Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Love Yourself (2015)

1) In this song, Justin sings that he doesn't like to admit he's wrong. When did you most recently cop to a mistake? I don't know if this counts because I didn't say I wrong, but during a meeting on Thursday I kept admitting how confused I was.

2) He also complains that his girl doesn't like his friends. Who is someone that you've met recently and liked? Lauren. She's new to Chicago and new to our agency and every now and again I get a kick out of hearing her observations. For example, she's obsessed with public transportation. She's from a small town out East where everyone drove, and this business of taking buses and trains just delights her.

3) Justin first performed this song live on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Who is your favorite talk-show host?

4) Young Mr. Bieber recently had his credit card rejected ... at a Subway Sandwich Shop. Think about your last trip to a fast food restaurant. Did you pay with cash or plastic or your phone? Cash.
Even though we're featuring a lack-of-love song, this is the last Saturday  9 before Valentine's Day and so this morning we shall focus on the upcoming holiday. 

5) In Victorian England, it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine. Have you ever received an anonymous card from a secret admirer? Years and years ago, I got a Valentine from Paul McCartney. It said, "I was wrong. I'll leave her. I love you." It was actually stamped and postmarked London, England. I never knew for sure how I got it. I suspect the instigator is a friend whose sister traveled a lot on business. Or maybe Sir Paul finally came to his senses.

6) Retailers report that approximately 3% of pet owners buy Valentines for their furry friends. Have you ever purchased a gift for a pet on a special occasion? Yes. I buy Christmas gifts for my niece's and nephew's pets (that's three cats and a turtle).
7) It was once believed that if a maiden ate a heavy meal before bed on February 13, her dreams that night would reveal the identity of the man she would eventually marry. Do you find that eating too close to bedtime disrupts your sleep? Yes. But this doesn't stop me.

8) The postmaster in Verona, Italy, reports that Shakespeare's Juliet Capulet still receives love letters. Without looking it up, can you give us a quote from Romeo and Juliet? "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
9) Necco's Sweethearts -- those little candy hearts that say things like "Be Mine" -- are Valentine Day's top-selling confection. Sam never could stand eating these candies. Do you like them? Ew. Ick. I hate them.


  1. That is a great story about the card from Paul!

    Is there anyone who likes those nasty little hearts...none of us do.

  2. I took the bus for the first time a couple of years ago and I use it now every time I go to Hartford and it is near where I'm going. Parking in Hartford on the street, if you find a parking space is two dollars an hour and parking garages are $12! The bus is $1.50 all day.

  3. People down here, in Hooterville, don't get the public transportation thing and the idea of being able to survive without a car. I kind of miss those days a lot of the time to be honest.

  4. I would love being able to rely on public transport.

    We chose the same R&J quote (although mine is abbreviated).

  5. Yes, maybe Sir Paul finally did finally come to his senses. Lol, what a funny and sweet thing to do for a friend. Tres Kewl!
    We have buses here, and they come once an hour. We do have an excellent trolley system that goes from Santee Valley to the coast.

  6. I was thinking the other day that I wouldn't know how to use a subway or bus system in a city. I haven't been on one since I was in Spain in 1978. Someone would have to teach me how to use the transit system. That seems a little sad to me; something millions do every day flummoxes me.


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