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1) In this song, Gloria Estefan encourages us to stand up and make it happen. What’s something you want to accomplish this fine Saturday?
I am actually ahead of myself this week. I planned to get all the broken cassette boxes tossed. WTIT recorded first on reel-to-reel tape. In the mid-eighties, I transferred them all to cassette. After I retired, I finished transferring them all to digital. But the tapes were in a flood and all the storage units broke. So last week I replaced 25 of them from eBay. But the broken pones were all over the garage. But every time I went out this week I cleaned a bit and finished yesterday. It’s a beautiful spring day. I think I’ll take a drive.
2) She sings that we’ve all been through some nasty weather. How has winter 2021/22 treated you thus far (weather wise)?
Winter sucks. My last one. No mas. I should in Phoenix by mid-June.
3) Best known as a recording artist, Gloria is also a best-selling author of children’s books. When you were a kid, were you a big reader? As I have previously stated that my ADHD makes reading anything other than newspapers hard. I do read for four or five hours every day, but no books. Not then, not now.
4) In addition to music and writing, she’s a linguist. As a college student, she supported herself as an English/French/Spanish translator at Miami International Airport. When were you most recently at an airport? Were you traveling yourself, or picking someone up/dropping them off? I was traveling back from Phoenix in January. Dead of winter, 73 degrees.
5) Gloria made her acting debut in 1999’s Music of the Heart, a Meryl Streep movie about music teachers in Harlem. Did you have music classes in school? Have you ever taken private lessons?
6) Today Gloria is one of the celebrity residents of Star Island, a man-made island in Biscayne Bay. Star Island is connected to the mainland by MacArthur Causeway, named for General Douglas MacArthur. Tell us about a street in your neighborhood, and who it’s named for.
The name of my road is “Sharon”. It’s named after Sharon Hootsfelt, who was the first woman in Connecticut to be shot out of a red cannon.
It happened in 1932 in Bridgeport. It was a Tuesday. She also the first woman who died being shot out of a cannon of any color.
7) 1989, the year “Get on Your Feet” was popular, was the year of the first HDTV broadcast. By 1998, high-def shows and TVs were dominant. How many TVs are in your home? Do you watch shows on your computer or phone?
8) Also in 1989, The Simpsons premiered. It’s now the longest-running prime-time TV show ever. Are you a fan? Not really. I’ve watched a handful of episodes, and it is very funny. I’m just not that into animation.9) Random question: Should husbands wear their wedding rings? Only if they wants to stay married.
We recorded our second to last show last night. I wasn’t planning to have the extra session, but Rock begged me to. Then last night, he didn’t show. On tape, I called him, knowing he wouldn’t answer. My message, “Hi Rock, Bud. Really?????????????” I’m over it now. My expectations for the finale are significantly lower now. But part of the reason I am leaving without hesitance, is that WTIT attendance has down. But everything ends, and part of my new beginnings will not be worrying arranging play dates. 🙂 I hope your Saturday is spectacular. Join Mimi’s “Post for Peace” movement. Copy this banner and fly it next weekend! Also, please join us next time. Same time. Same blog.