saturday 9


Don't Get Around Much Anymore

1) In this song, our lonely Romeo shares how he amuses himself these days. Which of the activities that he mentions have you most recently enjoyed: playing solitaire, reading a book, or listening to the radio? reading a book

2) The lead singer is tenor Bill Kenny. Which range is your voice: soprano, alto, tenor or bass? alto

3) When Bill was on vacation in Atlantic City, he entered a series of talent contests and won 21 of 22. This led to his first professional booking. Tell us about a vacation of yours that took an unexpected turn. During my stay in Amsterdam, we got rear-ended by a delivery truck and later that morning got a parking boot on the rental car while we were in the Van Gogh museum

4) This song was composed by Duke Ellington. He received many honors, including a coin struck in his honor. In 2009, he graced the District of Columbia's commemorative quarter. Do you save coins in a jar or piggy bank? no, I hoard quarters for laundry day

5) In 1976, Stevie Wonder recorded a tribute to Ellington called "Sir Duke." What's your favorite Stevie Wonder song? Superstition or You Are The Sunshine Of My Life or Higher Ground or As

6) The lyrics were written by Bob Russell. When he began his career, he shared an apartment with future novelist and TV screenwriter Sidney Sheldon. Have you ever tried your hand at writing lyrics, a novel or a screenplay? I took a playwriting class in college as part of my English minor

7) In 1942, when this record was released, the federal government established a rationing system to conserve crucial supplies for our troops. Sugar was the first food to be rationed, followed by coffee and then meat. If you were around back then, which of those items do you think you'd miss the most? sugar

8) Also in 1942, actor/singer Peter Tork was born. Without looking it up, do you know why Peter Tork was famous? He's a Monkee!

9) Random question -- Have you ever deliberately lost a game? yes!  I'm playing a decades-long grudge match of Spite and Malice with my Virginia sister and every now and then I lose to keep her interested (I'm hundreds of games ahead of her, although she tells a different story)


Stacy said...

We have the same taste in Stevie Wonder songs. The running game with your sister sounds like a fun connection for the two of you!

Diana_CT said...

#3 Sounds like a trip with many memories both good and bad.
#9 I hope that your sister doesn't read your blog.

Lori said...

I love your answer to #9! How fun! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


CountryDew said...

I have never heard of Spite and Malice. Must look that up. We are a bunch of readers, aren't we? But I suspect bloggers are mostly a certain personality type anyway, or variations thereof.

Susan said...

I see that most of us are altos. I play Word with friends with my sister and she beats me every time. My grandson is new to it so sometimes I chose lower value words.

The Gal Herself said...

#9 made me smile.