Saturday Nine: Bonanza

Saturday 9: Bonanza (1959) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) Bonanza ran on NBC for 14 seasons. Today it's rerun on Me-TV and TVLand. Were/are you a fan? Not particularly, but my Pop loved it. I'd watch it with him to keep from having to go to bed on Sunday evening. We kids got to watch Wonderful World of Disney, but Pop took over the TV afterwards because of Bonanza. 2) The... Read more →


Saturday 9: You Make Me Feel Brand New

Let's kick off the first weekend of 2019 with a brand new Saturday 9! Saturday 9: You Make Me Feel Brand New (1974) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. Welcome to the first Saturday 9 of 2019! 1) As 2019 kicks off, what are your hopes for the brand new year? I hope to stay in remission, first and foremost! After that, I have my usual hopes - more juggling, more writing, more... Read more →


Sunday Stealing: Fashion Asks

Oh, I know - it's Monday. What am I thinking, doing Sunday Stealing on Monday? Well, I'm thinking I'm tired and the weekend memes come in handy! What season has your favorite looks? Late fall and/or early spring, when it's cool enough to wear sweaters and boots but warm enough to go without a coat. Formal or casual? Definitely casual, but I do clean up nice. Early in my career, I remember being encouraged to... Read more →


Belated Sunday Stealing

I know it's Tuesday, but I'm feeling uninspired. Therefore, it's time for Sunday Stealing! Favorite novel and author? The Once and Future King by T.H. White. It's my favorite take on the Arthurian Legend, too. I took a course in Arthurian Legend in college and loved it. I haven't re-read this novel in a long, long time. I think I'll find it and do that. Favorite perfume/scent? Joy, by Jean Patou. I first experienced this... Read more →


Sunday Stealing for Holidailies

Only the second day of Holidailies, and already I'm defaulting to a meme! At least it's Sunday Stealing and it's Sunday, so I'll use that as my excuse. Classical: If you were an Olympian god, what would you be known for? I would known for doing Olympian godlike things. Byzantine: Do you prefer gold or silver accessories? I have no preference. I own more silver, but I also like gold. Back in the 80s, I... Read more →


Firsts

Happy Labor Day! Here's a sampling of this week Sunday Stealing questions - I liked the idea of "firsts," so here you go! Who was your FIRST date? My first official date was Charlie, who went to the all-boys Catholic high school, as opposed to my all-girls Catholic high school. I was a sophomore and he was a senior. We met on a parish Teen Club trip to Hershey Park, where I hung out with... Read more →


Saturday 9: Love Is All Around

I simply cannot post only once this month, so I declare that it's time for a Saturday 9! Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) This week's song is the theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a sitcom that originally aired from 1970 to 1977. Were you a fan? Of course! I loved Mary Tyler Moore. I also liked the premise of the show - that a woman could go anywhere, get... Read more →


Sunday Stealing: Sleepy Rambles Survey

How about some Sunday Stealing? Why yes, let's! 1. Would you ever try Fear Factor for one million dollars? Why or why not? Nope. Even though I'm sure that the TV crew would not let any harm come to me, I still wouldn't want to put myself through those sorts of things. 2. If you use hair spray, what brand do you use the most? I haven't used hair spray in about a zillion years.... Read more →


Saturday 9: Nights On Broadway

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) It's estimated that there are more than 200 separate streets called "Broadway" in the United States. Does your town have a Broadway? Not that I know of, but Philadelphia does have a Broad Street, which is a main thoroughfare through Center City. Locally, I don't think Norristown (or Audubon, or Eagleville) has a Broadway. 2) Think of the last time you celebrated well into the night.... Read more →


Albums I Have Known and Loved

My pal LA did this meme - it originated with her friend Dawn - and she challenged all and sundry to hop on the bandwagon. So here you go! Waiting for Columbus (Expanded Edition) - Little Feat If I were stranded on a desert island, this is the album I'd want to have with me. I was at one of the concerts where Little Feat recorded this live album; it was the. best. rock. concert.... Read more →