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2 Sept 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! 


9 to 5 (1980) 
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
I love this song and loved the movie.  I recently saw the musical and enjoyed that as well, but it can't hold a candle to the movie.

1) This song begins with the clacking of a typewriter. Did you ever learn to touch type -- beginning with your fingers on "the home row" -- or do you hunt and peck?
I was always an excellent typist.  Last typing test, about 30 years ago, I typed 135 wpm with 2 errors.  My career was as a medical transcriptionist.  Sadly, in the last 5 or so years something has happened with my fingers and I have become a TERRIBLE typist.  I can still type fast, but I can make 4 errors in 3 words.  It frustrates the heck out of me!

2) Much of the video for this song revolves around the office coffee room. Are you enjoying a beverage as you answer these 9 questions?
I am enjoying a lovely mug of Peet's French Roast coffee.
3) This week's artist, Dolly Parton, loves telling the story of how she once lost a Dolly Parton lookalike contest. What contest or sweepstakes have you entered lately?
I don't do contests or sweepstakes.  I haven't even ever bought a single Power Ball ticket!
4) Dolly is one smart blonde. Early in her career she set up a company so she could retain the publishing rights for all her songs. Two alone -- "9 to 5" and "I Will Always Love You" -- made her a multi-millionaire because they have been recorded so many times. Do you have a good head for business?
As Henry Higgins says, in describing women in My Fair Lady, my head is full of "cotton, hay and rags."  I have ZERO head for business and if I weren't married, I'd probably be living on the streets.
5) Dolly is a crusader for childhood literacy and her organization, Dolly's Imagination Library, has donated more than 10 million books all over the country. What's the last book you read
I just finished the latest Tess Gerritsen book, "I know a Secret" (one of those "can't put it down" books) and am now reading "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles.
6) This weekend may offer a golden opportunity for napping and sleeping in. Do you snore?
I have been told I do.  I have never stayed awake to find out.
7) Labor Day was introduced to celebrate the achievements of the American worker. How many different employers have you had?
Full time jobs, six -- plus many, many part time jobs, some along with the full time ones.
8) Will you be attending a Labor Day picnic or barbecue
Are you kidding?  It's going to be 109 here!  I'm not leaving the house!
9) Labor Day traditionally marks the beginning of the new school year. When she was a kid, Samantha was crazy for her brand new box of 96 Crayola Crayons. It even had a sharpener in the back! What do you remember about preparing to go back to school? If you're a parent with school-age kids, are they ready?
I remember getting fitted for that year's uniform (wore uniforms for 12 years).  I also loved getting school supplies...the clean pages of books, the unused crayons, etc.  I loved the smell of new books.  I also hated having to cover books with paper bags. I never ever, in all those years, got the hang of doing a good job in making book covers.

As for are my kids ready for school, my kids are all in or pushing 50, but my granddaughters just went back to school this week.



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