Saturday, August 1, 2020

Saturday get to know you better questions... moonlighting!

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme. 

Saturday 9: Moonlighting (1985)
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1) Moonlighting was an award-winning comedy-drama that ran from 1985 to 1989. Are you familiar with the show? Were you a fan?
A: this was one of my all time favorite shows... the writing was so very clever and the delivery by the stars was inspired!

2) The series revolved around The Blue Moon Detective Agency in Los Angeles. There have been countless TV shows and movies about detectives and their cases, yet Crazy Sam doesn't know anyone who has ever hired a private investigator. How about you? Have you ever had anything or anyone investigated?
A: I tried to find my birth mother but hit walls because Florida laws support hiding facts from adopted kids. I even had a maiden name but several people tried to locate info and couldn't.

3) The agency was named Blue Moon because one of the owners, Maddie Hayes, was a model known as The Blue Moon Girl, famous for promoting Blue Moon Shampoo. If we were to rename their detective agency based on the shampoo you most recently used, what would it be called?
A: Pantene Private Eye.... "you lose 'em, we'll find 'em"

4) Cybill Shepherd played Maddie Hayes. Cybill believes we can all find romance many times and said she considers the concept of one true love as "dramatic treacle." Do you agree?
A: lovely to say, we can love many people through our lives... but love is not enough. You need love, plus shared values, mutual respect, and a big dose of humor to stay together. I do believe when you find your person, it's special, so in that way I do believe...

5) David Addison was played by Bruce Willis. At the beginning of his career he couldn't support himself as a actor and held down part-time jobs as a security guard, shuttle bus driver and bartender. How many different occupations have you had?
A: gosh this made me think... baby sitter, mail room batcher, clothing store clerk, manager of a fruit business, nanny, inventory taker, Berlitz language instructor, art gallery clerk and framer, asst to a fine arts show producer, quiltmaker, craft show circuit, Renaissance wench performer, actress in musical theater, abuse/neglect caseworker, lecturer and teacher of art techniques, travel agent... non paying job, caretaker of my poodle

6) The Moonlighting theme was co-written and performed by Al Jarreau. While in college, Al planned on being a career counselor. Yet once he began performing with a jazz trio, he knew that music was where his heart was. Tell us about a time you found joy from an unexpected source.
A: I went to a dance one night, in another town, and met the man I would marry one year later

7) Moonlighting was created by Glenn Gordon Caron. ABC gave him the opportunity based on his work on Remington Steele and Taxi. Of these three shows -- Moonlighting, Remington Steele and Taxi -- which would you prefer to binge watch?
A: Moonlighting for sure
8) In 1985, the year Moonlighting premiered, Coca Cola introduced The New Coke. It was not successful and disappeared from store shelves quickly. What's the most recent beverage you drank?
A: coffee coffee coffee! (as I type this) and water before that... as my friend Cindy says, "hydrate before you caffeinate"

9) Random question  -- Each day, do you put more time into improving your mind or your appearance?
A: sure, make me think of the gray hair and wrinkles that have shown up... my mind I suppose although not a choice, it's my creativity that takes my focus. Check my last two posts for more on that!

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  1. "hydrate before you caffeinate"
    Most definitely, I ended up in the hospital because I didn't. Now I can't have any caffeine, because I developed a heart arrhythmia

  2. Your friend's advice is great!

  3. I’ve never heard “hydrate before you caffeinate” but it makes sense

  4. I love your answer to #4! That is so true. I loved your answers! Have a great weekend.

  5. I don't drink any caffeine at all, and I'm surprised you can. The body is weird and amazing, isn't it?

  6. Have you ever done an DNA test? My son did one and it connected him to children and other relatives of my birth father.

  7. Moonlighting was one of my favorites at that time. You are so correct about hydrating. I ended up at Urgent Care twice for one issue but was dehydrated as well and had to have IV’s. Great answer to the love question. I think love has different connotations depending on age and life’s circumstances.