Sunday Stealing: The Cannon Fodder Questions

I have no clue why this Sunday's meme is called Cannon Fodder -- maybe because they're kind of scattershot? Anyway, here we go! 1. Is there someone you'd like to be kissing right now? Well, I always want to be kissing Joe. So, yes! 2. When you're being extremely quiet, what does it mean? I'm either concentrating on something or I'm very tired. 3. What are you listening to right now? The Carolina Hurricanes versus... Read more →

A Year Goes By Like Nothing (Part 2)

Okay! Here's Part 2 of the End of the Year meme, courtesy of the lovely and talented Bev of Funny the World. I was going to post this last night, but Typepad wasn't cooperating. 26. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Um, that would be... can you guess?... going to Ireland. 27. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2016? No, but I drank more than I usually do, but even... Read more →

A Year Goes By Like Nothing

I admit it; I stole this from the lovely and talented Bev Sykes of Funny the World. It's a two-part meme of questions reviewing the past year. So that's two more posts as we barrel to the end of this year's Holidailies! Was 2016 a good year for you? It had some highs, some lows. The high was our trip to Ireland; the low was my lymphoma diagnosis. 2. What was your favorite moment(s) of... Read more →

Fun with Fours

Well, I'm not feeling very inspired this evening, so here's a meme that's been going around on Facebook. By doing it here, I can add more explanations to my answers, so there's that! Four names I go by 1. Mom 2. Mary 3 Mary Ramon - I was mostly called this in grade school, to distinguish me from the eight other Marys in my Catholic school class. 4. Missus - Joe calls me this sometimes.... Read more →

Saturday 9: Snowbird

I haven't done the Saturday 9 in a while, so why not now? Saturday 9: Snowbird (1971) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) In this song, Elvis wants the snowbird to fly away and take the snow back with her. Have you seen a measurable snowfall yet this season? Not yet, but we're supposed to get a little bit this weekend. It won't be much if we do, and it's just as... Read more →

Saturday 9: Into You

It's Saturday, so that means it's a good day to do the Saturday 9! This weeks tune is "Into You" by Ariana Grande. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) In this video, Ariana Grande and her boyfriend take off on a motorcycle. Are your trips usually carefully planned? Or would you prefer to just spontaneously get up and go? I'm totally a planner. When I go to a new place, I want... Read more →

Saturday 9: Sara Smile

I've been battling a not-quite-a migraine headache today; therefore, I shall do this week's Saturday 9. The theme for today is Hall and Oates's Sara Smile. I must admit that I was never much of a Hall and Oates fan, but here we go anyway. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) This was Hall & Oates' first #1 hit. Can you name another of their popular songs? Actually, no. Like I said,... Read more →

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 →