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Today in My History

2000:  The Care and Feeding of Steve
2001: 
Such a Beautiful Day
2002: 
How Many Activity Points Do I Get for Coughing
2003: 
Thar She Blows!
2004
Having Written

2005:  When In Doubt, Cry Terror
2006: Schmoozing
2007: Family Values
2008: Pinata Day
2009:  Counting Down the Days
2010: The Unexpected Things
2011: Sunday Stealingl

2012: Cathy's Last Cousins' Day
2013: 
The Long Wait for the Mail
2014: Disappointments
2015 
Bottle Cap Bingo
2016: 28 Days
2017: Me and W.S. Gilbert
2018:
Smiles
2019: The New Season


Theater Reviews
Updated 3/10
Camelot

Books Read in 2020
 Updated 10/1
"WATCHING FROM THE WINGS: Fifty Years of Working With The Stars"


Personal Home Page

My family

Books Read in 2020
Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010


Cast (updated 7/16)

Email
(you know how to fix it)


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
Sold!


mail to Walt / mail to Bev  

October 10, 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 to answer the questions, however, and here are today's questions!


Saturday 9: One Night Standards (2019)

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

1) The video for this song takes place in a motel and the story is told from the point of view of the desk clerk. Have you ever worked in a hotel, motel, or bed-and-breakfast?

Nope.

2) Ashley McBryde sings that she's not Cinderella, a reference to the fairy-tale heroine warned to return from the ball before midnight. When did you recently stay up until the wee small hours of the morning?

LOL.  That would be every night!

3) Ashley had been working hard as a singer/songwriter for eleven years before she was discovered and proclaimed one of County's best new artists. What was your life like 11 years ago?

I was fostering dogs for the SPCA and usually had a house full of puppies (and more interesting Funny the World entries!).  Also, 11 years ago, I hosted a neighborhood ice cream social.  (I love having a journal archive!)

4) Ashley is from Mammoth Springs, AR. One of the most popular stops on Main Street -- for locals and tourists alike -- is Spring Dipper Ice Cream. More than 20 flavors are made right there on the premises, from Jamoca Almond Fudge to French Vanilla. When confronted with such a wide selection, do you tend to order your familiar favorite or try something new?

It depends on where I am.  Usually I order butter pecan, but when I am at a new store, I will try something new--like when I was at Mitchell's Ice Cream in San Francisco, I had to try their Ube (purple yam), which was delicious.

5) In 2007, she moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. Have you ever relocated for a job?

Not for MY job, but we moved here in 1973 because Walt's office moved from Berkeley to Davis.

6) Whenever Ashley hears a Carpenters song, she thinks of her mother, who loved Karen Carpenter's voice. Tell us a song that reminds you of a loved one.

"Funny," the song this blog is named for, always reminds me of my son David.  There is a line in it, "...there's a broken soldier who's going home" which popped into my head when I heard that he had been killed.  And Sarah McLachlan's "In the Arms of the Angel" always reminds me of Paul, since his wife and Marta sang it at Paul's memorial service.  It used to be played on the radio every afternoon when I was working for Dr. G.

7) In 2019, the year this song was recorded, Notre Dame Cathedral was damaged in a fire. Have you ever visited Paris?

Yes.  Twice.  Paris is a city I really want to love, but don't.  I need to spend more time there.

8) Also in 2019, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Harry and Meghan) had a baby boy. Is anyone in your life expecting a baby?

Nope.  Not that I know of.

9) Random question: Do you always want to hear the truth about yourself?

I'm perfectly happy not hearing the truth about myself.

 

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Jeri and Lester, 11 years ago

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