January 18, 2019
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!
Miss Independent (2003)
Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it
1) The song begins with Kelly
describing a woman who is "independent" and "self-sufficient." Are you feeling
especially independent and self-sufficient this morning? Or is there a
particular task on your to-do list that you wish you had help with?
Relatively self-sufficient, I guess. I mean there is no particular
task on a to-do list. Ned's done it all, and has gone off for a long
weekend at Lake Tahoe.
2) Kelly especially enjoys that this song was a hit, because she had to argue
with the record company to even include it on her album. Tell us about a time
you're glad fought to get your way.
I once worked for an attorney, part time. He had me come in on a
Sunday to work and all morning long he grumbled and griped that he had to go to
his new (first) grandchild's baptism. I finally had it and got angry with
him (something I never do!) I told him that this was his
grandchild, that the work would wait and "You go to that baptism and you
smile!" I couldn't believe that he did it. Another time he
called me to his house and said he had to be in court and he wanted me to go to
the office, pretend to work, and leave him a report on which of the other
secretaries talked while he was out of the audience. I refused and
quit. I was very happy to be rid of him!
3) The video depicts a very lively party that spills from the house to the
pool area. What's the last party you attended? Was it held indoors, outdoors, or
did the revelers enjoy themselves both inside and outside?
We don't go to a lot of parties, so the last one we attended was the small
gathering in September for my mother's 100th birthday. Very short, all
family and indoors. She wasn't sure what was going on but we did
get a family photo.
4)The partiers are playing with
"silly string." Have you ever indulged in a "silly string" battle?
5) Kelly Clarkson has a new daytime talk show. Who hosted the last
entertainment talk show (as opposed to news) that you watched?
I watch The Today Show and Kelly and Ryan every day and Colbert
6) Kelly Clarkson told a foodie website that one of her favorite foods is
sushi (especially California rolls). She said she's surprised how fond she is of
it, since as a kid, sushi is a food she wouldn't even try. Tell us about
something you had to be convinced to try, or do, that you were surprised to find
As a kid I hated mushrooms and now I love them. As an adult, escargot
sounded really gross, but I promised a friend I would try them and liked them so
much we ordered a second order. And BTW, I always wondered how Japanese
"California rolls" are. Do the Japanese really make sushi out of cream
cheese and avocado? (That said, I love them too, though my favorite sushi
is spicy tuna)
7) In 2003, when "Miss Independent" was released, Microsoft and Sony were
furiously competing for gamers' attention. Do you own Playstation or Xbox,
neither or both?
8) Also in 2003, the best-selling cookbook was The King Arthur Flour Baker's
Companion. It features foolproof recipes for old favorites like waffles,
pancakes, flat breads and crackers. When you look for a new recipe, are you
searching for an easier/better way to make something familiar, or are you more
likely looking to try something new?
Definitely looking to try something new.
9) Random question: Which has gotten you in more trouble -- love or money?
I guess money. But not for more than 50 years. When I was living
alone, I ran a huge bill at a photo store and had to borrow money from my mother
to pay it off. I never did that again. Char and Mike let me move in
with them to save money on an apartment.