saturday 9


A Hard Day's Night

1) John Lennon sings that he's been working like a dog. What's the hardest job you've ever had? What made it so difficult? well--waitressing was the physically hardest job and teaching is the mentally hardest job

2) Despite the hard work, he likes his life and asks, "So why on earth should I moan?" What's the last thing you complained about? Who were you talking to? I was complaining about distance learning to a colleague, Jess

3) John was raised by his Aunt Mimi. She meant well when she told the teen-aged John, "The guitar's all right, but you'll never make a living out of it." What's the worst advice you've ever received? My high school guidance counselor told me I shouldn't bother to go to college

4) This week's song was cowritten and also sung with Paul McCartney. Paul's father was more supportive of the lads' show business aspirations than Aunt Mimi was, but he still worried that his son wouldn't be able fully support himself as a musician. To please his dad, 17-year-old Paul worked over the Christmas holiday season as the "second man" on a delivery truck. Paul would be the one to hop off the truck and drop off the packages while the driver could keep the motor running and the heat on. Where was the last package you received from? (Extra points if you share what was in it.) I got a Stitch Fix yesterday that had two sweaters and three t-shirts:  I kept the sweaters and returned the t-shirts

5) After Christmas was over, Dad insisted Paul get a full-time, year-around job. He ended up at a factory, winding heavy coils to be used in electric motors. He hated the work but enjoyed the lunch hours, eating jam sandwiches and, weather permitting, kicking a soccer ball around the yard with his coworkers. What's for lunch at your house today? I'm not sure

6) In early March 1961, the Beatles accepted a booking to play lunch hour gigs at Liverpool's Cavern Club, and so February 28, after less than two full months, Paul said goodbye to factory work. What's the shortest you ever stayed at a job? a year

7) Enough about these Brits! Labor Day was introduced to celebrate the achievements of the American worker. How many different employers have you had? wow--I think 9 

8) This weekend may offer a golden opportunity for napping and sleeping in. Do you snore? yes, but not obnoxiously

9) Labor Day traditionally marks the beginning of the new school year. When she was a kid, Samantha was crazy for her brand new box of 96 Crayola Crayons. It even had a sharpener in the back! What do you remember about preparing to go back to school? If you're an educator, let us know how you get the classroom ready for the kids. This year, I purchased a couple of new banners for my room--and lots of colored pencils and markers.  I organized texts and just had things ready for them.  


CountryDew said...

You make that getting ready for school thing sound so easy! But I bet it wasn't.

Diana_CT said...

#3 Mine told me that I shouldn't go into engineering.

The Gal Herself said...

I keep meaning to try Stitch Fix. It's just that I never go anywhere that requires anything but jeans and a tshirt these days!

Susan said...

What grade do you teach? My grands have to wear mask but are doing okay with it. Enjoy the school year.

Lori said...

One of these days I want to try stitch fix. I always worry they will send me things that make me look too big or will be tight. I know they take your sizes, but I still worry. I do want to give it a go though. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


Me, Myself, and I said...

Well, that guidance counselor sure was wrong, lol.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Stitch Fix sounds very interesting.
There is a saying: Teaching is one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever love...it’s true. Your “guidance counselor” sounds like mine. Dead wrong!