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28 January 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!
1) This song is about a girl who is eager and anxious for her new lover to call. Do you owe anyone a call? An email? A text?
I have a few SwapBot partners to whom I should be writing.
Also, following the death of Orva Hoskinson yesterday, I need to write to
the co-founder of The Lamlplighters, Ann MacNab. I think I owe her a
Oddly enough--and this surprises me, since we have been to England so many times and have seen so many things--but the first thought that came into my mind was walking along Hadrian's Wall, also called the Roman Wall, Picts' Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin. It was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in 122 AD in the reign of the emperor Hadrian. It ran from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea, and was the northern limit of the Roman Empire, immediately north of which were the lands of the northern Ancient Britons, including the Picts.
[thanks to Wikipedia for details!] It was kind of Rome's answer to the Great Wall of China, though not nearly as impressive
3) This week's artist, Karmin, is a husband/wife duo who met at college, and that meeting changed the course of their lives and careers. Think of someone who has had a huge impact on your life. Did you know, as soon as you met, that this was going to be a life-changing relationship?
There are a handful of people who had a life-changing impact
for me. I never thought in any case that this would be the result.
It all started with Sister Mary William, in high school, who invited me to
be on the yearbook staff. Out of that started a lifetime of writing.
I had lunch with my mother at Atria today. Yucky meal.
Billed as "shrimp fajitas" but it was a limp, torn corn tortilla
resting on top of some shrimp and a mounds of rice and refried beans.
Impossible to make a real fajita out of the plate, but I suppose it
was healthy, if not exactly appetizing.
The very LAST thing was a response to this article, which a friend sent me on Facebook
Before that, I shared a list of all the terrible things Trump has done in his first week in office (It's nearly a page long in tiny print, and enough to make one shudder.)
6) Karmin performed "Brokenhearted" live on Dancing with the Stars. DWTS is very big business for ABC-TV. So many people vote for their favorite couples each week that their phone and text systems often overload. Have you ever voted for a contestant on American Idol, DWTS, The Voice, etc.?
I may have voted for DWTS a time or two, but I haven't
watched any of those shows in a very long time. I OD'd on them.
I'm pretty much brand loyal to Shell, and Walt is to
Standard. It's not really a big deal for me, but the Shell station is
closest to our house
I probably would not go to see the Endeavor, but I'd sure as
heck get to the Hollywood Forever cemetery to lay a bouquet of yellow roses
on Judy Garland's grave!
Of course not. One of my aunts was the very first
female pilot to get a pilot's license in California, in the 19-teens.
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