saturday 9

September in the Rain

1) This song refers to "leaves of brown." Can you see any leaves outside your window? What color are they? I can see green leaves out my kitchen window

2) It also mentions whispered words of love. What did you say last time you lowered your voice? probably Thursday

3) Clearly this song is about a treasured romantic memory that took place in autumn. Think about your favorite romantic memory. In what season did it take place? summer

4) This week's featured artist, Julie London, was famous as a singer and actress. Less prominent in her bio is her appearance as a "pin up girl" in Esquire magazine when she was just 17. What's in your resume that you'd prefer to de-emphasize or gloss over? my first teaching job--I was very unhappy there

5) Julie recorded more than 30 albums and was named "most popular female vocalist" by Billboard magazine in 1956. If you could see any entertainer -- male or female -- in concert, who would you choose? U2 is on my bucket list

6) She became well-known to another generation when she appeared in the 1970s TV show Emergency! The younger actors credited her for keeping everything calm on the set. Who has a calming influence on you? my bestie helps keep me sane

7) Her Emergency! costar was her husband, Bobby Troup, and the show was produced by her ex-husband, Jack Webb. Do you have an ex that you're on very good terms with? I am on good terms with all of them, we're not on great terms, but good terms.

8) Julie was a chain-smoker since she was a teenager and in the 1950s recorded a jingle for Marlboro cigarettes. Yet in the 1970s, when she saw Bobby Troup's health negatively effected by smoking, she pressed him to quit. Tell us about a time you found yourself in a "do as I say, not as I do" situation. I procrastinated on Tuesday even though I warn my students about falling into the procrastination habit (I will add that I don't procrastinate often when school is involved)

9) Random question: You have won an all-expenses paid trip to an exclusive resort in the Hawaii. When you get there, you discover that the private beach is bathing suit optional. Do you swim nude? I do not swim nude unless it's at night


Stacy said...

U2 would be a good show. I never got into them back in the 90s, but like them now.

The Gal Herself said...

I hadn't thought of skinny dipping at night!

annies home said...

oh yes, u2 brings me back a few years but one of my favs as well
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zippiknits...sometimes said...

U@ would be a wonderful group to go see. And my little beastie helps me calm down, too. If I'd ever lived at the top of a hill, with a back yard pool, I would have swum nekkid every night it wasn't freezing.