Today in My History

2000:  G-Wiz
2001:  Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd
2002:  ...and So It Starts
2003:  You've Gotta Have Heart
2004:  Working Writer
2005:  Acme at 25
An Evening with Zero Mostel
The Big Bully
2008: Canine Cabbies
2009:  Wedding Meme
2010:  Yom
2011:  Cultural Desert
2013: Vse V (not very) Poryadke
2014: Little Happy Moments
2015: Today at Logos

2016: Sunday Stealing
2017: Another One
2018: Go Bears

2019: National Avocado Day
2020: My TV History

Theater Reviews
Updated 7/10/21

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 6/29
"Written in my own
Heart's Blood"
Diana Gabaldon

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
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)

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The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
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Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

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31 July 2021

We are in Santa Barbara for the weekend, for Tom's big BBQ.  We are will be back on Monday.  Marta's stepsister is moving in here to take care of the dogs and the delivery men. I'm posting several days' entries and will get Monday written when I get home.  Be aware that you can write comments on any of these entries and I will see them because Google sends them to me, but I can't make them "live" until I get home, so don't think they haven't posted.

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!

Saturday 9: Dead Skunk (1972)

Unfamiliar with this song? Hear it here.

 1) This song is about a poor dead skunk that stinks "to high heaven." Have you ever experienced the spray from a skunk?

Spray, no, but I have smelled skunk spray.  I actually don't mind it...but then I've probably never been close enough.

2) Dennis Oliver, a disc jockey in Quincy, IL, played this song every night at 9:00 PM for decades. The only thing that got him to stop was being moved to the morning slot. What song do you never tire of?

Well, my son would be upset with me if I didn't say Cloris Leachman or the Santa Rhumba.

3) At Georgia Tech's Russ Chandler Stadium, the fans sing this during the 7th inning stretch of their baseball games. Do you know the lyrics of the more conventional 7th inning choice, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame?"

Of course!

4) This week's featured artist, Loudon Wainwright III, can play many instruments, but is said to enjoy banjo and ukulele best. If you could magically become proficient on any instrument right now, which would you choose, and why?

Probably the piano.  No particular reason except it would be nice to sit down, like my kids do and just play a song at random, or pick out an accompaniment to a tune they know.  (My father, who was a professional piano player and was upset that I didn't learn better, would be very surprised at this answer)

5) He appeared as Capt. Spalding on several episodes of M*A*S*H in the 1970s. If you could transport yourself into the world of your favorite TV show, which would you choose?

Captain Spaulding? Really??  That's very funny.  I guess I never caught that.  (I assume people know that Captain Spaulding was a famous Groucho Marx character in the movie Animal Crackers).  If I could be in the world of my favorite TV show I'd be a contestant on Jeopardy, but with a lot better memory than I have at 78.  So let's just make me a patient in the ER for one of the medical shows I watch.

6) Loudon's mother was a yoga instructor. What did you most recently do for exercise?

I walked from my desk to the refrigerator and back again.  And I'm exhausted.

7) He went to St. Andrew's School in Delaware, where the movie Dead Poet's Society, starring Robin Williams, was filmed. When you think of Robin Williams, do you recall his dramatic movie roles, his funny movies, his comedy routines, or Mork from Ork?

You can't separate Robin Williams from his comedy or his serious roles.  Or from the fund raising comedy show he did annually with Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal.  Or from any interview he did with anybody.  He was such a talent.  I feel sad whenever I drive by the house he used to live in in San Francisco.  Or drive through the Robin Williams tunnel.

(This is what you see if you are driving through the tunnel in the other direction)


8) In 1973, when this song was popular, Norman Mailer created a great deal of buzz with his book about Marilyn Monroe. Do you read many biographies and memoirs? Or do you prefer to read fiction?

I enjoy biographies and memoirs, but I also like to read fiction.

9) Random question: You're on the road, traveling through a town you've never been in before, and ready to stop for a quick bite. On one side of the street is a cute little diner called Mom's. On the other side is McDonald's. Which do you choose?

My choice would always be Mom's.  This is where we frequently stop for lunch on Santa Barbara trips.

It is directly across the road from a McDonald's.



I am not a big fan of tattoos, but the nurse who was taking care of my mother
had some of the most artistic work I've seen...check that rose!

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