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25 November 2017

First of all, I went to visit my mother this afternoon.  She's not as bad as I expected, obviously still in some pain, and aways disoriented, but I feel reassured.  Now on to Saturday 9.

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme! 

Saturday 9: The Man in Black (1971)

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

1) Black is this week's signature color because Friday, November 24, was "Black Friday," when retailers cut their prices and consumers flock to the stores. Did you score any "Black Friday" bargains?

I would not go near a store on Black Friday!

2) 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?  What would you buy?

Since I don't shop at three of the, it would have to be Target.  Not sure what I'd spend $100 on, probably little bits of this and that.  Investigate all of those "as seen on TV" things, for example.

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

Neither.  I don't watch football, as a general rule and while I might eat a lot, it would be abit of picking here and there.

4) Thanksgiving weekend is a major time for travel. How far did you venture from home for the holiday?

With a trip to the home where my mother lives and then Ned's in-laws for dessert and then back home again probably less than 2 miles.

5) This week's song, "Man in Black," is about a singer who refuses to wear bright colors. What color are you wearing as you answer these questions?

LOL.  Black.  I don't wear black exclusively, but I war a lot of black.
6) Johnny Cash first performed this song at Nashville's Vanderbilt University. When were you last on a college campus? What brought you there?

I was on the UC Davis campus a couple of weeks ago to review a show.

 7) The average American man wears a 10.5 size shoe, the average woman wears a 7.5. Johnny Cash wore a size 13. Are your shoes bigger or smaller than the national average?

Bigger than the average woman, not as big as Johnny Cash.  Best fit is 10-1/2 extra wide (if I can find it--it's very difficult to find.

8) He
preferred his coffee very strong. To make sure what he was drank was to his liking, he carried a jar of instant coffee with him and would ladle it into his cup in restaurants. What about you? What's your standard coffee order?

I rarely buy coffee in a coffee shop, but when I do it's always dark roast.  At home we drink Peet's French Roast, which is dark.  I shudder to think of adding instant coffee to anything!

9) While in the
air force, Cash wrote short stories under the pseudonym "Johnny Dollar." Make up a pen name for yourself.

Well, taking Cash's idea as an inspiration, I'd go with Barbara North.




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