Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday five: a Bill Murray moment

Singing Owl's got a fun plan for today's Friday five, based upon word association. Every time I think about word association, it's Bill Murray's voice I hear, in What About Bob. "Some free associations from my infancy: a beach ball, a dog, a frog, a lock, a poodle, a noodle, a doodle..." Hilarious movie.

Anyway, here we go:

Think summer......are you there? Below you will find five words or phrases. Tell us the first thing you think of on reading each one. Your response might be simply another word, or it might be a sentence, a poem, a memory, a recipe, or a story. You get the idea:

1. rooftop

Francie and Neeley talking on the roof in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, after their father dies. Tender and poignant.

Oh, and my house needs some roof work.

2. gritty

Trailers for TV cop dramas of the '70s were always described as gritty: picture Harry-O's squint, Streets of San Francisco's back alleys and Karl Malden's thoughtful gaze, Pepper Anderson undercover as a hooker in Police Woman, etc.

Also, food eaten at the beach. Puts the "sand" in "sandwich."

3. hot town (yeah, I know, it's two words)

Can't get that song out of my head!

OK, after a giving myself a good shake, a memory has surfaced: catching fireflies in the back yard with my sister, wearing our PJs, sweaty hair sticking to our foreheads and necks.

4. night

Crickets! Post-fireflies, lying in bed in front of a big box fan stuck in the window, listening to the crickets in the back yard and making sure my sister's foot didn't wander to "my" side of the bed.

5. dance

Well, since I've spent practically this whole post in the '70s, gotta go with "Shake Your Booty" by KC and the Sunshine Band.

Thanks, Singing Owl, that was fun!


FranIAm said...

It was very fun to read!!!

Mrs. M said...

FIREFLIES! I forgot that it's almost time for them. Fantastic.

The Swandive said...

Love. It. So awesome.

Counselor in Process said...

Makes me want to shake my booty!

Jan said...

Such fun to read. Thanks for your creativity (and caring).

Marie said...

What about Bob is one of our family's favorite movies! :)