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Today in My History

2000: So Many Books, So Little Time
2001:  Killing Time on the "T"
2002:  The Tao of Biking
2003:  How Much does Muscle Weigh?
2004:  Like Better Teeth
2005
We're On Our Way
2006: 
Q&A
2007: In My Easter Bonnet
2008:  Dear Brianna
2009:  Know When to Fold 'Em
2010: 
Journal Keeper
2011:  Jesus at the Door
2012: Chapeaux de Paques
2013: 5000 Question Meme (Part 6)

2014: My Kingdom for a (Little) Horse
2015: Patience
2016: Aquarians
2017: My Buns are Burning
2018: See You In My Dreams
2019: The Problem
2020:
Discovered Treasure
2021: Hugs


Books Read in 2022
 Updated 3/27
"State of Terror"
by Clinton & Penny


My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021
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)

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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?
Sold!


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9 April 2022

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: (I Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle (1942)

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

1) This song is about a cowboy who is very happy about his single status. Is your closest friend married or single? Do you think he or she would be happier if their marital status changed?
She's a widow and is not interested in re-marrying

2) Our cowboy is riding merrily along on horseback. Do you often ride?
From the time I got into horse books in grammar school, I've wanted to ride horses, but it's much too expensive in San Francisco and I have almost never been on a horse.  Now I'd break a horse's back, but I have never ridden.

3) John Ritter/Jack Tripper used to sing the refrain of this song as he got ready for dates on Three's Company. Were you a fan of the show?
I have watched it periodically, but was never a fan.

4) This was a top hit for bandleader Kay Kyser, who was popular during the Big Band Era. In those days, orchestras played behind vocalists, bandleaders were stars, and dances like the jitterbug and lindy hop were popular. Can you do either of those dances?
No.  I've actually never learned to do any dance, other than the fox trot.

5) Kyser's orchestra featured many vocalists over the years. Harry Babbitt and Julie Conway sing this week's song. Another vocalist who toured with Kyser was Mike Douglas, who went on to host a syndicated talk show from 1961 to 1981. Do you recall The Mike Douglas Show?
Yes.  I was a big fan.

6) Kyser suffered from arthritis and wanted to retire from touring in the mid-1940s but he couldn't because he was contractually committed to concert appearances. Is there anything on today's to-do list you don't really feel like doing?
I have nothing on my to-do list today, except fixing dinner and maybe figuring out something to do with the strawberries Ned bought yesterday.

7) Kay was a popular radio personality who combined music with comedy and quizzes. Today's most popular quiz shows are Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. On which show would you be a more successful contestant: Jeopardy! or Wheel of Fortune?
I have no desire to be on Wheel and would love to be on Jeopardy! but would be terrible on it.  For one thing, someone in their 70s is just too slow!  That said, if you lose on Jeopardy, you go home with nothing; if you lose on Wheel you get at least $1,000.

8) In 1942, the year this record was popular, Aretha Franklin was born. What's your favorite Aretha Franklin song?
Respect

9) Random question: Do you sing in the shower?
No.  Never have.
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

This photo is at least 25 years old, but I love it!

 

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