Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday 9: Piano

Saturday 9: Piano (2013)

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1) As she sings, Ariana muses about the songs she could compose on her piano. Do you play the piano?

A. A little. I took lessons when I was young, but it has been a very long time since I tickled the ivories.

2) She compares love songs, saying there are sad ones about how hard love is, and happy ones that make you want to dance. What's your favorite love song? Is it sad or happy?

A. I guess it would be the theme from Titanic: My Heart Will Go On. Since it talks about being apart, I suppose it is sad.

3) Ariana's mother always told her that they took her name from Princess Oriana in the 1988 movie Felix the Cat. Who is your favorite cartoon character?

A. Bugs Bunny. Eh, what's up, Doc?

4) Ariana's favorite board game is Monopoly. What's your favorite board game?

A. I like Monopoly, too, but we usually play Scrabble.

5) She relaxes by baking. When you feel keyed up, what do you do to relax?

A. Play video games or read.

6) She is a huge Florida Panthers fan, even though once, as a little girl, she got hit by a puck. Now that the NHL season is underway, how's your favorite team doing?

A. I don't follow hockey, sorry.

7) In 2013, when this song was popular, the NHL reached an agreement with the players union and averted a strike. Have you ever belonged to a union?

A. My husband belongs to a union, and for a while I belonged to the National Writer's Union.

8) Also in 2013, Pauline Philips died. Ms. Philips was better known to millions of readers as "Dear Abby." At its height, her advice column appeared in 1,400 newspapers across the country. Do you still read a printed copy of your newspaper?

A. I do. Every day. Plus I read the print copy of the local weekly.

9) If you could get the answer to one question about your future, what would that one question be?

A. Tough one. I suppose maybe whether or not I will outlive my husband. I don't particularly want to. I want to know the future of humanity, but not necessarily my own future.


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9 comments:

  1. I don't think I'd want to know which of us will go first. I wouldn't be able to change it and would lose precious time to being sad and worrying before hand.

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    1. That's true, too. But it does worry me, admittedly.

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  2. I should read the local paper. I feel like I'm too-too up-to-date on the national scene while ignoring what's close to home.

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  3. I completely understand what you're saying about the last question. So many thoughts about the future of humanity, some of which terrify me and keep me up at night. And I also wonder who will outlive the other - Hubs or me? I don't particularly want to be a widow, either. Deep thoughts this AM, I guess!

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  4. Bugs Bunny was so darn funny. I make Bugs references all the time and my students don't get them. That makes me feel old.

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  5. Sometimes my mind wanders about my husband like that too. But, then I think if I go first he will have to clean up his hoard of junk in our attic and I won't have to. I tell him that all the time too :)

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  6. I am the world's worst speller so I did lousy with Scrabble but I like the board version of Monopoly because you can cheat. If the other players are not paying attention you can get by without paying rent

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  7. I try hard not to think about outliving Mr.Z. And the future of mankind? Oh my. Lions and Tigers and Bears!
    I loved to play scrabble, too. One year my husband's adorable "little" sister was being teased about how she always upset the board when she was losing. She laughed and started to say something, and when her hands came up to gesticulate she knocked over the board from a stump... it was killer fun! We were on a camp out.

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  8. funny we both call it "tickling the ivories" i loved all of the looney tunes, that was when cartoons were real. Scrabble is a fun game as well. hope you have a blessed weekend

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