December 12, 2020
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 to answer the questions, however, and here is today's
Saturday 9: Santa Baby (1987)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it
1) In this song, Madonna refers to Santa as
"baby," "honey" and "cutie." What's the most recent endearment someone called
I don't have any terms of endearment.
2) At the top of her list are a fur coat, a new convertible and a yacht. If
you could receive any of those luxury items, which would you choose?
None of those three. I won't wear fur (thanks to PETA), we had a
convertible that I didn't like because of the wind blowing my hair everywhere,
and I don't like being on boats smaller than a cruise vessel.
3) She would like to decorate her tree with ornaments from Tiffany's. Do you
have a favorite holiday ornament or decoration?
I like our "necropsy ornaments," souvenirs from our dead dogs and our two sons
(a ball, two dog collars, an ornament of a black leather jacket and a necklace
of smiley faces). I also like the 7 dwarfs ornaments that my friend
Kathleen made for me about 30-40 years ago.
4) "Santa Baby" was written in 1953, before electronic payments. While her
wish list includes blank checks, a 2017 survey revealed that 51% of consumers
felt check writing was "a pain." Who received the last check your wrote? Who
most recently gave you a check?
I write one check a month to the home where my mother lives, and I recently
received a payment for an article I wrote for the newspaper.
5) Madonna has been a successful singer for decades, and 1985's "Into the
Groove" is her top-seller. What's your favorite Madonna song?
I don't know any Madonna songs, that I am aware of.
6) Madonna was born in Bay City, MI, and traveled to New York City to find
fame and fortune. When she first arrived, she supported herself by working at
Dunkin' Donuts. What's your standard DD order?
I only remember eating at a Dunkin' Donuts once in New York and once in Boston.
In Boston I had coffee, in NY I had a donut and coffee.
7) The only Christmas card Sam has received so far this year is from her
dentist. Have you received many cards this year?
Actually more this year than in the past. Now that I have pen pals, I have
all sorts of cards from pen pals. Makes me think I should have bought some
card myself (I just have a
Christmas letter that I send people links to)
8) Will you wrap many presents? Or do you prefer to use gift bags?
I like to wrap gifts unless they are an odd size or shape. Most of my
gifts were sent by Amazon this year, though, so I didn't have to either wrap
them or pay postage!
9) Madonna recorded "Santa Baby" to benefit The Special Olympics. Here's your
chance to plug a cause or organization that's near and dear to you.
Two. In this country, Compassion,
International, the world’s leading authority in holistic child development
through sponsorship. It's a religious organization and I am not religious,
but I love the interaction between the sponsors of the children and the children
themselves. I have sponsored 14 children in 11 countries.
Internationally, my organization is the
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust,
which hand raises orphaned elephants
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