saturday 9


1) The subject of this week's song, Joanna, is described as someone who never lets you down and can always be counted upon. Who in your life is like that? during the shitshow that's been 2024 both my oldest sister and bestie have gone above and beyond helping me, encouraging me, and physically doing things I just haven't been able to do 

2) Kool and the Gang vocalist James "J. T." Taylor sings that he will do his best to do what's right for her. Reflect on the last week. What did you devote special effort to? moving

3) This video was filmed at the Colonial Diner in Lyndhurst, NJ. Still open 40 years later, the Colonial is known for their Boom Boom Shrimp, aka fried shrimp in sweet chili sauce. Think of your favorite local restaurant. What menu item would recommend? I went to a local fancy restaurant for chicken tortilla soup which was the most amazing soup I've ever had

4) Kool and the Gang's biggest hit was 1980's "Celebration," which is popular today with disc jockeys at wedding receptions. Are you likely to get up and dance at a wedding reception? Or would we find you enjoying the party from your seat? well, it kind of depends on who I'm with but I've been known to boogie

5) Kool and the Gang are proud of their NJ roots. Group founder Robert Bell was given the nickname "Kool" by his Jersey City friends because he was so "laid back." Do you think your friends would describe you as "laid back?" probably

6) One of the Jersey City's biggest employers is Evergreen, a transportation and shipping company with offices in Evertrust Plaza, a high-rise near the waterfront. What is the tallest building you've ever been in? Were you there for business, or to enjoy the view? I don't remember which building was the tallest--but I'm sure it was to enjoy the view

7) In 1983, when "Joanna" topped the charts, Vanessa Williams became the first African American to be crowned Miss America. Today, Miss America is still among the most popular televised pageants, along with Miss World and Miss Universe. Do you watch beauty pageants? no

8) Also in 1983, superstars Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson joined forces for the #1 song, "Say, Say, Say." Each man began his career as part of a group but went on to have success on his own. Can you think of anyone else who started out in band or group but also scored as a solo artist? Sting, Beyonce, uh... I can think of several

9) Random question: Have you more recently eaten bread sticks or carrot sticks? breadsticks


songbird's crazy world said...

Chicken tortilla soup. Sounds delicious

Stacy said...

I'm glad you had your sister and friend to help you with your move. I can't even imagine trying to muster the energy to do it right after covid. I hope you can rest a bit now and get completely better.

Susan said...

I love tortilla soup is it is not to spicy. Sorry to hear 2024 has not been good for you. Hopefully it will get better.

Diana_CT said...

#1 Family is always with us through our lives, I don't know what I would do if I lost my brother.