Friday, January 15, 2021

Saturday 9- Thank U, Next


Saturday 9: Thank U, Next (2018)

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

1) In this song, Ariana Grande thanks her former boyfriends for what they taught her about love, life, patience and pain. Do you believe you have learned more from your successes, or your mistakes?  mistakes
2) One of the young men mentioned in the song is Pete Davidson, a cast member of Saturday Night Live. SNL has been on for more than 45 years now. Who is your all-time favorite cast member?  Eddie Murphy
3) Thinking of funny people ... As you can see from the video, Ariana performed "Thank U, Next" on Ellen Degeneres' talk show. Ellen makes people laugh every afternoon. Who in your life can you always count on to make you laugh or smile?  My husband, the kids I work with at the school, people I work with at school.  I laugh a lot.  I am very lucky.
4) It looks like Ariana Grande's personal romantic saga will have a happy ending because at Christmastime, she announced her engagement. Do you know anyone who is getting married in 2021?  no

5) Ariana loves Harry Potter and named her dogs Snape, Lily and Sirius Black after characters in the J.K. Rowling books. Are you a Harry Potter fan?  no

6) She loves board games, especially Monopoly. Sam isn't crazy about Monopoly because it takes so long. How about you? Are you a Monopoly fan?  I love Monopoly
7) In 2018, the year this song was released, Toys R Us closed all its stores and went out of business. Who received the last toy you purchased? What was it?  I can't remember.  Probably my great nieces though.

8) Also in 2018, Aretha Franklin died. What's your favorite Aretha song?  Respect

9) Random question: Are you more likely to shed a tear at a wedding or during a movie?  definitely a movie and because of the music playing in the background.  I do not think I have ever cried at a wedding.  My son is not married.  I would think maybe his wedding would make me cry.


  1. I've never cried at a wedding, either. I don't know why. But I blubber during movies!

  2. I have never cried at a wedding either. Hey, hope you have a beautiful day friend.

  3. I don't cry at weddings usually. I didn't cry at my son's, but I did tear up a bit at my daughter's. I bet the kids and your coworkers appreciate your laughter! Have a wonderful weekend, Lori!

  4. Being able to laugh at work is a plus! :)

  5. I'm with you--I laugh with my students and colleagues all day long. Even when things are stressful (or remote teaching) there is always something that cracks me up.

  6. We chose the same Aretha song! I do cry at weddings because they are so beautiful and happy. Fun questions again! Have a happy weekend!

  7. I think we learn more from our mistakes too, because we never want to make one again. :) Oh yeah, a little RESPECT goes a long way!

  8. I think you will cry at your son's wedding. :-) But I have never thought weddings were reasons to cry, myself.

  9. I learn mostly from my mistakes, too. And you will definitely cry at your son's wedding. Bring some hankies!
    We liked the same song from Aretha. I love it for it's boldness!
    Hope you have a lovely Sunday.


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