Today in My History

2000:  Money Money Money
2001:  Everything But the Pope
2002:  Hold Me Close, Never Let Me Go
2003:  Insights
2004:  Every Dog's a Critic
2005:  Mary Made Me Do It
2006 Travel is Broadening

2007: A Trip Down Memory Lane
2008: And So It Begins
The End of the Season
2010:  Goodbye Forever, Goodbye
I'm Not (Really) a Mugger
2012: Friends We've Never Met
2013: Sunday Stealing

2014: Getting Ready for Company
2015: A Death of Sorts
2016: Today at Logos
2017: Death, Resurrection and Saturday 9
2018: Sunday Stealing
2019: A Breath of Fresh Air
Man 1, Bank 0
A Trailer

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 8/19
Zibby Owens
(book #36 in 2022)

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
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Cast (updated 7/21)

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Pi´┐Żata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person?

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20 August 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 memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Jack and Diane (1982)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) The video for this song features lots of snapshots. Do you have many physical photo albums? Or do you store your pictures digitally?
Yes, and yes.  Now all of my pictures are digital, but I have dozens of photo albums and scrapbooks starting with grammar school.  The first month Jeri was alive, we took about 200 pictures of her, for example!

2) This song tells the story of "two American kids growing up in the heartland." Young Jack dreams of being a football star. When you were in high school, did you fantasize about stardom? If yes, what were you going to be famous for?
Not really.  I have occasionally dreamed of being a published author, but I think that happened after high school (and my book(s) were published when I was in my 40s)

3) Diane wears Bobbie Brooks slacks (at least briefly). Bobbie Brooks is a popular brand at Walmart. If you had a $50 gift card for Walmart, would you be more likely to use it toward groceries, clothes, household items, or electronics?
I don't shop Walmart.  I'd probably give it to someone as a gift.

4) They go to the Tasty Freeze. If you were to run out for fast food right now, where would you go?
Having just finished a huge Mexican lunch, I can't think any much in terms of fast food, but of the popular fast food restaurants, Jack in the Box is my favorite.

5) When John Mellencamp made this record, he was known professionally as "John Cougar," a stage name suggested by his manager. He has said that adopting a stage name is something he regrets. Looking over your life, if you could take a "do over," what one thing would you like to do differently?
I answer this question like this every time it comes up.  When I look back over my life I see a lot of things that could have been handled differently, but so many "bad" decisions or "bad" events have resulted in good things happening that would not have happened today, I wouldn't change anything.

6) Even though he suffered a heart attack, John Mellencamp continues to smoke, admitting that nicotine is something he simply can't kick. Do you have a habit you wish you could break?
I'd like to want to eat better, but I don't.

7) John's daughter Teddi was one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She went on to join the cast of Big Brother. Do you watch any reality shows?
Only Survivor and Amazing Race.

8) In 1982, when this song was popular, William Windsor was born. He's better known by his job title. Without looking it up, do you know who he is?
Isn't that Prince William?

9) Random question: What do you do when you can't sleep?
Oh so many things.  Sometimes I watch TV; sometimes I read; sometimes I do things on the computer for awhile; sometimes I just lie there with my eyes closed and hope I can go back to sleep again.  I have stopped being upset at insomnia, since it is such a regular thing with me.  This article made me feel much better about my weird sleep habits.



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