Daily Prompt: Que Sera Sera

Daily Prompt: Que Sera Sera

Do you believe in fate or do you believe you can control your own destiny?

Tonight is a departure for me.  I normally tell stories here, and I refrain from speaking directly to you, the reader.  I feel like if you really want to know what I think that you could read the bumper stickers on the back of my truck but…

When I hear the term Que Sera Sera, my mind goes to Doris Day. I just can’t help it. It was her signature song and it is one of those songs that gets into your head and burrows deep, like a computer virus. Left unchecked and untreated it might cause irreparable harm. I tried to write some fiction to go with the prompt but I couldn’t even remember the rest of the prompt. Doris just kept singing.
I figured that if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. So I devised a short quiz.

First there is a numeric list of song titles (from 1 to 12) drawn from a cross section of different musical genres. I would consider these songs to be “signature songs” for the artists in the second list (alpha characters A to L). Now you need to get a writing implements (a pencil and paper will work) and match up the song with the artist. Don’t peek at the answers before you complete the entire test.

1 correct answer – congratulations, you remembered about Doris Day from earlier in this post
2-4 correct answers – very good, you have a relatively “virus free” brain
5-8 correct answers – yellow flag, you should definitely run a scan and try to clean those out of your memory systems
9-12 correct answers – “danger danger” you should seriously consider a reformat and reinstallation of your Operating System

Song Titles                                                 Artists
1. Boom Boom                                        A. Andy Williams
2. Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow        B. Bill Haley and the Comets
3. I Wanna Be Sedated                      C. Blondie
4. In A Gadda Da Vida                        D. Dean Martin
5. In the Mood                                        E. Doris Day
6. Love is a Battlefield                        F. Frank Zappa
7. Moon River                                         G. Glenn Miller
8. One Way or Another                    H. Iron Butterfly
9. Purple Haze                                        I. Jimi Hendrix
10. Que Sera Sera                                J. John Lee Hooker
11. Rock Around the Clock            K. Pat Benetar
12. That’s Amore                                  L. The Ramones

All done?  OK then – scroll on down for the answers







1J, 2F, 3L, 4H, 5G, 6K, 7A, 8C, 9I, 10E, 11B, 12D

Legal Disclaimer that my lawyers tell me I must include: 
This post is intended to be funny. No one is really being encouraged to reformat their brains or their computers. It is a joke. The author cannot be responsible for the irresponsible behavior of others. Have a nice day!

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Daily Prompt: Moments to Remember

Daily Prompt: Moments to Remember

What are the three most memorable moments — good or bad, happy or sad — in your life? Go!
When I was born
Doctors still slapped you on the ass.
I don’t really remember her doing it but it has to qualify as a memorable moment.
Talk about culture shock!

When I fell in love
Folks still took their commitments seriously.
I don’t really remember the exact moment – I don’t think it was sudden – more like slow and self affirming.
Talk about life changing!

When I woke this morning
My eyes still opened.
I don’t really remember my dreams but I remember waking to a new day where anything can happen and probably will.
Talk about high expectations!

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