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2010:  KSFO and the Giants
2011:  No More Helmet Head
2012: Creative Writing, Part 3
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4 November 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 to answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions!


Saturday 9: Suddenly I See (2005)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is a tribute to Patti Smith, the rocker who inspired KT Tunstall. What woman who has inspired you?

Hmm.  I am inspired by many women, many of whom work to save animals -- women like Jane Goodall and Dame Daphne Sheldrick.  Politically, Elizabeth Warren.  Locally, in years past, a woman named Dair Rausch.  And Malala Yousafzai.

2) In this video, you can see a turntable and an LP. When is the last time you played a record?

It's been years.  We have a large collection of LPs, but our son borrowed our turntable, so we don't have one right now...not that we'd use it if we had it, of course.

3) Growing up, Ms. Tunstall seldom sang at home because her father is severely hearing impaired and music interfered with his sensitive hearing aid. Do you, or does anyone in your family, wear a hearing aid?

I don't know about anybody in the family, but I got hearing aids about 3 months ago.  I don't wear them all the time, but when I do, I notice a difference.  It's different than I expected it would be!

4) In high school, she got experience performing on street corners. Have you ever tipped a street musician?

If I have spare change, definitely.  I have children who have performed in public so I'm usually supportive, unless they have zero talent.

5) When this song was popular, Microsoft introduced the Xbox 360 to North America. Are you into gaming?


6)  In 2005, Prince Charles married his long-time love, Camilla Parker Bowles. At the time of their wedding, 73% of Brits said they disapproved of her. Today, her popularity has increased somewhat and her disapproval has dropped to 55%. Do you know anyone who married someone you didn't like? Did their spouse grow on you with time?

Yes, and no.  The less said about that the better.

7) Harry Potter ad the Goblet of Fire was popular in theaters. Who is your favorite "Harry Potter" character?

Hagrid and Dumbledore.


8) In 2005, YouTube was introduced by three young men who met while working at PayPal. What's the last thing you paid for using PayPal?

Stamps, I think.  I usually buy my stamps on line.

9) Random Question: After a long, exhausting day of travel, you check into a motel. The room is not at all to your liking. It's next to the ice machine, so you can hear cubes dropping noisily into metal buckets. Your view is of the parking lot. The bathtowels are thin and tiny. In short, you feel like you're being ripped off. Do you grab your bag, turn on your heel and check out, hoping there are better accommodations nearby? Or do you say, "What the hell, it's only one night," and climb into bed?

I'm not confrontational, so if the room is otherwise clean and it's already late, I'll stay the night.  If it's mid-afternoon, I might check for someplace else.



When she still had hope.


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