Friday, April 9, 2021

Saturday 9- The Bones (2019)


The Bones (2019)

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

1) They lyrics compare a relationship to a house, saying that despite superficial problems like peeling paint or broken glass, the foundation can still be solid and strong. What home improvement project is next on your list?  We have some flooring that needs repair in our laundry room.  I am not sure in reality if that will be out next project though.

2) Maren Morris sings that she knows she and her lover can face any storm. Are you afraid of thunder and lightening?  not really, loud thunder can startle me sometimes, but I am not afraid of it.  We get a lot of tornadoes here where I live.  I am afraid of those.

3) The video for this song shows Maren and her husband, singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd, on the beach in Maui. Would you rather go for a long walk along a beach or a hike in the woods?  I do not really love walking on the beach.  I like to relax and layout, but I do love walking in the woods if I feel like it will be safe from snakes.  So maybe a trail in the woods.  There are a lot of those here where I live.
4) "The Bones" won Morris and her collaborators (Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz) the 2020 CMA "Song of the Year" Award. Here's your chance to pat yourself on the back. What's something you have done well lately? (Go ahead. We want to hear about it!)  Keeping organized at school and being patient with the kids that are clearly ready for summer vacation.  We are not even close.  We are also learning coding in my computer class, so I am doing good teaching that.  The kids love it.  I say I am doing good because I am not great at computers.  This has been such a weird year.  I am hoping things will be back to normal next year.  We shall see.

5) The song was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song. For the awards show last month, Maren put a lot of work into her look, including lightening her hair and lipstick and reshaping her brows. She was surprised when saw on social media that people confused her with reality star Khloe Kardashian. How long does it take you to prepare to face the world (on an average day, not for an internationally telecast awards show)?  I only take about 10 minutes to do my make-up.  It is my hair that takes forever...mostly drying it.  I also take my shower in the morning, so from start to finish it takes me about an hour to get ready to face the world.
6) Experimenting with hair and makeup comes naturally to Maren. Her parents have owned the same hair salon for decades. She and her sister played there as children and took turns working the reception desk when they were in high school. Do you have a hair appointment scheduled?  no, I will wait until we get out of school at this point to get it done again.
7) Mom and Dad do not go out of their way to play Maren's songs in their salon. They don't want to "bombard" clients with her music, just because she's their daughter. But, if one of Maren's songs happens to come on, they are naturally very proud. Where were you the last time you had to listen to someone else's choice of music? (Bank, doctor's office, friend's car, etc.) Did you enjoy it, or did you wish you could change the station?  About a week or two ago Josh spent the entire day playing music on YouTube for me....we streamed it to our tv.  He likes old music.  He loves Sandy Posey.  So we watched some Sandy Posey, but he also played me an episode of The Sonny and Cher Show and The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.  He also played me some music from the 80's which I loved.  This went on all day, but I do not get time like that with my kid anymore, so I listened as long as he wanted....which started at 2:20 and stopped around 9:00 PM It was a great day for me.
8) Maren says her favorite foods are tacos and tortillas. When did you most recently eat Mexican food?  Tuesday is Taco Tuesday at the school, so Tuesday.

9) Random question: What do you call that thing in your living room? Is it a sofa, couch, or a davenport?  couch


  1. I need to replace this awful carpeting! But flooring is a tough, disruptive project, isn't it?

    How exciting to teach coding to kids who are into it! I admit I don't understand a thing about it, so I salute you.

  2. Can I come to class when you teach coding?

  3. I love walking in the woods but afterwards I have to check for ticks.

  4. Hi Lori:
    I always enjoy your answers.
    I guess everyone has some kind of house repairs or remodeling.
    I don't wear makeup unless I am going somewhere and then it's not much.
    Have a good Saturday.

  5. Loved your answers, Lori. I am sure your kids love you at school. You are a great teacher to get the kids in love with coding! Yum to taco Tuesdays! So great that you had such a good time with Josh! Times like that make for good memories! Happy weekend! xo

  6. I've always been interested in basic coding. I know nothing.

  7. What a great music day you had!

  8. That sounds like time well spent with Josh!

  9. After re-doing the flooring (from carpet to porcelain tile) in our house last summer, I can honestly say, be happy it's just the laundry room, lol. Good luck!

  10. My midwestern grandma was TERRIFIED of tornadoes. You are right to fear them. I'm with you in hoping we have a normal year by at least the fall. We will see.....
    Hope that you can find time for the flooring project. It's so nice to have good flooring where you have to worry most about it getting damp and rotting floorboards.

  11. People don't usually think of southwestern PA when they think of tornadoes, but we get more than you'd think. I was at a friend's house when I was 11 and experienced my first tornado sitting at the top of their basement steps watching the sky turn every color of the rainbow. It really hit our neighborhood hard (still the neighborhood I live it). Since then I am very tuned in to storms. I'm not afraid and actually love thunder and lightening, but I can tell when it's changing and then I am all about taking cover! Enjoyed your answers today. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  12. I like old music of many styles

  13. That is nice that you and Josh could spend time together like that. I bet you are a great teacher! Happy Sunday Lori!


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