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2001:  Drowning in Videotapes
2002:  Unacustomed as I am to Public Speaking
2003:  Burn, Baby, Burn
2004:  Praise the Lord and Pass the Prozac
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2007: iTune, uTune, Everybody TUNE  
2008:  The Year in Review
2009:  Why You Have Mothers
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2011:  Too What?
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2013: Bald as a Billiard Ball
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2016: The Usual Suspects

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14 March 2020

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!

I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen (1975)

Chosen because St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday.

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

1) This week's song is widely considered a traditional Irish ballad. Are you of Irish descent?

Proudly so.  The first time we went to Ireland, by ferry from Wales, I felt a real sense of "coming home" as Ireland started to come into view.

2) It's a song from a groom to his homesick bride. Who did you most recently serenade? (Yes, "Happy Birthday" counts.)

Well, if "Happy Birthday" counts, that would be Walt on his birthday last month.

3) Kathleen considers "home" her mother's cottage. How about you? Is "home" where you live now, or is it where you grew up?

That's a difficult question.  The place where I grew up (a flat in San Francisco) not only is occupied by someone else, but the entire block has changed.  I used to consider San Francisco home, but it has changed so much, I feel like a tourist when I visit.  And, of course, my mother lives in a dementia facility, so that's not home.  it took a very long time -- about 15 years -- before I considered Davis, and this house, as "home," but now I do.

4) St. Patrick is credited with driving snakes out of Ireland, and to this day the Irish report there are no snakes on their land. Ophiophobia is the fear of snakes. Do you suffer from ophiophobia?

Hmmm...I don't know if it is a fear exactly, but I'm not a fan.

5) Irish Americans held the first St. Patrick's Day parade on our shores in New York City in 1766. Does your town host a St. Patrick's Day parade?

No it does not ... and I guess this year, what with the coronavirus, no other cities will hold a parade either.

6) Leprechauns are a symbol of St. Patrick's Day. These small Irish fairies are said to live in the forest, guarding their gold. Do you more often wear silver or gold?

I don't really wear any jewelry, except the occasional pair of earrings.  But between silver and gold, I guess I prefer silver.

7) The signature color of St. Patrick's Day is green. Will you wear green next Tuesday?

Definitely, if I remember.

8) This week's featured artist, Elvis, was the idol of millions. But not the Songfellows. In the early 1950s, a young Elvis auditioned for this gospel group and they refused him. Just as well, as the King of Rock 'n Roll did rather well for himself as a solo. Like Elvis, did you ever interview for a job that you didn't get?

Hmmm....I have mostly fallen into jobs that I've held, without interviews.  To think of one I interviewed for and did not get, I'd have to go back to the early 60s.  I interviewed for 3 jobs at UC Berkeley.  I don't remember if I was turned down for two of them or not, but I was extremely fortunate to have been hired by the Physics Department.  It changed my life.

9) Random question: Do you believe women are more emotional than men?

As general rule, probably yes, but it depends on the man and the woman.  I can cry at television commercials.  Walt does not.  Yet I have known men who were quite emotional.




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