Sunday, July 21, 2024


Cheers to all us thieves
Time for Sunday Stealing... Thank you Bev Sykes!
                                             Stolen from League of Extraordinary Penpals

1. What would you put in a time capsule? 
 News articles from the past 50 years or so to give the future a good laugh at how things are.

 2. What’s something you’re really good at?
 Making people mad at me. 

 3. What part of society would you like to change ?

Both the guys running say they understand the problems we face and well they should as they created them! 
But I think the 2 party system is evil and of course, I do think it is 2 sides of one coin.      Good cop/bad cop kind of thing.  Promise her anything but give her Arpege.
No matter who you vote for you get the same run around and no progress at all.
So I vote for Pat Paulsen each year because even deceased he is a better man and candidate than the two what evers running yet again.   As George Carlin said, "It's a big club and you ain't in it." Yes, but they are  in it or they wouldn't be allowed to run.  
Pat, however, is a simple, ordinary savior of America's destiny and I know this because he said so on the Smother's Brothers Show in 1968!

 4. What have you eaten in the past 24 hours?
     Nothing but water.

 5. What is an unusual fact about you? 
 I have always known when someone is going to die or is dead.  

  6. Do you collect anything? 
Dirty laundry.

7. Have you played sports? 
I guess you mean team sports so the answer is yes.   Girl's baseball, field hockey, 

 8. What is your favorite blog?
More like Vlogs. One would be  Metatron 

 9. Ketchup vs. mustard? 
Both are necessary.

 10. Do you believe in ghosts or aliens? 
 No I don't.

 11. The last movie you saw in a theater. 
 I think it was Christopher Robin but if not I can't really remember the last one I saw.

 12. The silliest thing you have done this week.
Uh oh...

Forgetting that people don't want to hear any views but their own and that is their right.
        Don't be like me... keep your opinions to yourself!         

 13. Have you ever done anything illegal? 
Not in the go to jail scope of thing or nothing consciously or deliberately.

 14. What would you wish for right now? 
A big chocolate soda with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream ;
  • Take one Tall glass
  • 1/.4 cup whole milk
  • 3 T chocolate syrup (U Bet is my favorite)
  • stir well
  • Add ice cold soda water almost to top of glass
  • Drop in 2 scoops Vanilla ice cream
  • Top with whipped cream

 15. What shoes do you wear the most of?

Friday, July 19, 2024

Disco Duck.. a Saturday 9

fter a week of thunder storms we have a sunny day today since the storm that was working it's way across the nation has blown out to sea. 
I loved Disco. Did you?   It's happy music and a good chance to dance.
I saw the movie Saturday Night Fever several times and loved the music from it. Most of the songs were by the Bee Gees .
This song is particularly cute and featured studio musicians..  

Saturday 9: Disco Duck (1976)

Unfamiliar with this week's song?     Hear it here.

1) In this song, Rick Dees begins by describing a party where he can't resist that disco beat. What's the last party you attended? Was there dancing?
Mother's Day party.. there is always dancing if I am involved.   If everyone else is sitting around if music is playing I am moving to the beat.
2) While this record was a massive international hit in 1976, it got off to an inauspicious start. Rick Dees said it took him less than a day to write the song, and more than three months to convince anyone to let him record it. Tell us about a time you were tempted to give up, but were glad you didn't.
Taking care of my mother and late husband when they were dying. Working out the problems he left behind was very hard and I wanted to just run away and hide but I stuck with it.
3) In the hit movie Saturday Night Fever, students are briefly seen learning to dance to "Disco Duck." Can you name another song from Saturday Night Fever?
Night Fever.. the opening theme.

4) Dees was already a top disc jockey in Memphis when "Disco Duck" was released. With the record's success, his radio career soared and he got a better job reaching a greater audience at a radio station in Los Angeles. Are there any disc jockeys you loyally listened to every day?

 Yes. In New York City: Herb Oscar Anderson the morning mayor of NY, Cousin Bruce Morrow, Harry Harrison and William B. Williams. 

5) After more than 20 years, Rick lost his regular radio slot to Ryan Seacrest. But he still shares "the hottest music on the planet" through the Rick Dees Hit Music app (available at the Apple App Store or Google Play). What app have you recently downloaded to your phone? 

None, I don't use my phone for things like that.  I just make and receive calls and texts and take some photos.   I don't play games or hear any music on it at all.  I keep my phone as far away from me as possible and I also despise talking on the phone.  I actually have  a hard time doing it.

6) He used his favorite radio format to create a cookbook called Rick Dees All-Time Top 40 Greatest Desserts. If you could finish a delicious meal with the dessert of your choice, anything at all, what would you order?

Right now I am in the mood for Greek Spinach Pie (Spanakopita) or Moussaka  and some Baklava for dessert.

7) In 1976, when "Disco Duck" was a hit, The Bionic Woman premiered on ABC. Because of her "bionic parts," Jamie Summers could run super fast, had super-sensitive hearing, and super-human strength. If you could have one of those qualities enhanced -- speed, hearing or strength -- which would you choose?
I suppose the strength but being really fast would be okay too.

8) Also in 1976, like this year, the world got together for The Summer Olympics. Will you be following the international competition?
No.  I am just not interested in the Olympics at all.

9) Random question: You're bone tired, exhausted, and you have an early day tomorrow. As you wash your face and brush your teeth before bed, one of the two bulbs in the bathroom fixture goes out. Do you 1) change the bulb before bed or 2) promise yourself to do it in a hurry tomorrow as you're rushing around in the morning or 3) decide you can live with one bulb for a while, go to bed, and replace the burned-out bulb when you get around it?

 Number 3.  I will replace it when I get around  to it.    I find its okay to let some things go until it is more convenient to do them.  

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

The Orchid


painting by Annie

Lady Butterfly perfumes her wings 
               by floating  
               over an Orchid... Matsuo Basho>