Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sunday Stealing

 Sunday Stealing: Facebook Favorites

    Your favorite songs All My Loving (The Lads from Liverpool), Tears Dry on Their Own (Amy Winehouse), September (Earth Wind & Fire)

    Your favorite bands
The Beatles ... and, um ... more Beatles

    Your favorite actors or actresses 

It changes. Currently I'm going through my Cary Grant period. He was both debonair and fearless. I like a handsome man who is willing to be silly, and does silly so well!


Lucille Ball, too. Gorgeous and goofy. And, always, all in.


    Your favorite books
The best books I've read recently have all been biographies. The one that has stayed with me is Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larsen. Her life was a tragedy, but the influence she had on her siblings was lasting. Because of that, this largely unknown woman has had an impact on millions of lives over generations. In no small part, because of her, we have The Special Olympics and the Americans with Disability Act.Your life wasn't for nothing, dear Rosie.

    Books you dislike There's a series about a Key West food critic who solves mysteries that almost caused me physical pain. The heroine is SUCH a ninny!

    Your favorite movies
I recently saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid again on the big screen and found it even better than I remembered. Funnier, more touching, and too cool.


    Your favorite TV shows
Friends and This Is Us spring to mind.

    Your favorite foods/drinks
Burger, fries and Coke

    Your favorite animal
I suppose I must say these two. Though I consider them less "animals" and more "roommates."

    Your favorite scents

    Your hobbies/ things you do in your free time
Fart around on the Internet, read, watch movies

    Your pet peeves
Space hogs. Unless you paid for two seats on the train, you shouldn't take two seats on the train. You're rude, and you're stealing. Shame on you!

    Things you collect

    Things you like to swap
Nothing comes to mind

    Places you've been
Here and there, hither and yon, around

    Places you'd like to visit
There are places I'd like to return to. Colonial Williamsburg, Boston, Hot Springs, Graceland, The TCM Film Festival ...

    The songs you dislike
Blurred Lines. Whenever people talk about how positive and upbeat Pharrell Williams is, I'd like to remind them that he wrote this piece of shit and appears in the video.

    The movies you dislike
I really didn't like Wolf of Wall Street.

    The TV shows you dislike
I don't like sci fi

   Classes you liked in school
American History, English

    Classes you disliked in school
Math, science

    Crafts you would like to learn
Is cooking a craft? Maybe I should learn to cook.

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Every Time You Go Away (1985)

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

1) This song is about separation. Who is the last person you said goodbye (or maybe just "so long") to? You know, I don't recall. Sorry.

2) This week's featured artist, Paul Young, was a gifted athlete during his school days and briefly played professional football (aka soccer). Sam enjoys playing tennis, though her serve doesn't give Serena Williams anything to worry about. What's something you enjoy doing, even if you don't excel? I am a terrible singer, and yet every morning I sing in the shower.

3) Mr. Young and his wife Stacy were married for 31 years, until her death in 2018. What do you think is the key to a happy marriage? I have no earthly clue.

4) Paul Young's performance of this hit song was one of the highlights of the July 1985 Live Aid Concert. This international benefit raised more than $100 million to alleviate hunger in Ethiopia. Tell us about a charity you support. Planned Parenthood. I want all babies to be wanted, and all mothers to be healthy.

5) This song was written by Daryl Hall, of Hall and Oates. What's your favorite Hall and Oates song? "She's Gone."


6) In 1985, when this song was popular, the New Coke was unsuccessfully introduced. What's the last beverage you drank? Milk

7) In 1985, the New York Stock Exchange had to close because of Hurricane Gloria. Has a hurricane shared your name? (Find a list of recent/upcoming storm names here.) I don't see myself there.

8) 1985 was the year that the Titanic wreckage was discovered. There have been at least 11 movies and TV shows about the fatal voyage. Have you seen any of them? I've seen Leo and Kate as Jack and Rose, of course. And I've seen parts of a Barbara Stanwyck/Clifton Webb version in glorious black and white.

9) Random question: Would you rather own and run a coffee shop or a shoe store? Why? I admit neither one of these options stirs my soul. I suppose a coffee shop. I really hate the smell of coffee, but I guess that means I wouldn't be tempted to drink the merchandise. My niece majored in culinary arts, so she could help me. 

April Prompt -- Day 27

"A recent compliment" 

"Thank you for doing all this." On Tuesday, a coworker appreciated my 1) staying late to make sure our admin had her gift on her chair on the next morning (Administrative Professionals Day) and 2) taking it upon myself to get to the source of some friction on our project. 

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