Saturday, January 07, 2017

Saturday 9

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

1) This song is about a new day. Here we are celebrating a new year. What do you hope for in 2017? A little more serenity. More freedom from worry about health and finances.

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? All of it. 2016 was a tough year for me personally, politically, financially and physically. I'm happy to leave it all behind. Except of course for my WORLD SERIES CHAMPION CHICAGO CUBS! Thinking about my guys makes me so happy.

Anthony Rizzo, you are the sunshine of my life.

3) In the video, Celine serenades us from billowy white clouds. Describe the sky where you are as you answer these 9 questions. It's the middle of the night as I answer these, so it's pitch black out there. It's been so cold I haven't ventured far at lunchtime and it's dark when I get home from work, so these days I feel kinda like a mole girl. I must, MUST get out in the sun sometime Saturday.

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. This is the old Chicago Water Tower. This tough old girl is the only public building to survive the Great Chicago Fire. It's amazing to consider everything that's gone on before her doorstep in the last 100+ years.

5) Celine Dion's native tongue is French. Dites-nous quelque chose en Français. I know "Je m'appelle Barbra" means "My Name is Barbra" because of an old Streisand album.
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.) I may hate doing laundry, but I am good at it. (Tip: Go to a Sally Beauty Supply and buy a bottle of clarifying shampoo. It's awesome for removing blood, food and grass stains.)

7) Growing up, Celine and her siblings often performed in her family's piano bar. Where did you most recently enjoy an adult beverage? I had a beer with lunch Friday at the pizza place next to my office building.
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? Carson's. It may be called Bergner's or Yonker's in your neck of the woods. 
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? Oooh, I love lox! And a Coke. Thank you, Carson. (I've been watching Downton Abbey again.)


  1. The water tower is such a lovely building! I am a fan of architecture, the old stuff in particular. You just don't see the same care and craftsmanship in new stuff. Pittsburgh's old jail still stands and it must be about the same era as it is stone and looks like a castle, too.

    Keep warm if you venture out today!

  2. Carson serving up some bagels, lox, and cream cheese with a Diet Coke would be a nice site. I hear ya on surviving the past year... it will be a long 4 years for us...

  3. You may be the only person I've ever heard of who "loves" lox!! :)

    Water Tower is looking lovely. Wish I'd've gotten to the Loop over the holidays this year....oh well.

  4. Bagel could have been a choice for me, but I would have to pick off the lox.....

  5. Just thinking about the Cubs is a great big high. Your delight in it is catching!
    And remember this, "it ain't over til it's over." The intelligence community does not like what happened. Why should they?
    I love bagels and cream cheese. But the lox was a deal breaker for me. I really can't stand salmon, ever.
    Laundry is about the only thing I can do, adequately, anymore. Still need help from Mr. Z to unload it. Need to hit the gym. lol

  6. I don't think lox would agree with me at night. I'm sorry 2016 was so horrible to you. I do hope 2017 is gentler. But I fear.

  7. We shall bring Carson to our Sat 9 gathering so he can serve us with class! I have been watching Downton Abby again, too. I do hope 2016 is much better for you, health wise, and apparently we are all feeling a bit financially unstable these days. I think we can safely say we're not of the 1%. Best of the new year to you.

  8. I'm glad you had the Cubs. That is definitely a high. Heck, it's a high for me -- and I'm a Giants fan!

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