Today in My History
You Want to Make God Laugh
Books Read in 2021
Cast (updated 7/16)
17 July 2021
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1) When actor Sheb Wooley brought this song to MGM Records, they initially rejected it, saying it just wasn't the kind of thing they wanted to be associated with. Then executives discovered how popular the audition recording was with the 20-somethings in the office. MGM released it after all and it became a #1 hit. Tell us about a time you were glad you changed your mind about something.
I guess MGM must have liked the song after all...even Judy Garland recorded it.
I was asked to be theater critic and said no because I didn't
want to have to review friends who weren't great actors. But eventually I
decided that I did want to be a critic. That was in 2000 and I've been
very happy to be reviewing shows for the past 20 years.
The 49ers. My son is a huge 9er fan. Even one
of my granddaughters is a 9er fan.
While I know we learn a lot doing space exploration, it's
difficult to justify $22 billion (2020) spent on space when there are children
in this country who don't have enough to eat, and homelessness is such a
It's funny that all movies about creatures from outer space make
them sound frightening, but if we landed on another planet, wouldn't we be
curious to learn about the planet and its occupants? The crew of the
Enterprise doesn't land on a new planet with guns blazing.
I don't really watch Clint Eastwood movies, but I did enjoy
I refer to Char, my BFF, here often. We met each other >60
years ago at UC Berkeley. We've raised our kids together (we both had 5
and are godparents to each other's children). We belonged to the
We've done a lot of weird things, like taking our kids to see the elephants
being moved to a circus destination, and our
pumpkin pie tossings.
Our families camped together many times when the kids were small, we explored
ghost towns, and when our kids grew up, we went on many cruises together to
Russia, China and several places in Europe. I can't imagine my life
I tried hula hoops, but was never able to do it.
I am not a golfer. The last time I played miniature golf was in Australia in 2003 (I won)
9) Random question: Do you believe women gossip more than men?
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using my masks whenever I can...I have os many of them!
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