Saturday, March 20, 2021



On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
Welcome to the first day of spring... I hope that you can get outside and enjoy it.

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song, John Legend sings that both he and his girl have "room to grow." What about you? In what areas would you like to improve?
My health, I need more exercise.
Going walking this afternoon will help.

2) He sings that when he hangs up in anger, she calls him back. Are you quicker to anger, or quicker to forgive?
Quicker to forgive.
Life is too short to hate.

3) "Ordinary People" was John Legend's first big hit. He originally wrote it for The Black Eyed Peas, but -- happily for him -- recorded it himself. Have you ever purchased a gift for someone else but then decided to keep it yourself?
No but I did go back and buy another.

4) Ordinary People is also the title of an acclaimed novel by Judith Guest and an Oscar-winning film. Are you familiar with either the movie or the book?
Nope, not my type of movies or books

5) John is married to Chrissy Teigen, who gained fame as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. When is the last time you dove in? Were you in a pool, lake, river or sea?
The ocean.

6) John unexpectedly proposed to Chrissy on vacation, but he was afraid airport security would ruin the surprise when they went through his carry on very thoroughly. He worried she would see the ring box and he'd have to drop down to one knee right there at the airport! Tell us about one of your flights: your first, your most recent or your most memorable.
My first.

It was back in the early sixties and we flew to Orlando. Looking out the window all I could see was swamp. They plane went in to a deep dive and started to make a whining noise (I have since learned that the flaps and landing gear were being lowered) then a loud crashing sound with sound of glassware wear and plates breaking.

Back then it was a small airport and had a short runway.

My father had a technical educational conference that he was going to and the spouses were going to have a tour of Kennedy Space Port (Which was why that I tagged along.). We had a VIP tour, not your typical tourist tours, we walked around the Vehicle Assembly Building to look at a Saturn V rocket that they were assembling (I believe it was an unmanned flight.), then out to the launch pad and walked around there. A trip never to be forgotten.
Another thing that I will always remember is walking into a giant spider web that was as big as me. YUCK!

7) John is currently a coach on The Voice. The other coaches are Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton. Of those four singers, which is your favorite?
I never heard of any of them.

8) In 2005, when this song was popular, Johnny Carson died. After he retired from The Tonight Show in 1993, he traveled extensively and discovered he especially enjoyed photographic safaris in Africa. If time and money were no object, where would you go on vacation?
The U.S. and Canada Rockies and the west coast. I would like to spend a summer there.

9) Random question -- In your typical day, what's the longest you usually go without saying a word to another person: all day, a few hours, an hour, or five minutes?
In this plague? Weeks!

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!

I don't know if you got a warning about M*lw*re or "ad*lt cont*nt: when you visited my blog but I am working on getting it corrected. There have been some reports that there are groups of people who are "reporting" LGBTQ blogs and websites as "s*x*al" or having m*lw*re.

If you did get a warning could you let me know.

Norton has already corrected their warning but other virus protection software still have warnings.


  1. It made me smile that you say you've never heard of John Legend. 6 of these 9 questions mention him! There's a live link to this week's song that you reposted. It's a lovely song. I just checked your link and it still works, so you can give it a listen if you're interested.

    I'm sorry someone reported your blog for adult content. Sexuality and gender conversations are not porn, and you're a serious person.

  2. No warning and I am sorry that is happening with your blog. The world is full of fools and apparently 70 million of them landed in the U.S. I am also sorry you're going so long without communicating with someone. That makes me sad.

  3. Oh my goodness! I am so sorry you have been reported as having sexual content or malware. How ridiculous. I did not get a warning when I clicked in to visit. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  4. How ridiculous that someone reported your blog. You're such an advocate and educator.

  5. Rolling my eyes at your blog being reported. Ugh.

    I am envious of your trip to Kennedy. I’ve been there twice, love the place, would have lived a VIP tour

  6. No warning when I stopped in, so I hope the problem is fixed for you. I'm with you about life being too short to waste on hate. Hate never does any good and it eats up the one doing the hating. Who needs that?