saturday 9

No One's Here to Sleep

1) This song is the theme of How to Get Away with Murder, the legal drama that premiered in 2014 and airs on Thursday nights. Are you a fan? I have not watched it but it sounds like something I would like

2) The song's refrain says, "I'll never catch up with you." Behind the wheel, do you carefully observe the speed limit? Or do you have a lead foot, making it hard for anyone to catch up with you? it depends on where I'm driving--on the highway I'm fast

3) How to Get Away with Murder is about Annalise Keating, a law professor at a top Philadelphia university. She has a reputation for being tough, demanding and able to turn her students into successful defense attorneys. Tell us about a teacher who helped prepare you for life after graduation. it wasn't until years later that I realized the influence that Mr. Smith (7th grade) and Miss Dingwall (sophomore year) had on me--both were demanding, lecture-style teachers who filled me with content!

4) The students she feels show the most promise -- and are recruited to help her solve murders -- are known as The Keating Four. Did you ever sense that you were your teacher's favorite? in college, yes

5) Viola Davis was just nominated for an Emmy for playing Professor Keating. Ms. Davis was born on a farm in SC. Have you spent more of your life in a rural, suburban or urban setting? very rural

6) Next to Annalise Keating, Viola Davis is best known for her Oscar-nominated role as Aibileen in the movie, The Help. Have you seen it? I have seen it and I liked it although the book was better

7) In 2014, the year How to Get Away with Murder premiered, we lost two famous comedians: Robin Williams and Joan Rivers. Who was the last person to make you laugh out loud? (This means actually, literally laughing out loud, not just keystroking LOL.) at school, saying goodbye to my colleagues for the weekend

8) The 2014 Olympics were held in Sochi. Have you ever been to Russia? If not, is it a dream destination of yours? I'm not so sure I want to go there these days...

9) Random question: The sign on the railing says, "Wet Paint." Do you touch the railing to see if it's really wet? nope


Lori said...

Josh (my son) loved the book The Help, it is one of his favorites. I have only seen the movie. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


Cat. said...

I loved Russia; it's really lovely, but I'm not interested in going back anytime soon for sure!

The Gal Herself said...

Mr. Abrahamson was the teacher I referred to in my answer. Every once in a while, when I feel someone is manipulating the news cycle (like the President calling Joe Biden "Creepy Joe" when we've all heard the Access Hollywood tape), I think of him. And I had that class more than (gulp!) 40 years ago!