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4 February 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: Some Guys Have All the Luck (1984)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) Do you consider yourself lucky?

Never have.

2) When did you last risk money in a game of chance (lottery, raffle ticket, slot machine, etc.)? How did
you do?

I like to share the story of when Walt and I lost all the money we had in the slot machines at CalNeva Lodge on the California-Nevada border (the place that Frank Sinatra used to own).  Fortunately we were playing the penny machines and only lost 20 cents.

3)  There's a major footbal
l game this weekend. Will you be watching? Do you have any money riding on the outcome? 

There's a football game on??  (I'm not a big football fan, though I know there will be a football game party going on at my son's house in Santa Barbara.

4) The composer of this song, Jeff Fortgang, is an interesting guy who's had two disparate careers: first pop musician, then Yale-educated clinical psychologist. It's possible that many of the patients who see him for help with anxiety or depression have no idea that he wrote this song. What's something your coworkers (or, if you're not working, casual friends) would be surprised to know about you?

Most of my friends know everything about me, but people who read this journal may not remember that I used to be a cake decorator.

5) Similarly, fans are often surprised to learn that this week's featured artist, Rod Stewart, is a history buff who loves reading about WWII. Is there a period of time or historic event that has captured your interest?

I got all inerested in the period of Henry VIII.  Don't know why.  It was after I watched the first time PBS did The Six Wives of Henry VIII.  I recently saw a special on Hampton Court, which was Henry's favorite of his castles and remembered visiting there.

6) Rod met his current wife as the result of a dare. Penny Lancaster, then in her 20s, spotted the decades-older celebrity in a bar and only approached him because her friends bet her she didn't have the guts to talk to him. Are you, like Penny, vulnerable to peer pressure? Can your friends talk you into doing things you might not otherwise do?

It's been so long since I had frends around who might do that.  i suppose you could say that Char talked us into each of our cruises...which we were happy about.  In my old age, I am better about saying "no" when I don't really want to do something.

7) Rod vividly recalls being 11 years old and going to see  Little Richard perform in a film comedy called The Girl Can't Help It. When you were a kid, did you enjoy going to the movies? What do you recall seeing?

I"m sure it was not the first movie I ever saw, but the one I always think of when I think of my "first movie" was Show Boat, which my grandmother took me too.  I remember that we arrived in the middle of the movie and stayed to see it again.

8) The lyrics tell of when Rod's car overheats and he calls a friend, who doesn't come through. Tell us about a time recently when you were there and helped a buddy out.

I loaned money to a friend, figuring I'd probaby never see it (or her) again.  I was right.

9) The lyrics mention that "some guys do nothing but complain." Who do you know who is like that? Do you have a friend, relative or coworker who just always seems to find fault?

I can't think of anybody.

Note from the hospital yesterday:  Why do people DO that? A girl came in and came to the information desk and said "I have a doctor's appointment.  Where do I go?"  I asked her doctor's name, which she didn't know.  I asked what department her doctor was in and she didn't know that either.  She thought my computer had a list of everybody who had an appointment at any of the offices in the three medical center buildings.  She did finally remember her doctor's name and I was able to help her, but she's not the first who wandered into the hospital looking for a doctor and had no helpful information to give me.



I thought I might go fishing in our back yard yesterday
We were lucky....lots of street flooding in Davis....
they say it rained harder for a bit than it has in 30 years

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