Saturday, August 17, 2019

Saturday 9


Saturday 9

I've missed participating in the Saturday 9 for a few weeks so I'm glad to be linking up this morning. Although, I am totally unfamiliar with this song from the Gilmore girls.



Where You Lead (1971)


1) This is the theme of The Gilmore Girls, a TV show that ran  from 2000 to 2007. It recently enjoyed renewed popularity as a reboot. Were you a fan?
No I was not a fan. I've  never, ever even seen one episode.  I'm not a fan of sitcoms and if I remember correctly, this was a sitcom.

2) The show is about thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore, her teenage daughter Rory, and her parents, Richard and Emily. The four of them had dinner together every Friday night. Who did you have dinner with on Friday? What was on the menu?

We enjoyed dinner with some friends at The Fish House.  It's hard to beat for a good, casual meal of either fried catfish,grilled or fried shrimp or crayfish (in season). 

3) Lorelai is outgoing and talkative. How about you? Are you seldom at a loss for words?

Yes, I would describe myself as outgoing and talkative.  While I seldom find myself at a loss for words, I do try to remember that the Lord gave us one mouth and two ears for a reason.  Sometimes it really is BEST if we listen and not try to think of the next word we're going to say. Folks can tire easily of incessant talking  but they seem to really appreciate a listening ear.

4) Rory dreamed of going to an Ivy League school and then becoming a broadcast journalist. When you were in high school, what were your ambitions?

Well, if I am totally truthful, it was to get married and have a family.  Going to college was rarely even discussed in our home and I am sorry about that.  I think college CAN play a real important part in kids lives.  Not that I think it is imperative, I do not.  But, I do wish that I had gone to college and had some of the wonderful experiences it can afford.  I have done just fine without it and I have done just fine in a 48 year marriage.  I didn't marry the year I graduated, but the following year.  I was still just a child but, of course, I thought I was grown.  Thankfully I married a very patient man that hung on and stood by my side as I grew up and matured. It certainly helped that he was 5 1/2 years older. ~grin~ 


5) Rory's grandfather (and Lorelai's dad) went to Yale and performed with the Whiffenpoofs, Yale's famous a cappella group. Have you ever sung in front of an audience?

More times than I can count.  My brother, that is 3 years younger than me, and I sang together for several years in our teen years.  He was quite the guitarist and we even sang for special events at times.  Then, until about 12 years ago I was known to sing solos and so enjoyed that.  I have sort of a Karen Carpenter type voice or perhaps I should say, I did have.  Acid reflux pretty much took my singing voice but thankfully it hasn't taken my talking voice. ~chuckle~

6) Rory's grandmother (and Lorelai's mother) Emily was very active in civic organizations and worked hard on the Hartford Zoological Society's Annual Silent Auction. Have you ever attended an auction? 

Yes, I have attended several silent auctions and just a very few regular auctions.  Regular auctions make me nervous. ~chuckle~

7) Alexis Bledel, who played Rory, went on to appear in Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale. Of these three shows -- Gilmore Girls, Mad Men andThe Handmaid's Tale -- which would you prefer to binge watch?

Well, I've never heard of any of these, so I don't have a desire to binge watch any of them.  Besides, the only show I have ever binged watched and Hubby watched it with me, is Longmire.  What a show!!!!

8) Carole King originally wrote this week's song, "Where You Lead," for her Tapestry album. Do you have a favorite Carole King song?

I love Carole King and one of my favorites is "You've Got a Friend."  She has such a great voice and I enjoy listening to all of her songs. 
 
9) Random question: If zoo animals could talk, which animal do you imagine would be the rudest?
What an interesting question............I think I would say the monkey.  They are so all over the place and if they are behind glass they will come right up and press their face to the glass right in front of the guests.  I think they would not care whose business they got into and that they would bother me greatly.


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

7 comments:

  1. Love love all these answers,Lea, like you I didn't go to college, I had the same desire as you, to be a wife, mother and homemaker. I now wish that I had furthered my education. But life's lessons have taught me so much more I am sure. ~smile~
    Karen Carpenter is one of the finest singers I have ever heard, what a shame she past on at such a young age, I would loved to have heard you sing..
    Thanks for sharing,
    Have a great weekend.
    Sue

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  2. Your dinner with friends sounds nice on Friday night. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

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  3. I think the monkeys win the rudeness question! LOL I enjoyed this week's questions, even though I did not ever watch those shows. Happy weekend!

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  4. Having been in Dallas all weekend, I did not participate in this week's Saturday blog. But, I think many of my answers would have been quite similar to yours.

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  5. I went with Baboons, but same species.

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  6. I agree about the monkey and you'll find my ambitions for life were very similar :) I hope you can stop by:

    https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2019/08/saturday-9-where-you-lead-8179.html

    Colletta

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  7. I'm loving the answers and the reasoning behind everyone's #9 answer.

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