Saturday 9: Papa Don't Preach

It's Saturday, it's Caturday, it's World Juggling Day -- time for the Saturday 9! If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here. 1) Madonna has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. Do you have any of her songs on your iPod/mp3 player/phone? Not a one. I'm probably committing heresy here, but I've never been a big Madonna fan. 2) When she first arrived in New York in search of fame... Read more →


Saturday 9: Ode to Billie Joe

I remember when Ode to Billie Joe came out! I was 15 in 1967 -- in between Freshman and Sophomore year in high school. I didn't really like the song because it seemed very soap opera-y to me. I mean, of course it was a baby they threw off the bridge, right? Anyway, on to the Saturday 9! Ode to Billie Joe (1967) If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.... Read more →


Saturday 9: These Boots Were Made for Walkin'

Saturday 9: These Boots Were Made for Walkin' (1966) Of course, I meant to do this yesterday, on actual Saturday. That, alas, did not happen, so here we are! Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) In this song/video, Ms. Sinatra's boots make a serious fashion statement. Do you choose footwear for comfort or fashion? Comfort first, for sure. However, I do like cute shoes! I must say, though, that I have never... Read more →


Snowy Sunday Stealing

Time once again for Sunday Stealing! Do you like to see it snowing outside? Yes, as long as I'm inside! This is a timely question, given that we had a literal blizzard yesterday. Our area got just about two feet of snow. I went out in the middle of the afternoon and the snow was knee-deep, but I managed to slog though to the riverbank and grab this picture of the river. Schuylkill River during... Read more →


Saturday 9: Five O'Clock World

I started to do Sunday Stealing, but I didn't like the questions all that much, so I decided to do the Saturday 9 instead! The week's edition is based on the song Five O'Clock World. Think back to Friday. Did it fly by? Or did you find yourself checking the clock and wishing it was 5:00? It went by pretty quickly, actually. I'm in the midst of editing and updating a user guide and I... Read more →


The Three Meme

When I saw this meme on Facebook, I suddenly thought "AHA! A perfect Holidailies post!" So here we go! (I did do a little editing on the Facebook instructions. Sue me.) Everything is so serious on Facebook these days. Let's have a little fun... Three names I go by 1. Mary 2. Mom 3. Baby Three places I lived 1. In a van while I was on the road 2. Burtonsville, Maryland 3. Eagleville, Pennsylvania... Read more →


The Christmas Quiz

Mellificent and Pearl have done this Christmas quiz, so I have decided to jump on the bandwagon too! 1. Do you know what you want for Christmas already? All I want is peace in this house! Okay, I actually want whatever I happen to get. I confess that I did drop a couple of hints. 2. Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? Yes, I'm done! I just waiting for one more shipment to arrive.... Read more →


Pre-Holidailies Sunday Stealing

To gear up for this year's Holidailies, I decided to do this week's Sunday Stealing! 1) Of the various cultures, ethnicities or nationalities you belong to, which most strongly do you consider yourself? I mostly consider myself British, although I have a bit of Irish and a touch of German. 2) Is there a culture you cannot claim heritage from but which you feel quite close to? French -- I've been to France a couple... Read more →


Two In A Row!

Imagine that! Two posts in a row! Then again, can you really count a Sunday Stealing meme as a post? Well, sure you can! The Mac 'N' Cheese Meme Can you ever get enough of mac ‘n’ cheese?
 I adore mac 'n' cheese. Love, love, love it. I used to be able to eat a whole box of Kraft dinner by myself, but no more. Nowadays, I avoid it because of the carbs. Are you... Read more →


Sunday Stealing

Honestly, I started this on Sunday but only just finished it today (Wednesday). But hey, better late than never, so voila! Sunday Stealing! 1. Have you ever had a pen pal? Yes, several. The one I remember best is Chantal, a French girl I wrote to in high school. We wrote to each other as part of a pen-pal exchange set up by my French teacher where we helped each other learn French and English.... Read more →