saturday 9

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

1) In this week's song, BJ Thomas sings that he knows it won't be long until he finds happiness. What are you looking forward to today? What's going to make you smile? my school book group is getting together today

2) BJ Thomas met his wife Gloria at a bar. She was there with his drummer, but BJ let his friend know he felt a connection to Gloria and was going to drive her home. BJ and Gloria were married for 50 years, until his death. Have you and a friend ever found yourselves attracted to the same person? If yes, how did you handle it? Yes, and I lost interest after that--girl code
3) This song is from Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, which has been called "the most entertaining Western ever made." Do you enjoy Westerns? Yes!

4) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of the most popular movies Paul Newman made, but he liked to say his "favorite role is philanthropist." He raised an amazing $500 million for children's charities through his Newman's Own brand. The most popular Newman's Own product is salad dressing. What flavor of salad dressing would we find in your kitchen right now? Newman's Own balsamic vinegar and Ken's ranch
5) Burt Bacharach won the first of his three Oscars for this song. Yet 20th Century Fox originally wanted to cut the song from the movie, maintaining that that song and the famous "bicycle sequence" between Paul Newman and Katharine Ross were anachronistic and made the movie too long. Burt and the movie's director George Roy Hill fought for it, insisting that it helped define the optimistic character of Butch. Tell us about a time you were glad you stood your ground. When interviewing candidates for a job, I asked a question about contentious issues in the classroom and how to remain neutral while students studied the issue.

6) Edith Head also won an Oscar for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. She said that Robert Redford, who played Sundance, presented a wardrobe problem. His jawline is too strong so she had to create special wider-brimmed hats to balance it. If you could magically change one of your physical features, which would you choose? And which feature would you never change? I would get rid of my double chins, and I would never change my lips

7) In 1969, when this song was a hit, The Beatles played their last concert on the roof of Abbey Road Studios. When did you last climb onto the roof? about three years ago, during the beginning of Covid

8) Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries sold at a brisk pace at Christmastime 1969. They're still popular today. Were you a fan? yes!  I love a mystery series!

9) Random question: Do you consider yourself old fashioned? no, I don't


The Gal Herself said...

I wonder if Nancy Drew isn't a gateway drug of sorts. I mean, you and I are both HOOKED on mystery series, aren't we?

CountryDew said...

Good ol' Nancy Drew. I've been reading the older ones the library has (it doesn't have many). Haven't gotten my courage up to try the Nancy Drew Diaries or anything like that.

Lori said...

Oh how fun! Enjoy your book group! I have told the girls at work we should start a book club. There are several of us that enjoy the same kinds of books. Colleen Hoover and Taylor Jenkins Reid. Did you watch Daisy Jones and the Six? I just finished the last two episodes. I loved it. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend. ♥


Bev Sykes said...

I'm a big fan of Newman's dressings too.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

girl code. hmmm I think that's cool.

I also love Westerns. Still do! Happy week is wished for you.. I'm knitting a bit every day, too.