Friday, December 6, 2019

Saturday 9- The Champion

Saturday 9: The Champion (2018)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is about doing what it takes to win. What's the most recent competition you won? (Yes, online solitaire counts.)  I do not remember.  I won $1000 on the radio one time though for recognizing a song and being a certain number caller.

2) The lyrics tell us to "go ahead and put your bets on me." Do you often play games of chance -- like the office football pool, or slot machines, or the lottery?  nope

3) The video includes footage of young people competing in The Special Olympics. What's your favorite sport to watch? Is it the same sport you most enjoying playing?  I do not really play sports, but I love to watch baseball and football.

4) This week's featured artist, Carrie Underwood, first came to America's attention when she won on American Idol. Prior to competing on that show, she'd never been on an airplane. How old were you when you took your first flight?  I have never been on an airplane.  I am not afraid to, we do not travel much and when we do we usually drive.

5) Carrie loves horror and her favorite author is Stephen King. What book are you currently reading?  I am not reading anything right now.

6) Carrie's duet partner on "The Champion" is rapper Ludacris. In addition to making music, he acts and has appeared in one Sam's favorite shows, Law & Order: SVU. What's your favorite "cop show?"  24..hee, hee.  I do not really watch a cop show right now. I used to watch The Rookie, but we do not watch anymore..  How about Magnum P.I.?  Does he count?  I watch that.

7) Ludacris is a distant cousin of comedian Richard Pryor. Have you studied your family's genealogy?  some

8) Soccer was a big deal in 2018, the year this song was released. According to Google, "FIFA World Cup" was the news story that generated the most internet searches. What's the last thing you "googled?"  I have been hunting for mittens, I have been googling a lot of stores lately looking for mittens.  We are doing a mitten exchange at work.

9) Random question: You're battling the flu. The doctor advises you to stay in bed a full five days. As you begin feeling better (around Day 3), do you continue to follow doctor's orders? Or do you get up and start moving before you're supposed to?  I am probably up for a while, but I still probably try to go back to bed.  I try to do what I am told.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme- Shopping Days
Shopping Days

1.   What do you think of discounts and sales?:  I love them, but I really watch products because sometimes they are not really marked down much if at all.  It also amazes me how much products are marked up.

2.   What's the biggest bargain you've found?:  Nothing is really coming to mind, but probably something that was on clearance.

3.   What do you think of shopping days like Black Friday?:  Some of those deals are good, you have to watch them.  I went out in person once and I will never go again. The people act crazy!

4.   What are the good and bad things about shopping malls and shopping online?:  I shop mostly online because it is less stress for me and quicker.  You of course take the chance of someone taking your purchases that come in the mail.  I haven't yet, but I know it is a big problem.  I like the actual stores for clothes and shoes.  I like to try things on.  I can get my make-up (Ulta) and bath and body online.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday Stealing- Fill it in

1. Right now I'm filling out my Sunday Stealing_.
2. Fidgeting is my well known quirk.
3. Are you happy?
4. Wash hands first, then eat!
5. That's why people get sick.
6. 24is one of my favorite tv shows ever!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _Kansas City Chiefs Game, tomorrow my plans include  going back to work.
8. If I could go anywhere on a road trip, I'd go to Orange Beach, Alabama.
9. Cruelty is something I don't understand.
10. Thanksgiving makes me think of family
11. Reading is the best way to relax!
12. It looks like Autumn in Missouri.
13. Fruit  is one of my favorite healthy snacks.
14. The smell of home cooking makes me think of my Granny.
15. When I am feeling lazy I watch tv or read.
16. When I look to the left, I see my Christmas tree.
17. The Living room and kitchen are the room(s) that have the best view in my home.
18. Nothing was done dirt cheap!
19. Voting is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.
20. If you have any comments feel free to share it with me.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Saturday 9- Baby's In Black

Saturday 9: Baby's in Black (1964)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
 From our archives.

1) Black is this week's signature color because Friday was "Black Friday," the day when retailers cut their prices and consumers flock to the stores. Did you score any "Black Friday" bargains?  I am writing this on Thursday evening, so far I have only bought some things from Ulta....mascara and hair gel...they were 50% off though.

2) Feasting and football are also popular Thanksgiving weekend pastimes. Do your Thursday-Sunday plans include pigging out or watching a game?  both

3) At Thanksgiving dinners, Crazy Sam's homemade gravy is always a hit. (Probably because she's so generous with the cognac, which gives the gravy a nutty taste.) What was particularly delicious at your Thanksgiving table?  all of it, but the hot rolls are always wonderful.
4) Among the biggest the Black Friday advertisers are Target, Kohl's, Macy's and Best Buy. If you could have a $100 gift card to any one of those stores, which would you choose?  Maybe Macy's?  I need a new coat...any ideas where to look?  I need a big heavy winter coat, not a jacket.

5) This week's song, "Baby's in Black," is about a girl who wears black because she's in mourning. Do you find that the color you're wearing reflects your mood?  not really.  It is how I feel about myself in the outfit.

6) The woman who inspired this song, Astrid Kirchherr, has been friends with Paul McCartney since he and his bandmates (John Lennon, George Harrison, Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best) met her in Hamburg back in 1960. Tell us what you believe are the components of a strong, lasting friendship.  honest, trustworthy, kind and maybe similar beliefs.

7) In the early days of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon began writing a play but abandoned it. Do you have a novel, painting, play, song or poem that you're going to finish "someday?"  no, I am a person who has to finish.  I used to write poetry and short stories, but not anymore.  My son Josh has several things in the works...he likes to write.

8) When he was 16, George Harrison dreamed of moving to Canada, Australia or Malta. In just a few years, he would visit all those places with Beatles and eventually decided there was no place like home and stayed in England (though he did also maintain a home in Hawaii). Have you ever thought about moving to another country? If so, where?  My husband does commercial construction and there are chances for him to be able to travel to work.  Many years ago there was a chance to go to Italy, but the location after Italy was Siberia.  I was very interested in Italy, but not the cold of Siberia.  He was not interested at all.  I think I would miss home too much anyway.

9)  Random question: Finish this sentence -- If you want me to give you "yes" for an answer, the best time to approach me is...maybe early in the day before I am tired and I "think" I would have the energy to do something.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme- About Thanksgiving
About Thanksgiving

1.   What is your favorite Thanksgiving show/animated show?:  Charlie Brown Thanksgiving....I love everything Charlie Brown.  We do A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving at the we watch the show and we eat the things that Snoopy makes...jelly beans, pretzels, pop corn and instead of toast we ask for melba toast or wheat thins.  It is fun.  The kids love it!
2.   What is there about Thanksgiving you like the best:  I love how it is so busy.  You get to be with family, the Macy's Thanksgiving parade is on, the dog show, football, planning for Black Friday.  It is a fun day.
3.   Favorite Thanksgiving/holiday song?: Sticking with Thanksgiving I will say Turkey in the Straw!

4.   If you have an all holiday music radio station when do you start listening to it?:  I don't really just listen to Christmas music all of the time, but if I did I would wait until after Thanksgiving.  I normally just turn it over to Christmas music now and then throughout the holiday.


Friday, November 22, 2019

Saturday 9- No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)

Saturday 9: No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) 1979

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This lyrics use weather as metaphor for romance. Here at Saturday 9, we're more literal. How do the skies look where you are this morning?  The skies are cloudy and it is raining.

2) According to Merriam-Webster, "enough is enough" is what you say when you want something to stop because you "can no longer accept or deal with it." When did you recently say -- out loud or to yourself -- "enough is enough."  It was probably to one of the kids at school when they were talking really loud.

3) Grammy winner Luther Vandross began his career as a background singer and performed on "No More Tears." Tell us about one of your early jobs.  One of my favorite jobs was being a cashier at a grocery store.  I did that in college and I was always such good friends with everyone I worked with and over the years I worked at a couple of different back home and one where my college was.  We always had so much fun.  I am still friends with many of them on facebook.

4) Both Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand made slight changes to their first names. Summer was christened "LaDonna," while Streisand's parents spelled her name the more conventional "Barbara." When she was in high school, meme mistress Samantha Winters went from "Sammy" to "Sam." Did you ever make a similar change to your first name?  no

5) Hair was higher maintenance in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Streisand and Summer are both sporting styles that would require chemical treatment, like a perm or relaxer. Today's looks are less rigidly styled and tend to be smoother or slightly messy. How often do you change your look?  not very often

6) In 1979, it seems every kid was asking Santa for Star Wars toys. Some things don't change, since the Star Wars franchise remains popular with children and toymakers after more than 40 years. What book or toy did you love as a child that remains popular today?  Barbie

7) Thinking of things that endure ... In 1979, the #1 show in the ratings was 60 Minutes. It's still on, every Sunday night, and in the summer of 2019 it came in at #4 in the Nielsen ratings. What's the most recent show you watched? Was it news, sports or entertainment? entertainment

8) In 1979, the price for a dozen eggs averaged 85¢. Today, it's about twice that. Are you more likely to use eggs to prepare a main course (like an omelette or Eggs Benedict) or as part of a recipe (anything from a cake to a meatloaf)?  We use eggs for both.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme- Holiday Favorites

Holiday Favorites

1.   Favorite Holiday Of Yours?:  Christmas is hands down my favorite.  It is like magic for me and I am that person that in July is celebrating Christmas in July and watching Christmas Hallmark movies.  Such a great time of the year.  You can imagine how I feel when it is over. :(


2.   Favorite Holiday Character In A Movie?:  George Bailey: It's A Wonderful Life


3.   Favorite Holiday Dish Or Dessert To Make?:  I like to make the deviled eggs and hot rolls.

4.   Favorite Holiday Weather You Wish For?:  Ok, so as much as I love snow....I never wish for it on Christmas or Thanksgiving because I know people are trying to get to their loved ones including me.  I remember one year it snowed so much we were stuck at home and it was the worst Christmas ever.  I guess I remember doing more with family when it was nice out.