saturday 9

Everybody's Somebody's Fool

1) Next Wednesday is April Fool's Day. Do you have any pranks planned? Do you expect to fall victim to any April Fool's Day mischief? I do not have any pranks planned this year--I miss my students--and I doubt I'll fall victim to any pranks, either.

2) When she was a kid, Crazy Sam would fool her mom by putting bubble wrap under the bath map so there would be a POP! when her mother stepped on it. When you encounter bubble wrap, do you always indulge in a pop or two? not always although I love the texture of bubble wrap and love to rub my fingers over it

3) While we're using this song to celebrate April Fool's Day, it was written about another subject entirely: heartbreak. The lyrics tell us that at some point, we each get our hearts broken by someone who doesn't love us as much as we love them. Do you think that's true? yes

4) In 1962, this week's featured Connie Francis published a book aimed at teens called For Every Young Heart. It addressed topics like going steady and schoolwork vs. social life. Do you ever read advice columns or self-help books? I like empowerment books--sometimes I like to indulge in advice columns to think how I would have answered differently (or better)

5) Connie Francis can play the accordion. Sam has never met anyone adept at this complicated instrument -- not even in her high school band. What about you? Do you play the accordion, or do you know anyone who can? I have had a few students over the years who play and I delight when they bring them to school for "show and tell"

6) In 1960, when this record was popular, Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird was published. Have you read it? I have read it

7) Also in 1960, one of Life magazine's best-selling issues had Sophia Loren on the cover. At that time, she was an international film star and considered one of the world's most beautiful women. Who do you consider one of 2020's most beautiful women? drawing a blank

8) A 1960 issue of Vogue acknowledged how expensive it had become to maintain a fashionable wardrobe and asked, "If you were to buy only one thing, what would it be?" If it's good enough for Vogue, it's good enough for Saturday 9: If you could purchase only one new article of clothing for spring 2020, what would you buy? probably a dress

9) Random question: When someone makes you really angry, are you more likely to respond with stony silence or a big noise? this is a big situational scenario--if I'm in public definitely stony silence; if I'm with my family definitely a big noise!


Lori said...

It would make me so happy if a student came in with an accordion! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


Diana_CT said...

I know what you mean about getting angry is different in public or with family.
There were so many time in public where I would love to tell them what I think instead of just smiling.

CountryDew said...

Hadn't considered the public/private angle but since I sit and stew awhile regardless I suppose it may not matter.

Stacy said...

Oh boy, I hope you have plenty to do to keep busy and keep your spirits up. It's got to be rough without all your students. Have a restful, relaxing day today!

The Gal Herself said...

Your answer to #4 made me smile. Maybe advice columnist would be a wonderful "next chapter" for you!

Mimi Lenox said...

Teachers must be going bonkers by now. I'd be worried about my students. This is so very hard on them.