Friday, October 23, 2020

Saturday 9- Lights


Saturday 9: Lights (2011)

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

1) This song was inspired by a young Ellie Goulding's fear of the dark. What scared you when you were a kid?  I was afraid of the dark for a short while.  I remember turning the light on in my closet once.
2) She thinks back to the room where her brother and sister slept and she felt safe. Did you share a room when you were growing up?  I am an only child, but my mom slept in my room with me for a while.  I hated that.  She stayed way too long.  I was not scared and did not need anyone sleeping with me.

3) Ellie Goulding grew up in public housing and worked her way through the University of Kent in Canterbury. Back in those days, her favorite job was theater usher because it offered her the perk of seeing plays for free. What's the most recent "freebie" you scored? (This includes a buy one/get one deal, extra points on your credit card, etc.)  My co-worker Tina brought me a candy bar this morning.  She brings me something about once a week like that.  She is so sweet.  She brings things to several people.
4) Even though today she is an international music star, Ellie still lives modestly. She describes herself as "still in university mode," and limits herself to $10/day for lunch. Where do you economize? $10/day for lunch?  I spend $2.50 for lunch.  I guess that is economizing.  I usually eat a chef salad at work.

5) Ellie has proclaimed herself "a cat lady" and often posts pictures of her cats to her Instagram account. What's the most recent photo you took?  I took pictures of my house decorated for fall.

6) Ellie appeared on Sesame Street. She, Elmo and Abby thanked clouds for raindrops, lakes, and the water we drink. Would you be thankful for a little rain this weekend?  I wouldn't mind.  We finally did got some rain and we do not need any now, but I do think it is supposed to rain more.

7) In 2011, the year "Lights" was a hit, Prince William married Kate Middleton. Ellie not only attended the wedding, she sang Elton John's "Your Song" for the couple's first dance. Tell us a song that reminds you of a romance in your life.  Hold on to the Nights by Richard Marx.  My boyfriend David and I broke up once in high school and he made me a tape with that song on it.  We did get back together.  I still think of David when I hear that song.
8) Also in 2011, AT&T abandoned their attempt to buy T-Mobile. Which company is your cell phone carrier? Are you happy with them?  Sprint.  They are great in the city, but I live in the country and spend almost all of my time in the country.  My husband insisted on that carrier.  They are fine I guess.  I wish they had better coverage and I think they did team with T-Mobile and our coverage is does that happen?

9) Random question: What recent experience made you feel old?  When I turned 50 in September I guess.  I really don't feel old.  Sometimes when my body is hurting I feel old.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday 4 Meme- Reading...



 Welcome to Tuesday 4 in memory of it's founder, our friend Toni Taddeo..

1. How do you relax in the evening after dinner?  I watch tv, read or play
 on the computer

2. Do you read in bed? What kind of books do you read?  typically no, but
 over the summer when I could not sleep, I listened to an audio book a
 few times in bed until I got tired.  I read thrillers mostly, but I also
 enjoy historical fiction.

3. Do you have a list of books you look forward to reading?  Yes, I do.  I
have a list on Goodreads.

4. What is the best book you've ever read and why?  The Bible.  It is like a
 handbook to get through life.  There are so many verses that just help
me make it through the days. It sticks with you.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Sunday Stealing- Peachristy


Stolen from Peachristy

1. What kinds of things do you like to write?  I like to make lists, I like to write poems.  I enjoy 
writing letters and Christmas cards.  When I was young I wrote short stories, but I haven't
done that in years.

2. What is your favorite genre of movie  I like the movies Josh has shown me...I think he calls
 them film noir.  I also enjoy romantic comedy, drama, thriller, action, sci-fi.  I like a lot of
 different movies.

3. Your favorite song?  I do not have a favorite song.  I like a lot of songs.

4. During what situation do your eyes shine the brightest?  When I see kids "getting it" and when 
I am with Josh.  

5. Summer or Winter?  Summer

6. What do you do when you are angry?  I want to be alone

7, Sleep with lights on or off ?  off, but I do have a night light so I can see to get to the bathroom.

8. Are you ok with eating alone in a restaurant?  no, I would just get takeout.

9. Texting or calling?  texting

10. What’s your favorite thing about yourself?  I kind of like that I look for the good in a situation
 and I learn from everything.

11. How do you act when you’re scared?  frozen

12. When you look at the sky do you first look at the moon, or the stars?  stars

13. Do you approach strangers when you are lost?  yes, I stop at a gas station

14. Tea or Coffee? tea

15. With sugar? Milk? Lemon? Anything else?  sugar

Friday, October 16, 2020

Saturday 9- Vision of Love


Vision of Love

Saturday 9: Vision of Love (1990)

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

1) The lyrics refer to "sweet destiny." Do you believe in destiny?  I believe you make your own destiny, so make good choices and be brave.

2) This week's artist, Mariah Carey, has something to fall back on. She studied cosmetology and worked as a hair sweeper in a salon. When you get your hair cut, do you socialize with the stylist?  Yes, I do.  I have been seeing my stylist for a long time...probably 20 years, so she knows me pretty well.  I love to chat with Josh's stylist too.  We are facebook friends...we live in a small town.
3) She isn't likely to turn to cosmetology any time soon. Mariah is currently on the best seller list with her autobiography, The Meaning of Mariah Carey. Was the last book you finished fiction or non-fiction?  fiction.  It was a thriller called Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter.

4) So far, more than 800 people have reviewed Mariah's book on Amazon. Do you review products/services online?  If I really love something I will give it a review because I want others to know about it.

5) When she was a high school student, she was nicknamed "Mirage" because she skipped class so often. Did you ever play hooky?  Hardly ever.  My senior year I asked my dad if I could leave school early once.  I skipped a few times in college, but not many.

6) Mariah doesn't apologize for spoiling her dogs, who have been known to travel by limo. Do you know anyone who treats their pets like people?  I do a little.  I was really bad with Mandy, so I had to treat the other girls Meisha and Molly the same way.  I have lots of friends that treat their pets like kids.

7) In 1990, the year this song was popular, Martina Navratilova won the Wimbledon Women's Singles Tournament. How's your tennis game?  I haven't played since college, so I am sure it would be horrible.

8) Also in 1990, Pope John Paul II toured Mexico. Have you ever visited our neighbor south of the border?  no, but Karl's family (sisters) goes almost every year.

9) Random question(s): There are Gofundme campaigns for many purposes. Have you ever solicited funds online? Would you?  no I haven't and I would not unless I was absolutely desperate.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Tuesday 4 Meme- Little Questions


 Welcome to Tuesday 4 in memory of Toni Taddeo... Here are a little group of questions

 for you to ponder this week..

  1 You have won a trip and can choose to go to Hawaii or  Paris? Summer or winter?  
I would love to go to both, but I will choose Hawaii in the summer so I can relax.  I would
not have to get back in a hurry for anything if it were the summer either.

    2 Little dog or big dog which do you prefer?  I enjoy both.  I think the smaller dogs are
 easier to take care of as far as grooming.  My big dog has been easier to take care of 
overall though.
    3 Which TV/book/movie character do you    identify with, and why?  I have answered
 this before but Sookie from All Girl's Filling Station Reunion by Fannie Flagg.
 She was adopted and told in a really unusual way that she was adopted and
 she is such a positive person.  I really related to her.

    4 What did you wish for last, like at your birthday or when throwing a coin into a fountain?
   Christmas wish list?  Somethings that you need to buy?  I need a new dryer right now more
 than anything else.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Blog Daily-Oct 11th

Do you remember what you were doing this time last year?  I looked back in my blog here.  I had filled out several memes for Tuesday 4 Meme...which would be some of Toni's last ones.  It also looked like The St. Louis Cardinals were in the playoffs still, so I would have been watching that.  I was also working at the Primary school in early childhood special education and it was a busy year.  I was helping on the bus a little too.  I did that until March when we shut down for that school year.  I would have never thought in October what would happen in the next couple of months.  Click below to play along!
Click here for the daily prompts

Friday, October 9, 2020

Saturday 9- One Night Standards


Saturday 9: One Night Standards (2019)

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

1) The video for this song takes place in a motel and the story is told from the point of view of the desk clerk. Have you ever worked in a hotel, motel, or bed-and-breakfast?  No,  but I kind of wouldn't mind to try it.  My dad did years ago after he retired from teaching.

2) Ashley McBryde sings that she's not Cinderella, a reference to the fairy-tale heroine warned to return from the ball before midnight. When did you recently stay up until the wee small hours of the morning?  That is something I enjoy doing when I am not working.  I did that the whole time I was off for I stopped in August.

3) Ashley had been working hard as a singer/songwriter for eleven years before she was discovered and proclaimed one of County's best new artists. What was your life like 11 years ago?  I was teaching at a different school, I was an Early Childhood Special Education teacher.  It was a very toxic environment though because of the director.  So happy I left.

4) Ashley is from Mammoth Springs, AR. One of the most popular stops on Main Street -- for locals and tourists alike -- is Spring Dipper Ice Cream. More than 20 flavors are made right there on the premises, from Jamoca Almond Fudge to French Vanilla. When confronted with such a wide selection, do you tend to order your familiar favorite or try something new?  There is an ice-cream place by the lake called The Funky Twig and they are known for their different flavors of ice-cream and they always have something different every time I go in.  I try new things there.  It really just depends on where I am at.  I love vanilla, so that is a typical flavor I choose at places with normal flavors.  The Funky Twig has flavors like Apple Pie, Pumkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Salted Carmel and Vanilla.

5) In 2007, she moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. Have you ever relocated for a job?  Not really.  I moved to Kansas City after college for a while, but just to try something new...not for a job.  It ended up being too expensive and I moved back closer to home.

6) Whenever Ashley hears a Carpenters song, she thinks of her mother, who loved Karen Carpenter's voice. Tell us a song that reminds you a loved one.  Elvis songs remind me of my mom, Brenda Lee songs remind me of my mom's dad.  In the Summertime reminds me of my dad because he would sing it all of the time.

7) In 2019, the year this song was recorded, Notre Dame Cathedral was damaged in a fire. Have you ever visited Paris?  no, I would love to though.

8) Also in 2019, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Harry and Meghan) had a baby boy. Is anyone in your life expecting a baby?  There are several teachers I work with that are expecting.

9) Random question: Do you always want to hear the truth about yourself?  NO!!!  I like it when kids lie to me and tell me I look young and how funny I am.  I have my son that tells me the truth.  UGH!