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Today in My History

2000: Party Time
2001:
Glow, Little Glo-Worm
2002: 
Officer, There's a Dead Body in My Freezer
2003: 
The Good News, and the Bad News
2004: 
Devil Dog
2005: 
Ghosts
2006: 
Jon, Ya Let Me Down
2007: 
On the Job Training
2008:  What If...?
2009:  The Bidet Drinking Fountain 
2010:  The "Not Cousins Day"
2011: 
The Zaftig Ballerina
2012: The Big Boom Theory
2013: The Peripatetic Clarinetist
2014: Spread the Love
2015: Sick?...or Not...?

2016: Today at Logos
2017: Sunday Stealing
2018  For Love of a Chair
2019: Back to Eldervilla
2020: Groundhog Day
2021:
Where are the Squirrles?


Books Read in 2022
 Updated 7/8
"Memory of an Elephant"
Alex Lasker
(book #32 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?
Sold!


mail to Walt / mail to Bev

16 July 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: Brandy (1972)

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

1) This song opens in a bar where lonely sailors reminisce about their homes. How long have you lived at your current residence? Does it feel like home?
As of next month, we will have lived in this house for 49 years, so yeah, it does feel like home (though it took me several years to feel like that)

2) Brandy is a waitress at the bar. Have you ever worked at a job where you received tips?
No.

3) Brandy wears a locket on a braided chain. Are you wearing any jewelry as you answer these 9 questions?
No.

4) According to the lyrics, the sailors seem to prefer whisky or wine. What's your go-to adult beverage?
I drink very few alcoholic beverages, but will occasionally have a glass of white wine or, if we are in a bar (rarely), I'll order a gin and tonic.  Sometimes if I'm feeling fancy, I'll have a rum drink with an umbrella in it.

5) This song was such a big hit that, after its release, Brandy became a popular name for newborn girls. Do you know anyone named Brandy?
No, except the stripper at a birthday party for our friend's  50th birthday (she was Brandi, not Brandy)

6) Barry Manilow scored a hit in 1974 with "Mandy." That song was initially called "Brandy," but it was changed to avoid confusion with this record. Do you have a favorite Barry Manilow song?
"Copacabana."  It became a special song because Ned lived in Rio de Janeiro for a year, a couple of blocks from Copacabana beach, when he was 14.

7) In 1972, when this song was popular, residents of South Dakota endured a catastrophic flood when Rapid Creek overflowed. Give us a little geography lesson: what body of water is nearest you?
The Sacramento River.

8) Also in 1972, the first women were permitted to run in the Boston marathon. Have you ever visited Boston?
Our daughter has lived in Boston for nearly 20 years, so we have been there often.

9) Random summertime question: Would you prefer to swim in a pool, a lake/river, or the ocean?
Pool, but it's been many years since I was swimming anywhere.  Last time was in a pool in Italy in 2009.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY


My grand dog, Pepper (dog of Tom et al.)

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