saturday 9

Fooled Around And Fell In Love

Chosen because Friday was April Fool's Day.

1) As an April Fool's prank, Taco Bell once announced they had purchased The Liberty Bell and renamed it The Taco Liberty Bell. Describe your perfect taco. this is a much more complex question than I originally thought--it depends on the shell:  hard or soft?  What goes inside will be driven by the shell.

2) In 1989, a British policeman investigated a flying saucer that had landed in a field in Surrey. When a figure in a space suit emerged, the policeman ran away. Turns out it was a hot air balloon, designed by billionaire Richard Branson to look like a UFO as an April Fool's prank/publicity stunt. Have you ever seen a UFO? no, I haven't but I grew up in a family of big believers who mocked my cynicism 
3) This week's song is about a man who collected girls' phone numbers in a little book. When he and she broke up, he'd tear out her page. Do you keep an pen-and-paper address book? Or do you use your cellphone to hold street addresses as well as phone numbers? I've transitioned to using my computer or my cellphone 

4) This was the biggest hit blues guitarist Elvin Bishop ever had, but that's not him singing it. While he's proud of his composing and guitar prowess, Bishop felt his voice was too gravelly for this song. Do you like your singing voice? yes--I'd like to go back to voice lessons because they were such a blast

5) A brainy kid, Elvin Bishop won a full scholarship to the University of Chicago, where he majored in physics. Obviously, though, as a blues guitarist he doesn't lean on that physics degree very often. What's something you learned in school that you seldom used again? most of the maths

6) Elvin was born in Iowa, grew up in Oklahoma, went to college in Illinois, recorded in Georgia and now lives in California. How many different states have you called home? just this one
7) In 1976, the Summer Olympics were held in Montreal. When did you most recently visit our neighbor to the north? before the pandemic, I went regularly since it's about a 15-minute drive to cross the border, I don't remember a specific date but it was in February 2020

8) Nadia Comaneci was the star of the 76 Olympics, scoring a perfect 10 in gymnastics. What have you enjoyed lately that you would rate "a perfect 10?" I think my teaching has been a 10--at least based on student engagement and performance

9) Random question: Do you ever talk to your TV? of course!  How else will the people inside know they're doing something idiotic?


Stacy said...

Ha! Your answer to #9 made me LOL for real. :)

Me, Myself, and I said...

I knew you were in Northern Maine, but I didn't realize just how close to Canada you were--very cool!

Diana_CT said...

#7 I always felt nervous crossing the border. One time crossing over in to Niagara the customs offices had a van taken apart in front of two hippies sitting on the guardrail looking very dejected.

Lori said...

Your answer to #9 made me smile.
I wish I loved that close to Canada. I would love to visit. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


CountryDew said...

I am so pleased that you patted yourself on the back for your work! Teachers are catching so much BS these days for nothing! I am glad you're a perfect 10!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

I’d say your teaching has been a perfect 10. *nods*
When we were younger, before the twins, I wanted to live in Washington State so we could go across the border all the time to camp and fish and travel the transcontinental railway to the east. I’m nomadic minded. Wishing you a happy weekend and perfect stitches.

The Gal Herself said...

I'm glad you gave your teaching a perfect 10. It's cool that you can own how good you are!