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2000:  Tradition
2001:  Thank You
2002:  It's Still a Small World
2003:  Feeling Crabby
2004:  Park Bully
2005 Christmas Creature

2006: A Bit of Thanks
2007:  Shaniqua
2008:  Green Room Perjury
2009:  The Thrill of First Nighting
2010:  Klutz
2011:  Slow Cooking
2012: Brining, the Verdict

2013:  No Wings for Angel
2014:
Heat Wave
2015  Sunday Stealing
2016: The Memory Unit
2017: Happy Thanksgiving
2018:
The Day Itself


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"The Elephant in my Kitchen"


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November 23, 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 to answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions!


Saturday 9: No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) 1979

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

1) These lyrics use weather as metaphor for romance. Here at Saturday 9, we're more literal. How do the skies look where you are this morning?

Blue and beautiful, but the weather persons say we will have rain by the middle of next week.

2) According to Merriam-Webster, "enough is enough" is what you say when you want something to stop because you "can no longer accept or deal with it." When did you recently say -- out loud or to yourself -- "enough is enough."

Good lord, the impeachment hearings!  Impeach the man, already.  Surely there is more than enough evidence!

3) Grammy winner Luther Vandross began his career as a background singer and performed on "No More Tears." Tell us about one of your early jobs.

Very first job was washing bloody test tubes and poopy slides for a medical laboratory.  Who knew I would go on to become a medical transcriptionist?

4) Both Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand made slight changes to their first names. Summer was christened "LaDonna," while Streisand's parents spelled her name the more conventional "Barbara." When she was in high school, meme mistress Samantha Winters went from "Sammy" to "Sam." Did you ever make a similar change to your first name?

Nope.  It's always been just plain Bev.

5) Hair was higher maintenance in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Streisand and Summer are both sporting styles that would require chemical treatment, like a perm or relaxer. Today's looks are less rigidly styled and tend to be smoother or slightly messy. How often do you change your look?

I was looking at pictures of me from grammar school and realized that I pretty much have the same style today that I had then. 

6) In 1979, it seems every kid was asking Santa for Star Wars toys. Some things don't change, since the Star Wars franchise remains popular with children and toymakers after more than 40 years. What book or toy did you love as a child that remains popular today?

Well, I loved jigsaw puzzles and Nancy Drew books and I suspect both are, if not popular, at least "around" today.

7) Thinking of things that endure ... In 1979, the #1 show in the ratings was 60 Minutes. It's still on, every Sunday night, and in the summer of 2019 it came in at #4 in the Nielsen ratings. What's the most recent show you watched? Was it news, sports or entertainment?

Well, TV is my "white noise" in the background, so it's always on.  As I write this, I am watching an NCIS-LA rerun.

8) In 1979, the price for a dozen eggs averaged 85¢. Today, it's about twice that. Are you more likely to use eggs to prepare a main course (like an omelette or Eggs Benedict) or as part of a recipe (anything from a cake to a meatloaf)?

Yes to all options.  I use eggs often, both as a main meal (usually breakfast) or as part of a dinner.

9) Random question: You’re alone in your car, driving through your neighborhood on a bright, sunny day. You get a flat tire. You have a spare and a jack in your trunk. Would you fix it yourself or call for help?

I would call for help.  It's what we have AAA for.  The last time I had a flat and tried to change it, it was on the freeway and it was raining and the car slipped off the jack.  It took forEVer to get help.  (This was before cell phones)
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Dinner table, 1987
with Ndangi from Zaire and Rodrigo from Brasil

 

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