Love Is All Around

Love Is All Around

Welcome 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: Love Is All Around (1970)

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

1) This week’s song is the theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a sitcom that originally aired from 1970 to 1977. Were you a fan?
I wanted to live my life in a big city with a pretty apartment! Yes! 

2) The song tells us that Mary Richards can turn the world on with her smile. Yet the real-life Mary Tyler Moore said she was uncomfortable with her “wide mouth.” If you could improve on one of your facial features, which would you choose?
Could we remove my myriad of chins!!
3) We also hear that Mary can “take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile.” What do you think makes a day “a nothing day?”
My life these days! 
4) Mary works in the newsroom at WJM. Her desk is neat as a pin. Are you neat? Or do you lean to the sloppy side?
Always wanted to be neat, never could quite see it through
5) Mary’s best friend, Rhoda, worked as a window dresser at Hempel’s department store. What department store did you most recently shop at? What did you buy?
When I think of department stores I think of Macy’s Strouss McKelveys… you know, the ones we used to shop at. I don’t shop at those anymore. I’m rather a Target shopper. Which I bought toilet paper and a Starbucks the last time I was there
6) Mary Richards lived in Minneapolis. What city is nearest to where you are right now?
Youngstown. But big cities, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are both about an hour away in different directions.
7) Originally the part of Mary Richards was written as a divorcee, but in 1970, there were no TV shows that centered around a divorced woman. Think about the women in your life. Are most of them married, divorced, single or widowed?
Most of them are a mix of married and separated. I am not sure why everyone just gets separated anymore…. and a couple of widows.
8) The MTM production company logo featured a mewing kitten. The cat was found in a Minneapolis shelter, and, after her sequence was shot, she was adopted by a crew member who named her Mimsie. What’s the name of the last cat — or dog or hamster or rabbit — that you petted?
Garage Kitty

9) Random question — Would you rather have a job that kept you seated on your fanny or standing on your feet?

These days… on my fanny. 

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