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17 August 2019

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!

Where You Lead (1971)

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

1) This is the theme of The Gilmore Girls, a TV show that ran from 2000 to 2007. It recently enjoyed renewed popularity as a reboot. Were you a fan?

Not at all.  I think I have seen one or two episodes and thought it would be something I would have enjoyed, but too much catching up to start from the beginning.

2) The show is about thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore, her teenage daughter Rory, and her parents, Richard and Emily. The four of them had dinner together every Friday night. Who did you have dinner with on Friday? What was on the menu?

We had a show to go to in Sacramento, which means a small, early dinner.  So this time it was tamales that I had bought the other day.  (Thursday, however, I made delicious spare ribs in my Instant pot.  That was a meal worth remembering.)  Both meals just with Walt.

3) Lorelai is outgoing and talkative. How about you? Are you seldom at a loss for words?

I am always at a loss for words, unless I'm writing.

4) Rory dreamed of going to an Ivy League school and then becoming a broadcast journalist. When you were in high school, what were your ambitions?

When I graduated, my plans had been to join the convent but they suggested I delay my entrance six months and work at the school and really think about it.  (Perhaps it was because I was dating a guy at the time!).  At the end of the six months, I decided that no, I didn't really want to join the convent after all, and made plans to enter UC Berkeley instead.  Talk about from the sublime to the ridiculous.

5) Rory's grandfather (and Lorelai's dad) went to Yale and performed with the Whiffenpoofs, Yale's famous a cappella group. Have you ever sung in front of an audience?

(Do I get extra points if I know an actual Whiffenpoof?)

I have often sung in front of an audience.  I was in choirs in school and at several churches for many years.

6) Rory's grandmother (and Lorelai's mother) Emily was very active in civic organizations and worked hard on the Hartford Zoological Society's Annual Silent Auction. Have you ever attended an auction?

The Lamplighters has a silent auction followed by a live auction once a year, during its annual fund-raising show, so yes. I don't mind the silent auction but I hate the live auction.

7) Alexis Bledel, who played Rory, went on to appear in Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale. Of these three shows -- Gilmore Girls, Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale -- which would you prefer to binge watch?

I guess Gilmore Girls.  I've seen Mad Men and didn't like Handmaid's Tale.

8) Carole King originally wrote this week's song, "Where You Lead," for her Tapestry album. Do you have a favorite Carole King song?

I've never been a Carole King fan, but I do like "You've Got a Friend."
9) Random question: If zoo animals could talk, which animal do you imagine would be the rudest?

The llama.  They always look like they think they are better than you, and if you try to be friendly, they spit on you.




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