Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nov. 21 Natters - You're Snow Vain

 This is the view out my window today.  Snow!  I don't care how old you are, there is something about the first snow of the season that makes everyone run to the window and look.  That happened yesterday at work.  It was only flurries then but we all did do the 'Ooooh!' thing at the window.  Then overnight we got real snow.  It wasn't nearly as much as they'd been predicting but it did cover the ground and it hasn't melted yet, even as we creep into later afternoon.  It's a nice holiday mood setter.

 I forgot to mention something in my previous Natters post.
The other day, in all the news of Paris and refugees and Charlie Sheen, the biggest news for me was that Carly Simon finally revealed that the second verse of her song You're So Vain is about Warren Beatty.


She also revealed that the song is about three men, not just one.

Mr. Propson, one of my high school history teachers, used to do a Jeopardy style game in class as a way to review and prepare for tests.  Most of the 'questions' were about whatever we were studying but there was also the Misc. category.  I remember one time it was something about who sings backup in the Carly Simon song that is written about him?  No one got it, and Mr. Propson explained that it was Mick Jagger.  I did not know the song back then but that always stuck with me.  The last several years I've come to love the oldies and have finally come to know and love that song.  I always get a kick out of hearing Mick Jagger singing in it.  But I'd also heard that it was not known who the song was about, and the likely candidates were Warren Beatty or Mick Jagger.  I was always like 'No, it's Mick Jagger.  It's Mick Jagger!'  lol

So yeah, hearing that she's finally revealed some info about it was thrilling to me!

Work is somewhat okay lately.  It's nowhere near as stressful as it was not so long ago, so I'm welcoming that change.  Is it work changing, or me changing?  I'm not sure.  Might be a bit of both.  There was some drama yesterday but I tried to let it go as fast as it happened.

I'm having so much fun with the Vikings being in first place!  Oh, the crap we hand back and forth at work, me and the once arrogant Packer fans.  And tomorrow is the big Vikings vs. Packers game.  We've built up such a rivalry at work, it's hysterical.  There are little bets all over the place.  And I just keep irking those Packer fans because even if the Vikings lose tomorrow, the Packers will only be crawling back into a tie for first.



  1. I hope the Vikings win! I will be watching. I always heard it was about Warren Beatty. He sounds like George Clooney of his day.

    1. In later years I'd heard that the big debate was whether it was Warren Beatty or Mick Jagger. I was still like "It's Mick. Mr. Propson said so, and it's funny that he's in the song." lol

      I'd rather just stay home and watch the game, feel relaxed and scream and yell without a care. I clam up in unfamiliar territory, especially with people I'm not comfortable with.


  2. The part about the apricot scarf always sounded like Mick to me. This song has been an almost constant earworm for me lately 'cuz it's in some car commercial that runs every morning when I'm getting ready for work. It's occupying waaay too much space in my brain LOL!

    Your snow is beautiful! We are finally getting a bit of rain here in Nor Cal, along with temps in the 20s at night. I covered the rose bush on my patio with a sheet just in case. Leaving for Portland to spend the holiday with my brother's family and I don't want the catsitter to have to think about it!

    Have a wonderful holiday!

    1. Hope you had a great holiday away. =)

      Our snow from this post is gone. It was warm and rainy on Thanksgiving Day, then turned cold again. More snow is on the way, although I haven't paid attention to when or how much. I guess I'll be surprised, huh? lol