Saturday 9: The Main Event


BabsWelcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!

Saturday 9: The Main Event (1979)

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

1) This is the theme from a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of boxing. Sam admits she’s not crazy about boxing. What about you? Do you enjoy boxing, martial arts or wrestling?
I was in our university’s judo club way back 🙂 It was great fun! Also knowing a little self-defense is useful so it was all worth the body pains and bruises (due to sparring).

2) If you went to a dance club on a Saturday night in 1979 or 1980, you might well have danced to this. What are your plans for this Saturday night?
Saturday night is barbecue night! I’ll make a potato salad as well as mango salsa while my husband takes care of the meat for the barbie.

3) Gilda Radner was one of the original Saturday Night Live performers and in 1979, she parlayed her TV popularity into her own one-woman show on Broadway. Who is your all-time favorite SNL cast member?
I haven’t seen the old SNL cast so my favourites are immediate past cast members, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

4) Sally Little and Nancy Lopez were at the top of the LPGA in 1979. Do you golf?
No. I think it’s a boring sport (pardon me, golf-enthusiasts). You whack the ball as hard as you can and then walk a fair distance to pick it up. Not my thing, really.

5) The movie The Main Event co-starred Ryan O’Neal. He is better known for Love Story, and saying the line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” When did you last apologize?
About a week ago. For acting stupid and saying stupid things. Maybe, it was due to the raging hormones, lol.

6) O’Neal got his big break on the nighttime soap opera, Peyton Place. He played Rodney Harrington, the handsome golden boy that all the girls dreamed of dating. Tell us about your big high school crush.
My biggest crush was when I was in university! He was in senior year and I was in junior year. He was skinny but tall and was a varsity basketball player. We were staying in the same boarding-house. He was nice and oh-so-cute. One day, we got out of the house at the same time and walked to school together. I was the happiest gal that day! I could not stop smiling. My classmates, who knew about him, teased me no end when they saw us entering the campus together.

7) In researching this week’s Saturday 9, Sam discovered that The Main Event is a popular name for sports bars all across the country. Do you enjoy sitting at the bar or do you look for a booth or table?
I prefer having a table, having a bit of space for conversation without getting disturbed.

8) The Mane Event was the salon Sam went to for years. She switched when it got too hard to get Saturday appointments. As a consumer, what’s more important to you — convenience or price?
I’d say convenience.

9) More than 50 years after her first million-selling album, Streisand recently had a #1 hit with her current CD, Partners. What’s the last song you bought/downloaded?
There’s this brilliant group of musicians on YouTube called the Postmodern Jukebox which I recently discovered. Oh how I adore them! They produce covers of pop songs in the style of jazz, ragtime, swing, among others. I downloaded their songs, of course! More details from from this website:

Postmodern Jukebox. Check out one of their videos on YouTube:

6 thoughts on “Saturday 9: The Main Event

  1. Ya know… I don’t get golf either… and I would be more like Happy Gilmore than Arnold Palmer. I would be throwing clubs and cussing and screaming and hitting things!

  2. thanks for sharing about that group! i think that’s how i’m going to be spending most of my morning, now, looking up songs from them on youtube! 🙂

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