Today in My History

2000: Totally Tacky, and I Loved It
2001:  The Long Goodbye
2002:  Whirling Dervish
2003:  She Really Did It
2004:  Chicago - Day 1
2005 Pushy Mothers
2006:  1, 2, 3...uh...4
2007: Safe, Not Sorry
2008:  The Transcribers' Club
2009:  Hey, Mr. Postman!
2010:  More on Health Care
2011:  To Martini Time
2012: 50 Songs

2013: The Last Cousins Day
2014: A
Tear or Two
2015: Imponderables and Logos
2016: Sunday Stealing
Not a Normal Family
2018: Easter Baskets
2019: Kids
2020: Baker's Genes

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27 March 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 memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Fooled by a Feeling (1979)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
Chosen because next week is April Fool's Day.

1) Some believe that the practice of playing tricks on one another on April 1 dates back to the 14th century because it's mentioned in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer is considered one of England's greatest poets. From memory, quote a bit of poetry for us. (It doesn't have to be English, or great.)

Tyger, tyger burning bright
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

2) When Crazy Sam was a little girl, her mother would prank her on April Fool's Day by slipping a rubber worm or plastic spider in her lunch box. Did you/do you carry a lunchbox, either as a student or an adult?
I had a lunch box in grammar school, and carried lunch in a bag in high school.  I sometimes took a paper bag, sometimes an insulated bag when I brought lunch to work with me.

3) In 1998, Burger King got into the April Fool's Day fun by promoting a special "Left Handed Whopper," supposedly perfectly designed for a leftie to hold. Describe your perfect burger.
Pretty much plain hamburger (no sauce) with cheese, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions.  Definitely no lettuce.

4) In this week's song, Barbara Mandrell sings that she followed her heart into her lover's arms. Are you more often led by your heart or head?
Definitely heart.

5) She knows now she was wrong for believing her man loved her. When did you recently admit you were wrong?
I can't remember, but I'm sure I have admitted being wrong to Ned sometime in the past months.

6) Barbara Mandrell recalls being able to read music before she could read words. Can you read sheet music?
Yes, but badly.  I took piano lessons, so I know the notes, but being able to play an instrument, no.  When I was in choirs, I could read music to sing by.

7) Barbara had her own TV variety show in the 1980s and, in the 90s, acted on the daytime drama, Sunset Beach. The soap opera's producer, Aaron Spelling, was a huge fan of Barbara's and was thrilled to finally meet and work with her. Tell us about someone you really enjoyed working with, and why.

Gilbert Russak was the musical director of The Lamplighters Musical Theater Company.  I first "knew" him as an actor, performing the Gilbert & Sullivan patter roles and I became a fan.  When Alison Lewis and I wrote the Lamplighters History, I was invited to stay on and help with their brand new computer. I commuted from Davis to San Francisco (80 miles) at least once a week.  Gilbert and I became friends and worked together for about five years, until his death in 1986.  I learned so much about music, theater, animation, San Francisco and computers.  We started a company newsletter which is still being published today.  We wrote four original fund raising shows together.  They were some of my favorite years, and his death was my first experience with the death of someone close to me...even in his death, I learned something--I spent a year reading about death and grief and it helped me know what to do when David died 10 years later.

8) In 1979, when this song was released, a top-of-the-line Sony Walkman sold for $150 (approx. $500 in today's dollars). Did you have a portable cassette player back in the day?
Yes.  I still remember the day my mother's husband had me listen to his cassette player and how great it was to hear the music in stereo. (I don't remember ever paying $150 for a cassette player, though)

9) Random question: What's the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
What time is it?  I sleep about 3 hours a night and so when I wake up, I'm always wondering if maybe I slept longer (I rarely do).  Last night I slept 2 hours.  I always take a one hour nap in the afternoon and frequently fall asleep watching TV.


This baby will turn 13 this week!

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