saturday 9

Papa Loved Mama

1) This song is about a trucking "accident" that was covered extensively in the local paper. What's the big news story in your neighborhood? this snowstorm (our second in a week) with another predicted for Sunday/Monday

2) The action centers around a motel. When is the last time you stayed in a hotel or motel? last July

3) In the song, Papa wants to surprise Mama with a bottle of wine. Do you prefer white or red? white zinfandel

4) This week's featured artist, Garth Brooks, has said that the late Chris LeDoux -- singer, sculptor and rodeo champion -- is his hero. If you had to single out someone this morning as your hero, who would it be? my stepmother, she inspires me to be real

5) Before he was able to support himself as a singer, Brooks was a bouncer at a bar. Have you ever had an encounter with a bouncer (either that he threw you out or came to your aid)? no experiences other than being carded

6) According to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), Garth surpassed The Beatles as the top selling artist of the last 25 years. Whose music do you listen to more -- Garth Brooks or the The Beatles? the Beatles

7) While 1992 was a banner year for Garth Brooks, it was a bad one for another country legend, Willie Nelson. Willie ended up paying the IRS more than $9,000,000. When you file your taxes, will you qualify for a refund? Or will you owe money? I have already filed my taxes and received my refund

8) When this song was popular in 1992, Sarah Ferguson, then the Duchess of York, was in all the papers and magazines for her controversial conduct -- including being photographed sunbathing topless with a man not her husband. Today no one seems to care much about what Sarah Ferguson does. Can you think of someone else whose fame was fleeting? Ebola Nurse

9) This is Super Bowl weekend. Where will you be watching The Big Game? probably, but not necessarily--especially if I get binge watching something else


  1. Wow! I haven't gotten any of my my tax documents yet. i usually don't receive them until this coming week and then they keep sending corrections until the end of March.

  2. I am still waiting on a W2 so we can get ours done! Have a great week!

  3. I think I have all my documents but I will wait a few more weeks, before filing. Especially if I owe.

  4. How are earth did you already get your tax refund? I am gathering documents yet. For some reason having trouble with the retirement people this year. I suppose it is because of Richard's death!

  5. You got your money back already? From the IRS? Now YOU are my hero!

  6. Binge-watching!! Love that expression! We do it all the time....

  7. Ha, it's funny that you named the Ebola nurse as a celebrity whose fame was fleeting. Haha

  8. We never heard anything about the Ebola nurse since she went home. Evidently, she must not have had it.

  9. Wow, I can't believe you've already done your taxes. We just received our W2s in the mail today.