Friday, August 14, 2020

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Who Are You? (1977)

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

1) This song, originally recorded by The Who, was the theme of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which ran from 2000 to 2015. Did you watch it? Were you a fan? Never saw it.

2) When the show premiered, Gil Grissom (William Petersen) was the CSI team's supervisor. Gil's mother was deaf, and so he was fluent in American Sign Language. Can you communicate using ASL?  Back in grammar school, I learned the ASL alphabet to earn a badge for Girl Scouts. I can still do it. Now that I'm an old broad, it amazes me how memory works. I mean, I can spell out the word "jump" in ASL after all these years, but I have to check and re-check what time today's Cub game comes on.

3) His assistant is blood-splatter analyst Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger). Catherine's family moved often, which made it hard for her to get traction in her studies. She finally just dropped out of high school. She later got her GED, and even graduated from college. Have you ever considered going back to school? Yes and no. As a member of both the Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy Presidential Libraries, I've discovered a ton of digital learning events. (There are blessings to be found during these strange days if you'll just look for them.) The Presidential libraries have introduced me to Road Scholars, an educational travel group designed for older adults. So after I retire, I'd like to physically revisit my favorite Presidential libraries and travel as a Road Scholar. It would be a commitment to learning, but not in a university setting.

4) Though set in Las Vegas, most of CSI was filmed in Santa Clarita, CA. Santa Clarita is also home to Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. Do you enjoy roller coasters? Love them!

5) The vocalist on the CSI theme, Roger Daltry of the Who, made a cameo appearance on the show during season 7. Do you have a favorite Who song? It's a tie between "Pinball Wizard" and their cover of "Summertime Blues."

6) CSI became a franchise, followed by CSI: Miami and CSI: New York. If we could organize a Saturday 9 field trip, which of these CSI cities would you prefer we visit: Las Vegas, Miami or New York? Right now, I don't want to go anywhere! But when I'm convinced it's safe, I'd like to return to New York. Gov. Cuomo is doing such a great job. Let's reward him and throw a few travel dollars his way.

7) In 2000, the last original Peanuts comic strip was published. How many Peanuts characters can you name? Linus, Lucy, Charlies Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Peppermint Patty, Pigpen. That's 8.

8) Also in 2000, media giant Time Warner merged with America Online, the email provider. It's estimated that 74% of us check our email at least once/day. Are you one of the 74%? Oh yes! I'm working from home, so I check it constantly.

9) Random question -
- Did you more recently cut and paste, or delete? Delete.

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 14

Today's happiness -- Cousin Rose.  The Cubs were on Fox Thursday night and my cousin watched. For me. This morning she posted on Facebook that, "Your Rizzo is one adorable kid."
Rose exasperates me beyond measure sometimes. But she loves me. Has loved me since the moment I was born. As time goes on, relationships fade/change and people die,  I cherish this more. 

I handwrote her a letter today because she likes getting mail in my hand. It's my way of showing her I love her, too.

Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there