Friday, October 28, 2022

Saturday 9: Haunted




Saturday 9: Haunted (2013)

Unfamiliar with this week's featured song? Hear it here.
1) In this song, Beyonce sings that she's sure if a man is haunting her thoughts, she must be haunting his. Who is on your mind this morning?  Usually, I say some prayers for friends that are suffering with cancer in the mornings.  I am typically thinking about them.  I also have a friend that just had knee surgery, so she has been in my morning thoughts and prayers too.  I also pray for Josh.

2) The lyrics mention her "wicked tongue." Have you said anything recently that you wish you could take back?  Oh sure.  I can't remember exactly what it was.  It wasn't ugly or anything.

3) Beyonce says her lucky number is 4. Her birthday is 9/4, her mom's birthday is 1/4 and her husband's birthday is 12/4. She chose 4/4 for her wedding day. Do you have a lucky number?  not really
4) Beyonce told an interviewer  that, while on the road, she loves to eat Popeye's fried chicken and the fast-food chain offered her free food for life. She admits she's been too embarrassed to take them up on it. If you could get free food for life from any restaurant, which restaurant would you choose?  Maybe Chili's.  There are so many things on their menu that I like and different types of food.

These questions will help us get into the Halloween spirit ....

5) Candy corn is a trick-or-treat staple. Do you like it?  yes

6) In 2019, the most popular pet costume was a pumpkin outfit designed for dogs. Have you ever dressed your pet in a costume?  I dressed Mandy up as a pumpkin one year and Josh was a pumpkin too.  I have a picture somewhere.

7) According to the Guinness Book of Records, the award for highest number of jack-o-lanterns in one place went to Keene, NH, where in 2013 there were 30,581. How many carved pumpkins will be at your home on Halloween?  Maybe one and that is if I bring it home from the school.  I will be carving a pumpkin with the kids on Friday the 28th.  That is our party day.
8) In years gone by, the Irish celebrated Halloween not with pumpkins but by carving turnips, potatoes and beets. Are any of those foods in your kitchen right now?  potatoes and maybe some pickled beets, but not just regular beets...none to carve.
9) Some Elvis fans believe they have seen his ghost hovering in the trees over Graceland. Have you ever seen a ghost? no

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Tuesday 4 Meme- The End of October


The End of October

In the Catskill Mountains/Hudson Valley of New York

1. Do you give out candy on Halloween to neighborhood kids? Did you ever.. have you always?  I have not given

out Halloween candy since covid.  I live where not many kids come to trick or treat, so I just kind of never started back up giving candy.  I always did give out candy before covid though.

2. We must dress up as this Halloween.. Yes, you have to !   What will your costume be this year?  Maybe a black cat or an angel.  Nothing scary.  Last year at the preschool I dressed up as The Cat in the Hat, but I got so hot (menopause) and this year we have to walk around outside, so I am just going to dress up in a Halloween t-shirt and wear some cat ears or wolf (school mascot) ears.  I haven't decided yet.  I am leaning toward the cat ears.

3. Have you ever carved pumpkins?  Have you visited the gorgeous Hudson Valley in New York state?  We carve a pumpkin every year in my pre-k class.  We open it and I let the kids play with the pumpkin insides and then I carve it a face for our Halloween party.

4. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving takes place in Sleepy Hollow a town known today as Tarrytown, NY. a lovely town in the Hudson Valley not far from the Catskill Mountains, site of Rip Van Winkle.     The Hudson Valley is considered one of the most beautiful places in America. The Hudson separates NY from New Jersey      Do you know the Legend of Sleepy Hollow? How about Rip Van Winkle? Do you believe either could be based on true stories as some believe?  Why/ why not?  I am familiar with both stories, but I actually did not know anyone believed they were based on true events.  I am not from that location, so I always assumed it was complete fiction.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Sunday Stealing- dare to tell


dare to tell

What type of day are you having?   It is Saturday, so quiet and relaxing.

Was there anyone who "made your day"?  The vet.  My husband took our lab 

Meisha to the vet and she got a good report.  She is much like me ...aging and I

 never know what to expect from the doctors.

Are you liking how you look today?  goodness no. I have on no makeup and I

am dressed sloppy.  I am comfortable though.

Have you ever eaten a bug?  not on purpose, but probably.

Are you vegetarian?   no.

When was your last paycheck?  20th

How many pets do you have?  just one now.  Meisha.

What kind of toothpaste do you use?  Crest

Are you closer to being rich or poor?  poor

What was the last gift someone gave you? half of their cinnamon roll from Silver Dollar City.

Do you appreciate that person? Yes, she is my assistant in my pre-K classroom.

She is fantastic.

Did you talk to anyone you didn't like today?  no

Do you like picnics?  yes

What book are you currently reading?  The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley.

What song did you last listen to?  I heard "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain and Tennille

on the radio when I took Josh to work this morning.

How many tabs are open on your computer? 4

Are you a very stressed out person?  not really

Friday, October 21, 2022

Saturday 9: Things


Saturday 9: Things (1962)

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

1) In this song, Bobby Darin is sitting beside his window, looking out onto a crowded avenue. What's the view outside your nearest window?  My front yard.
2) He likes to remember the romantic things he and his girl used to do, like walking in the park. When did you most recently go for a leisurely stroll? Did you have a destination in mind, or were you just enjoying the walk for its own sake?  My husband and I are going to Silver Dollar City tonight, where Josh is a theme park.  They are having pumpkin days and they have pumpkins and things set up with lights everywhere.  We will do some walking there tonight (Thursday).

3) He notes a couple holding hands. Are you comfortable displaying affection in public?  Just hand holding.
4) When Bobby recorded this song, he was married to screen sweetheart Sandra Dee. Today she is best known as the inspiration for the song, "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee." Can you name another song from GreaseSummer Nights

5) Bobby loved gadgets. He was enthusiastic about his suitcase telephone, which was one of the first mobile phones. Are you an early adapter, or do you wait for new technology to be around awhile and not so new before you try it?  When I was younger, I had one of the first cell phones too.  I spent some money, and I did not get a bag phone, but a big chunky phone I could carry around.  I feel like when we (Karl and I) were younger, we cared more about having the latest and greatest.  We try to keep up now too, but we wait a little bit longer now.
6) He was a chess fanatic and always kept a magnetic chess board in his briefcase, just in case he found someone who was willing to play him. Are you a good chess player?  no
7) He very much wanted to play Tony in West Side Story, but he didn't the part because the producers didn't think he looked like a romantic leading man. What actor or actress makes your heart skip a beat?  Maybe Tom Cruise, but he is so weird.  I still think he is a cutie for his age.

8) In 1962, when this song was popular, Jack Nicklaus launched his successful golf career. Do you enjoy playing golf, or watching it on TV? no

9) Random question: Which would we find in your kitchen right now -- cookies or ice cream? cookies

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Tuesday 4 Meme- The Four Seasons


The Four Seasons

1. How would you describe each of the four seasons?  Spring- new life, Summer-free and easy, fall-crisp and colorful, winter-magical snowfall.

2.  How do you generally feel during each season? Do you suffer allergy, feel tired, sad, happy, energized? What does each season do for you?  Summer-relaxed (I am off in the summer), fall- excited for holidays, winter- hopeful for snow. spring- excited for new life.

3.  If there is to be only one season for you to live in, which one would it be and why?  I think for me, it would be fall.  It is so beautiful, and the weather is nice.  I always look forward to decorating at this time and celebrating holidays.

4. What color(s) do you associated with summer, winter, autumn and spring?  Example: maybe summer is green, winter is white..etc.  summer-yellow, winter-white, autumn- orange, spring-green.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Sunday Stealing- A Bug Sandwich


A Bug Sandwich


 1. You are walking down the road and you look down. There is a bug. Do you step on it?  no

2. What is one fantasy that you want to come true more than any other? I would
love to win the lottery.

3. Someone knocks on your door. Do you look out the window to see who it is before you
open it? Do you open it regardless of who it is?   I look out the window.  I only answer if I know
who it is.

4. Have you ever eaten Play-Doh?  no

5. What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon as a child?  Smurfs, Looney Toons

6. Are you a people watcher?  yes

7. I have a bowl of fruit. There are apples, oranges & pears. You help yourself to one.
Which one do you choose?  orange

8. What is your biggest pet peeve in the blogging world?  I don't really have a pet peeve
in the blogging world.  I would just leave if it bothered me that much.

9. What was the last really funny movie you watched?  Thor-Love and Thunder was 
so silly, it made me laugh.

10. What word do you use far too often?  awesome

11. How long do you spend in the shower? 20 minutes or so.

12. What is something that you've never done that you secretly are dying to do?  I am
wanting to stay in a cabin in the mountains and I want to go on a real train ride...a long 

13. Your favorite flavor of soup is….? potato

14. You are sitting on a bench in the park and a bug walks in front of your feet….  I 
just leave him alone and watch him walk by.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Saturday 9: Potential New Boyfriend


Potential New Boyfriend

Saturday 9: Potential New Boyfriend (1983)

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

1) The lyrics tell us Dolly Parton has spotted a fella who twisted her ignition key and turned her motor on. That was in 1983. Keys are less common today, since many cars are equipped with with push button ignitions and more doors now open for those who know the key pad code or have the right swipe card. What's the last thing you used a key to start or unlock?  My car.
2) Her potential new boyfriend bought her a drink and she thanked him real sweet. Have you more recently said "thank you," or been thanked yourself?  I said thank-you.  I am always saying thank-you to my kids at the school.

3) This is Dolly's first music video. "Potential New Boyfriend" was a top 20 country hit and made #13 Billboard's Dance chart, yet it's not well remembered today. Share a song from one of your favorite artists that the rest of us Sat 9-ers might not know.  I thought about sharing Been Caught Stealing by Jane's Addiction, but I kind of think some of you have probably heard of it.  The video is weird, so I will share TechN9ne's song Red Kingdom...the song of the KC Chiefs. :)  I think I first heard this song when they went to the Superbowl a couple of years ago.

4) This is not Dolly's first song about a romantic rival. Her hit "Jolene" was inspired by a bank teller who regularly flirted with Dolly's real (not potential!) husband, Carl Dean. Have you recently fallen victim to the green-eyed monster of jealousy? If yes, what were you jealous of (someone's affections, possessions, success ...)?  Not lately.  I am usually happy for other people.  I am happy with my life.
5) Dolly enjoys telling interviewers she met Carl at the Wishy-Washy Laundromat in Nashville. Do you have a hamperful of dirty clothes awaiting you? Or are you all caught up with that particular household chore?  I love to do laundry.  I do need to do some this weekend though.
6) Dolly Parton's Imagination Library makes free books available to children. It was begun in 1995, and by 2020, her charity had distributed 150,000,000 books! When you were a very young reader, what was your favorite book?  Probably something by Dr. Seuss.  I had several of his books.  I have a lot of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library books in my library at the school.  I have always worked for school district's that are in the under privileged category and get these books.  The parents have shared many of them over the years.

7) Andy Warhol was fascinated by Dolly. When he asked her what her perfect meal would include, she responded it would have to start with chicken and dumpling soup. How would you have answered Andy? What's your perfect dinner menu?  Maybe fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob and hot rolls.  Then some kind of pie for dessert.

8) Thinking of chicken ... In 1983, when this song was popular, McDonald's introduced McNuggets. Today, it's one of McDonald's most popular menu items. Are you a fan?  not really
9) Random question: Would you rather visit a desert or a jungle?  I would enjoy visiting both, but I have a lot of friends that live close to the desert.  Maybe I would want to see what they love so much.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Tuesday 4 Meme- Books to Film

Books to Film

1. What book turned into a film did you enjoy? I liked To Kill A Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby and Crazy Rich Asians.  There are many more books to film that I loved, but I did not read the book.  The ones listed I read and watched.

2. Did you ever find the film version of a book to be better than the book or was the book better than the film and which book was it.  I feel like the book is always better.  It seems like things get left out when it is made into a movie.

3. If you could decide what book should be a movie, which would it be and who would you get to play the main characters?  I think Reece Witherspoon does a beautiful job at this.  I tend to want to see a movie about everything I read.  I just read a book called Every Summer After by Carley Fortune that would make a nice romance movie.  It is a great book if you enjoy romance.

4. Have you watched a movie and then had to go read the book or has the opposite occurred and influenced you to see the movie?  I usually read a book and then want to see a movie about it.  

Friday, October 7, 2022

Saturday 9: Love Sneakin' Up on You


Love Sneakin' Up on You

Saturday 9: Love Sneakin' Up on You (1994)

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

1) The song begins with Bonnie Raitt waiting anxiously for a call. If your phone were to ring right now, who would you expect to be on the other end?  Probably Josh because he is at work and would need a ride home.
2) She likens trying to avoid love to trying to stop the rain. Is rain expected where you are this weekend?  nope.  We haven't had rain in a long time.
3) Bonnie was accepted by Radcliffe College but once she got there, she decided higher education wasn't for her and she dropped out to become a performer. Tell us about something you're not sorry you walked away from.  My old job with the preschool.  I have told the story here at my blog before and it was such a toxic job.  I am so much happier now.

4) Bonnie's father was Broadway star John Raitt. Because of his career, the family was based on the East Coast. Once Bonnie got out to the West Coast, she realized she felt more at home and settled in the San Francisco area. Today, do you live far from where you grew up?  not at all.  I work where I grew up and I drive 20 minutes to get to work.

5) Prince invited Bonnie to his home, Paisley Park, to discuss working together. The project never happened, but she treasures the memory of her time with a musician she greatly admired. What's your favorite Prince song?  Purple Rain.
6) When she's on the road, Bonnie likes to order Thai food. What's for dinner tonight at your house?  We had fish and chips.

7) In 1994, when this song was popular, ER debuted and became a big hit for NBC. Do you enjoy doctor shows?  Sometimes.  I watch The Good Doctor.  I like that one.  I LOVED ER!

8) Also in 1994, Olympic figure skating hopeful Nancy Kerrigan was the victim of an attack. Her rival was rumored to be involved. Without looking it up, do you remember the name of that rival?  I can see her in my head, but no her name isn't coming to mind.  OH!  It is Tanya Harding right?
9) Random question -- Which of these famous Tom would you rather be seated beside at dinner: Tom Cruise, Tom Jones, or Tom Brady?  I will say Tom Cruise.  He is weird, but I like his work.   I think they would all make me nervous.