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Lori’s Childhood Trivia Round 10

It’s time for another rousing round of Lori’s Childhood Trivia!

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Welcome to the most nostalgic game show in this corner of the Internet! The rules are easy. Each day, I put out a new clue about something from the 1970s. One guess per person per day and no googling.

By entering a guess, you are eligible to grab the image below and add it to your bloggy bling. You can either copy the image and link to this hyperlink, or get the code here.


If you win, you get upgraded from Player bling to Winner bling (like Andy‘s). Groovy, man.

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The category is phenomenon.

Clue #1: hemp

(Cue suspenseful music.)

Whaddaya say?

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California beauty Martha guest-posted on All Thumbs Reviews this week. Read her thumbs-up review about an organic and healthful skin care line.

HEY YOU GUYS!

Andy wins with her answer of Electric Company.

Reviewing the clues:

Clue#1: Anita (West Side Story) Rita Moreno
Clue #2: Violet (Willy Wonka) Denise Nickerson, who was in the Short Circus
Clue #3: Chauffeur (Driving Miss Daisy) Morgan Freeman
Clue #4: David (as in Letterman, The Adventures of)
Clue #5: Cliff (Huxtable, in The Cosby Show)
Clue #6: Bismarck-ish. Or maybe Moorhead-ish. (Fargo North, Decoder!)
Clue #7: Furniture-philia (Love of Chair)
Clue #8: Coco (as in Fame) Irene Cara, who was in the Short Circus

It was Laugh In for children, just a terrifically entertaining show, chock full of talent. I wish they’d remake it for my kids’ generation.

I just checked out (again) the Best of Electric Company from the library. This week the kids and I will sit down with some of my favorite skits.

Like this one (notice the guy once known as “Easy Reader”).

Thanks for playing, YOU GUYS!

Balls. Bourbon Balls.

(Lori’s Childhood Trivia is below the recipe part of the post.)

Emma is hosting a recipe exchange for the holidays. I’m getting my entry in early because, well, when you see how yummy these are, you’re going to want to have a batch on hand from now through, oh, Halloween 2009.

Emma has asked us to tell why the recipe is special.

This recipe in my 3-ring kitchen binder is a tattered photocopy of my dad’s handwriting, dated 1969. Now, my dad knows his way around a grill but he most definitely does NOT make cookies. So the fact that he wrote down a recipe and hung on to it means that it made him a hit at work. He and my mom made it every December for him to bring to his aerospace facility (think Mad Men for chemical engineers). The treats held a fascination for me because the whole time I was growing up, I was unable to partake.

Now I can. And I do.

Bourbon Balls (or, as I prefer, Rum Balls)
2 1/2 C crushed vanilla wafers
1 C confectioners sugar
1 C chopped pecans (optional)
2 T powdered cocoa
3 T white corn syrup
1/2 – 3/4 C bourbon or rum or scotch. Pick your poison.

Mix ingredients in order given. Form balls, roll in confectioners sugar. Store in covered container.

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Now I pick at least 5 blogger buddies to include in the recipe exchange. We are all to leave our permalinks at Emma’s post, with the end result being a delicious compilation of bloggy goodness.

I pick Bloorb (gotcha back!), Pamela Jeanne, Luna, Steph (as always, just to tick her off), and Marge.

See AK’s post for more specific directions.

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Lori’s Childhood Trivia Round 9, Clue #8

It’s Lori’s Childhood Trivia, where I dredge up something from the 1970s you (hopefully) enjoyed the way I did, and you figure out what it is by my carefully meted out clues. Here are the all available clues, with some depth added in.

Clue#1: Anita (as in West Side Story)
Clue #2: Violet (as in Willy Wonka)
Clue #3: Chauffeur
Clue #4: David
Clue #5: Cliff
Clue #6: Bismarck-ish. Or maybe Moorhead-ish.
Clue #7: Furniture-philia
Clue #8: Coco

For the scoop on this game and for past rounds, click here. Rummage around for some happy memories, songs, toys, and laughs, and get your player bling.

What’s your guess?

Perfect Moment Monday: Oh, yeah!

(Read all the way to the bottom for Lori’s Childhood Trivia .)

Reed and I pick up Tessa from school. We head to the dollar store to look for costumes. No luck, and on a whim (OK, mine) we drive through the nearby Dairy Queen for our favorite treats: bright blue squishees for them and a hot-fudge with cherry malt for me. Delightfully decadent.

We drive west toward a discount store. The mountains are green and gold, the sky blue, with red leaves on the trees that line the street. The afternoon sun is warm and I can sense the cold front about to hit. I savor.

John Cougar (the name tells you the era) comes on the radio. I crank it. The kids are rockin’ in the back seat — arms flailing and heads bopping — and we are all three singing at the top of our lungs on this gorgeous afternoon.

Oh yeah. Life goes on. Long after the thrill of living is gone.
Oh yeah. Life goes on. Long after the thrill of living is gone.

The kids love it when they know the lyrics.

We drink and sing some more. I breathe in the perfection of the moment.

Hold on to 16 as long as you ca-an.
Changes come around real soon make us women and men.

I was just about that age when the song came out. It makes me feel my life has come full circle.

We sip our treats in between lungfuls of the song.

My kids are happy. We are happy together, and it’s a moment of joy.

Leave a comment this week with a link to your Perfect Moment, or the Moment itself. I’ll move up to the body of this post as the week goes by.

Once you make a Perfect Moment post, you are qualified to place this button on your blog.

I Capture
Perfect Moments.


Click here for previous collections of Perfect Moments. Now. What Perfect Moment have you recently been aware of?

1. MrsSpock‘s perfect moment includes a baby, a husband, and a drunken sailor.

2. Martha and her kids spend a perfecto afternoon amid kids, sunflowers, pumpkins, and gorgeous sunshine.

3. Kork enjoys an extended snuggle, filled with trust and love and surrender.

4. Cara enjoys a Marriage Retreat. No roughing it required.

5. Farmwife gets an invitation to play from her 1-year old daughter.

6. Tami is actually ready for her Halloween-slash-40th birthday party an hour early!

7. Amy has all the necessary ingredients for a perfect moment: good book, good drink, and time to enjoy them

8. Robin shares Perfect Moments from Halloweens past.

9. Beth: I had a perfect moment Monday night when I got to see Gloria Steinem at the Broomfield Auditorium. She is 74 and was wearing this form fitting outfit and a metal belt. She looked really good, and was wonderful to listen to as well. I thought, there’s still hope for sexy after 70! Woohoo!

10. Sheri: I am experiencing my perfect moment right now. My 11 year old son is practicing his clarinet for me. Even though he is sometimes a bit off-pitch and there are some squeaks, it is music to my ears! I love watching my kids grow up. Very cool!

11. Yours?
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Lori’s Childhood Trivia Round 9, Clue #7

It’s Lori’s Childhood Trivia, where I dredge up something from the 1970s you (hopefully) enjoyed the way I did, and you figure out what it is by my carefully meted out clues. Here are the all available clues, and a hint.

Clue#1: Anita
Clue #2: Violet
Clue #3: Chauffeur
Clue #4: David
Clue #5: Cliff
Clue #6: Bismarck-ish. Or maybe Moorhead-ish.
Clue #7: Furniture-philia

The hint I promised yesterday is this: some clues are derivative. Indirect. 2 degrees of separation. Y’all were too clever with the direct stuff.

For the scoop on this game and for past rounds, click here. Rummage around for some happy memories, songs, toys, and laughs, and get your player bling.

What’s your guess?