2.09.2019

saturday 9





Waiting for a Star to Fall

1) "Waiting for a Star to Fall" was literally inspired by a falling star. The singing/songwriting duo of Boy Meets Girl was at a big, outdoor concert and could have sworn they saw a falling star in the night sky. Have you ever seen a falling star?
I have--and I have also seen northern lights

2) They offered this song to Whitney Houston, who declined to record it. Whitney did have hits with two other songs they wrote: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and "How Will I Know?" What's your favorite Whitney song? Whitney Houston's National Anthem in 1991 is magnificent

3) Boy Meets Girl were George and Shannon, a husband-and-wife team originally from Seattle, WA. In 2016, Seattle was named America's most "bike-friendly city." Do you own a bike? I do not, although I almost bought a bike from a friend a couple of years ago

4) George and Shannon met for the first time at a wedding. She was a guest, he was in the band. Think of the last wedding present you bought. Was it from the bride and groom's registry? it was from the registry

5) In 1988, when this song was popular, 98% of American homes had a TV set. Today, that figure has dipped to 96%, presumably because Millennials are watching more content online. What's the last video you watched online? The Today Show interview clip for the A&E docuseries Many Sides of Jane about DID--I'm trying to figure out how to share it with my Advanced Placement Psychology students

6) In 1988 saw the introduction of one of the most memorable slogans of all time: "Just Do It." Without looking it up, do you know what brand "Just Do It" promotes? Nike

7) In 1988, Sonny Bono went from entertainer to Republican politician when he was elected Mayor of Palm Springs. Have you ever met the mayor of your town?
I do know our mayor, she's a stellar entrepreneur

8) Michael Douglas took home the Oscar in 1988 for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street. The American Film Institute named Gekko one of the "top movie villains of all time." Do you think bad guys are as interesting as good guys? oh, yes!

9) Random question: Have you ever seen a photo of yourself naked? (Baby pictures don't count.) NO--you're welcome!

6 comments:

  1. Dissociative Identity Disorder is probably one of the least understood disorders

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  2. I commented on someone else's blog, but I'll say it here, too. Don't be surprised if I turn up on your doorstep one day. The northern lights are on my bucket list! (Don't worry, I won't really show up uninvited.)

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  3. Oh when we were in Ireland I so hoped we'd see the Northern Lights, but we didnt!!! You are very fortunate!!!

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  4. I went to your link and watched the YouTube video about Jane...so interesting! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

    https://lorisbusylife.blogspot.com/

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  5. We actually saw the northern lights down here in Virginia a few years ago. Nothing spectacular, just an eerie green in the sky. I would love to see the intriguing looking lights I've seen in photos.

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  6. "Many Sides of Jane" looks interesting. It's a topic I've avoided. I don't doubt that DID exists, but I have read about very exploitative therapists (specifically an awful woman named Judy Byington) who market and profit from their patients. It's been charged that they keep their patients dependent, just to keep "the show" going. These "doctors" make fevered accusations about ritualistic abuse and the Catholic Church ... it gets lurid and ugly really fast. I'm sure you vetted this particular series. I just mention it so you can warn your students, if they do internet research on their own.

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