Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Lifetime Ago

Saturday 9: Viva la Vida (2008)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) The song refers to the singing of choirs. Have you ever been in a choir or a vocal group?

A. I played guitar and sang in a Top 40 band when I was in high school. That was a lifetime ago.

2) Chris Martin sings of when he "ruled the world." If you were in charge and had infinite power, what would you change right away?

A. I would end all wars and violence and be sure everyone was fed, clothed, and housed.

3) Chris used to be married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow. USA Today, The Washington Post and The Daily Telegraph have all run articles about how Gwyneth seems to annoy so very many people. What celebrity gets on your nerves?

A. Donald Trump.

4) Coldplay's first big hit was, "Yellow." What color are you wearing right now?

A. Blue and purple.

5) Sam remembers when she used to hear this song everywhere and can't believe that was 7 years ago! When is the last time you had a similar "my, how time flies!" moment?

A. Yesterday when my husband was trying to remember when he did a major project on the farm. He thought it was last year until I reminded him that last year he spent the summer recovering from an accident.

6) In 2008, when "Viva la Vida" was popular, John Grisham's latest legal thriller, The Appeal, was jumping off bookshelves. What have you read this summer?

A. I just finished listening to a Nora Roberts book, Black Hills.

7) Thinking of books: Let's say a biographer has taken the task of writing your biography. What would you title your life story?

A. To Hell and Back 

8) 2008 is also the year Paul Newman died of cancer. Name a Newman movie.

A. Um. Something about walking in the rain? Or something about making drinks? Cocktails? Was he in that? I'm not sure and it's cheating to look it up.

 9) Random question: Do you like garlic?

A. I eat it on some things but not as rule. I don't add it to salads or things like that. I should eat more of it because it is supposed to be good for you but it is hard on my stomach.


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  1. Just as you felt I needed different summer reading fare, I've really got to suggest some movies to you: Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Can't believe you haven't heard of ANY of those Paul Newman movies, but they're all very entertaining and I'm sure you and your husband both would enjoy them.

  2. I can't believe that Trump is leading in the polls... that says a lot about the Republicans

  3. I really blocked Trump out of mind when answering this week. Oy, he's a nutjob!

  4. I was surprised at how few knew Paul Newman movies. And yes, it looks like most of us agree on Trump!

  5. With you on Trump, as I mentioned as well. Not looking forward to the next year+. :) What fun to be in a top 40 band!

  6. Some people would find a way to make a war even if it were banned. You sure nailed #3.............

  7. 3 -- I am SOOOO with you on this one. He annoys me more every day.
    4 -- Orange top, brown pants
    6 -- As you know, I've done a LOT of reading this summer, most recent reads being "The Eyre Affair" by Jasper Fford and "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte.
    9 -- I like garlic in some things -- in moderation.


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