Now taking bids to astroturf my lawn

Rory Gallagher – Bullfrog Blues

Today’s Quote: “And now here’s something we hope you’ll really like” – Rocket J. Squirrel (voice by June Foray)

The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but mine is taller. I still have had no luck in getting my lawnmower to do anything more than sputter and I am fighting hard to resist the urge to hurl it across the yard. I know that will be counterproductive and costly but the temptation is still strong. I suppose I will have to take it over to the lawnmower repair place and ask them to give it life. Last year I invested as much money in it as I had paid for it. Why should this year be any different?

I’m getting tired of everything associated with the lawn and maintaining it. The first person to show up at my door with a lawnmower and an offer to mow my lawn has the job. Gosh, it’s only April. I’ve got to deal with that green stuff in my yard for at least five more months? Can’t somebody please genetically engineer grass that will only grow to a length of four inches? With the advances in genetic engineering, you’d think this would be possible. I’m willing to let them use my yard for testing.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. What was Simon & Garfunkel’s final studio album? A) Bookends B) Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme C) Bridge Over Troubled Water
2. What song was used in Mahogany? A) Do You Know Where You’re Going To? B) Touch Me In The Morning C) Can You Read My Mind?
3. Besides Footloose, what was the other number one hit from the Footloose soundtrack? A) Holding Out For A Hero B) Almost Paradise C) Let’s Hear It For The Boy
4. Which group recorded the song with the lyric “I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you. I know you were right believing for so long.”? A) Hall & Oates B) Air Supply C) Survivor
5. This song plays in The Thomas Crown Affair when Steve McQueen is flying a glider. A) Windmills of Your Mind B) Scarborough Fair C) Strawberry Fields Forever

“And now here’s something we hope you’ll really like.” — Rocket J. Squirrel

Music Trivia Answers:
1. C) Bridge Over Troubled Water [Paul Simon wrote this about providing comfort to a person in need. It started as a modest Gospel hymn but became more dramatic as he put it together. Art Garfunkel sang this alone, although he thought Simon should have sung it. Says Simon, “Many times I’m sorry I didn’t do it.” This was the last album Simon and Garfunkel released before they split up. (]
2. A) Do You Know Where You’re Going To? [It was performed by Diana Ross. Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser wrote this. Goffin was married to Carole King, and wrote many famous songs with her, including The Locomotion and You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman. Masser wrote Touch Me In The Morning for Ross in 1973 and wrote several hits for Whitney Houston. (]
3. C) Let’s Hear It For The Boy [It was performed by Deniece Williams. (]
4. B) Air Supply [All Out Of Love was the title. Air Supply had fifteen hits, seven of which have the word “love” in the title. (]
5. A) Windmills of Your Mind [ The song was written by Alan & Marilyn Bergman and Michel Legrand and was the theme from the 1968 film, “The Thomas Crown Affair.” Dusty Springfield recorded it in 1969, reaching #23 in the charts. Scarborough Fair was sung by Simon And Garfunkel on their 1966 album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme. Strawberry Fields Forever was, of course, by the Beatles in 1966 and was released as a single with Penny Lane (a single with two “A” sides). Both songs were later released on the Magical Mystery Tour LP. Both songs had been originally recorded for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. John Lennon wrote Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane was written by Paul McCartney.]

Once again, I got four out of five. And once again, it was Question #3 that I missed. Is anyone seeing a trend here?


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.