Friday 5: Payday!

From here.

  1. From whom did you receive your first real paycheck?
    Aiea Public Library. As soon as I turned 15 I looked for work, and a few weeks after I applied to work at any library on my side of the island, I got the call from Aiea. I was called for an interview; I got the job. I made $3.35 per hour, working about fourteen hours a week. It was a good job. I felt rich.
  2. Among board games involving the exchange of money, which have you enjoyed most?
    I guess Life, although one could make a weak case for Puerto Rico counting as a game involving the exchange of money. It’s just not the exchange of money from one player to the next. There is a banker role, so of course if Puerto Rico counts, then it’s Puerto Rico by a mile.
  3. PayDay is the name of a candy bar consisting of salted peanuts rolled in caramel surrounding a firm, nougat-like center. How does it sound to you if you haven’t tried it, and how do you like it if you have? Is there a similar candy bar you like better?
    I had my first PayDay bar from the Trading Post at Camp Pupukea, and when you’re mostly eating camp food all week (which I love; don’t read me wrong), a nice, sugary, store-bought candy bar is heaven, and I do love me a PayDay bar, even though I generally don’t love caramel. I’m against the way so many candy bars taste the same: they’re all just variants on a theme, like items on a Taco Bell menu. But a candy bar without chocolate? That’s calling my name.
  4. When did you last do something nice for yourself just because it was pay day?
    I think a month ago I bought several books I’d been waiting on. Some of them to review for the side gig. Also a couple of baseball books. I’ll share details when I’ve finished reading them.
  5. What person with the surname Day are you most familiar with?
    It surprises me that nobody who’s already answered this question has said Daniel Day-Lewis. After him, the highest profiles have to go to Doris Day and Morris Day, but neither of them can really compare to a multiple-Oscar-winning actor, I don’t think. I’m also familiar with Pat Day, from the days of my youth when I did my best to be an avid follower of thoroughbed racing.
  6. Who’s your favorite member of the Partridge Family?
    It’s no contest. Laurie Partridge. She was so pretty in that show. And I liked her (usually) being more level-headed and mature than her brothers. She often had a kind of interested observer persona, something I think she got from her mom. Laurie was a terrible lip-syncer but that slight overbite and no bangs? Totally made up for it. Too cute for school. That’s the saying, right?

1 Comment

  1. I don’t think of Daniel Day-Lewis as a person with the surname “Day,” and I suppose it indicates my age that I think of Doris as far and away the most famous Day. 🙂

    There’s a game called “Puerto Rico”?

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