Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday 9

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Viva la Vida (2008)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) The song refers to the singing of choirs. Have you ever been in a choir or a vocal group?
I was in choir in junior high for awhile. Not really my thing; I prefer band, or at least instrument. But I have a decent voice, and the director at church keeps harassing me to join the church choir. If only I could tolerate the petty bickering that I know goes on.
2) Chris Martin sings of when he "ruled the world." If you were in charge and had infinite power, what would you change right away?
I'd take care of the kids.
3) Chris used to be married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow. USA Today, The Washington Post and The Daily Telegraph have all run articles about how Gwyneth seems to annoy so very many people. What celebrity gets on your nerves?
Most of them. In fact, ALL of those whose last names start with Kardashian (or are blood relatives).
4) Coldplay's first big hit was, "Yellow." What color are you wearing right now?
Red Ferrari shirt, jeans, gold earrings. Just got home from work. Too tired to go up and change.
5) Sam remembers when she used to hear this song everywhere and can't believe that was 7 years ago! When is the last time you had a similar "my, how time flies!" moment?
I'm having a hard time believing that Hurricane Katrina was 10 years ago.
6) In 2008, when "Viva la Vida" was popular, John Grisham's latest legal thriller, The Appeal, was jumping off bookshelves. What have you read this summer?
My favorite book so far this year has been Pioneer Girl. I'm a huge LIW freak, and so I bought my own copy. But I've read finished about 70 other books so far since January 1, and there have been some other good ones: In Paradise (Matthiessen), Code Name Verity (Wein), Farthing (Walton), Misterioso (Dahl), The Poacher's Son and Trespasser (Doiron), Joseph Anton (Rushdie), Watching the English (Fox) name the best of the crop.
7) Thinking of books: Let's say a biographer has taken the task of writing your biography. What would you title your life story?
I'm really hoping I'll be dead when/if this every happens. I'll let them pick. I might suggest I Hate Publishers since I say it at least once a week at work.
8) 2008 is also the year Paul Newman died of cancer. Name a Newman movie.
The Color of Money. Why that one? No clue--I haven't actually watched it.
9) Random question: Do you like garlic?
I do. My mom was not enthralled with it, never really cooked with it, but when I discovered! What a revelation!

3 sweet-talkers :

Kwizgiver said...

I remember seeing The Color of Money and thinking Tom Cruise ruined it.

Diana_CT said...

I'm hooked on Outlander, I read all the series and most of associated books. What worry about is that it takes her 3 years to publish a new book and I'm 66 so when the next book is published I'll by 69 and then 72, so she better hurry up and finish the series!

The Gal Herself said...

You're the only one who mentioned jewelry when answering what you're wearing. Nice detail.

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