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30 December 2017

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: It's Just Another New Year's Eve (1977)

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

Welcome to the last Saturday 9 of 2017! Thanks for a great year, everyone.

1) In this song, Barry Manilow declares New Year's Eve is "just another night." How do you feel about 12/31? Is it a special occasion or just another night?

Well, we do go to a party each year which makes it different from "just another night," but it never seems a big deal to me.

2) Barry sings that in the past year, "we've made mistakes." What in 2017 do you wish you could do over?

The year was really centered on my mother and I'd like to do over the days when I got upset with her for things that were not her fault (she didn't know it, though)

3) He also sings of happy nights with friends. Tell us about a really good time you had in the past year.

This year my 9 year old granddaughter decided to start a book club with her mother, me, Jeri and Walt's sister.  We've had 3 meetings now and it's just a delight to watch how mature she is about running the meetings.  We are reading the Narnia books and have just one more to go, then we start "The Hobbit."

4) The song references growing wiser, as well as older. What's something you learned or discovered in 2017?

The best tip I heard this year was learning that if you have champagne that has gone flat (whether a glass or a bottle), putting one raisin in it will restore the bubbles.  I also just found this handy kitchen aid:

Chef'n Zipstrip Herb Stripper

Can't wait to have a recipe where I need to use it!

5) What do you wish you had spent more time doing during 2017?

Reading.  I even set aside a time each morning to read, but looking at my list of books read, I read ~20 books fewer than I did last year.

6) What was the smartest thing you did all this past year?

I created "Benny," the teddy bear who has adventures and then writes to my granddaughters about them.

My "quiddich" picture was my magnum opus.

7) As this year comes to a close, what are you most grateful for?

While I am not grateful for the continuous eating away of my mother's brain that Alzheimers does, I am so grateful that her physical health is perfect.  She's 98 now and may well make it to 100.

8) When this week's featured artist, Barry Manilow, was a jingle writer, he wrote the famous "You deserve a break today at McDonald's" song. When's the last time you visited the Golden Arches?

I don't remember the last time I was there, but I am embarrassed to admit that I do eat there regularly, every couple of months or so.  My standard order is a cheeseburger and small fries, with the bottled water I always have in the car to wash it down with.

9) Random question: In high school, were you more popular with the boys or the girls?

That's an easy question -- I went to an all-girls school !!!


Ned and Brianna filming her movie on Christmas night


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