Saturday, April 30, 2022

Sunday Stealing- Firsts


First Job:  babysitting.  My mom would always set me up to babysit, I did not want to though. 
The first job I had that I wanted to do was McDonalds.  I was able to work with my friends.
My current job though is my favorite.  If you are not friends with me on facebook, here is a
picture of my class from the school facebook page.  My kids are learning about the butterfly 
lifecycle and plant lifecycle during science.  We planted flowers for Mother's Day and we 
have caterpillars that are in their chrysalis.

First Favorite Politician:  none, I do not trust them.

First Record/CD:  I think it was embarrassing.  I was very young.

First Sport Played:  I was in track and cheerleading

First Concert:  My parents took me along to see Tammy Wynette when I was little.  

First Foreign Country Visited:  none

First Favorite TV Show:  Silver Spoons...hahahaha.  Rick Schroder and I are about the same
age, I had a crush on him.

First Favorite Actor: Tom Hanks

First Favorite Actress:  Julia Roberts

First Girlfriend/Boyfriend:  David.  He was my high school boyfriend.

First Encounter with a Famous Person:  Stan Musial.  St. Louis Cardinal legend.
Josh was in Kindergarten here.

First House/Condo Owned:  The one I live in now.  I rented until I got married.

First Film Seen:  E.T.

First Favorite Radio Station:  Rock 99

First Book I Remember Reading:  My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews.  I read a lot of 
Judy Blume books when I was young too.  I liked those.  I read a lot of other books
before those, but I do not remember the names of them.


Friday, April 29, 2022

Saturday 9: As Time Goes By


As Time Goes By

Saturday 9: As Time Goes By (1958)

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

1) This song begins with, "You must remember this." Do you often write things down to help you remember?  I do this a lot.  I have a lot to remember at school especially, so I keep post it notes on my desk and a notebook with me as I attend grade level meetings.  It helps me a lot to write things down.
2) The lyrics tell us that moonlight and love songs are never out of date. Tell us about something else that seems timeless.  Hot chocolate when it snows.  The smell of books.  Star gazing and fireflies.

3) Originally written in 1931, "As Time Goes By" is best known as the love theme from the 1942 film, Casablanca. According to the American Film Institute, there's only one song from a movie soundtrack that's more expressly identified with the film: "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz. What song reminds you of your favorite movie?  This may not be my favorite movie, but Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins always makes me visualize Top Gun and many of Kenny Loggins' songs make me think of the movies they go with.
4) This version is from The George Sanders Touch, an LP recorded by an Oscar-winning character actor. There is scant evidence that it sold well. Tell us about something you thought was a good idea at the time, but looking back, would have done differently.  Nothing is coming to mind.  I am absolutely sure I have an answer to this, but it isn't coming to me, if it does, I will change this answer.  Just about everything I do, I think about it and consider the consequences.
5) This album was really something of a consolation prize for George. He worked with a vocal coach, hoping to win the romantic lead in the film version of South Pacific, but alas, the role went to a younger man. He had fun making this record instead. Have you recently taken lemons and made lemonade?  I am at an age where things just have to make sense to me.  If I have a bad situation, I always try to make into something positive and learn from it.  I think right now, it is that Molly (our dog) has cancer and just spending as much time as we can with her and loving on her like we have her whole life is making the best of the situation by make new memories with her.  She is such a sweet girl.

6) He usually played suave but unsympathetic characters. That's why he gave his autobiography the self-aware title, Memoirs of a Professional Cad. What would you call your life story?  Look for the Sunshine  (I try to stay as positive as possible). 
7) The night he won his Oscar, George Sanders accepted the statuette, bowed deeply and then, safely behind the curtain and away from cameras, surprised onlookers by crying. Have you ever cried tears of joy?  Oh yes!  I am so emotional.  I remember crying when I saw mountains for the first time.
8) George Sanders wed perennial talk show guest and occasional actress Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1949. Sixteen years after their divorce, he married Zsa Zsa's less famous but also glamorous sister, Magda. After a month, George and Magda thought better of it and had the union annulled. Sam thinks this is one of the oddest romantic tales she's ever stumbled upon while researching Saturday 9. Have you ever known anyone who divorced one sibling and then married another? (Hallmark movies don't count.)  I can't think of any.

9) Random question: You're in a line of 25 people at the post office. How many of those other 24 are more patient at waiting than you are?  I do not like lines at all.  If the reason is really important for me to be there, then I might be patient, but standing in line is not my thing.  I would probably be in the middle as far as patience.  I have heard people yell and carry on when standing in line...that is absolutely NOT me.  However, I do not like lines, so I am betting there are people there doing better than I would be.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Saturday 9: Dancing in the Moonlight (1972)


Dancing in the Moonlight

Saturday 9: Dancing in the Moonlight (1972)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) The lyrics tell us the moon is big and bright. Do you often take the time to watch the sun set or look at the moon?  I like to go out and watch the sunset and sometimes I get to watch it rise as I am driving to school in the morning.  I do love to watch that and full moons.  Such beauty all around us.

2) The lead singer of King Harvest, Dave "Doc" Robinson, tells us that everyone feels "warm and right." How would you describe your mood as you answer these 9 questions?  I am a little sad.  Molly had another seizure on Monday night.  She had one when she was poisoned by the black walnut.  Anyway, there was nothing in our yard, so we took her to the vet and they "think" she has bladder cancer based on some ultrasounds.  Molly is 12.  She turned 12 this month.  So we decided to do the anti- inflammatory, but not chemo.  They said she has about 3-6 months and with chemo it would have just been a year.  This does not explain the seizure.  The vet was not sure what that was about.  Her bloodwork was perfect and her urine was too.  It just makes me sad and this is the dog that Josh is closest to.  I hate to think what this will do to his depression.  If you think of him at night, please say a prayer for him and Molly too.  She is such a sweet dog.  Molly is the little corgi/blue heeler.  Meisha is the black lab.  Mandy was in this picture too, she is by the step, but you can barely see her.  She passed two years ago now. :(  Just a sad time.  Molly is Mandy's half sister.  Mandy was full corgi.

3) He sings that his friends don't bark or bite. What about you? Is your bark worse than your bite?  definitely
4) He believes you be unhappy when you dance. Do you agree?  I enjoy dancing.  I would say it makes me happy.
5) King Harvest was not the only name the band used. They once performed as E. Rodney Jones and the Prairie Dogs. If you ever played in a band, tell us what it was called. If you haven't, make up a band name.  I have never been in a band, I can't think of a name either.

6) Even though this was a major hit, King Harvest's record label, Perception, went bankrupt in 1974. This decade has been hard on many businesses -- especially restaurants -- and many closed their doors due to covid. Tell us about a shop or restaurant that closed recently, and that you miss.  Nothing that we frequent has closed, but there is a restaurant in a town near us that was open a long time and was very popular and it closed.  So sad.

7) This very upbeat song came from pain. While vacationing in St. Croix, songwriter Sherman Kelly was the victim of vicious gang attack and was left for dead. He wrote this song during his long recuperation and it helped him envision joy. Is there a song that reliably lifts your mood? (Yes, you can say this song. Mr. Kelly is right, it IS joyful!)  I like it when a song comes on that makes me think of a certain time in my life.  It could be a million different songs.  Usually 80's music. 
8) In 1972, when this song topped the charts, Wrangler jeans were America's best-selling blue jeans. Do you often wear denim?  almost every day.

9) Random question: Which of these is completely, 100% UNTRUE of you: Greedy, lazy, or jealous?  I will say lazy.  I am not lazy at work, but when I am at home trying to rest, I can be very lazy.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Saturday 9: This Is the Way the Bunny Hops


This Is the Way the Bunny Hops

Saturday 9: This Is the Way the Bunny Hops

(From the archives)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Why do you suppose there are so many songs about Santa Claus, yet very few about the Easter Bunny?  I am not sure, but it just seems Christmas is a more magical time for families with the lights and traditions.  I do love the meaning of Easter though too.  They are both about Jesus for me.

2) This song was written by The Kiboomers, two early education teachers who are passionate about the power of music to help kids learn. Tell us about a teacher who had an impact on your life.  We play The Kiboomers in my classroom and those two teachers are right.  Many kids do learn better through music.  My dad was a teacher that had the biggest impact on my life.

3) Legend has it that the Easter Bunny was introduced to America in the 1700s by German immigrants. These children waited for a magic creature who left colored eggs. Today's kids dye Easter eggs themselvesWhen did you most recently color eggs?  Probably when Josh was little.

4) The Easter Bunny is usually shown carrying a wicker basket filled with eggs, toys and candy. Is there any wicker in the room you're in right now?  no

5) While marshmallow Peeps are manufactured all year around, they are most popular at Easter. Do you prefer the chicks or the bunnies?  I am not a fan of Peeps.

6) A little time in the microwave can do ugly things to a Peep. Have you ever nuked a Peepno
7) Would you prefer a hollow or a solid chocolate bunny?  solid, I can make that last longer.

8) A traditional American Easter dinner usually includes glazed ham or roast lamb. Which would you rather have as your main course?  I have never had roast lamb.  I do love glazed ham, but I will not answer since I have never had lamb.

9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated?  my morning shower and a good night's sleep.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Saturday 9: (I Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle


(I Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle

Saturday 9: (I Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle (1942)

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

1) This song is about a cowboy who is very happy about his single status. Is your closest friend married or single? Do you think he or she would be happier if their marital status changed?  married, and I do not think she would be happier if her marital status changed.
2) Our cowboy is riding merrily along on horseback. Do you often ride?  Not really, just every now and then.
3) John Ritter/Jack Tripper used to sing the refrain of this song as he got ready for dates on Three's Company. Were you a fan of the show?  Yes, I thought it was funny.

4) This was a top hit for bandleader Kay Kyser, who was popular during the Big Band Era. In those days, orchestras played behind vocalists, bandleaders were stars, and dances like the jitterbug and lindy hop were popular. Can you do either of those dances?  nope

5) Kyser's orchestra featured many vocalists over the years. Harry Babbitt and Julie Conway sing this week's song. Another vocalist who toured with Kyser was Mike Douglas, who went on to host a syndicated talk show from 1961 to 1981. Do you recall The Mike Douglas ShowNever heard of it.
6) Kyser suffered from arthritis and wanted to retire from touring in the mid-1940s but he couldn't because he was contractually committed to concert appearances. Is there anything on today's to-do list you don't really feel like doing?  no, not really.  It is Saturday, so I am off and I can relax a bit.

7) Kay was a popular radio personality who combined music with comedy and quizzes. Today's most popular quiz shows are Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. On which show would you be a more successful contestant: Jeopardy! or Wheel of FortuneProbably Wheel of Fortune.
8) In 1942, the year this record was popular, Aretha Franklin was born. What's your favorite Aretha Franklin song?  Respect

9) Random question: Do you sing in the shower?  no, I am so deep in my thoughts of what do I need to do today that I do not make any noise.  I used to have a shower radio, but it broke.  I probably did sing when I had it.  I need another one.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Sunday Stealing- Bun Toting Librarian

From Bun Toting Librarian


Stolen from bun Toting Librarian
(Thanks, Bud!)

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was
the first thing you thought?  I look tired.

2. What shirt are you wearing?  I am wearing a school shirt gray
with red sleeves with an RS Wolves in the middle.

3. Do you label yourself?  I label myself as a teacher, mom, wife, 
child of God, baseball and football fan and animal lover.

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

5. What were you doing at midnight last night? sleeping.

6. Last furry thing you touched?  my dogs

7. Favorite age you have been so far?  29.  Josh was a baby, my
birthday that year was 9/9/99.  I thought that was cool.  I went 
shopping that day with my mom and I found a baby swing for Josh.
I was a stay at home mom that year and loved spending time with
Josh and my mom and dad.  My Grandparents were still living too, 
so I would have visited them a few times also.

8. What is your current desktop picture?  It is ocean and mountain
scenes.  The locations rotate.  They are pretty.

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

10. The last song you listened to?  Not sure, but it would have been
Friday night in my car coming home from my mom's house.

11. What time of day were you born? 6:42 PM

12.  Where did you live in 1987?  My parent's house.  I was in high school.

13.  What do you do when vending machines steal your money?  If there is a
person to get my money back or get me my choice from the machine I do
that, otherwise nothing.  

14.  Would you move for the person you loved?  Probably not right now.  My mom is older and
I love my job, so I want to stay put.  I doubt I ever move too far away from where I am now.

15. Name three things that you have on you at all times?  cell phone,
wallet, my keys.

16. What’s your favorite town/city?  Reeds Spring, is home.

17. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?  My hair cut and color.
It has been a few years.  I wrote my Granie all of the time when she was living, 
but I just do not do letters anymore.  I had a pen pal for a while, but we did
that for a little while and then stopped.

19. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear?  I wore my pantsuit
that I bought for my nephew's wedding for Open House at the beginning of
the school year.  I might wear that for Pre-K graduation as well.  Looks like 
this, I wear a black kimono with it and black shoes.  I like the legs on it. 
They are fun.

20. Does anything hurt on your body right now?  My heel.  I am not sure what 
happened to it, but it hurts.  I have tried always wearing good fitting shoes
and now I have some insoles, so hopefully it will stop hurting soon.  It has
been hurting for a while.  It is a little better though.


Friday, April 1, 2022

Saturday 9: Fooled Around and Fell in Love


Fooled Around and Fell in Love

Saturday 9: Fooled Around and Fell in Love (1976)

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

Chosen because this weekend is April Fool's Day.

1) As an April Fool's prank, Taco Bell once announced they had purchased The Liberty Bell and renamed it The Taco Liberty Bell. Describe your perfect taco.  I like soft tacos with lots of meat and cheese, some taco sauce and sour cream.  That is all.  There is a place down where I work that has huge tacos and they are delicious.

2) In 1989, a British policeman investigated a flying saucer that had landed in a field in Surrey. When a figure in a space suit emerged, the policeman ran away. Turns out it was a hot air balloon, designed by billionaire Richard Branson to look like a UFO. Have you ever seen a UFO?  no
3) This week's song is about a man who collected girls' phone numbers in a little book. When he and she broke up, he'd tear out her page. Do you keep a pen-and-paper address book? Or do you use your cellphone to hold street addresses as well as phone numbers?  My phone numbers are in my phone, but I have an address book for addresses.  I really only use it at Christmas.  I tried having a pen pal and I just have a hard time keeping up with that.

4) This was the biggest hit blues guitarist Elvin Bishop ever had, but that's not him singing it. While he's proud of his composing and guitar prowess, Bishop felt his voice was too gravelly for this song. Do you like your singing voice?  If the song is in my vocal range I do like my voice.

5) A brainy kid, Elvin Bishop won a full scholarship to the University of Chicago, where he majored in physics. Obviously, though, as a blues guitarist he doesn't lean on that physics degree very often. What's something you learned in school that you seldom used again?  I feel like I use a lot of what I learned here and there.  I suppose it would be my French and Spanish classes that I seldom use, but like I said, I do use those on occasion.  If I am telling the truth I learned more about English studying foreign language.  

6) Elvin was born in Iowa, grew up in Oklahoma, went to college in Illinois, recorded in Georgia and now lives in California. How many different states have you called home?  I have only lived in Missouri and Kansas and I only lived in Kansas for six months.  Missouri is my only real home.
7) In 1976, the Summer Olympics were held in Montreal. When did you most recently visit our neighbor to the north?  I have never been to Canada.   I usually travel South.

8) Nadia Comaneci was the star of the 76 Olympics, scoring a perfect 10 in gymnastics. What have you enjoyed lately that you would rate "a perfect 10?"  It has been a while.  Maybe some kind of food, but nothing is coming to mind right now.

9) Random question: Do you ever talk to your TV?  Sometimes when I am watching sports I tell the athletes to hit the ball or catch it, or throw the ball or run.