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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday 9: American Authors; "Best Day of My Life"


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Saturday 9: Best Day of My Life (2013)

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

1) This song begins by mentioning clouds. Do you see clouds in the sky this fine Saturday?
Yes, I did see them, before it got dark.  But that was Friday night, when I'm answering the question.  So, I hope it still counts.  They will be there tomorrow night, too.  May and June we suffer from June Gloom.  Something I actually like about the weather in San Diego.  It keeps the temperature down in the "you can live in this" range.

2) Lead singer Zac Barnett sings that, "Everything is looking up." What are you looking forward to today?

Going to bed and reading my newest book.  It came a few days ago all the way from Switzerland.  Canyoubelieveit?! 

 I'm also in a rush to finish a library book called, The Help. So Fine!  

3) 2016 is not yet half over, but what's been your best day so far this year?
It would have to be sometime in January.  After that, the year's been pretty much sandblasted.

4) The members of the group, American Authors, met in college. When is the last time you heard from a school chum? Do you know them from grammar school, high school or college?
My red haired room mate from Uni and her husband came down and we went around the town looking at this and that, and stopped off to eat some delicious fish and chips.  I'll always remember her as being one of the kindest people I've ever known.  She passed away 10 years ago. 

She and her sister and I climbed a freeway fence and ran through an underpass at midnight in East L.A. after running out of gas on the I-10 back to their parent's house.  We were rescued by the Highway Patrol.  I told that story before, but I just thought it would be nice to tell it again.  I think the world of the California Highway Patrol.  

5) One of the all-time best-selling American authors is romance writer Danielle Steele. She's been writing for more than 40 years and has sold more than 800 million books. Have you read any of her work?
Years ago, someone gave me about 15 of her books, all hardbacks.  I don't regret so much not reading more than five pages from the first, as much as in not keeping them as first editions to sell later!  I regret that I have nothing but hindsight!  Image result for funny images of hindsight
6) Have you ever dreamed of being an author?
There have been times when I have actually written a newsletter to my friend D about rats who formed a society on Mars or the Moon- right now I can't remember which it was.  It was fun and that's when I knew I could write if I wanted to.  It was loads of fun! Brilliant fun!

7) Do you have an e-reader?
Yes.  It's kept the house from tipping over and skidding down hill.

8) American Authors rang in 2016 in Chicago, giving an outdoor concert on New Year's Eve on a stage not far from Lake Michigan. There are 5 Great Lakes in all,including Lake Michigan. Without looking it up, name the other 4. 
Huron, Erie, Superior and Ontario.  Yep, I do the crossword puzzles.

9) Random question: You see photos on Facebook of a dinner party hosted by a friend. You recognize most of the attendees, yet you weren't invited. How do you feel? Left out and angry? Do you wonder what you may have done to offend your friend? Or do you just forget about it and move on?
Well, I, personally, don't have a facebook account, and so I'd never know.  So, none of the above, or rather, none of the above except for moving on, which is what I'm going to do right after this word from my sponsor.......


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    1. Thank you Mz. shortybear! I hope you have a very nice Sunday. I hope you get to stay home, all cuddled up cozily.

  2. When you talk about the California Highway Patrol all I can think of is Eric Estrada. I had such a crush on him back in the day. I had this HUGE poster of him on my bedroom wall and that was what anyone driving or walking down our street in the evening would see if I had the lights on. It was really, really big.

    1. That is so hilarious, by that I mean the size of the poster and the attention it could, and did, attract. Eric Estrada did do a lot for the CHP, in that he became the face of California Law Enforcement for a good many year. I hope he behaved himself off screen. Maybe I'll go look it up. heehee

  3. You have a great sense of humor. Wonderful that you have such a great memory of your friend's last visit.

    1. We were very close, and when I had to leave it left a big hole in both our hearts. My parents couldn't afford to keep me in school, so I came home. It's a good thing in a way, because it wasn't too long after that when I met my Knight in Shining Armor. It would have been a shame to miss him and the girls.

  4. Hindsight, for me, is full of 'shoulda's coulda's and woulda's' .... I'm so jealous of you living in San Diego :)

    1. Hindsight is a real buggaboo, isn't it! I used to have a sign of a tattered man jumping up and clicking his heels together because he'd just found a huge diamond (lots of rays coming out of a rock in his hand). The saying was "No amount of planning will ever replace Dumb Luck. So bloody true! hahahaha

      I'll give you San Diego if Mr.Z I can go live in the artist's colony at Richmond. ;o)

  5. I enjoy Facebook but don't take it seriously nor do I spend too much time on it other than chatting with my sisters and nieces who live far away.

    1. You've hit upon the best use of social media.
      I think Facebook has a genuinely good effect on Society when it's not terrible and grabby. My BIL stays close to family and friends back home using it, while staying otherwise invisible to the rest of the 200 billion subscribers. I don't know how he does it, and actually, I don't want to know either. ;o)

  6. I recently read an article that tied social media to depression, so maybe you're better off without it. People can be rather snarky.

    1. Now, that's the dark side, Gal. My DD showed me how she closed every door except the ones she wanted open. For professionals there is LinkedIn (sp) and that's the level of exposure they need. Everyone else doesn't need it. My overenthusiastic, shall we say, SIL found out that I had, once upon s time, an account, and she moved heaven and earth to find me after I told her she never would. She never did. :o) DD is good, very good!

  7. I am on Facebook far too much; it's a big time waster. If I were a smart girl, I'd be rid of it. I'd throw it down in the lava of Mt. Doom like the One Ring. But I guess I am entranced by the power ...

    1. LOL! I love it! CountryDew, you are all Aces in the humor and rambunctious writer department! And yes, my sister and I both think like you do; it can be a big time waster.


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