saturday 9


1) In this song, Laura Branigan is advising her friend to take it a bit slower in her pursuit of a particular man. Did you more recently give or receive advice? gave
2) Gloria seems determined to rush ahead, regardless of the consequences. Do you consider yourself a big risk taker? not particularly--I mean, not a big risk taker
3) Laura herself seemed to be impulsive in love. She met a lawyer at a party in 1978 and they married months later. It worked out, though. They were married for almost 20 years, until his death. Thinking of your circle of friends, has someone more recently been married, divorced, or widowed? widowed

4) "Gloria" was originally recorded in 1979 by Italian singer Umberto Tozzi. His version was a Top Ten hit in Switzerland, Belgium and Germany. Have you ever visited any of those countries? I have visited Belgium and I would go again  in a heartbeat

5) In 2018, decades after its initial release, this recording of "Gloria" enjoyed a surge in popularity. The St. Louis Blues used it as their victory song whenever they won a hockey game at home. What's the most recent sporting event you attended?  the "Way Out Wacky Games" of the winter carnival at school

6) After Laura Branigan died of a cerebral aneurysm at the age of 52, her high school established a scholarship in her honor. When did you most recently return to your old high school, and what was the reason? I was there in mid-September for a teacher workshop day
7) In 1982, when this song was popular, the Sears catalog sold an at-home blood pressure monitor that ran on four C-batteries and sold for $190 (that's $600 in today's dollars). Amazon's current best-selling monitor is cheaper ($40) and smaller, running on AAA batteries. Is high blood pressure a concern of yours? it is 
8) Also in 1982, The Compleat Beatles, a two-hour documentary about The Fab Four was released to good reviews. Do you enjoy documentaries? yes!

9) Random question: Which of these chores do you enjoy the least: doing the dishes or the laundry? dishes


songbird's crazy world said...

I think most of us dislike doing dishes

CountryDew said...

Whoever invented the dishwasher was terrific!

Susan said...

We wash as we go. I don't mind laundry, but it was hard when my rib was healing. I still get a twinge.

Stacy said...

"Way Out Wacky Games" sound like they just might be a lot of fun!