Today in My History

2000:  Giraffes & Monkeys & Bees, Oh My
2001:  Last Day in London
2002:  Wake Up Call
2003:  Gorgeous Gorge
2004:  How Quickly It Goes
2005:  My Exciting Day
Keep Cool, Boy
2007: Have Microphone, Will Interview

2008: The Shoe on the Other Foot
  The Doctor Won't See You Now
2010:  My first 911
2011:  Dreams and Nightmares
2012: In My Dreams
2013: Faces to Remember

2014: Midnight in Beantown

Bitter Hack
Updated: 9/15
"Seussical the Musical"

Books Read in 2015
 Updated: 9/17
"A Good Year"

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New Kiva Loan

The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers

The story of Delicate Pooh

The story of the Pinata Group

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First...a problem.  I am using my laptop for the next few days and have discovered there is some problem with my IP address, which is, of course, written down at home.  So I am composing on the laptop and posting from flash drive on my brother-in-law's computer and using my iPod for checking mail and Facebook.  Bummer!  But at least I have options.  However, "today in my history" will not be updated until Tuesday.

19 September 2015

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Time for Me to Fly (1978)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

 1) How often have you flown so far this year?
We flew to Seattle to meet my Compuserve buddies.  We will fly to Spain next month.

2) Think back to your last flight. Was it pleasant, stressful, or just uneventful?
Don't get me started.  NO flight is pleasant any more.  To start with, I can't remember the last flight I was on that was NOT delayed.  "Delay" just seems to be SOP these days and gone are the day when they would apologize or offer you free anything if you miss your connecting flight.  Then there is zero room in the seats, especially for someone larger than Twiggy.  Forget leg room.  Gone are peanuts because of peanut allergies.  All we get now is ONE package of dry yucky pretzels!  If the flight is long enough for a meal, what you get looks like something they bought in a flea market and I can't get the tray table down in front of me, so have to balance it on my lap. I used to love flying.  I hate it now.

3) According to the Airports Council International, the world’s busiest airport is Atlanta's Hartsfield. Have you ever been to Atlanta?
I was in Atlanta the weekend that airport opened.  We flew into the old airport and out of the new airport 3 days later.  It's HUGE and my gate was the very farthest one.  Starting at the front door, using moving walkways and not stopping for anything, it took me 30 minutes to get to my gate. (And  walked MUCH faster in those days.

4) This week’s featured band, REO Speedwagon, took their name from a truck. Have you ever driven a truck?
I don't think so.

5) REO Speedwagon got their start in Champaign, Illinois, which is home to the U of I campus and, consequently, many bars. One of the most popular is the Blind Pig on Walnut Street. Give us the name of the bar, club or restaurant where you met up with friends in your younger days.
We didn't do bar hopping that I remember in the 1960s, but we went to a few pubs in Ireland in 1987, my favorite of which was The Squealing Pig.

6) Recently, lead singer Kevin Cronin appeared on an infomercial, hawking TimeLife’s two CD set of Ultimate Rock Ballads. Have you ever purchased anything from TV?
A couple of times.  Mostly junk, as it turned out, but I did get a few good things.

7) This song is from the CD, You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can’t Tunafish. Is there a can of tuna in your kitchen right now?
I never have cans of tuna in my house any more because I buy the vacuum packed bags...and I think I have two of them on the shelves at the moment.

8) You Can Tuna Piano, but You Can’t Tunafish is available on eBay on vinyl, CD, cassette and 8 track. Did you have an 8 track player?
Nope.  Never did.  Though I still have 78 rpm records (along with 45s and 33-1/3s).  Remember records?

9) In 1978, when this song was popular, the first Susan B. Anthony Dollar was minted. How much do you have in coins in your wallet right now?
Probably nothing.  The clasp on the coin part of my wallet is broken and all the coins usually fall out into my purse.  I haven't gone mining for coins in a long time.



Happy to be out of the car at long last!


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