Friday, November 28, 2014

Saturday 9

Paint It Black

1) This song was chosen because yesterday was Black Friday, the traditional day of sales. Have you begun your Christmas shopping? I'm almost done. I have a couple of gift cards and stocking stuffers left to pick up, and then I'm done. By the way, this is the first year I ventured out into the Black Friday madness. I went to Macy's after Thanksgiving dinner because it was right there, open around the clock starting at 6:00 PM Thursday night. The prices didn't impress me but the crowds did. So many little kids, so many strollers! I hadn't expected that.

2) Are there any Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator right now?  No. We ate out. The upside is no clean up. The downside is no leftovers.

3) AAA says Thanksgiving is a big travel weekend. Did you venture far from home for your holiday dinner?  No. I took the el downtown like I always do, but got off at an earlier stop.

4) Keith Richards likes France but, alas, the French authorities haven't always been fond of him and his criminal record. Have you ever been to France? Yes. Decades ago I went to Paris and Nancy. I still can't get over the fact that I saw the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees.

5) Mick Jagger jokes that, to be polite to fellow hotel guests, he always finishes trashing his room by 10:00 PM. What kind of hotel/motel guest are you? Are you rockstar rambunctious, or are you quiet? Are you neat? Have you stolen any towels, bathrobes, etc.? Except that I sleep with the TV on, I believe I'm a perfect guest.

6) Mick Jagger got his financial savvy as a student at the London School of Economics. Are you good with money?  Ha!

7) In the early 1990s, a then little-known actress named Angelina Jolie appeared in a Rolling Stones video ("Anybody Seen My Baby?"). Name an Angelina Jolie movie. Loved Maleficent. I'm still Team Aniston, but Maleficent was awesome.

8) In the early 1960s, the Stones nearly avoided tragedy when their tour bus skidded off a bridge. Tell us about a near miss you're thankful for. I can't believe it's been six years, because I remember it like it was yesterday. One Tuesday, when I was on my way back to the office after a lunchtime workout, I very nearly got hit by a cab that was racing through the yellow light. Considering the speed at which it was traveling, if it had made contact with me, I would have been killed instantly. (Shudder.)

9) In 1966, when this week's song was popular, CBS telecast How the Grinch Stole Christmas for the first time. What's your favorite Dr. Seuss story? 


  1. Just to verify... I LOVE your blog. :)

  2. I really want to see Maleficent! :)

  3. I love all Dr. Seuss. They're so clever.

  4. We had Thanksgiving at my nephew's so I bought a turkey breast so that I could have turkey, stuffing & cranberry sauce sandwiches this weekend.

  5. Green Eggs and Ham was the first book I learned to read. I have not seen Maleficent but I hear it's fantastic. I hope it is on the movie channels eventually.

  6. I'm starting to think that some stored just jack up the regular price of some things so that they can mark them down substantially and call it a Black Friday deal.

  7. Green Eggs and Ham is a book I'll never be able to get out of my head, Sam I am.

    I will have to watch a few of Angelina Jolie's movies now, especially the ones mentioned in this meme. :-) Look what you started! hehe

  8. Hello Gal!
    I also sleep with the TV on while staying in a hotel. I also make sure to block the door (even if it's alreadybolted) with a chair for extra security, lol.

    In the Company of Me


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