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Gloria – Song Lyric Sunday – Never # 1

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Gloria – Song Lyric Sunday – Never # 1

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This week the theme is songs that were very popular, but never made it to # 1 on the charts.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/06/25/missed-it-by-that-much-2/

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The prompt today is a bit different. We have to find some song that didn’t reach the # 1 spot on the charts. I think this one I chose should have, but it only came close … at # 2. (I’m just going by the US charts such as Billboard).

“Gloria”, is a song I really like a lot. I’ve heard it a lot on the radio, too. To me it tells about a girl who is trying to decide if her thoughts are her own, or maybe just a dream or fantasy, or is she really hearing voices in her head.  … Or … Maybe she’s a spy who is programmed to follow this guy, and she has an implanted microphone in her head where she hears the voices of her programmers telling her what to do and think. ??

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There is a lot more information on this song that is interesting at the link below.

From a Wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_(Umberto_Tozzi_song)

Gloria” (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡlɔːrja]) is a 1979 love song written and composed in Italian by Umberto Tozzi and Giancarlo Bigazzi, and afterwards translated to English by Jonathan King. A 1982 cover version by American singer Laura Branigan peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Weeks at No. 2: three
Peak Date: Nov. 27, 1982

This was in the U. S. charts. It did reach number one in Canada and Australia.

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“Gloria”, by Laura Branigan, was released from her album, “Branigan”, in 1982. It was written by Umberto Tozzi, Giancarlo Bigazzi, ad Trevor Veitch, and Laura Brannigan (she co-wrote some lyrics on her cover of this song). It is on the Atlantic label.

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Gloria, you’re always on the run now
Running after somebody, you gotta get him somehow
I think you’ve got to slow down before you start to blow it
I think you’re headed for a breakdown, so be careful not to show it
You really don’t remember, was it something that he said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?
Gloria, don’t you think you’re fallin’?
If everybody wants you, why isn’t anybody callin’?
You don’t have to answer
Leave them hangin’ on the line, oh oh oh, calling Gloria
Gloria (Gloria), I think they got your number (Gloria)
I think they got the alias (Gloria) that you’ve been living under (Gloria)
But you really don’t remember, was it something that they said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?
A ha ha, a ha ha, Gloria, how’s it gonna go down?
Will you meet him on the main line, or will you catch him on the rebound?
Will you marry for the money, take a lover in the afternoon?
Feel your innocence slipping away, don’t believe it’s comin’ back soon
And you really don’t remember, was it something that he said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?
Gloria, don’t you think you’re fallin’?
If everybody wants you, why isn’t anybody callin’?
You don’t have to answer
Leave them hangin’ on the line, oh-oh-oh, calling Gloria
Gloria (Gloria), I think they got your number (Gloria)
I think they got the alias (Gloria) that you’ve been living under (Gloria)
But you really don’t remember, was it something that they said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?
Source: LyricFind
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Flower of the Day – Yellow Mums

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Flower of the Day – Yellow Mums

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At the garden center they had a lot of these hanging baskets of all kinds of flowers. These yellow chrysanthemums sure caught my eye.

 

 

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2022/06/25/fotd-june-26-chrysanthemum/

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Fibbing Friday

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Fibbing Friday

Fibbing Friday

This weekly challenge presents some questions that we are to give wrong answer to. It’s all in fun.

To join in this weekly challenge, and see other entries, just click the link below:

Here are the new questions for Fibbing Friday. Thanks, Di! 🙂

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/06/24/fibbing-friday-24th-june/

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This week has no theme at all and just a mish mash of silly questions inviting you to give sillier answers.

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1. What is liquid gold?  … This is some kind of furniture polish from the old days.

2. What is housemaid’s knee? … This is a strap on knee pad that construction workers use so they won’t hurt their actual knee.

3. Why is the Eiffel Tower so named? … Because Eiffel sounds like waffle, and the tower kind of looks like a waffle, except really tall.

4. Can elephants swim? … Of course they can because their big ears act as flotation devices.

5. What is a pot hole? … This is a special place where you stash your ‘stuff’.

6. What is a woolly pulley? … A fuzzy worm who predicts the weather.

7. What is a tap washer? … A ‘smart’ laundry machine. You only have to tap it to get it to wash clothes.

8. Why do we have warts on our fingers but corns on our toes? … I don’t know but don’t want either.

9. What is a pendulum? … This is a woman who acts as a midwife, and she writes down her observations.

10. Where will you find a pupil and iris? … You”ll find both at a garden society class. Pupils learn about Iris flowers.

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Produce Test – SOCS – Product/Produce

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Produce Test – SOCS – Product/Produce

https://lindaghill.com/2022/06/24/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-june-25-2022/

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Our Stream of Consciousness prompt today is the words product/produce. Thanks, Linda!

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When I need some fresh vegetable or fruit, I don’t say I need a produce product. I just name the item I want, like I need some apples, or potatoes, and that’s that.

Then, there’s the photo of some vegetables sitting on a shelf (below the surveys sign) at the grocery store. I just thought it was funny/odd, because of the little sign over the produce, which says ‘produce test’. There was no other explanation. The fruit and veggies looked fine. I suppose it was to show how a fresh one is to look, but sounded like they were in school, being given a test! I had the clerk, who was working behind the customer service counter, take the photo for me, with my phone. She was nice to do that. 🙂

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Imagined conversation between produce:

Mr. Green Pepper: Hey you on the right … Mr. Garlic … What’s this test for?

Mr. Garlic: I’m not sure, but I didn’t study for it.

Miss Nectarine (to the left): I didn’t study either, but I’m cute, so I’ll pass the test.

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Flower of the Day – Hypericum & Berries

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Flower of the Day – Hypericum & Berries

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Here’s an interesting plant that has leafy greens and bright red berries.

It’s the Hypericum, and I read that it is also known as St. John’s Wort. It is a bush, and has large flowers that bloom out in the summer. It’s become somewhat popular to use in flower arrangements.

Okay, I read more about them, and here’s what I found out. They are also called St. John’s Wort, they are poisonous, but are used to treat many medical conditions. That seems strange to me, but others know better than me. They are considered a weed by many, and seem to take over if left to spread. Florists do use them a lot in arrangements.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2022/06/24/fotd-june-25-tutsan/

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Throwback Thursday – Fireworks

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Throwback Thursday – Fireworks

https://lssattitudeofgratitude.wordpress.com/2022/06/23/throwback-thursday-44-fireworks-celebrations/#like-15937

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Today’s questions from Lauren asks us to remember our experiences with fireworks. Thanks, Lauren! 🙂

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1) What are your earliest memories of watching fireworks?  … I don’t remember any fireworks when I was a kid, but after getting married we did see some on special occasions.

2) Were you more afraid or excited at the time? … Fireworks are so pretty, I was excited to see & hear them.

3) What occasions were celebrated with watching fireworks? … 4th of July and New Year’s Eve

4) Did you travel to fireworks shows, or did your family have their own, safe and sane explosives? … None when I was a kid. Later the Mr. and I never traveled to see any, as they were popped in the neighborhood, or in the same town in a city demonstration.

5) Did you ever light off illegal fireworks? … No, I’ve never lit a firework.

6) Did you typically have a family celebration before the nighttime display? What did it include? … We never had fireworks when I was a kid, but we did have a 4th of July cook out or something usually.

7) As you grew older, did your feelings about fireworks change? … No, I still like seeing them, but don’t want to be close to them.

8) Now the thinker: Many places are restricting fireworks now because of the trauma it can cause to pets, young children, and sensitive adults. How do you feel about restricting fireworks? … I hate that pets and kids and some adults are terrified of the loud bangs. And it can go on for hours, and sometimes several nights in a row. I know our city has a no fireworks law, but nobody pays attention to it, so it happens every year in neighborhoods all over. I don’t know what should be done. The city has a legal show at a large park that people can go to, but that doesn’t stop the illegal fireworks going off.

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Now, there are 4 times I remember well about fireworks.

1. 4th of July – A legal fireworks display that was fairly close to my aunt’s house one year. We family gathered for a cookout in her back yard to visit and watch the display. It was great! She lives kind of out in the country, so it was legal to have personal fireworks, and there was a stand to buy them at the end of her road. Something happened and the whole stand caught fire. Firetrucks came, there was fire & smoke everywhere, and roads were blocked for hours. It took us forever to finally go home.

2. New Year’s Eve – Germany – We were at a party with friends, and there were so many people popping fireworks in the area that it sounded like a war was going on. Very exciting!

3. Bon-Odori Festival – Japan – This was a huge festival with food and display booths, and a wonderful fireworks display at night. (Bon-Odori is actually to celebrate the ancestors). My husbands Army unit had a booth there, too.

4. July 4th – Ft. Hood TX Army base – A huge celebration with night time fireworks, and all through the day activities. There was a large stage where musicians played – some local bands, and some famous recording artists. This was just down the street from our house, so we went for awhile.

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Flower of the Day – Starter Kit

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Flower of the Day – Starter Kit

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This is pretty cool looking. It’s an Amaryllis bulb that has green sprouts on the top of the brown bulb. I guess it is a starter kit for growing the pretty white flower.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2022/06/23/fotd-june-24-teasel/

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Flower of the Day – Whimsy

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Flower of the Day – Whimsy

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Fun flower containers add a bit of whimsy to any plant.

I saw this cute little flower at the store.  It has some dark pink flowers, and they are in a small ceramic pot that looks like a pink flamingo.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2022/06/22/fotd-june-23-bearded-iris/

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© 2022 BS