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Friday, October 22, 2021

Saturday 9- Bang!

 



Bang!

Saturday 9: Bang! (2020)

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

1) This song is about a young man who is living on his own and doing adult things, like getting his own apartment, eating better and doing his own taxes, but he doesn't yet feel grown up. Do you remember when you felt like a grown up?  This is sad, but not until I had my son Josh.  I was 27 when he was born.  I am a bit of a free spirit.  I used to be anyway.

2) He mentions not being sure of his login password. Is this something you struggle with? Or are you able to zip into your accounts?  I do not struggle with this.  I have them written down if I forget.

3) Both the video and CD cover show the band playing games of chance. What's the last game that you played?  Connect Four with the 4th graders last year, but we will be playing games in recess when it gets cold.  I need to buy the kids more games.

4) This week's featured band, AJR, is named for the three brothers who make up the trio -- Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. Until recently, all three brothers lived at home and wrote songs together in the Met family living room. Do you have siblings? If so, what's something you enjoy doing together?  I do not have siblings.  I am also a bit of a loner when I can be.  I am around so many people at school, I sometimes like to just be alone.  I think that is because I am an only child.  I have enjoyed vacations with Karl's (my husband's) sisters though.

 
5) The oldest Met brother, Adam, now lives with his girlfriend in an apartment near Columbia University, where he is a PhD candidate. During the school year, he only works on his music on weekends. Next summer, in 2022, he should be done with his studies and plans on touring the country with the band. Some tour dates are already scheduled. If possible, do you like to make plans far in advance? Or do you prefer spontaneity?  I love spontaneity, but if I am planning an expensive trip, I like to be able to plan in advance and find good deals and fun things to do.

6) Jack and Ryan also attend Columbia and share an apartment with their dog. They like to unwind on Fridays, after a week of classes, with a game of air hockey, followed by sushi or sashimi at their favorite Japanese restaurant. What did you do on Friday night?  I scheduled Zoom parent/teacher conferences for Monday and emailed the link to the parents.  We offered in person and zoom, I had 4 parents want zoom.  Monday I will finish up my conferences.  I have had three already and I have 15 more to go.
 
7) In 2020, the year this song was popular, the most streamed TV show was The Office. The show went off the air in 2013, but during the pandemic and quarantine, it found a new audience. What series have you binged on recently?  I watched as much as I could of the show One of Us is Lying.  I read the book by Karen McManus and the show is really good.  It is on Peacock.  I will have to purchase to keep watching, but I saw the first three shows, they were free to watch.


8) According to Amazon, the best-selling novel of 2020 was Where the Crawdads Sing. Is there a novel you'd like to recommend to Sat 9ers?  People We Meet on Vacation was good by Emily Henry.  I actually laughed out loud while reading that one.  It is about two best friends and guy and a gal that go on vacation every year since college.  They are professionals now one living in New York and one living in their hometown.  (This would make a good Hallmark movie).  It is romance/fiction/humor.  Anyway, it talks about the people that they meet while on their vacations.  It is so good.  Anyway, something goes wrong and they stop taking vacations together, but the the gal (Poppy) decides to try to convince her friend (Alex) to take just one more vacation together to try to fix their friendship.

9) Random question: Your local drug store has self-check out. You confess to your best friend that you absent-mindedly missed scanning an item, walked out of the store with it, set off security and were caught unintentionally shoplifting. The store manager believed you so there were no repercussions, but you were mortified nevertheless. Would you expect your best friend to share your embarrassing story with his/her spouse?  Oh yes, totally.  I would be embarrassed, but since it worked out, I would try to laugh it off.

BTW...Bang was my favorite current song last year.  I still love it.


Friday, October 15, 2021

Saturday 9: Livin' La Vida Loca (1999)

 



Livin' La Vida Loca

Saturday 9: Livin' La Vida Loca (1999)

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

1) Ricky Martin sings that he and the girl dance in the rain. Do you feel like dancing this morning?  I never feel like dancing in the mornings.  I am so sleepy when I wake up.  Now give me a couple of hours and I will dance.

2) The lyrics tell us the girl prefers champagne. When did you last enjoy a glass of the bubbly?  It has been a very long time.  Probably 30 years. 
 
3) When Ricky first heard "Livin' La Vida Loca," he imagined  the subject of the song was a "Bond girl," the glamorous love interest of James Bond in the movies. Since 1962, there have been more than 20 Bond films. Have you seen any/many of them? Do you have a favorite Bond?  My husband loves them, but I do not care anything about them, so no favorite Bond.
 
4) Ricky tells interviewers that when he was very young, he'd sing in the family kitchen, pretending a wooden spoon was his microphone. Crazy Sam admits to lip synching into a black Magic Marker. When you gave imaginary concerts, what did you use as a microphone?  I used my hairbrush.  I love singing.

5) Ricky began working at the tender age of 9, performing in commercials. How old were you when you received your first paycheck?  15

6) Ricky does yoga to stay in shape. Have you ever tried yoga?  no, just a yoga pose here and there.

7) Ricky is of primarily Spanish descent, with a little French mixed in. When you think of French cuisine, what comes to mind?  desserts, I studied French, but I never did go to a French restaurant.  I thought that would have been such a fun field trip for our French classes, but we never went.  Probably too expensive...I really have no idea.
 
8) Ricky once had his own restaurant, Casa Salsa, in Miami Beach. Have you ever worked in food service?  I worked at McDonalds when I was in high school.
 
9) Random question: What is your best quality?  I am a good listener and encourager.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tuesday 4 Meme- Blogging

 


Blogging

1. How often do you blog? What helps you blog.. what hinders you?  I typically
blog 1-3 times per week.  I always feel like I do not have much to say about my
real life, so I enjoy doing memes.  Sometimes I cannot do this particular meme
because it is during the week and I do not have time and sometimes on my
weekend memes I do not like the questions, so I sometimes do not fill them 
out.  Even when I do have something to say about my real life... for example
the Molly story from a few weeks ago.  I just didn't have the energy to get on
here and make a post.  I honestly do not even think about it.  I probably would
have quit blogging if it weren't for these memes.  Thank-you Annie.  I love
keeping up with everyone.

2. What benefits do you get from blogging? Are there any?  I enjoy meeting
people and getting a glimpse into their world.  I get great ideas from my
blogging friends.  I have been blogging long enough that many of my
blogging friends are likfamily. I miss you all when I do not visit. I


3. Have you ever changed your blog theme?  I change my graphics all of the time,
but I am assuming you mean the layout.  I don't anymore.  I pretty much have
found a style that seems to work for me and I just change the graphics.  I used
to change it, but I just do not have time anymore.


4. Where do you get your ideas for blog posts?  I have always just posted about
what is going on in my life when I was blogging daily.  I have posted about books
I have read that I enjoyed because I want to share them.  I mostly just post memes
now, but I still feel like I am sharing about myself doing these.


Friday, October 8, 2021

Saturday 9- She's Not There

 



She's Not There

Saturday 9: She's Not There (1964)

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


1) This song is about a young man who is upset his friends didn't warn him against a girl who turned out to be untrue. Have you ever involved yourself in a friend's love life with advice about a relationship?  no, I stay out of stuff like that.

2) According to legend, this song was inspired by a girl who called off her wedding just weeks before the ceremony, humiliating her fiance and breaking his heart. Do you know anyone who was similarly left at the altar?   no.  I am thankful I do not know anyone that was left at the altar.

3) The Zombies first played together as a bar band, popular at an English pub called The Blacksmiths Arms. What's the name of your favorite local restaurant or bar?  I do not go to bars anymore.  I enjoy going to Chili's and Applebee's, but a favorite restaurant might be El Lago a Mexican restaurant.

4) The Zombies broke up after a few years but put all acrimony behind them in 2019 when they reunited to perform at their induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Have you ever been to Ohio?  no.
 
5) While 1964 is remembered as the first year of the British Invasion, when rock bands from the UK dominated the airwaves, it was also the year Barbra Streisand became a major star, featured on the covers of both Time and Life. Are there any magazines in your home right now? If so, who is on the cover?  I do not get magazines anymore.  I  did when Josh was a baby.  I worked out all of the time, so I had Shape magazine and my Granie subscribed me to a cooking magazine when she was living.  There is a  Missouri Conservationist in my classroom (a magazine) for the kids to look at.

6) Also in 1964, actress Ena Hartman became one of the first African American actresses to have a speaking part on the country's top TV Western, Bonanza. Is your TV on right now, as you answer these 9 questions?  Yes, Karl is watching the baseball playoffs...Boston and Tampa Bay are playing.  I am going to bed when I am done with this.  It is Thursday night as I fill this out.

7) The "It's a Small World" ride was introduced at the 1964 New York World's Fair. It's now at Disneyland, Disney World, Disneyland Paris and Disneyland Hong Kong. Have you ever taken one of these Small World rides?  I have been on the one at Disney World.  I love that ride.


8) General Douglas MacArthur's memoir was published shortly before his death in 1964. It became a best seller. Was the last book you finished fiction or non-fiction?  Malibu Rising.  I have talked about it in another post.  It was a very good book.  I liked it a lot.  

9) Random question: You find yourself calling the local garage often to get updates on your car repair. Every time you call, the person who answers the phone is abrupt to the point of rude. Do you: (1) let the person know you'd appreciate a change in tone; (2) ignore it; (3) complain to the boss?  I would ignore it.  I don't think #1 would get me anywhere.  It would just make the guy more angry.  I try to remember people may have had a bad day, or maybe they are going through something at home...and on and on.  You do not know what people are going through.  I would not complain unless they took me to an angry place myself, which doesn't happen very often.


Saturday, October 2, 2021

Sunday Stealing- Facebook Questions

 

Facebook Questions  




1. Do you like bleu cheese?  I do not think I have ever had it.


2. Coke or Pepsi?  Pepsi

3. Do you own a gun?  no

4. Hot dogs or cheeseburgers?  cheeseburgers

5. Favorite type of food?  Mexican

6. What do you drink in the morning?  Pepsi...I do not like hot drinks, 
but I need caffeine, so Pepsi it is.  I do not drink caffeine after lunch.

7. Can you do a 100 pushups?  no

8. Tattoos?  none

9. Do you wear glasses?  yes

10. Phobia?  Mice and snakes because they move so quickly.

11. Piercings?  just my ears.

12. Can you whistle?  yes

13. Surgeries?  tonsillectomy, c-section, gall bladder removed.

14. Like gambling?  no

15. Do you like to dance?  it is ok.  I am not really that good at it.


Friday, October 1, 2021

Saturday 9- Cheeseburger in Paradise

 



Cheeseburger in Paradise

Cheeseburger in Paradise (1978)

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

1) In this song, Jimmy briefly attempts a healthier diet, which included sunflower seeds, carrot juice, zucchini and bulgur wheat. Do you pay attention to your daily consumption of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, etc.?  not really.  I really should.

2) Jimmy sings that he'd like french fries with his burger. Do you prefer to dip your fries or drizzle the ketchup over them?  dip.  My dad always drizzled my fries with ketchup when I was a kid and I didn't mind it, but I prefer to dip them now.  I don't like getting ketchup on my fingers.

3) Which cheese would make yours a cheeseburger in paradise: American, cheddar, Swiss, bleu, Muenster, or Monterrey Jack?
I typically like American, cheddar or Monterrey Jack on burgers.
 
4) Buffett fans call themselves Parrotheads. Concert attire for a well-dressed Parrothead often includes a Hawaiian shirt and a foam fin hat. What will you be wearing tonight?  I am very casual on the weekend.  We do not usually go out and do anything, just rest. I will likely have on sweats and a t-shirt.
 
5) For someone with such an easygoing and laidback vibe, Jimmy is a very busy man. His business ventures include liquors, restaurants and hotels. He's also published eight books. All this in addition to making music! On a scale of 1 to 10 -- with 1 being lazy and 10 being highly motivated -- how would you rate yourself this morning?  Well on a Saturday I am going to be a 1.  I am closer to a 10 all week.  I rest on the weekend.  


6) Jimmy has some very famous fans. Paul McCartney asked him to play at one of his parties, and Barack Obama invited him to perform at a fundraiser. If you could invite anyone -- anyone at all! -- to play at your party, who would you ask?  I really do not know.  I do not have a favorite singer.

7) Jimmy was born on Christmas Day. Does your birthday fall on a major holiday? If yes, do you mind "sharing" your special day?  no, my birthday was September 9th.  I guess it is close to Labor Day.

8) In 1978, the year this song was popular, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar was first minted. The initial design was not a hit with the public because vending machines could not accept it. What's the last thing you bought from a vending machine?  Barq's Rootbeer.  That is a story in itself.  

9) Random question -- If today's your birthday, your zodiac sign is Libra. When did you last check your horoscope?  I never check my horoscope, but when I did, I was probably in high school or college.  I am a Virgo.



Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sunday Stealing- Bun Toting Librarian

 

Bun Toting Librarian

  

 

 1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
 Probably something along the lines of "you look so tired".

2. What shirt are you wearing?  Black pajama shirt

3. Do you label yourself?  I try not to, but I am sure I do at times.

4. What does your watch look like?  It has a silver band with a silver face and
black numbers.

5. What were you doing at midnight last night?  I was asleep last night.

6. Last furry thing you touched?  Molly, she walked by to get a pat.

7. Favourite age you have been so far?  Probably around 28.

8. What is your current desktop picture?  I have rotating backgrounds of
ocean and mountain scenes.

9. If you had to choose between $1,000,000 or to be able to fly what would it be?
I would choose the money.

10. The last song you listened to?  I cannot remember.  I have been listening to
an audiobook in my car on the way to and from work and I do not listen to
music when I am at home.  It is actually probably some crazy song I play for
the kids. OH!  I played It's A Small World on Friday and we learned how to do
rhythm sticks.

11. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?  I do not go to
vending machines very often, but in the past couple of years I haven't had one
steal my money, but it has happened.  I am sure I either just walked away or
added more money.  I am not one to complain.

12. Would you move for the person you loved?  I would and I have.

13. Name three things that you have on you at all times?  I typically have
a drink, my bag and my phone.

14. What’s your favourite town/city?  I wouldn't say I have a favorite town.
I do not travel enough to have a favorite place and I wouldn't say it is where
I live either.

15. Does anything hurt on your body right now?  not really, but my legs were
hurting Friday night when I was at my mom's visiting from standing all 
day at school.



Friday, September 24, 2021

Saturday 9- Cardigan

 



Cardigan

Saturday 9: Cardigan (2020)

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


1) When she's feeling low, Taylor Swift compares herself to an old cardigan, forgotten under the bed. Do you store anything under your bed? Or do you try to keep that area clear (except for dust bunnies)?  I have one of those beds that sits up and down, it also massages.  It also has under bed lighting.  I do not think anything CAN go under the bed.  If it can, we do not have anything under there.

2) The lyrics begin with a reference to a new phone. Do you foresee yourself getting a new phone before 2021 ends? Or are you happy with the one you've got?  We just found out that they are going to stop updating our phones, I wouldn't mind keeping my phone, but if we do not update by the end of the year, we will next year probably.  I do not love updating my phone.  It works really good as it is.
 
3) She sings that her lover haunts all of her "what if's." Have you recently wondered, "what if?" What were you musing about?  There is a new show called Ordinary Joe that is about just that...what if he made a different choice.  It reminds me of the book The Midnight Library.  Anyway, I do think about what if sometimes, I think most recently I was thinking about if I had made other choices I would probably not be teaching.  I love teaching.  I am glad things have worked out in my life.

4) Taylor Swift admits that she rewinds after concerts by watching Friends reruns. What do you do to relax?  I play games online or read.  I read some really good books lately.  Malibu Rising really captured my attention.  The Therapist was really good too.

5) Thinking of TV shows, Taylor appeared on a 2009 episode of CSI. That series was about crime-scene investigators who use forensics to solve murders. Do you enjoy crime shows?  It depends on the show.  I do enjoy them.

6) Taylor grew up on an 11-acre tree farm where she learned to ride. Her mother was a horsewoman and hoped riding was a passion they could share. When she was 12, Taylor admitted to her mother that she really wasn't that into it and wished she could spend more time on her music. Her mother was supportive. Tell us about a tough conversation you've had that turned out well.  Maybe it was the conversation Karl, Josh and I were having last week about Molly.  I think Karl and I both thought we were going to lose Molly.  Josh wanted to keep doing everything we could.  We agreed to bringing her home and she how she did.  Molly is now off all of the medicine that she was on for the poisoning and she is completely fine...no neurological issues.  She is doing good....just one thing.  When they did scans on her they found she has bladder stones, so we have put her on special food to see if it will dissolve the stones, if it doesn't, she would have to have surgery, so I am praying the food will help.  This had nothing to do with the black walnut poisoning, they just happened to find them as they were taking care of her.

7) She enjoys good, old-fashioned mysteries, especially those by Agatha Christie. Are you currently reading a book?  I am reading Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  I believe she also wrote Daisy Jones and the Six...which I thought about reading, but didn't.  I might have to read it as much as I am enjoying Malibu Rising.  It is such a visual book for me.  I like how the author writes.

8) In 2020, the year this song was released, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek died. The search for a new host has caused interest and even controversy. Would you enjoy the job?  No, I would not be good at being a host.

9) Random question: Of Superman's three superpowers -- tremendous strength, the ability to fly, and x-ray vision -- which would you choose?  I wouldn't mind strength so I could do more on my own and not hurt my back, but I would also like to be able to fly, just so I could get places quick and be able to visit places.  


Friday, September 17, 2021

Saturday 9- I Left My Heart in San Francisco

 



I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Saturday 9: I Left My Heart in San Francisco (1962)

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

1) This song is a valentine to the city of San Francisco. Songwriters George Cory and Douglas Cross moved to New York to find fame and fortune and found themselves homesick for the city by the bay. Have you ever been homesick? Or, in the parlance of the song, where have you left your heart?  One time when we were on vacation we were staying in a bigger city and there was a lot of violence happening when we were there.  We live in the country, so it is quiet.  I was ready to come home during that trip.  I like to feel safe.

2) Cory and Cross were buddies with Ralph Sharon, a piano player who often worked with Tony Bennett. Ralph brought the song to Tony and the results were very happy for all involved. Have you more recently done, or been on the receiving end of, a favor?  I am going to say I have been on the receiving end.  I did make some copies of some of my lesson plans for next week for the other pre-k teacher Friday, but we help each other all of the time.  
 
3) The lyrics compare San Francisco to Paris, Rome and Manhattan. Have you visited those cities?  nope, none of them.  I would love to visit all of them.


4) This week's artist, Tony Bennett, sang professionally for the last time in August. He retired after performing at Radio City Music Hall with Lady Gaga. Their musical collaboration dates back to when they both performed at President Obama's inauguration. Though 60 years apart in age, they became fast friends based on their shared love of jazz. Do you find that most of your friends are older than you, younger than you, or within 5 years of you?  I think my closest friends are within 5 years...we just have more in common.  

5) While Lady Gaga grew up listening to Tony Bennett, as a young man Tony recalled listening to Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Joe Venuti. Which singers did you enjoy during your teen years?  When I was a teen, I did not really have favorite singers and I just listened to a lot of different music.

6) While he's famous for singing about San Francisco, Tony is a proud son of New York. Born in Queens, he chose to end his career at Radio City Music Hall and was excited to perform "New York State of Mind" with Billy Joel at Shea Stadium in 2008. Do you have a favorite Billy Joel song?  Billy Joel is so talented and I like a lot of his songs, but I always really enjoy Piano Man.
 
7) Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra may have been competitors but they shared mutual admiration. Sinatra called Bennett "the best singer in the business," and Bennett did a Sinatra homage album called Perfectly Frank. Think of people you have worked with over the years. Tell us about someone who has impressed you, and why.  My friend Lori always impresses me. She is a great teacher, but she is such a great person.  She never has a bad thing to say about anyone.  I just enjoy her company.  I have never met anyone quite like her.

8) The 1970s were a difficult period for Tony. During the days of disco and Studio 54, he said singing new songs made him feel like his mother, a talented seamstress, when she was forced to make a cheap dress. OK, so Tony doesn't like disco! Is there a genre of music you just don't care for?  I do not like death metal...if you want to call that music.  It makes me feel anxious.  I hate that feeling.

9) Random question: Imagine you're the passenger in a long car ride. Are you more likely to be calm or fidgety?  totally calm.  I like a good car ride.

Update on Molly:  Last weekend was really hard and I thought more than once we were going to have to put her to sleep or she was just going to pass on her own.  It was bad.  Saturday night the vet hospital called us and she was still not eating and was not showing any signs of getting better.  Josh went to visit her and she perked up some.  The next morning the vet hospital called and Molly had eaten a little overnight, so we brought her home Sunday morning.  Sunday was a hard day.  Karl and I watched her all day and took care of her.  Josh watched her overnight since he typically stays up late.  Monday she ate a little better and each day she has shown improvement.  The first thing I did though when she came home was gave her less of the anti-seizure medicine.  I plan to take her off the day pill this weekend and monitor her.  Then is she does ok I would like to try to get her off of that early next week.  She has one more anti-biotic and some pills left for her liver function.  She really is so much better.  I was worried early in the week, but I feel so much better now.  Thank-you for your prayers and good thoughts.  I was super worried about Josh.  Molly is his dog...Josh is her person.  It was awful thinking she was fine one day and possibly going to die the next.  It was hard.  He is ok though.  I have told him more than once he is the reason she is alive.  Thank-you all for asking about her.  I was just so worried about her.  This was taken a day or so ago by Josh.  She looks so much better.  She was sleeping all day just last weekend and her eyes all glazed over.  You can see in this picture her front legs were shaved for her IV's.  




Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sunday Stealing- Not Quite 5000 Questions

  




 1. Who do you take for granted?  I appreciate everyone, but I will say my husband.  He is
the best about doing a lot around the house to help me out.

2. Short, knee, or ankle skirts? (if a man, have you ever worn kilts?)  I do not really
wear skirts anymore, but if I did they would be ankle.  I wore short skirts when
I was in college.  That was when the denim mini shirts were in style.

3. Do you wear a hat?  Sometimes I wear baseball caps, usually on hat day
at school.

4. Who's your favorite cartoon character?  I love them all...not really, but I do
not really know if I have a favorite.

5. Does break dancing impress you?  I don't care about it anymore, but I was 
probably impressed with it in the 80's.

6. Are you a miracle?  Everyone is a miracle....even me.

7. Have you ever eaten tofu?  I don't think so.

8. Does the moon have an effect on your mood?  I am sure it does.

9. Many people will say that the Harry Potter books are pure fluff with no
literary value. Do you agree?  I have not read Harry Potter.

10. What are you doing next Wednesday?  Hopefully working.  I missed a
couple of days of work with my dog Molly this past week.

11. Why do so many people think Elvis is still alive?  My mom says he isn't
in his grave because his middle name is spelled wrong on his gravestone. 
Well, she said that a long time ago.  I think she believes he is dead now.

12. Are your hands cold?  not as I am typing this.

13. Have you ever given blood?  no, sadly I have not.

14. What SCI-fi books do you read?  I do not read sci-fi, I find it a bit
difficult to read.  I love the movies though.  My mind just cannot see those
characters and I struggle with it.  I am told it takes practice.  My husband
LOVES sci-fi.

15. Have you ever belonged to a sorority or a fraternity?  no, I skipped that, it
was not a big deal at my college.  I think it would have been fun at a different 
college though.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Saturday 9- Jose Cuervo

 



Jose Cuervo

Saturday 9: Jose Cuervo (1983)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 
 
1) In this song, Shelly West sings that she woke up late on a sunny morning. How's the weather in your part of the world?   It is sunny and in the 90's.

2) She wonders if she started any fights while under the influence. Who's the last person you quarreled with?  Probably my husband, I do not get in many arguments.
 
3) OK, margaritas for everyone! Shelly sings that she likes hers with salt. What's your order? Classic or strawberry? Salt or sugar on the rim?  I do not like Tequila, so pass for me.

4) Jose Cuervo was a real person. He was one of the first to put tequila in bottles instead of barrels. Since bottles are easier to ship, it was a good decision. Tell us about a recent choice you're glad you made.  My dog Molly ate a black walnut or part of one that had fallen in our yard...they are toxic to dogs, so she has been in the vet hospital for 2 days, they are flushing her little system and hopefully she will make it.  She had several seizures, which have stopped now and her temperature is back to normal, but she was really bad off there at first.  She still is not doing great.  The best decision we made was getting her to a vet relatively quickly.  If you think of her, send her some positive thoughts and prayers.  I would appreciate it.   She is not out of the woods yet.  Molly is the black/white and brown dog...part corgi part blue heeler.



5) This week's featured artist, Shelly West, decided upon a career in music while still very young. She went on the road and sang backup for her mom, country music legend Dottie West, when she was still in her teens. When Sam was in her teens, she really didn't give her professional future that much thought. How about you? Did you already have career ambitions when you were in your teens?  no, I am so envious of people that know exactly what they want to do.  I wanted to be a medical technologist for a while when I first went to college, but I changed my mind.
 
6) In 1983, the year this song was popular, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. Do you ever fantasize about being an astronaut?  I was always interested in space and learned all I could, but I never wanted to be an astronaut.

7) Also in 1983, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was born. The NFL season is just kicking off. Do you have high hopes for your team this year?  I always have high hopes for my KC Chiefs!  I am so excited the season is here.



8) In 1983, Motorola introduced the first cell phone. Do you have an easy time adapting to new technology?  I think I do.  I can typically figure it out myself.

9) Think of the last potato chip you had. Was it plain, sea salt, barbecue, sour cream and onion ...?  I think it was BBQ.