Today in My History

2000:  I Survived Mothers Day
2001:  No entry--in England
2002:  Move Over, Mr. Blackwell
2003:  Lame Duck
2004:  The Bionic Woman
2005:  What Big Teeth You Have
2006 Mothers

2007: With Six Do You Get Egg Roll?
2008:  A Dose of Reality
2009:  Cannibalism
2010:  Our Daughter, the Carpenter
2011:  The Brave Little Tailor!
2012: Now This is Just Silly
2013: Jack Bauer Lives

2014: Why Reading the News Makes Me Cry
2015: Today at Logos
2016: The Princess of Procrastination
2017: Customer Service
2018: What If?
2019: That's HOT

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Books Read in 2020
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"An Echo in the Bone"

COVID-19 Movie Marathon
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16 May 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!

Always Remember Us This Way (2018)

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

1) In this song, Lady Gaga sings about the Arizona sky and California gold. Have you visited many of our western states?

Since I live in California, I have probably visited all of our western states.

2) She sings that she's overwhelmed and can't find the words to express herself. Do you find it easier to share your feelings verbally or in writing?

 Oh definitely in writing.  I get tongue tied verbally and, the older I get and the more dementia signs I see, the more I can't find words when speaking (with writing, you have Google to help you!)

3) Her real name is Stefani Germanotta. She took her stage name from the Queen song, Radio Gaga. Do you have a favorite Queen song?

I don't know any Queen songs.

4) Her dad is Joe Germanotta, president of GuestWifi, a company that enables hotels and restaurants to offer high-speed wifi to their customers. Do you consider yourself tech savvy?

I am not as tech savvy as I used to be.  When tech started moving beyond what I would use, I stopped reading tech manuals and I'm pretty stupid now.  Things that I used to know very well, I can't remember any more.

5) Early in her career, Lady Gaga performed songs for a children's audio book called The Portal in the Park. Tell us about the last book you finished -- did you listen to an audiobook, or read a download to an electronic device or a bound book with pages?

I am re-reading the Outlander books (along with some others) and the last one I finished was "An Echo in the Bone," #7 of the eight that have been written.  I hope to have #8 finished by the time #9 is published.  (I'm reading them on my Kindle)

6) She prefers dogs to cats and tea to coffee. Do you agree with her?

I prefer dogs to cats, but coffee to tea.

7) Back in 2015, she appeared at the Academy Awards, performing a medley to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music. The movie's star, Julie Andrews, graciously came onstage to thank Gaga for her showstopping performance. Whom did you most recently thank?

I have written several new-to-me penpal letters, thanking each writer for the letter she had written to me.

8) In 2018, when this song was first released, retailer Toys R Us closed all its stores and went out of business. What's the last toy you purchased?

I can't remember but it was probably something for the girls' Christmas present.  Tom's wife adds suggestions to her Amazon wish list and I just pick from there.

9) Random question: How has social media made your life better?

I have met lots of people who have become "imaginary friends" (as a guy on Compuserve says his wife used to call all of us).  It gives me a "group" to interact with during quarantine.  Google helps me remember things I have forgotten.  Facebook is good for all sorts of things (and I skip over the things that don't interest, or anger me).  It doesn't feel as lonely when there is "someone" to interact with in social media these days.


This is from this amazing set of pictures
that Dr. G sent to me


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