Today in My History

2000:  They Will Not Be Forgotten
I'm Doomed
Taxi Cab Wars

2004:  Swan Lake

2005: The Laramie Project
2006: I Give Up; Technology Wins
2007: Rubber Bands

2008: Belated Greetings
2009:  Obsessions and Other Silly Things
2010: Modified Rapture
2011: Mid-Night Panic

2012: A Dog Sandwich
Cinema Survey
2014: The Blue Meme
2015  Today at Logos
2016: Sunday Stealing
2017: Magic flute
2019: New Books
Halloween Thoughts

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 9/27
"Teacher" by
Alec Clayton

Theater Reviews
Updated 9/27
Singin' in the Rain
Mary Poppins

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)

(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?

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16 October 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: Livin' La Vida Loca (1999)

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

1) Ricky Martin sings that he and the girl dance in the rain. Do you feel like dancing this morning?
Since this is one of those mornings where I need to lean heavily on my cane to make it to the bathroom....no!

2) The lyrics tell us the girl prefers champagne. When did you last enjoy a glass of the bubbly?
I can't remember.  Maybe 2 years ago at Char's birthday party.  But we are going to a Champagne Gala on Sunday and they are giving small bottles of champagne to everyone, so maybe I'll have some when we get home.  Or not.

3) When Ricky first heard "Livin' La Vida Loca," he imagined the subject of the song was a "Bond girl," the glamorous love interest of James Bond in the movies. Since 1962, there have been more than 20 Bond films. Have you seen any/many of them? Do you have a favorite Bond?
I have seen some.  I can't remember which, but I do know that I saw Dr. No.  I loved Sean Connery and was very impressed with Daniel Craig.  I would love to see Sam Heughan take on the role, but that's not likely.

4) Ricky tells interviewers that when he was very young, he'd sing in the family kitchen, pretending a wooden spoon was his microphone. Crazy Sam admits to lip synching into a black Magic Marker. When you gave imaginary concerts, what did you use as a microphone?
I don't think I ever gave imaginary concerts.  But I did do awful operatic arias while washing the dishes at night.

5) Ricky began working at the tender age of 9, performing in commercials. How old were you when you received your first paycheck?
Not sure.  I was in grammar school so probably 13?

6) Ricky does yoga to stay in shape. Have you ever tried yoga?
No.  My dentist (who is also a friend) keeps telling me I should try it, but I have never taken her up on it.  (Maybe if I did yoga I wouldn't need a cane to get to the bathroom...)

7) Ricky is of primarily Spanish descent, with a little French mixed in. When you think of French cuisine, what comes to mind?
Escargot.  I actually had escargot once and it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  In fact, we ordered seconds.

8) Ricky once had his own restaurant, Casa Salsa, in Miami Beach. Have you ever worked in food service?

9) Random question: What is your best quality?
I guess my best quality is my sense of humor, or my compassion.


champagne toast on our 40th anniversary,
Viking cruise ship in Russia



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