Friday, November 26, 2021

Saturday 9: Black Velvet


Black Velvet

Saturday 9: Black Velvet (1989)

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

1) This song was chosen because yesterday was Black Friday, the traditional day of sales. Have you begun your Christmas shopping?  I have bought a few things for my mom and Josh.  I have also got my co-workers gifts done.

2)  Was there an adult beverage served with your Thanksgiving feast?  Sweet Tea

3) Did any pets enjoy scraps from your Thanksgiving table?  not really.  They had some crumbs, but I typically do not give them things from Thanksgiving.

4) Are there any Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator right now?  Oh yes.

5) Football is a popular Thanksgiving weekend pastime. Will you be watching any games over the next few days? If yes, which team(s) are you rooting for?  I am a KC Chiefs fan, I really do not pay any attention to other teams.  Karl does and he watched the games on Thanksgiving.

6) This week's song is by Canadian Alannah Myles. She was born Alannah Byles (with a B), but changed her name to differentiate herself from her father. He was influential in Canadian broadcasting and she didn't want to be accused of riding his coattails. Have you ever received a professional leg up from a relative?  no, I have always gotten my jobs on my own.  Once I was hired at my current school my friends from high school found out and then it was not a secret who I was.  The people that hired me did not know my dad.  There are plenty of people in the district that do though, so they are extra kind to me because they loved him.  I wanted to get hired because of what I can do, not who my dad is and I did that.

7) In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Instead of pumpkin pie, Canadians traditionally enjoy butter tarts for dessert. What dessert was on your Thanksgiving menu?  turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, cinnamon applesauce, dressing, hot rolls, pumpkin pie and chocolate pie, German chocolate cake (my mom's birthday cake) and white cake with coconut icing (my mom made that one...she has a thing for coconut).

8) "Black Velvet" is a tribute to Elvis. Songwriter Christopher Ward said he was inspired by a trip to Memphis, long after Elvis' death, where he spoke to The King's fans and was touched by how much they still loved their favorite singer. Who is your favorite singer?  I don't really have a favorite singer.  I like a lot of artists.

9) Share a memory from Thanksgiving 2020.  I remember it was a bit scary.  It was just Karl, Josh and I and my mom came over.  I was so scared she was going to get covid.  She didn't.  We watched some tv and visited.  We did the same thing this year.


  1. "I wanted to get hired because of what I can do, not who my dad is and I did that." Good for you!

    Your menu sounds fabulous.

  2. Your desserts sound so good! I love coconut! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. LOVE coconut cake. Hmmm, now your giving me ideas. I'm not much of a baker, but I'd like to try something with coconut. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Love Coconut cake...and I am really loving everyone's different blog designs now. Hope you have a beautiful weekend, smiles.

  5. I didn't realize we were in the same situations with our current jobs--my dad is well known in the region, and a beloved teacher.

  6. Wow, that is a lovely menu you had! My husband would love to have coconut cake but I've never made it (I can't stand it myself).

  7. I like coconut too so wish I could have tried your mom's cake! Yum! I enjoyed your post, Lori! Have a good week ahead! xo

  8. I only pay attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers. At my client's home tonight, his uncle, who is a MAJOR sports geek, was watching the high school football championship game. It was snowing so hard (only about an hour from here) you could barely make out the team in white uniforms! I admit to watching a bit of it. I've never seen anything like it. I couldn't pick a favorite singer, either. Hope you are enjoying the long holiday weekend!

  9. #4 The last of the leftovers went for lunch today, a turkey, stiffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce sandwich.


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