20 August 2022
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
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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
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
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
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.