4.29.2017

saturday 9





I Won't Last a Day without You

1) This song makes reference to rainbows. Have you seen one lately? I have not seen one in about six months or so

2) When Sam heard this song, it occurred to her that she wouldn't last a day without a game of online Yahtzee. What little commonplace pleasure reliably brightens your day? my morning iced coffee--the whole ritual of it

3) Richard Carpenter was emphatic that his group's name was "Carpenters," NO "the." Whenever he hears the group referred to as "The Carpenters," it gets on his nerves. What little commonplace annoyance reliably sets you off? when students walk in the classroom and ask what we're doing that day

4) Karen Carpenter said she drank iced tea all day long. What beverage do you think you'll have with your next meal? probably water

5) "I Won't Last a Day without You" was written by Oscar-winning composer Paul Williams. He also tried his hand at acting, most notably appearing with Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit. Back in the 1970s, the three movies in the Smokey series were very popular. Have you seen any of them? I probably have seen all three

6) This song was recorded in 1973 by Diana Ross. Now in her 70s, Miss Ross is still going strong with a busy calendar of appearances in 2017. What's your favorite Diana Ross song? probably "Theme from Mahogany"

7) In 1972, the year this song was popular, the United States and the United Kingdom joined forces and launched the Copernicus satellite. Today it's remembered for the discovery of long-period pulsars. Crazy Sam got bored writing this question. Do you enjoy reading about science? not especially

8) Before Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz was American's premier Olympic swimmer. In 1972 he won seven Gold Medals. After making millions in endorsements and TV appearances, he settled into a career as a realtor in Los Angeles. Are you contemplating a change in residence any time soon? If you move, will you be consulting a realtor? I see no changes in my future

9) Random question: Which of these is completely, 100% UNTRUE of you -- boring, lazy or stupid? stupid

6 comments:

CountryDew said...

Lots of smart people play Sat 9! I knew it. I don't think anyone named the same Diana Ross song today. Quite a feat, really, to have that many popular pieces.

Cat. said...

Where have all the rainbows gone?
Isn't that a Dylan song? lol

I hope your spring 'sticks' at this point. Winter needs to be done.

Zippi Kit said...

"Theme from Mahogany" is gorgeous!
And, I agree with CountryDew; there are a lot of smart people who play Sat9. Lovely group!

I am Harriet said...

I could think of about 100 snotty answers for those students that I would say to myself under my breath.... That would drive me crazy after a while.

Paula Kaye said...

Great answers. I don't think I know that song by the name. I am off to listen to "Theme from Mahogany"

The Gal Herself said...

I was at a wedding once -- I can't remember whose, so I must have been there as a "plus one" -- where the organist played "Theme from Mahogany" as the recessional from the church. Presumably because the bride thought it sounded so pretty. But I thought it was so funny for the new couple to walk back of the aisle to a song that's unsung lyrics were, "Do you know where you're going to? Do you like the things that life's been showing you? Did you get what you're hoping for? When you look behind you there's no open door." GULP!