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Here We Go Again
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24 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.

Saturday 9: No One's Here to Sleep (2013)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.


1) This song is the theme of How to Get Away with Murder, the legal drama that premiered in 2014 and airs on Thursday nights. Are you a fan?

No.  I tried because I love Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, but I just could not get into it at all.

2) The song's refrain says, "I'll never catch up with you." Behind the wheel, do you carefully observe the speed limit? Or do you have a lead foot, making it hard for anyone to catch up with you?

When I was a kid, my father used to get so angry at those pokey old folks who drove so slowly on the freeway.  Now I realize I have become one.  I even got stopped by the highway patrol a couple of years ago on my way to the airport to pick Walt up....for driving too slow.  Mostly I drive the speed limit or 5 mph under.

3) How to Get Away with Murder is about Annalise Keating, a law professor at a top Philadelphia university. She has a reputation for being tough, demanding and able to turn her students into successful defense attorneys. Tell us about a teacher who helped prepare you for life after graduation.

Probably Sister Mary William, who tagged me as a sophomore to be sophomore yearbook editor and then junior and then senior editor.  She made me believe I could write and I think the things I learned those 3 years have carried with me today.

4) The students she feels show the most promise -- and are recruited to help her solve murders -- are known as The Keating Four. Did you ever sense that you were your teacher's favorite?

Well, I like to think I was Sister Anne's favorite.  She was my typing teacher and we remained friends throughout her life.  Our daughter's middle name is Anne.

5) Viola Davis was just nominated for an Emmy for playing Professor Keating. Ms. Davis was born on a farm in SC. Have you spent more of your life in a rural, suburban or urban setting?

Well, the first 18 years were in San Francisco, so definitely urban.  And I guess Davis is considered suburban.  We've lived here 46 years.

6) Next to Annalise Keating, Viola Davis is best known for her Oscar-nominated role as Aibileen in the movie, The Help. Have you seen it?

Yes!  Loved it (but the book was better)

7) In 2014, the year How to Get Away with Murder premiered, we lost two famous comedians: Robin Williams and Joan Rivers. Who was the last person to make you laugh out loud? (This means actually, literally laughing out loud, not just keystroking LOL.)

Jeri, Ned and Marta are all here, so there were lots of laughs, but maybe my favorite was Jeri telling Ned about her misadventures on AMTRAK yesterday, when they forgot to open the door in Davis and she had to ride to the next town (Sacramento) and wait for the next train back.

8) The 2014 Olympics were held in Sochi. Have you ever been to Russia? If not, is it a dream destination of yours?

Our first river cruise was to Russia.  We went from St. Petersburg to Moscow.  I think it's still my favorite river cruise.  Maybe because of how much I loved Kizhi.


9) Random question: The sign on the railing says, "Wet Paint." Do you touch the railing to see if it's really wet?

I might gingerly touch it, but usually no, I take the sign at its word.



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