Saturday Nine: Heat of the Moment (1982)

Saturday, March 25, 2017
This week's Saturday Nine:

  1. What's something you did or said "in the heat of the moment?" I ranted about a colleague who was collecting money for another colleague's birthday present. The issue wasn't that I don't like that person. The issue was that if we're going to be collecting money for one co-worker's birthday, then we need to be collecting money for every co-worker's birthday. It's not fair to everyone else whose birthday has passed and didn't receive anything. Why should this specific co-worker get something from us when no one else has?

  2. Asia's founder and bass player, John Wetton, passed away in January. One of his bandmates remembered him as a reliable performer who made everyone around him look better. Do you enjoy being the center of attention? Or would you, like Mr. Wetton, prefer to play a supporting role? It depends on what the situation is, and how many people are in attendance. I don't do well in big crowds (like 50+ people), but I'm good with smaller groups (like < 30). For example, we do a number of technique classes and artistry challenges at work, and I've facilitated both many times and really enjoyed them. But I've also assisted other artists and been totally happy to do it.

  3. Asia is a British band who played their first US concert at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. The nearest major city — Ottawa, Canada — is a 90-minute drive from Pottsdam. When you were last in the car for an hour or more? Where were you going? Last September, when we drove up to my friend Chelsea's cottage, which is about a two-hour drive from where we live.

  4. The song refers to disco hot spots, which apparently, by 1982, no one wanted to go to anymore. Let's make that negative into a positive. Describe your perfect night out with friends. Where would you go? To a really good restaurant, followed by a really good dessert place, and then either a theatre for a movie I've been wanting to watch or someone's house for a game night (I totally kick ass at Cranium). As someone who doesn't drink, it's hard to get excited about going to a bar or a club.

  5. In 1982, the year this song was popular, someone laced bottles of Tylenol with cyanide. That's why we now have tamper-proof caps on many products. Have you used anything in a tamper-proof bottle yet today? Nope.

  6. In 1982, Time Magazine's Person of the Year wasn't a person at all, it was "the computer." What do you use your computer for most often? Blogging, editing photos, watching videos on YouTube, watching shows on Netflix, and reading things on Wikipedia.

  7. 1982 also saw the premiere of The Weather Channel. Where do you learn the day's weather forecast? (Watching the local news on TV, checking your phone, looking out the window...) I use The Weather Network app on my phone. I prefer it to the Weather app that comes with the iPhone because it gives more detailed information.

  8. In 1982, Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie, Conan the Barbarian, was a hit in theatres. When you settle down to watch a movie, is it usually a fantasy, like Conan? Or do you prefer another genre (action, comedy, adventure, romance, drama, classic...)? In theatres, I usually just watch what looks interesting based on the trailer and reviews, regardless of the genre. The only genre I won't watch is horror. If I'm at home watching movies by myself, I like watching rom-coms 'cause they don't require a lot of thought. Plus, they always have happy endings and hot actors.

  9. Random question: What is something you try to avoid? Traffic.
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