Friday, July 31, 2020

Saturday 9- Moonlighting

Saturday 9: Moonlighting (1985)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Moonlighting was an award-winning comedy-drama that ran from 1985 to 1989. Are you familiar with the show? Were you a fan?  I have never seen it.  I was in high school, so I was working or out with friends probably.

2) The series revolved around The Blue Moon Detective Agency in Los Angeles. There have been countless TV shows and movies about detectives and their cases, yet Crazy Sam doesn't know anyone who has ever hired a private investigator. How about you? Have you ever had anything or anyone investigated?  no, but I have plenty of friends that think they are private investigators...hahahaha.

3) The agency was named Blue Moon because one of the owners, Maddie Hayes, was a model known as The Blue Moon Girl, famous for promoting Blue Moon Shampoo. If we were to rename their detective agency based on the shampoo you most recently used, what would it be called?  The Matrix Biolage

4) Cybill Shepherd played Maddie Hayes. Cybill believes we can all find romance many times and said she considers the concept of one true love as "dramatic treacle." Do you agree?  I have seen both of these for different people.   I think it just depends on the person.  I do believe it is possible to find that one true love right away and I have personally experienced different love in people with a few toads.  I have also seen friends lose their spouse and find love in another.

5) David Addison was played by Bruce Willis. At the beginning of his career he couldn't support himself as a actor and held down part-time jobs as a security guard, sh
uttle bus driver and bartender. How many different occupations have you had?  I worked in fast food, grocery cashier, support staff for the mentally handicapped and teacher.  4

6) The Moonlighting theme was co-written and performed by Al Jarreau. While in college, Al planned on being a career counselor. Yet once he began performing with a jazz trio, he knew that music was where his heart was. Tell us about a time you found joy from an unexpected source.  I am sure there are many things and I just can't think, so I am going to go with last summer when Josh handed me a copy of All Girl Filling Station Reunion by Fannie Flagg.  I wanted to try being a reader again and I am so glad I did.  It has been a great past time for me.  I was not expecting to love it so much.

7) Moonlighting was created by Glenn Gordon Caron. ABC gave him the opportunity based on his work on Remington Steele and Taxi. Of these three shows -- Moonlighting, Remington Steele and Taxi -- which would you prefer to binge watch?  I really am not sure.  I would have to see one episode of each to decide that.
8) In 1985, the year Moonlighting premiered, Coca Cola introduced The New Coke. It was not successful and disappeared from store shelves quickly. What's the most recent beverage you drank?  Pepsi

9) Random question  -- Each day, do you put more time into improving your mind or your appearance?  mind 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tuesday 4 Meme- Question Variety

Welcome once again to Tuesday 4 in honor of our
dear friend Toni Taddeo.

 1. What kind of restaurants do you enjoy most and why? Do you
have a favorite?  
I enjoy Mexican restaurants because I love Mexican food and
the atmosphere is fantastic.  There is a place my co-workers and
I go to called El means The lake...the area where I am 
from is on a lake.  The food is so good and they fuss over us.

2. Do you have a favorite cartoon from film, news or comic book?
I never did read the comics much, but I do like Peanuts.  I love
Charlie Brown.
The Peanuts gang is getting new life thanks to Apple - CNN
3.  Do you belong to any clubs or societies or organizations?
Can you tell us about it?  No

4. The internet is filled with ads. Are there any ads that you
enjoy seeing or hate to see?  I enjoy ads for make-up or t-shirts

Thanks for joining in.
Come again!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Sunday Stealing- Questions for readers


Pick a book you have read and answer
the following questions:

Read This: Before We Were Yours - The Wordy Girl

1.  Why did you pick the book?  This has been my favorite book that I have

read this summer.  It came out last summer, but it was always checked out
and I could not get my hands on it.  I was able to be patient during the Covid 
thing and I was able to check it out online and read it.  I actually listened to it
as an audio book.

2.  What did you think about the book?  This book is historical fiction based 
on Georgia Tann and her adoption ring that occurred from 1924 to her
death in 1950. She would have kids kidnapped from their families...poor
children mostly and mostly blonde hair and blue eyes.  This story is fiction,
but Georgia Tann and her organization The Tennessee Children's Home Society
was very real.  She was said to have adopted to the very rich such as
Joan Crawford, June Allyson and many more.  She stole over 5,000 children
and sold them.  This book made me cry thinking of all of the children that 
were stolen and hurt.  Not only that, but many were sat out in the sun to die as 
babies if they were not deemed good enough for adoption.  It shocked me. I was not
aware of this story.  This is why I love to read historical fiction.
Here is Georgia Tann
Georgia Tann adoption victims share stories in 'Before and After'
3.  What do you know about the author?  I knew nothing.  I have since read
about her. This book really touched me.  The author is Lisa Wingate.
22nd Annual National Library Week Author Visit Featuring Lisa ...
4.  What’s the most memorable scene?  This book really stayed with me. 

The whole thing is memorable.  I think the fact that the main character lost
her siblings throughout the book.  She was old enough to remember at age 12. 
She finds some of the them in the end.

5.  How did the book make you feel?  It made me mad and sad and I learned so
much about this crazy Georgia Tann person...who I am sure thought she was
doing the world a favor by selling the poor kids to rich families.

6.  How do you feel about the way the story was told?  It was perfect.  It elicits
strong emotions, it is very descriptive.  It is a wonderful story for awareness
of this topic. I was able to see the action happening as I was reading.  It was
good.  It is told in two separate perspectives.  Rill 12 years old in 1939 and
present day Avery Stafford.  Rill is the oldest sibling of the Foss children
that were stolen and Avery is a lawyer and well she turns out to have a connection
but you need to read it to know how.

7.  Which parts of the book stood out to you?  The parts at the Children's Home

when they would get punished and sometimes raped.  This book tears at your

8.  Which specific parts of the protagonist can you relate to?  I am adopted,
so this book was especially upsetting to me...not in a bad way, but an 
empathetic way.  I was not stolen, but my heart hurt for the families that
this happened to.  

9.  Which character did you relate to the most?  Rill...the main character
and oldest sibling.

10. Share a line or passage from the book. 
10 Quotes by Lisa Wingate from Before We Were Yours Beautifully ...
11. What did you think about the ending?  I think after the ride the reader is 

put through during the book it was a good ending.

12. Is the story plot driven or character driven?  It is character is about
the Foss children that are stolen from their riverboat as their mom was having
a baby at the hospital.  It follows their lives and what happens to them at the
Tennessee Children's Home.  This is the read Tennessee Children's Home.

13. If the book was made into a movie, what changes or decisions would you hope for?
I always hope they do not make changes from the book, but they always do.
This would make a fantastic movie if they did it right.

14. How did the book change you?  I am not sure that is changed me, but it sure
did make me more aware and I did so much research on this topic and
Georgia Tann. It educated me.

15. If the book is part of a series, how does it stand on its own?
It is a stand alone and if you haven't read it.  I highly recommend it.
This is a real picture of one of the kids Georgia Tann stole.
Rill Foss