2 January 2021
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 questions!
Saturday 9: Feels like the First Time (1977)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it
Welcome to the first Saturday 9 of 2021!
1) Look up from your screen. What's the first thing you see?
The box that I keep my postage stamps in.
2) Looking back on 2020, what surprised you?
How quickly world history could be changed. Seemingly overnight.
3) Have you made any resolutions for 2021?
No. I never make New Year's resolutions because I can never keep them.
4) In Italy, it's said that if you wear red underwear on New Year's Eve,
you'll have good luck all year around. Do you have a lucky charm?
No. I don't have a lucky charm...and I don't have red underwear either!
5) In Spain, some New Year's Eve revelers believe that, at the stroke of
midnight, you should eat exactly 12 grapes, one at a time and one right after
the other, to bring you luck for the next twelve months. Did you have anything
special on your New Year's Eve menu?
Well, we had spareribs, which was kind of special. Marta doesn't like lamb
or pork, so I never cook either, but they are out of town for a week, so we had
spare ribs and tonight we are having biscuits and gravy. I'm livin' life
on the wild side. I might cook Spam tomorrow.
6) In this week's featured song, Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm lets us know
that he'd sail across a stormy sea to reach his true love. How is the weather
where you are today? Are you kicking off 2021 under calm skies, or is it stormy?
It was very, very foggy when the morning started, but the fog is burning off.
It's not supposed to rain, but may rain tomorrow. Definitely not
7) In the 1990s, Gramm joined forces with Billy Joel in a series of concerts
to preserve the Montauk Point Lighthouse. Do you have a favorite Billy Joel song?
Probably "Piano Man."
8) In 1977, when this song was popular, Star Wars was breaking all box office
records. The Spy Who Loved Me, a James Bond movie, was also a hit. If you were
going to binge on one of these film series, would you choose Star Wars or Bond?
Bond. I've seen a couple of the Star Wars movies, but never really got
into them. However, I very much enjoy Bond movies.
9) Random question: Would you rather have nothing but green lights for all of
2021, or never have to stand in line for anything all year?
Never have to stand in line, though I got into a "Zen" state of mind about red
lights and waiting in line. Neither really bothers me, unless I'm in a
hurry. Standing in line can be fun if I have a book with me!
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