Saturday, December 19, 2015

Can you make bread pudding out of Fig Newtons?

Saturday 9: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (1979)

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

1) According to a marketing research firm, this song is both one of the most played and most hated songs of the season. Do you like it?

I don't not like it.  I guess I'm a bit indifferent.  My favorite, though - is Dominick the Donkey.  Heard it?

2) In this song, Grandma's troubles start when she drinks too much eggnog. Do you like eggnog?

Mmmmmmmmmmm eggnog..... with a wee bit o' the Captain.  Yum.

3)  In the song, Grandpa recovers from losing Grandma by drinking beer and playing cards with Cousin Mel. Will you be celebrating the holidays with cousins?

No :(  I am missing the family Christmas this year.  Not enough time to take off, not enough money to drive or fly.  That makes me sad.  Great.  Now I'm sad.  

 4) When did you most recently drink a beer? Was it in a bottle, a can or a glass?

I may have to go drown my sorrows now that you've made me sad.  Thanks.  But I have some of the delightful Ben & Jerry's salted caramel brownie ale.  Now I'm happy.  I heart beer. 

5) The lyrics refer to "pudding of fig." In "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," the carolers demand figgy pudding. Yet despite its popularity in holiday songs, Sam has never tasted fig pudding. Have you?

Nope.  I like figs.  No, wait - I'm thinking of dates.  Oh, then again - there are Fig Newtons.  I like those.  Can you make pudding out of Fig Newtons?

6) Thinking of holiday sweets, would you prefer a gingerbread cookie or slice of pumpkin pie?

Why limit yourself to a slice?  Pumpkin, apple, pecan - hook a sister up, willya?

7) This song was recorded by a duo named Elmo & Patsy. It occurs to Sam that she has never met anyone named Elmo. How about you? Any Elmos in your life?

Tickle me Elmo.  That's about it 

8) Do you need snow to get "into the spirit?"

No.  I work at Home Depot.  We've been playing Christmas carols since the day after Thanksgiving.  I have caught myself singing along far too many times. 

 9) Random question: Are you going to get/have you gotten a flu shot this year?

I get one every year.  Don't get the flu.  Related?  You tell me....

I'm baaaaaaaaaaack!

The computer that I thought was dead, came back to life, and then died again.  It's either the hard drive or motherboard, and I said screw it.  My pictures are saved on Picasa.  I got a laptop.  Brand spankin' new.  Yay me. 

Happy Saturday!


The Gal Herself said...

Can you sing along with carols "too many times?" No! Unless, of course, you are tone deaf, like me.

Bev Sykes said...

I have not heard "Dominick the Donkey." Bet you haven't heard "The Santa Rumba" or "The Grassy Knoel."

I'm glad someone else mentioned Tickle Me Elmo. I was beginning to think I'd made him up!

CountryDew said...

Congrats on the laptop. Sorry about your son's grandmother (previous post).

Kwizgiver said...

Jiggety-jig! I love Dominick the Donkey!