saturday 9

Mysterious Ways

1) In honor of St. Patrick's Day (this coming Tuesday), we're featuring one of Ireland's most successful exports, U2. What else is Ireland famous for? being the Emerald Isle

2) The Dublin studio where U2 recorded this song (and all of Achtung, Baby) is now a music store called Claddagh Records. U2 pilgrims from all over the world travel to the spot (Celia Street, Dublin 2). If we were to visit your neighborhood, are there any landmarks you could direct us to? The Historical Society is located right in my neighborhood and there are plaques around the neighborhood detailing local historic highlights in a walk through. (I've been to Claddagh Records)

3) Lead singer Bono is rarely seen without his trademark sunglasses because he suffers from glaucoma. How is your vision? 20/20? I can go without my glasses for awhile--I am farsighted with astigmatism correction in both eyes, so my glasses are bi-focal but not particularly strong.

4) Bono and wife Alison were married in 1982 and are still together today. Who is the longest-married couple you know? great family friends were married on Leap Year Day and have celebrated 10 anniversaries. But Pennsylvania sister has been married since 1982, too.

5) When Bono inducted Frank Sinatra into the Grammy Hall of Fame, he applauded the older man's "swagger." Do you think you have swagger? no

6) Bono has been honored by world leaders, including President Obama and Nelson Mandela and the Pope, for his philanthropy. Here's your turn to brag: tell us something you have received praise for recently. some seniors were saying really nice things about me when they thought I couldn't hear them

7) Clearly Bono is the most famous member of U2. Who else is in the band? percussion-Larry Mullen, Jr., bass-Adam Clayton, and lead guitar-The Edge!

8) On St. Patrick's Day, will you wear green? I've got shades of green for the whole week!

9) Will you enjoy a glass of green beer or maybe a Shamrock Shake from McDonald's? probably not, but I will have a traditional Irish meal


CountryDew said...

Isn't it nice to overhear people talking about you and saying good things? It is good to be well-thought-of.

K Dubs said...

I love it when you hear stuff like that - and you're not supposed to!

I am Harriet said...

I am far sided with an astigmatism too. I cannot see a thing without my glases

Cat. said...

Yay for #9!!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

How beautiful that your students are saying good things about you. Also, we have nearly identical eyeglass corrections. I am far-sighted with prisms, and have bifocals. It must be the Irish. hee hee.

The Gal Herself said...

I'm glad that you've been to Claddagh Records. From my research, it seems like it would be to U2 fans what crossing Abbey Road is for us.