I'm a domestic engineer.  As me again in 20 years and I may have an answer for you.

8) Elvis lost "the battle of the bulge" toward end of his life. Are you happy with your weight?  Is any woman EVER happy with their weight?  Just kidding.  I am a work in progress.  Am I happy with where I am?  Yes.  Do I know I'm still getting better all the time?  You bet your ass I do!  :)  

9) As a teenager, Elvis worked as an usher at a movie theater. What was your first job?  I worked for my grandmother in her ceramic shop.  She had an outbuilding in her back yard, and the my grandfather built her a second one.  She had two kilns going almost daily.  Shelves full of greenware and bisque ready to be painted, fired and then bought by this woman that supplied the warehouse that supplied to interior decorators' that finished out model homes.  It was a fun, hard, hot job but I loved it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I so LURVE your answers.;)