Friday, September 8, 2023

Saturday 9- Cheeseburger in Paradise


Cheeseburger in Paradise

Cheeseburger in Paradise (1978)

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

From the archives; Repeated in memory of Jimmy Buffett, who died on September 1.

1) In this song, Jimmy Buffett 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.?  no, I know, I know.  I need to.

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

3) Which cheese would make yours a cheeseburger in paradise: American, cheddar, Swiss, bleu, Muenster, or Monterrey Jack?  I enjoy Colby Jack, Cheddar or American
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?  Probably just yoga pants 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?  I am filling this out on Thursday night.  I am guessing on Saturday I will be feeling middle around a 5 since I have to be 10 during the week.

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 am not sure.  My son could answer this easy.  I will say Taylor Swift.  I am not a huge fan, but I know a lot of people are and I do enjoy some of her songs.  I am not a huge concert goer.  

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, I was not born on a holiday, but today is my birthday!  September 9th.  My mom was born on Thanksgiving Day when it falls on the November 25th.

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?  It was probably a soda a few years ago.

9) Random question -- If today's your birthday, your zodiac sign is Virgo. When did you last check your horoscope?  I never check my horoscope.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Tuesday 4 Meme- Planning



Seeing ahead
Welcome back friends!

A wise man once said that most people fall into their lives.   They don't plan and carry out what they would like to do, they just fall into things through circumstances.      Others plan and prepare for life.  They know the kind of person they want to spend their life with, the kind of family, home  or job they wish to have and make a concerted effort to follow through.  

So what about you?

1. Did you plan to be where you are right now in life or did you just end up where you are?  I went to college wanting to go into medical technology.  Then I changed my major and wanted to be a social worker.  I quickly realized that was not for me.  I spent several years working with the mentally handicapped.  Caring for them and taking them out to do things.  When I got married the hours were not great, so I got a job at a school as a paraprofessional helping out in a sped room.  I took off for several years to be at home with my son (SAHM)....some of the best years of my life.  When Josh went into 1st grade I got a job subbing at a special education preschool and went to college again for education this time and became the teacher.  I love my job.  It has been a crazy road, but I made it.  I was an early childhood special education teacher for years and now I teach regular education pre-K.  

2. What plans did you make for your future and what plans do you have for the future now or are you just marking time?  I have never been one to make long term plans for my life, but at this point, I pray I can stay where I am at teaching pre-K where I went to school until I can retire.

3.  Do you live where you want to live or would you have done things differently when planning where to live?  Karl had already bought this house when we got married.  I never really wanted to live here, but it has been a nice quiet life in a small town.  I wish we had a little bigger house.  I would like to have had some say in where we live.

4.  What is planned for this coming Autumn?   

  • the building where I teach is almost finished.  We have been told we will get to go see it on September 11th to start being able to make plans for moving.  We are being told as of today that we will be back in our classrooms by October 3rd with students.  It is an understatement to say that I am beyond excited.  I just want to be in my own classroom again.  I am so tired of sharing a classroom.  It is highly stressful for the kids and adults.  We will be working on that this month, so those are my plans.  I have not made any other plans yet.

Thank you for joining in to make Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4 a success.