It’s time for a new prompt! Hoorah!

I’ve known about the Saturday 9 for quite some time. I blogger I used to follow, but has since disappeared, used to participate in this weekly prompt. I followed the blog, but since it’s hosted on blogger, and I rarely sign into blogger, I completely forgot about it. But now that I use Bloglovin‘ I can follow all my blogs in one place no matter where they’re hosted! So when I actually went perusing through Blogger the other day looking for some way to be notified if anyone replies to my comments on Blogger (which I never figured out, by the way) I found the Saturday 9 in my list of blogs I follow there and I was all, “Oh, yeah!!”

So here, without further ado (ado you really want to hurt me babyyyyy? ado you really want to see me cryyyyyy?), is my first Saturday 9 post.

1) This song refers to the merengue and the cha-cha. Are you a good dancer?

I dance about as well as an unplugged refrigerator. My idea of dancing is sitting at a table, consuming alcohol, and observing everyone else dance.

2) Dances like the merengue and cha-cha are featured on Dancing with the Stars. Are you a loyal DWTS viewer? 

No. I’m still not sure how that show is true to its title. I’ve seen no stars on the show, only d-class celebrities. And the “stars” hardly dance. More often than not they hold the hand while the real dancers bust their asses.

3) The Copa girl in the song, Lola, wears yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there. If we were going to the clubs tonight, what would you wear? 

Jeans and a t-shirt. I’m a simple guy. I don’t put a whole lot of stock in appearances. So long as I’ve showered and have clean clothes free of holes and stains, I’m good to go.

4) The real Copacabana nightclub was on East 60th Street in New York. It was used as a setting for the movie Goodfellas. Do you have a favorite mobster movie?  

Hmmmm….I’m not really into Mobster movies. In fact, I can’t think of many I’ve seen. I guess The Whole Nine Yards?

5) Our featured artist, Barry Manilow, has unfortunately spent a great deal of this young century in the hospital — broken nose, face lift, chest pains and two hip surgeries. Tell us about your most recent trip to the doctor, ER, or dentist.

My last trip was fairly mundane. It was just a mental health check up in which my prescriptions were renewed and he tried to convince me that maybe I didn’t need to be on them any more. Silly doctor.

6) Manilow told US Magazine that he enjoys nude sunbathing. Have you ever skinny dipped or sunbathed au naturel?

Um, I’ve had sexy times in a swimming pool before. Does that count?

7) Before he became famous as a performer, Manilow was a very successful jingle writer. “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there …” and “You deserve a break today at McDonald’s …” were his. Tell us about a TV commercial you saw recently.

I don’t watch TV so I can’t even think of one. I like it that way, actually. Commercials really irritate me for some reason.

8) The Manilow faithful are known as Fanilows and proudly wear Barry hoodies, wristwatches and even dog tags. Do you have any clothes that feature a recording artist?

I used to have an Avenged Sevenfold t-shirt, but I think it got lost in the shuffle during my divorce. I was gonna buy one the last time I saw them in concert, but they were charging $35 for them so I was like, “Um, no.” Perhaps the next time I go to the mall I can check into Spencer’s and see if they have one.

Avenged Sevenfold - Buried Alive graphic

9) In 2005, Manilow refused to respond when Larry King inquired about his sexuality. Do you think it’s rude for interviewers to ask personal questions? Or is it something a performer should expect because it goes with the job?

Honestly, I don’t think this question matters. Why should we care if he’s gay or straight? Do you like his music? That’s what should matter. I don’t particularly care for his music, but I don’t care about his sexuality. Frankly, neither should anyone else. It has nothing to do with his music.

As for interviewers asking personal questions, I don’t understand the need many people have to know everything about their favorite celebrities. I could care less who’s banging who, who wore it best, or who doesn’t look as good as they should in a bathing suit. I have my own life and children to worry about. I couldn’t care less what the alleged stars are doing.

Thanks for the questions, Samantha! If you’d like to participate, head on over to the Saturday 9 and link up!