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  1. I've been listening to Dolly Parton lately, and had this thought the other day: I know the song is from the point of view of the wronged woman, but what if Jolene really loves the guy she's being begged not to take away? What if she can have any man, but he's the only one she's ever wanted? Yeah, I've had a little too much time to think about this.
  2. I'm planning on starting a re-read of Moreta, Dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey this weekend. It seemed rather timely, given that it deals with a worldwide pandemic (maybe that's redundant), and I'll be home all next week due to my essential job's week-on/week-off schedule to prevent my coworkers and me from potentially infecting each other with coronavirus.
  3. The fact that there are other St. Francises (?) who don't fit the clue is exactly the reason they shouldn't have accepted it without the "of Assisi". Or at least asked for more, if that was in the first round. I know they do crap like that all the time, but it really annoys me. I mean, just because only one Wyeth painted Christina's World doesn't mean that they should've accepted "Wyeth" as the answer without requiring the first name. Which of course they did. It was an instaget for me. I did a project on Belize in middle school, or, as it was then known, British Honduras. (Yes, I'm old.) The answers of Ecuador and Panama surprised me - I guess even smart people are ill-informed about Central & South American geography. I get a little confused about which C.A. country is on which coast, but I do know Panama is at the bottom and Ecuador is in South America. I got all of those except McMurtry. I said Cormac McCarthy. I was surprised no one knew Taylor Swift. I did quite badly in the Chicago category. I missed them all except windy city. I don't know much about Chicago, apparently. That's why I ended up saying pads. I remember 80s fashion well. <shudder>
  4. I was like the one contestant who tried to make rotors an article of clothing. I've heard of brake shoes, but didn't think of them, and I haven't heard anyone talk about distributor caps in years, and wouldn't have known where in the engine they go anyway. I'm not really a car person. I didn't know cap or answering machine, but did get the others, assuming of course that Sonora would be acceptable. I called the Brady Bill when I saw the category, but got Lend-Lease right away.
  5. The date I was on Jeopardy. He wanted to know.
  6. And yet people complain about other people's voices, assuming, I guess, that theirs are vocal affectations. I'm sorry, but Susan uptalked ever single sentence last night, and her voice is annoying as hell, regardless of whether or not it's natural. She can't be gone soon enough for me. I had an interesting experience Wednesday night. I've gotten used to being sort of a minor celebrity at the courthouse where I work because I was on Jeopardy, but I've never been asked for my autograph before. Wednesday, my pizza was delivered just as Jeopardy was starting and I got into a conversation with the delivery driver about it. When he found out that I'd been on the show, he told me it was his birthday and asked me to sign his birthday card. It was flattering, if a little weird.
  7. I didn't think of Maverick being an equine name, even though it is. I associated it with a James Garner tv show. Oops, make that bovine, according to the online dictionary. Well, ranch-related anyway. But you wouldn't really be saddling up an unbranded/motherless calf, so maybe the clue was hinting at Maverick, the western tv show.
  8. Thanks for the info. I might check it out when I get a chance. I knew about the Canada thing - wonder why that is?
  9. For some athletes, training is a major financial burden. But from the various responses I've seen, they pretty much agree that, however difficult it might make their quest for the Olympics, postponing was the correct thing to do for everyone. After Charles, who may end up being just fine.
  10. I'm very sorry for the situation in which you find yourself. It's really rough, and I hope it improves as soon as possible. If news about celebrities doing things like advising other people to self-isolate or posting videos to try to cheer people up is making you angry, I guess just do your best to avoid it if you can. But I do think what those people are doing might help others, especially if they convince younger fans to self-isolate whenever possible to help slow the spread of this virus.
  11. I liked his voice but hated what he did to the arrangement of Have You Ever Seen The Rain. Some songs don't need fixing, damn it.
  12. I got lucky, and he was done bloviating by the time my local station airs Jeopardy. I got both of those, as well as promotion and "hit the nail on the head". I said chitlins for chicharrones, forgetting that I needed two 'ch's. I forgot about the Maybach. And I must shamefacedly confess to not getting Maverick, despite my parents having owned two of them when I was a kid. My idiot brother killed the two-door red one (nicknamed the Cinnamon Tic-Tac), otherwise I might eventually have bought it from him when I got my license; I loved that little car. I wondered about that - thanks for the info.
  13. Nope, can't afford the service or a new phone. All I do with my phone is send texts & make calls once in awhile, so I don't really want to spend the money. Eventually TracFone will stop supporting the cellphone I have (probably when they upgrade to 4G everywhere) and I'll probably have to get a smart phone then. Last time they upgraded, they gave me a new phone, but I'm sure it's too much to hope next time.
  14. Yes, certainly, but they wouldn't have been stupid answers if someone didn't know they were spin-offs of All in the Family. Wrong, but not stupid.
  15. Okaaay, I did not know that. Well, I still like her voice. And it's not like songs by female artists get played on country radio much, so I can understand wanting more exposure. (I'm not going to judge the age difference - it's more than I would go for myself, but I've known people with almost that many years between them who've had long, good relationships.)
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