saturday 9

Is There Life Out There?

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

1) This song is about a woman who married at 20. It's estimated that the average American groom is 2.5 years older than his bride. Why do you suppose that is? interestingly enough, my longest lasting romantic relationships had just about that age difference... I have no idea why that would be so

2) A 2014 study shows the bigger the age gap in a marriage, the more likely the couple is to divorce. What do you think is the reason for most divorces? expectations of self and partner change

3) Reba's second marriage recently ended. Statistics show that second marriages are more likely than first marriages to wind up in divorce. Why do you suppose that is? I didn't know that statistic--I wouldn't have a guess why it's so

4) This week's featured artist, Reba McEntire, was discovered when she sang The National Anthem at an Oklahoma City rodeo. Have you ever been to the rodeo? I have not and I'm not sure what happens at a rodeo--I know it's amazing horse riding skills so I probably would go

5) Reba dropped out of Southeastern Oklahoma State University to go to Nashville and pursue a recording career. In that way, she's like the woman she sings about in this week's song. "She's done what she should, should she do what she dares?" Do you ever regret a risk or opportunity you didn't take? I really can't think of any regrets I have about risks or opportunities I didn't take

6) Reba's heroine is "dying to try something foolish, do something crazy, or just get away." Does that sound like you? What would you do, just for yourself, if time and money were no object? if time and money were no object--I would retire before I'm asked to teach with armed teachers

7) Reba recently became a spokesperson for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Whose chicken do you eat most often: Popeye's, Church's, Chick-fil-A or KFC? I don't go to any of them but I live closest to a KFC, so I'll say that by default

8) In 2001, Reba starred in her own sitcom. On the show, her character is first an administrative assistant and then a real estate agent. Have you ever tried your hand at either of those occupations? If not, which do you think you would be a better fit for you? I was an administrative assistant and I loved it--I would do it again

9) Random question: Which of these super powers would you rather have -- extraordinary strength or invisibility? invisibility because extraordinary strength would intimidate me too much


  1. You have a point in that second question. People do 'evolve' especially when their are kids and other factors involved.

  2. With your governor #6 is entirely possible.

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  4. Sorry about the delete.. I got the questions mixed up..
    #9: holy cow!
    And we should go to a rodeo together,and cheer on the Barrel Racers!

  5. Question #6... It’s raining cats and dog right now and my focus is elsewhere...
    Hope you did not get too much of anything in that terrible storm...

  6. I certainly hope you don't have to go school armed. I think that is a terrible idea and an awful thing to do to teachers.

  7. It makes me so sad that we've come to a point where we have to consider having to arm anyone in our schools to keep the children safe. This whole mess is just out of control. I heard there have been over 670 "incidents" in Pennsylvania alone since the Florida shooting. The vast majority were kids wanting to get a day off school, which is better than the alternative, but it's become a ridiculous problem. It ties up law enforcement, fire departments, parents have to take off work to either come get their kids or be home when the bus brings them, days have to be made up...

  8. #6 leaves me so sad. You went into teaching to educate, not to shoot. My friend in the Keys used to be a professor and he says he can't imagine walking around his class wearing a gun. It's such a foreign concept to him, he says that for the first time he's glad he no longer teaches.