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Today in My History

2001:  The Creative Process
2002:  Me and the Duchess

2003:  Don't Know Much About His-to-ree
2004:  Unraveling
2005:  
Whew!
2006:  When I Am Queen
2007:   Change of Venue
2008:  Bodies--Walt's and some Chinese Men--Revealed

2009:  Big Steps
2010:  The Bitter Truth
2011:  Having "The Other" Talk Again
2012: 
 
A Pain in the Neck
2013: This and That
2014:  The Eras of My Life
2015: My Secret Wish
2016: A Full Day
2017: The State of Funkiness
2018: Give Me a Ring Sometime


Theater Reviews
Updated 1/10
The Drowdy Chaperone

Books Read in 2020
 Updated 1/9
"Dear Edward"


Personal Home Page

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Books Read in 2020
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Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
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Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
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Cast
updated 7/16

Email
(you know how to fix it)


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The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
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January 11, 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!


Sultans of Swing (1978)

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

1) The song begins by mentioning how it feels to shiver on a rainy night. As you answer these questions, is it chilly ... or rainy ... or dark?
It's bright and sunny, but chilly.  I'm wearing a sweatshirt.

2) The lyrics describe a bar at closing time, when the owner announces, "Goodnight, now, it's time to go home." Can you recall a time when you lingered until you closed the joint?
We might have in the days when Lawsuit (our kids' band) was performing, but not for many, many years.  (Lawsuit ended in 1996)

3) This song was written years before it was recorded, back in the days before Dire Straits was a success. Composer/lead singer/lead guitarist Mark Knopfler recalls that, when he was working on "Sultans of Swing," he was worried about paying his gas bill. Is anything troubling you this Saturday?
Not really.  I have to write a review of a play I saw last night, but it's not worrying me yet.

4) When this song was popular, Sam often played it on the jukebox because, well, who doesn't like Dire Straits? 40 years later, both that jukebox and the bar it was in are gone. Have you recently been in a restaurant or bar that has a jukebox?
The only place I can think of that has a juke box is Mel's.


 

5) In 1978, the year "Sultans of Swing" topped the charts, Garfield first appeared in newspapers all around the United States. Over the years, it was revealed that the cartoon cat loved lasagna and hated raisins. What's a food you love? What's one that you hate?
I love crab.  I hate liver.  I love artichokes.  I hate beets.

6) One of People magazine's top-selling issues of 1978 featured Carrie Fisher and Darth Vader on the cover. The article celebrated the theatrical re-release of Star Wars and announced that the cast was on board for a sequel. How many Star Wars movies have you seen?
I saw the first one.  I slept through the second and I have seen a couple of the later ones with the grandkids, but can't follow them.  Not a Star Wars fan.  Now Star Trek is different!

7) The most popular movie of 1978 was Grease. What's your favorite song from the Grease soundtrack?
Sigh.  Grease.  I have such a problem with Grease.  I hate the message that the only way to be popular is to be a slut, but I do love the music.  I don't know that I have a favorite but probably "You're the one that I want."

8) In 1978, Yves St. Laurent made fashion news by putting his female runway models in menswear-inspired suits, complete with neckties and pocket squares. Do you know how to tie a Windsor knot? Can you fold a handkerchief into a pocket square?
No to both questions.

9) Random question: You're visiting a friend. He graciously offers you the use of his super-expensive, brand-new luxury sedan for the duration of your stay. Do you take him up on it? Or do you rent a car instead?
Depends on how good a friend it was.  I'd probably drive the luxury car.
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

The girls' other grandfather
 

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