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Today in My History

2000:  A Perfect Day
2001:  
You Can't Go Home Again
2002: 
Busy? Who Me?
2003: 
Water, Water Everywhere
2004:  
Because I'm the Boss, That's Why
2005: 
Friends I've Never Met Before
2006: 
Sizzling Summer Entertainment
2007: 
The Lost Weekend
2008:  Mortality
2009:   Five Words in a Stream of Consciousness  
2010:   Local Food
2011:   Choo Choo
2012:  Judgment at Nuremberg
2013:  Notes from the Little Red Hen
2014:  Some (Other) Enchanted Evening
2015:  GRUB 29

2016:  Saturday 9
2017:  S
unday Stealing
2018:  History, Recent & Long Past
2019:  Inverness
2020:  Italian??
2021: Cousins' Day


Books Read in 2022
 Updated 7/21
"Stay Close"
Harlan Coben
(book #34 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 Pi´┐Żata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person?
Sold!


mail to Walt / mail to Bev

23 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 memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Diamonds (2012)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song, Rihanna sings that when she looks at her lover, she sees the light in his eyes. The internet is filled with makeup tips for making your eyes look brighter. Drugstores sell eye drops that promise to get the red out. Are you bright-eyed this morning?
I am never bright eyed in the morning...or any other time.  I am famous for my squint.

2) She likens him to a shooting star. Astronomers tell us that shooting stars aren't that rare at all. They occur when dust, asteroids or comets enter the earth's atmosphere, and are often visible on clear, pollution-free nights. Have you ever seen a shooting star?
Many.  The best was the Perseids meteor shower, which we saw in the hills above Yosemite valley.  It was magical.

3) In ancient Rome, shooting stars were considered good luck, especially for those going into battle, while some tribes in East Africa believed shooting stars were a harbinger of doom. Are you superstitious?
I am aware of superstitions like black cats, ladders, cracks in the street, etc. and may think about them when they appear, but I am never affected by or act on them.

4) The singer of "Diamonds" hosted a lavish Diamond Ball to raise funds for education programs in Malawi, Senegal, and the country of her birth, Barbados. Rhianna named her charity initiative the Clara Lionel Foundation after her grandparents. If you were to name your foundation after your grandparents, what would it be called? What would you ideally like to do in their honor?
Probably Vaudevillians for Theater, which would raise money for local theaters.  My father's parents were in vaudeville, he a singer, she a chorus girl.

5) Rhianna recently had her first baby, a boy. According to the Social Security Administration, the top names for baby boys in 2021 were Liam and Noah. Is there a Liam or Noah in your life?
Jeri's godmother's son is Liam, whom we have known since before he was conceived.  And one of my pen pals had a son named Noah who died recently.

6) When she was still in her teens, Rhianna entered a beauty pageant on a dare, and won! Can you recall a time you acted on a dare?
I can't recall ever being dared to do anything.

7) While on tour, she likes to sneak out into the audience, just to get the vibe from out there. To disguise herself, Rhianna slips on a black oversized hoodie. Are hoodies a staple of your wardrobe?
I never wear hoodies.

8) In 2012, the year this song topped the charts, London hosted the Olympic Games. If you won a trip to London, what would you like to see?
We've been to London many times and have seen most of the big things that you want to see in London.  Now when we go to London, we visit Leicester Square and buy cheap tickets and see lots of theater.

9) Random question: Did either or both your parents go to college?
No, but they both graduated from high school.
 


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PHOTO OF THE DAY


This is Lucy, in New Jersey,
who features in the most recent book I read
 

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