7.23.2022

saturday 9





Diamonds

1) In this song, Rihanna sings that when she looks at her lover, she sees the light in his eyes. The internet is filled with makeup tips for making your eyes look brighter. Drugstores sell eye drops that promise to get the red out. Are you bright-eyed this morning? I have been known to sleep with my eyes open so sometimes they are bloodshot and dry, today is one of those days

2) She likens him to a shooting star. Astronomers tell us that shooting stars aren't that rare at all. They occur when dust, asteroids or comets enter the earth's atmosphere, and are often visible on clear, pollution-free nights. Have you ever seen a shooting star? oh, yes--the Perseids is my favorite night sky gazing event!
 
3) In ancient Rome, shooting stars were considered good luck, especially for those going into battle, while some tribes in East Africa believed shooting stars were a harbinger of doom. Are you superstitious? not really sort of maybe yes?

4) The singer of "Diamonds" hosted a lavish Diamond Ball to raise funds for education programs in Malawi, Senegal, and the country of her birth, Barbados. Rhianna named her charity initiative the Clara Lionel Foundation after her grandparents. If you were to name your foundation after your grandparents, what would it be called? What would you ideally like to do in their honor? I would love to set up a recreation center for seniors--for playing cards (especially bridge) and with some pool tables
 
5) Rhianna recently had her first baby, a boy. According to the Social Security Administration, the top names for baby boys in 2021 were Liam and Noah. Is there a Liam or Noah in your life? I have students with those names
 
6) When she was still in her teens, Rhianna entered a beauty pageant on a dare, and won! Can you recall a time you acted on a dare? let's' just say the 80s

7) While on tour, she likes to sneak out into the audience, just to get the vibe from out there. To disguise herself, Rhianna slips on a black oversized hoodie. Are hoodies a staple of your wardrobe? not so much
  
8) In 2012, the year this song topped the charts, London hosted the Olympic Games. If you won a trip to London, what would you like to see? oh--I would love to take a double-decker bus tour to see all the highlights, then I would want to take a haunted Victorian mansion tour, and I would completely geek out at so many sites.  I was overwhelmed when I was there in '87
 
9) Random question: Did either or both your parents go to college? my dad did but I'm not sure about mum, my stepmom did

6 comments:

  1. Playing cards with *actual* cards! Face to face, without a screen. I think that would be great for the recreational center.

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  2. I think we are on the cusp of being the last generation to know how to use playing cards! I know my young nephews are clueless.

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  3. I would like to do a bus tour too! We have a senior center in our town. I have only been once. Our church has a once a month gathering for the seniors and it is fun.

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  4. Ouch on the eye thing!! I like your idea about the double decker bus. I'd enjoy that!

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  5. #4...I love that idea! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

    https://lorisbusylife.blogspot.com/

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  6. That card room for seniors would be a very welcome thing. Please include Cribbage, my hands down favorite card game played with other adults.
    I sleep with an eye open now and again, also. They certainly get dry and painful, huh?
    I want to see what you see in your skies at winter night outings.. It has to be fabulous!
    Not many of us like Hoodies.

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