Saturday, October 26, 2019

More Random Thoughts

So I’m subbing and my class was full of kids from Puerto Rico learning English and I asked them a question. They asked one back.

First mine.
Sam Moore up top
Dave Draper down below.
Sam and Dave

When you sleep do you dream in English or Spanish? Everything came to a dead halt while they thought about that. Most of them, if not all, said Spanish but it was a question they hadn’t heard before. I went a step further and asked them that when they speak in what language do they think? They said it depends on what language they’re speaking.

Now their turn.

I was asked do I have a cell phone. Yes. Here came the kicker...when you dream how often is it in your dream? Uh, never and isn’t that weird? I’d never even thought of that before. You?

Salmon is a fish as we all know. For years I've been saying salmon dave whenever anyone says salmon. Get it? It's really Sam and Dave and I have to give a shoutout to my guy Sam Moore. I can remember my mother playing Hold On I’m Coming and dancing around the kitchen with her.

Good times.

Harry Smith, Me, Paula Zahn
Harry Smith was my partner in crime when I worked at CBS. He was from the midwest, Chicago, and went to college at Central in Iowa. He also said things I never heard before. An example...you'd ask him if he wanted a piece of cake and he would say, "Just a skosh." That means just a little. I'd never heard that word. Harry also said something that I say to this day, "Love you like a brother-in-law."


I love research, love homework, when doing interviews.  I used to say as the interviewer I was the matador, the person being interviewed was the bull, and the questions were the cape. File that under too much time on my hands.

When I first moved to Orlando I couldn't believe you could actually swim in the pool on Christmas day. So in I went. I haven't been in on Christmas since.  Too cold.

One other thing.

It seems there are a lot of out of towners here. You see stickers on their cars that proclaim where they came from. Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sawx, LA Dodgers, Detroit Red Wings, and on and on and on.

I was at a Toys Are Us with my twins (when they were little) and as I was leaving I saw a young dad with his kid in the parking lot. He had a Yankee hat on. I said, "Go Yankees." Without skipping a beat he said, "All day."

And that is too funny.








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