saturday 9

Young and Beautiful

1) Lana Del Rey wrote this song for the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby. She wanted it to reflect the feelings of Daisy Buchanan. Have you read The Great Gatsby? I have read it and taught it.

2) In the 1970s, Robert Redford portrayed Jay Gatsby. In the 2013 version, Leonardo di Caprio played the part. In real life, both "Gatsbys" have helped raised funds for the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). Are you careful about recycling and conserving water/electricity? I could step up my recycling, but I'm very careful about water and electricity

3) Lana Del Rey admits that she dropped out of college because she simply could not get the required math credits. When confronted with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication or division, do you do it in your head? Reach for pencil and paper? Or do you take advantage of the calculator that's on your desktop or phone? the basics I do in my head but I'm not afraid of asking Siri for assistance

4) She enjoys Kurt Cobain, Eminem, Elvis and Sinatra. Which of those four gentlemen did you listen to most recently? believe it or not, Eminem

5) Speaking of Sinatras, she has described her high maintenance look -- big hair, long nails, elaborate eye makeup, full lips -- as "Gangster Nancy Sinatra." How long does it take you, on an average day, to prepare to face the world? probably 15-20 minutes

6) She's a big soccer fan, and her favorite team is Liverpool FC. Here in the US, college basketball fans are currently obsessed with March Madness. What's the last sporting event that you watched? I watched the boy's varsity basketball team win the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! Go Vikings!

7) Her younger sister, Caroline, studied photography and is responsible for some of Lana's publicity pictures. Have you ever gotten a job because of a relative? no

8) In 2013, when this song came out, Pope Francis became the first pope from a Latin American country. Latin America generally includes Mexico, most of Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. What's the farthest south that you've ever traveled? Aruba

9) Random question -- What button would you prefer your life to have: rewind, fast forward or a pause? pause


The Gal Herself said...

You must be so proud of those b-ball boys!

As a teacher, is it hard not to say, "GAWD! That Daisy Buchanan is a stone bitch"?

Lori said...

So exciting about your basketball boys! That is just awesome!
I like Eminem too. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


Jodi said...

Congrats to the boys basketball team!! Aruba sounds fun! Have a great Saturday!

Bev Sykes said...

At this point, I think "fast forward' wouldn't be all that bad.

I am Harriet said...

I love that you can say that you taught the Great Gatsby.
Congrats to your basketball team!

CountryDew said...

Oh good, someone else who asks their phone to do their math. Not my best subject.