Today in My History

2000:  Bump as you Go
2001:  Wasn't It Yesterday When They Were Small?
2002:  Whatever Happened To...?
2003:  A Hair-Raising Tale
2004:  Chuck-It
2005:  The Smirk
2006:   But Try to Have a Nice Day Anyway
2007:  (Lordy, Lordy) Ned is Forty

2008: Mid-Night Terrors (part 2)
The Last Supper
2010:  Important Stuff
2011:  Where's the Lotus?
2012: Hubris
2013: "All This Crap"

2014: The Girl and the Fig
2015: My Checkered Musical Past
2016: Today at Logos
2016: Saturday 9
2017: Sunday Stealing
2018: String Cheese
2019: Ned's Birthday
Dog Day
National Dog Day

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
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/21)

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?

mail to Walt / mail to Bev

27 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!

She's in Love with the Boy (1991)

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

1) This song tells the story of Katie and Tommy. She waited for him to pull up in his beat-up Chevy truck. Tell us about your wheels.
Nothing particularly interesting.  We have a 4 door Honda, in a champagne color, with no bumper stickers or anything else on it.

2) Katie and Tommy stay out until 12:30 AM. What time did you go to bed last night?
Hardto know when I actually "went to sleep."  I saw the end of America's Got Talent and fell asleep sometime in the first hour after midnight, then woke up at 3 to do Wordle, and at 6 to go to the bathroom.  i was surprised when I went back to sleep at 6 and slept 2 more hours.

3) The lyrics tell us, "What's meant to be will always find a way." Do you agree?
Well, I guess so.  What I might feel is "meant to be" obviously is not if it goes another way.

4) This was the first big hit for Trisha Yearwood. While she's found her greatest success in music, she's also written top-selling cookbooks. Are you a better singer or cook?
Definitely a better cook. I used to be able to sing (badly), but have lost my voice in the last 5 years.

5) Trisha also appeared in six episodes of the TV drama, JAG. She played a medical examiner and forensic pathologist, which means her character had a medical degree and (at least) one year of additional training. That's (at least) five extra years of higher education. Do you enjoy taking classes?
No.   I have a hard time remembering things and am a lousy note taker.

6) In real life, Trisha earned a degree in Business Administration before going into music. She uses what she learned in school, keeping a close eye on her finances and those of her superstar husband, Garth Brooks. She says she likes and trusts the people hired to their money, "but I check on them." Do you keep a careful eye on where your money goes?
We have two (or more) accounts, the family account and my own account out of which I pay for things like Compassion.  Walt handles the family account.

7) In 1991, when this song was popular, Dances with Wolves was a hit in the theaters. Have you seen it?
At least once.  Possibly more than once.  Definitely parts of it I have seen more than once.

8) Also in 1991, Seinfeld was a big deal on the small screen. It's still popular in syndication on cable channels and on streaming services. Do you more often watch broadcast TV or streaming/on-demand channels?
It's probably 2/3 TV and 1/3 streaming, though I am finding more and more things that are streaming that I enjoy.

9) Random question: Have you ever gone a day without laughing?
Probably not.  Even  the saddest days in our lives are sometimes eased by laughing.  I remember when my friend Gilbert died and I was taking care of his family, who had flown out to take care of the funeral.  The daughter of a composer whose work Gilbert had conducted came to offer condolences.  We invited her to dinner -- the first official "dinner" we had in a week.  We had scattered his ashes that morning and had been in such depression all day that at dinner, we got into a laughing fit and she was shocked that we had so little feeling for him that we would laugh about his death...but it was because we had such feelings for him that we felt the need to laugh.



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