saturday 9


Woman In Love

1) In this song, Barbra dreams of love. What's something you've been dreaming of, or wishing for, lately? (It doesn't have to be romantic.)  I was wishing for cooler temperatures--it's brutal in my classroom trying to teach at the start of a new school year when it's in the upper 80s with high humidity

2) She sings that she and her lover are oceans apart. Tell us about someone who is far away, and that you wish was nearer this Saturday morning.  I have a special internet friend in California that I would love to meet in person
3) This was a #1 hit for Streisand, so popular it knocked Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" out of the top spot on the charts. Are you a Freddie Mercury/Queen fan? yes

4) This song was written specifically for Barbra by Barry and Robin Gibb of the BeeGees. During the late 1970s, when the BeeGees were riding high on the success of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, she let them know she was a fan and would love to record one of their songs. The collaboration went so well that they ended up writing not one but nearly a dozen songs for her. Tell us about something that went way better for you than you predicted it would. the first week of school, even with the brutal heatwave

5) Barbra traveled to Miami Beach to record this song in Barry's favorite studio. Have you ever been to Miami Beach? I have not
6) Barbra went to Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn. She had a mad crush on one of her classmates. That boy was Bobby Fischer, who grew up to be an international chess champion. Do you remember one of your big high school crushes? Do you know whatever became of him or her?
they went on to have a happy family and a reasonably happy life--although, I saw on BookFace the other day that his sister passed away

7) Barbra is responsible for the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai. It's dedicated to the study of heart disease, its impact on women, and the search for more effective treatment. If you could fund a not-for-profit, as Barbra has done, what cause would you champion? education--particularly Social Emotional Learning:  Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. People with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially.
8) In 1980, when "Woman in Love" was popular, Macaulay Culkin was born. He's best known for the Home Alone movies. Have you seen them? If yes, did you enjoy them? I've seen the first one and was not aware there was another

9) Random question: On social media, people keystroke LOL all the time. When is the last time you literally laughed out loud?
I'm more apt to put "hahaha" --I laughed out loud with my Pennsylvania sister and her hubby


The Gal Herself said...

It must be miserable to try to teach (or learn) when you're that uncomfortable. My heart goes out to you.

I think the charity question is going to be the most interesting one this week.

Susan said...

I am glad school went better than you thought. It was in the 90's the first week of school but the kids said the classrooms were cold. Good that you could laugh with your sister!

Me, Myself, and I said...

It must be wonderful to be so close to your family. I love my brother, and enjoy talking to him, but we aren't "close" and I rarely see him.

Songbird said...

I remember being in school during very hot weather …you have my sympathy

Stacy said...

I'm reading the book Alienated America and it leads me to believe you are on the absolute right track with social emotional learning. Institutions and families that used to teach us those skills are disappearing or have disappeared for many.

Lori said...

It is going to be really hot here next week for our first week of school. I am dreading the heat. I cannot wait to see the kids.
Loved your answer to #7! SEL is so important! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


CountryDew said...

I'm glad you had a good first week of school!