Ketchup With Us #11

Superbowl Schmuperbowl. Yeah, sure. It’s this weekend. It’s even here in New Orleans. But it’s not my Saints or my friend, Mel’s Patriots. Plus, we already covered it in KWU #10. So we’re moving right on to Valentine’s Day. But you know we hardly ever do things the regular way in Ketchup Country, right? (I really wanted to type Ketchup Kountry but it seemed so … Cracker Barrel.)

That’s why instead of hearing about your sweetheart, your soulmate, the love of your life … the one you’re proud to call your own … we want to hear about someTHING or someONE that you’re embarrassed you love.

Me? Gosh, my mind just raced with possibilities. Velveeta cheese? Poison perfume? A certain Miley Cyrus song? Sigh. I wish I were joking. The mind loves what it loves. And even though I know I shouldn’t, I just can’t seem to shake this one.

He wrote “Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is there.”
He accompanied Bette Middler for years.
He himself sold over 80 million records worldwide.


But it was his 1978 release that would forever burn itself in my memory. It will always belong only to my grandmother and me.


He is music … and he writes the songs.

Still don’t believe me?


Exhibit A: My keyring. It’s a memento from my last trip to Vegas in 2010.

For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Mel and I will post a picture or video with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can write your entry in any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we’ll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me …

Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is …


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‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – Prompt #11

In 57 words or less, tell us about something (or someone) that you’re embarrassed you love.


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12 responses to “Ketchup With Us #11

  1. I love Barry Manilow! For me it was Copa Cabana on a Showtime special a million (it seems) years ago.

  2. No shame in being a “Fanilow!” I love the keychain, that made me laugh 🙂

    I’m kind of embarrassed by my love for Elton John. I’ve seen him in concert 3 times, including once when I was like 28 weeks pregnant. I was super uncomfortable, but it was worth it haha

  3. I just fell in love with you..mostly because Barry is still my guy after all these years. I just adore him and have never really been that reluctant to admit it. I even read his book, which my family loves to tease me about, but it sits on my bookshelf, among the other books I’ve loved through the years.
    Hey the guy is on Broadway again, you can’t deny his talent. 😉

  4. I ws introduced to Barry’s music a long time ago by a friend.
    Her name was Lola.

    By the way, that Love sign is accross the street from the building I now work in.

  5. I really like Barry! I am excited to do this one!

  6. We were watching a “Greatest Hits” commercial and suddenly shivered in unison, when we both realized that we knew each and every song.


  8. My VERY first concert was a Barry Manilow concert! (I was 6!) At 16, my mom and I went when we live in Philly. And now I’m begging my mom to go again! (I’m 36!) Found you on the blog hop! (I was going to say I’m embarrassed to tell you I love the New Kids on the Block but I’m not!) Great to meet you!

    • You, too!! Don’t be embarrassed about NKOTB. Manilow is JUST the beginning of my (very long) list.

      Please come Ketchup With Us. It’s only 57 words or less.

      LESS, Heather!

      In other words, your post could simply be something like “Milli Vanilli.” 🙂

  9. I was a big Manilow fan back in the day too. I bet I still know all the words to his songs.

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