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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Monk .... Saturday 9

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme! 

Readers:  Want to see other entries?  Go here..  It's a fun meme; you also might like to join in. 

Saturday 9: It's a Jungle Out There (Theme from Monk) (2003)

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

1) This week's song is the theme from the detective show that ran from 2002-2009. Were you a fan?  No.  And that's not because I knew about and rejected it.  I'm going to look for it... I love this actor to bits.  (I just found out that Netflix took it down.  CrastaFingle!)

2) The song warns us about the air we breathe and the water we drink. Does your home have an air or water filter?  We have a Britta, and we have an air filter on the furnace/AC unit which circulates air any old time.  

3) The lyrics say, "People say I'm crazy to worry all the time." Are you a worrier? Or do you just take things as they come? Let's see.... do I take things as they come?  Well,  I used to think the future was bright.  But, over time,  I lost that illusion.  Now I'm just a Watcher.  It's just not possible to worry about any of this anymore.  

4) TV's Adrian Monk is known for his outstanding deductive powers, an homage to Sherlock Holmes. Have you read any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books featuring Sherlock Holmes?
I believe that I've read them all, and some more than once.

5) Monk was also known for fastidiousness and precision, an homage to Hercule Poirot. Have you read any of Agatha Christie's books featuring Poirot?
I have all my mother's Agatha Christie's and have read them, so yes, I've read Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot mysteries.  I love them. ❤️❤️❤️

6) This song was written and performed by Grammy and Emmy winner Randy Newman. Do you have any trophies or plaques? 
Mr. Z and I shared a Rockhound of the Year award, and a plaque, one year.
I also have my referee's whistle which was a prize for becoming a certified Basketball referee in high school.  Trophies weren't given out that much back in my HS days.

7) Before winning an Oscar in 2001, Mr. Newman had the distinction of having the most nominations (15) without a win. Do you consider yourself a graceful loser? 
Yes.. I've lost enough to get lots of practice in gracefully losing.  Besides, no one likes a sore loser.  Well, maybe mean people who live to pick on others love them.  Another scorn target? 

8) In 2003, when this song was introduced, Lance Armstrong won his fifth Tour de France. Later, he was disgraced in a doping scandal. Can you think of a time when a hero disappointed you?  From a very young age, my heroes have been firefighters.  The reason being that I watched a neighbor's farm house burn down when I was five, and I watched the firemen trying to save it. 
So, no, I can't think of a single firefighter who was a disappointment.  

They are, to me, the bravest people on the planet. 

c/o Jeff Hall from CalFire
9) Random question -- We're catering lunch. Should we put you down for a burger or a taco?
A taco, please.  Thanks!

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!


  1. If you like Poirot, I'm sure you'll enjoy spending time with Mr. Monk. The Hallmark channel still carries the show, and so does WeTV.

    1. I put Mr. Monk on Netflix for DVD. Can't wait!
      And Thank you so much for the WeTV suggestion. We don't get the Hallmark Channel but every once in awhile, one of them squeaks through to us via other channels. I fell in love with, "When Calls the Heart".

  2. Firefighters certainly are huge heroes! Especially the brave souls who have been fighting the awful wildfires this summer. It must be like walking voluntarily into hell.
    I'm on the taco bandwagon, too!
    Have a beautiful Saturday, Zip!

    1. A friend of mine sent me a picture of a fireman in front of a HUGE flare up along a canyon, and the title of it was, "Firefighters dance with the Devil". True Heroes.
      Firemen went in to put out fires in L.A. Watt's riots when the police were not going in. And of course, September 11th.... god...
      Ah yes, tacos! They rule! but how can you eat just one? hehe
      Have a great Day, Stacy!

  3. My uncle was a firefighter and his son's followed in his foot steps and my other uncle was police officers

    1. Please tell them that out in the general public they are admired like Gods. I know that's blasphemy to some, and I really don't care. They are like Guardian Angels to me, all firefighters....and some police, too. *wink*

  4. I hope you can catch Monk sometime. It is a favorite show of mine and I love Tony Shalhoub too! I love your answers! Have a great day!


    1. Thank you Lori. I will catch that Monk if it's the last thing I do. lol
      Isn't Tony Shalhoub the greatest?!
      Have a lovely, and restful, I hope, weekend before the mob I mean first day at school.

  5. #8 makes me so happy. They are indeed true heroes!

    1. Indeed they are, Kwizgiver. I'm no AWE of them all...

  6. My husband the firefighter thanks you for the accolades.

    1. Please tell him that he's welcome a thousand times a thousand. They are true heroes in the eyes of more and more people. Well deserved!


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