saturday 9

I Won't Be The One To Let Go

1) Barbra Streisand begins by singing about dreams and wishes. What are you wishing for this morning? I got my wish--I slept in!

2) Barry Manilow sings that "anytime you need me, you'll know where I am." If a friend needs you, what's the best way to reach you (text, phone call, email, knock on the front door ...)? text, email, phone call in that order
3) Both of this week's artists are from Brooklyn. In addition to Barry and Barbra, Brooklyn is home to Coney Island, where America's first roller coaster debuted in 1884. Do you enjoy amusement park rides? If yes, do you have a favorite? I was always a fan of the Tilt-A-Whirl, but alas, my ride days are over due to vertigo

4) Barbra and her husband, actor James Brolin, have lived in the same Malibu home for more than 25 years. How long have you been in your current residence? Do you think you'll be moving anytime soon? I've lived in my cozy, cluttered apartment for 28 years and I have no plans to move

5) Barry Manilow once lived in luxurious Bel Air. His neighbors were former President and Mrs. Reagan. At first he thought it would be great to have the Reagans nearby but quickly changed his mind because he disliked the Secret Service helicopters flying overhead. Tell us about one of your neighbors. (No pressure; we don't expect to hear about historic figures.) My neighbor is a friend of mine and she worked as a nurse until retiring--it's helpful to have a nurse downstairs--we frequently check on each other
6) As a teenager, Barbra worked as a switchboard operator. Her job consisted of connecting calls by inserting phone plugs into the appropriate jacks. As telephoning became automated, these jobs were phased out and by 1983, the switchboard operator was obsolete. Can you think of another occupation that used to be common but doesn't exist anymore? elevator operators

7) Loyal Fanilows can subscribe to ManilowTV. For $9.95/month, fans can watch exclusive content, like interviews and concert performances. Do you more often watch live broadcast TV or streamed content? streamed

8) In 2002, the year this recording was released, the Sears Wish Book offered seven different collectible Barbies. According to Mattel, the doll's manufacturer, there are more than 100,000 Barbie collectors all over the world. Do you collect anything? I would say I collect yarn--since purchasing yarn and knitting are two seemingly different hobbies 😊

9) Random question: Are you exclusively an online/ATM bank customer, or do you often go into the branch and interact with a teller? I don't often go in the bank but I do use the drive-thru, although online and ATM are more frequently used


Stacy said...

Lucky you, sleeping in! I woke up at 5:15 right on schedule.

Bev Sykes said...

i guess it never occurred to me that elevator operators were no more, but then I live in a town where the tallest building is 2 stories tall.

Diana_CT said...

#2 When I was in grad school I had my introduction to the world of texting. What was done in twenty texts could have been done in one phone call.
#4 A lived in a two family house for ten years when the owner died and the rent went way up.
#6 I remember when I was little going to department stores in Hartford and they had elevator operators.