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2) The lyrics tell us that moonlight and love songs are never out of date.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.


  1. I am so sorry about Molly. But your attitude is very wise. Just as our pets can teach us about love, they can teach us about loss, too. Know you and your family are in my heart as you go through this.

  2. I am so sorry about Molly. I am glad you are spending a lot of time with her. I like your honesty on question 9. Have a great weekend Lori!

  3. chocolate. I haven't had hot chocolate in YEARS.

  4. You'll eventually get to the age where things never make a lot a sense. But then I say, "oh, those millennials" and forget about it....

  5. Grin...I can attest to the very fact, at my old age of 55, NOTHING makes sense anymore, just saying (and ducking so you won't throw things at me, LOLOLOL).--Have beautiful day friend.

  6. If you can find sense in this crazy world, then we need a counseling session. LOL! Loved your timeless things.

  7. "The smell of books." What a great answer!

  8. Those Kenny Loggins songs really do evoke vivid mind pictures don't they? I can't hear "I'm All Right" without picturing a cute little dancing gopher! Loved your answers and finding out a bit more about you today. Have a great weekend!

  9. I was so tickled when they created a virtual post-it note program for Windows--I use it every day!

  10. #2 Remined me of hot spiced cider.

  11. Your book title is perfect for you! :) I am very sorry about Molly.

  12. I don't get mad and yell when there is a long line... I just leave. Lori, I enjoyed your answers!! Happy weekend! xo


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