Today in My History

2001:  In My Jammies
2002:  I'm Absolutely Certain--I think
2003:  Have a Heart
2004:  Constructive Procrastination
2005:  Who the Hell is Annakhmatova?
2006:  Wading Through to 2006
2007:  Taking Stock of 2006
2008:  A Safe and Sane New Year's Eve
2009:  Tater Tot
2010:  Sweet Polly
2011:  Sleep in Heavenly Peace

2012:  Sunday Stealing
2013: Discombobulated
2014:  2013 Wrap Up
2014: Old Farts
2018: The Day at Logos
2019: Famous People
2020: Living in the Twilight Zone

Theater Reviews
Updated 12/6
A Christmas Carol: the
Radio Broadcast

Books Read in 2020
 Updated 11/13
"Frontier Follies"

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)

(you know how to fix it)

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

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2 January 2021

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: Feels like the First Time (1977)

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

Welcome to the first Saturday 9 of 2021!

1) Look up from your screen. What's the first thing you see?
The box that I keep my postage stamps in.

2) Looking back on 2020, what surprised you?
How quickly world history could be changed.  Seemingly overnight.

3) Have you made any resolutions for 2021?
No.  I never make New Year's resolutions because I can never keep them.

4) In Italy, it's said that if you wear red underwear on New Year's Eve, you'll have good luck all year around. Do you have a lucky charm?
No.  I don't have a lucky charm...and I don't have red underwear either!

5) In Spain, some New Year's Eve revelers believe that, at the stroke of midnight, you should eat exactly 12 grapes, one at a time and one right after the other, to bring you luck for the next twelve months. Did you have anything special on your New Year's Eve menu?
Well, we had spareribs, which was kind of special.  Marta doesn't like lamb or pork, so I never cook either, but they are out of town for a week, so we had spare ribs and tonight we are having biscuits and gravy.  I'm livin' life on the wild side.  I might cook Spam tomorrow.

6) In this week's featured song, Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm lets us know that he'd sail across a stormy sea to reach his true love. How is the weather where you are today? Are you kicking off 2021 under calm skies, or is it stormy?
It was very, very foggy when the morning started, but the fog is burning off.  It's not supposed  to rain, but may rain tomorrow.  Definitely not "stormy."

7) In the 1990s, Gramm joined forces with Billy Joel in a series of concerts to preserve the Montauk Point Lighthouse. Do you have a favorite Billy Joel song?
Probably "Piano Man."

8) In 1977, when this song was popular, Star Wars was breaking all box office records. The Spy Who Loved Me, a James Bond movie, was also a hit. If you were going to binge on one of these film series, would you choose Star Wars or Bond?
Bond.  I've seen a couple of the Star Wars movies, but never really got into them.  However, I very much enjoy Bond movies.

9) Random question: Would you rather have nothing but green lights for all of 2021, or never have to stand in line for anything all year?
Never have to stand in line, though I got into a "Zen" state of mind about red lights and waiting in line.  Neither really bothers me, unless I'm in a hurry.  Standing in line can be fun if I have a book with me!

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!


This is my great grandmother.  I had to look her name up (Mae Bohen)
This is the only memory I have of her, in an old folks home in San Francisco.
I was terrified of her and all the other old folks

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