January 6, 2017

In My Hometown with Saturday 9

Saturday 9: A New Day Has Come (2002)
 
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

Welcome to the first Saturday 9 of 2017!

1) This song is about a new day. Here we are celebrating a new year. What do you hope for in 2017?

Better health for my husband and financial stability are at the top of my list.

2) Ms. Dion has said this song was influenced by the events of 9/11, and how a new day dawned after tragedy. Looking back on 2016, did something happen that you're glad to leave behind and move away from?

Pretty much everything that went on with my husband's truck.  Unfortunately, the financial fallout will be with us for a while.

3) In the video, Celine serenades us from billowy white clouds. Describe the sky where you are as you answer these 9 questions.

Black.  I'm cheating and answering these on Friday night.  No stars or moon are visible.

4) This video was shot in West Palm Beach, FL. When settlers arrived in the late 1870s, the town was called Lake Worth County. OK, your turn. Tell us something about your hometown. 

My hometown is also Mr. Roger's hometown, Arnold Palmer's hometown, the birthplace of the banana split, and home to the Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp.  Among other things.

5) Celine Dion's native tongue is French. Dites-nous quelque chose en Français.

Three years of high school French and I have no answer for this.

6) Celine's mother, Therese, is known in her Quebec neighborhood as a terrific cook. Think about your own domestic talents. Where do you excel? (Food prep, house cleaning, laundry, scheduling, etc.)

Cooking, at least when I put any effort into it.  I do like to cook and I enjoy experimenting, changing recipes up a bit and now and then I will create something new on my own.  I just don't often have the time or see the reason to make the effort with our schedules these days.

7) Growing up, Celine and her siblings often performed in her family's piano bar. Where did you most recently enjoy an adult beverage?

On my sofa.

8) In 2002, when this song was popular, Kmart was in the news because the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. What department store to you shop at most often?

I wouldn't call Walmart a department store, but if you're calling Kmart one then I guess it qualifies.  It's not my favorite store, but it's only 3 miles from my house and....they have EVERYTHING!

9) Random question: It's time for a midnight snack and you have your choice of one of these three -- a slice of sausage pizza, a bagel with lox and cream cheese, or a piece of carrot cake. Which will you have? And what shall we bring you to drink?

The pizza please!  I've had the flu all week and today was the first day I ventured back into the world of real food that wasn't bland or semi-liquid. Tonight I pigged out on our favorite pizza...something I had been dreaming of for at least three days as my stomach protested its emptiness.  I am stuffed to the gills, but I will still be wanting more tomorrow (I love you leftover pizza!). Oh, and I would like ice-cold Coke with my pizza.



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18 comments:

  1. Cheater! ;-). Joke
    Hope your hubster gets better and soon.
    Your answer to six..."better a dish of herbs...", eh.?
    Loved reading your answers. Onward and upward! Hugs



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    1. Thanks, Zippi. Onward and upward, indeed. I refuse to go any other direction this year!

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  2. Kmart defines itself as "a big box department store." I figured they ought to know what they are.

    Sending prayers for your husband's improved health -- and I think we could all use a little more budge in our budgets in 2017!

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    1. I'm showing my age, I guess. When I think of department stores I think of the old, multi-storied stores in cities and towns with a restaurant and everything. The kind of store it was an event to go to. I know Sears and Macy's and Penney's are department stores, but though they are closer than Kmart in my mind, those vast spaces at the mall are not what I think of, either.

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  3. There is a lot of flu going around it seems. I'll bring ya some pizza :)

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    1. It is running rampant around here.

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  4. I haven't had a banana split in ages, it would be nice to have one today as I watch the snow come down.

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    1. I like one every now and then, but it's waaaay too cold for one today!

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  5. I'm with you and the pizza and coke at midnight! Shhh, don't tell! :)

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    1. Hey, what happens in the kitchen at midnight stays in the kitchen!

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  6. I enjoyed reading your answers today. With you on the pizza! I really get a craving for it now and then. Glad you are feeling better!

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    1. Thank you, Terri. It felt so good just to be able to go out and do normal things today...and finally get to see my grandson again.

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  7. Mr BC is high on my list too, for a better year. I think I am coming down with something too, and I really shouldn't.

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    1. I hope this is a better year for your husband and I REALLY hope you aren't getting sick.

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  8. Sorry you've been feeling yucky. I hope you're better soon. I'll totally meet you for pizza and coke at midnight (but make mine a caffeine free)!

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    1. Sounds good. I'd probably even make mine diet...you know, to even out the pizza. ;)

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  9. Glad you are feeling better. We shan't discuss politics at all when we gather, but we shall talk about philosophical things, perhaps. And quote E. A. Poe and Jane Austen, and laugh.

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