Saturday, April 04, 2020

Saturday 9

 Saturday 9: Could've Been (1987)

1) This wistful song is about a love affair that ended. What song reminds you of a long-ago love? "Shameless" by Garth Brooks.

2) It was written by Lois Blaisch, a singer-songwriter who performs at clubs around Los Angeles and has sung outdoors at Disneyland. Would you prefer to attend a concert indoors, or outside under the stars? Indoors. I'm not a fan of hot weather, and these events tend to take place in the dog days of summer.

3) This week's featured artist, Tiffany, appeared on the TV talent show Star Search when she was just 14. She came in second. Though she was disappointed, she admits she learned from it. She studied the singer who won and says it made her a better performer. Can you recall a time when you weathered a tough time and came through stronger? In 2011, I had a cancer scare and a hysterectomy. The ovarian cyst turned out to be blissfully benign. But the summer/fall of tests, surgery and recovery was a tremendous learning experience for me. I learned about my own body, about how I face adversity, and the luxury of trusting and leaning on my friends.

4) Early in her career, she toured Alaska, opening for country legend George Jones. Have you ever visited our 49th state?  No. It's a 6 1/2 hour flight. There are so many places that are nearer that I'd rather see or return to.

5) Tiffany provided the voice of Judy Jetson in 1990's Jetsons: The Movie. Which cartoon did you enjoy more: the space-age Jetsons or the pre-historic Flintstones? Ya-ba-dab-a-doo! I think it's the car.

6) In 2007, she appeared on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club and lost 28 lbs. Are you making an effort to stay fit during this stay-at-home period? Every now and again I take a stab at it. For example, on Friday evening I went to the farther away grocery store and carried my bags home, instead of taking an Uber. Yes, a long walk up an empty street to the grocery store was the highlight of my Friday. Maybe my whole weekend!

7) In 1987, when this song was popular, Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. What's your favorite Aretha song? Last night, this one was piped into the grocery store and I sang along, so I'll go with it.

8) Also in 1987, third-generation race car driver Marco Andretti was born. Are you a race fan? Nope

9) Random question: Do you find it easy to sit still, or are you fidgety? Fidgety.


  1. I never thought I'd be at a point when going to the grocery store was the highlight of my week...but here we are.

  2. "Shameless" … yessss! Saturday 9 has me scribbling a play list for Alexa a little later.

  3. My cousins delivered a brand new Winnebago up to Alaska. Somehow they picked it up at the factory and drove to Alaska and delivered to the dealer there in Anchorage.

  4. Did you watch Garth and Trisha the other night on tv? I just LOVE Garth Brooks!
    Aretha is so good! I love her too! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  5. The fact your streets were empty is a good thing these days. Stay safe!

  6. Your cancer scare...I understand. I am a survivor of uterine cancer.

  7. I totally get your learning process with the cancer, as I have experienced the same with breast cancer. Such a relief! I like the walk to the grocery store. Maybe something I should do, but starting my car up every now and then is also a good idea. I forgot about the Freeway of Love. Nice to join you all today.

  8. Oh--Freeway of Love!!!!

    And Shameless! I love that song, too!

    My trip to the grocery store has been a highlight of my week, too. Not for the food but for getting out. Otherwise, it's been the trip to my garbage bins.

  9. I had ovarian cysts - multiple times - and it was always scary (and painful). I was young and we were trying to have a child so instead of doing a hysterectomy with the first cyst, they just kept cutting and cutting, going in once a year from 1988 to 1993. All of those surgeries. All of that pain. And I'm just now figuring out that it was because I was dealing with men that they didn't do a hysterectomy straight away.


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