saturday 9


As Time Goes By

1) This song begins with, "You must remember this." Do you often write things down to help you remember?  I might make a note on my phone--sometimes I say it out loud to myself; I always write down things at school
2) The lyrics tell us that moonlight and love songs are never out of date. Tell us about something else that seems timeless.  a really good laugh with my students

3) Originally written in 1931, "As Time Goes By" is best known as the love theme from the 1942 film, Casablanca. According to the American Film Institute, there's only one song from a movie soundtrack that's more expressly identified with the film: "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz. What song reminds you of your favorite movie? Iris by Goo Goo Dolls from the movie City of Angels
4) This version is from The George Sanders Touch, an LP recorded by an Oscar-winning character actor. There is scant evidence that it sold well. Tell us about something you thought was a good idea at the time, but looking back, would have done differently. hmmm, nothing is coming to mind
5) This album was really something of a consolation prize for George. He worked with a vocal coach, hoping to win the romantic lead in the film version of South Pacific, but alas, the role went to a younger man. He had fun making this record instead. Have you recently taken lemons and made lemonade? oh, yes, I have and it worked out in my favor in the end!

6) He usually played suave but unsympathetic characters. That's why he gave his autobiography the self-aware title, Memoirs of a Professional Cad. What would you call your life story? Musings of a Tired Teacher
7) The night he won his Oscar, George Sanders accepted the statuette, bowed deeply and then, safely behind the curtain and away from cameras, surprised onlookers by crying. Have you ever cried tears of joy? oh, yes!  I cry often for many reasons--and sometimes for no reason
8) George Sanders wed perennial talk show guest and occasional actress Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1949. Sixteen years after their divorce, he married Zsa Zsa's less famous but also glamorous sister, Magda. After a month, George and Magda thought better of it and had the union annulled. Sam thinks this is one of the oddest romantic tales she's ever stumbled upon while researching Saturday 9. Have you ever known anyone who divorced one sibling and then married another? (Hallmark movies don't count.) no, I don't know anyone--however, I do know 2  couples that divorced and married the other's spouse

9) Random question: You're in a line of 25 people at the post office. How many of those other 24 are more patient at waiting than you are? maybe one or two, waiting in line doesn't usually get to me


Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I love the song Iris!

The Gal Herself said...

There's a good story in #8.

Lori said...

#1!!! YES!!! I have to write everything down at school. There is so much going on every single day. I would forget to do things. We are in the process of moving right now, so also boxing things up at school. They are remodeling our school.
I love laughing with my kids. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


CountryDew said...

I am trying to do better at making to-do lists and writing things down. You'd think as a writer I would be good at that, but no.

Stacy said...

I rarely cry about anything. I wish I could. The few times I manage it I loved that flood of feel-good hormones that rush in to make it all better.

Me, Myself, and I said...

Great book title. Can't wait to read it!

Diana_CT said...

#6 I like the title you picked, fitting.
I am actually reading a book! Not a Kindle or an audiobook but a actual paper book. I friend wrote a self publishing spy novel and it is pretty good for a second book that he wrote.

Bev Sykes said...

#8 sounds like the plot to Grace and Frankie.

Susan said...

I do send myself email reminders and even text messages.