Today in My History

2001:  MQA
2002:  Number, Please
2003:  OK--It's Bad, but I Did It
2004:  The Article
2005:  I'm Smashed
2006:  Brokeback Mountain
2007:   Flying High
2008:  I'm Delighted
2009:  Another Victim of Harsh Times
2010:  Polly Does NOT Want a Cracker
2011:  Pluses and Minuses of Sponsorship
Doin' a Girly Thing
2013: Miserable
2014:  Clip Joint
2015: And What's New with You?
2016: Today at Logos
2017: Sunday Stealing
2018: Award Season Begins
2019:  Another Kaiser Day
2020: More Year-End Questions

2021: The Mess

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 1/6
"Go Tell the Bees
that I am Gone" by
Diana Gabaldon

Theater Reviews
Updated 11/23

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

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 Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

Scavenger Hunt

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8 January 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!

Saturday 9: Moody Blue (1977)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song was recorded in the special studio Elvis had built in the Jungle Room of Graceland. During the pandemic, have you made like Elvis and worked from home?
Since Im retired from my medical office jobs, and only work as a theater critic I have worked from home long before the pandemic happened.

2) Elvis sings that his girl is completely unpredictable. Which quality to you find more attractive: spontaneity or dependability?

3) He only performed the song once in concert. In February 1977, shortly after the record was released, Elvis sang "Moody Blue" live in Charlotte, NC, but had to rely on lyric sheet. Crazy Sam can sympathize because she seems to forget passwords as soon as she sets them. Do you often struggle with your memory?
Oh lord is my memory a problem!!  I saw 7 brides for 7 brothers the other day.  Jane Powell is the star and I cannot for the life of me remember her name without looking it up.  I have looked it up so often, I put it on my cell phone so I know where to find it.  And as soon as I check and find it and close the phone, I can't remember it any more.  This happens a lot.  Google keeps me from forgetting most things.  Watching how my mother's dementia has worsened over the years scares me.  I want to die before I get to where she is!

4) "Moody Blue" was the final hit of Elvis' lifetime, only getting to #31 in the US but reaching #3 in the UK. What's your favorite Elvis song?
I was never a big Elvis fan, but of course I know a lot of his songs.  I guess "Love me Tender" might be my favorite.

5) We're focusing on Elvis this week because January 8 would be his 87th birthday. He enjoyed celebrating his birthday by renting the Memphis movie theater and watching the latest movie with an invited group of friends. What's your favorite way to celebrate your birthday?
I love having a special dinner (maybe in a restaurant) and talking with all the kids and grandkids on the phone.

6) For his 11th birthday, young Elvis asked for a rifle or a bicycle. His mother deemed the gun too dangerous and the bike too expensive and instead gave her son his first guitar. Tell us about a memorable birthday from your youth.
I can't think of a memorable birthday.  I always had people from school come to the house for cake and ice cream and Pin the Tail on the Donkey.  Can't remember anything else.

7) Elvis loved horses and kept them in the stable at Graceland. His favorite was a palomino named Rising Sun. To honor both horse and rider, Elvis' daughter has always kept a palomino in the stable whose name includes "sun." The current resident is Tuscan Sun. Known as "Tucky," he's lived at Graceland for more than 20 years now and is a favorite of Alene Alexander, who maintains the stable and reports he has "attitude and knows he's prettier than everybody else." Tell us about an animal who holds a place in your heart.
1984 -- Seymour (on the right; Toby. "the dog that ate Villlanova Dr.." was the other one) was one of our first dogs.  She could catch a ball however you threw it and loved all balls.  She would have made a great short stop.  We once took the furniture out of the family room to show her there was NO BALL there.  She'd been trying to get a ball for days.  When we removed the couch, we discovered a small ball under the rug.

8) Throughout his life, Elvis had trouble sleeping. As a preteen, he was a sleepwalker. As an adult, he battled insomnia. Is sleep an issue for you?
Sleep is a big issue for me.  I frequently have insomnia, so take a nap every day.

9) Random question: Do you wear your shoes in the house?
No.  I wear socks.



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