Today in My History

2001:  Pinata Party without the Pinata
Exercise Tips
Keep Coming Back--It Works
My Kingdom for a Cup
Doing the Time Warp Again
2006:  Best Party I Ever Planned
2007: In the Cards
2008:  Home Sweet Home
2009:  The Birth of an Idea
2010:  My Life in Shreds
2011:  Re-Max

2012: Sunday Stealing
2013: And Then I Wrote
Birthday Celebration
Day One
Blossoms and Books
Sunday Stealing
Rich is 80
2019:  There's No Place Like Home

2020: Salute to Timbertrout

2021: Sitting on the Throne

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 2/9
"Tell No One"
Harlan Coben

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 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 Piñata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

Scavenger Hunt

mail to Walt / mail to Bev

26 February 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 are today's questions!

Saturday 9: Cruella de Vil (1961)

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

1) In the original animated 101 Dalmations, this song is written by Roger, who gets his best ideas at the piano. Where do you feel most creative?
At the computer keyboard.  When I sit down to write a journal entry, it just somehow flows.

2) His piano is tucked away in a crowded attic. Does your home have an attic? If so, what do you keep up there?
Nope.  No attic.

3) The inspiration for this song is his wife's old school chum, the very wealthy and very mean Cruella de Vil. Have you ever found you couldn't stand one of your spouse's or lover's friends?
One woman who worked with a  theater tech crew was friendly with Walt.  I never could stand her.  (Most of the others on the crew, including Walt, couldn't either)

4) Make no mistake, Cruella is a very bad lady. The American Film Institute named her #38 on their 100 Greatest Villains list. Tell us another nasty movie character who comes to mind.
Matt Libby in A Star Is Born.  Norman Bates in Psycho. Phillip Vandam in North by Northwest.

5) Cruella wanted to skin sweet little Dalmation puppies and make a coat. (We told you she was bad.) As winter wears on, could you use a new coat (though not one made from puppy fur!)?
No.  I bought a very nice winter coat several years ago and rarely wear it because it doesn't get that cold when we go out.  It's like new, but I probably have not worn it two dozen times.

6) This song was written by Mel Leven, who did both words and music. Do you think you'd be more successful as a lyricist (words) or composer (music)?
Definitely a lyricist.  I've written lyrics for songs for many years, starting when I was about 10 and helped my father write lyrics to a song he had written, "You Didn't Quite Know Me Yet."  I still maintain that "bloom" and "tune" don't rhyme!

7) 1961 was a big year for Disney. In addition to this animated movie, they had a hit with The Parent Trap, about twins who are reunited at summer camp. Approx. 1 in every 250 births results in twins. Are there any twins in your family?
Funny, I was going to say yes and then realized that the twins I was thinking about are my BFF's grandsons...but her family feels like my family.  In my own genetic family, there are no twins that I am aware of.

8) Also in 1961, IBM introduced the Selectric typewriter. Amazon and Walmart both still sell typewriters. Do you own one?
I think we may have a manual typewriter in a closet upstairs, but I don't ever use a typewriter any more, though I certainly have gone through a number of them over my lifetime, both manual and electric.

9) Random question: When is the last time you took a nap?
I take a nap every day at around noon.  I fall asleep almost immediately and wake up an hour to an hour and a half later, depending on how much sleep I got the night before.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!



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