Saturday, November 25, 2017

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: The Man in Black (1971)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Black is this week's signature color because Friday, November 24, was "Black Friday," when retailers cut their prices and consumers flock to the stores. Did you score any "Black Friday" bargains? No. I was on a plane most of yesterday, coming home from my holiday/birthday in Las Vegas.

2) Among the biggest the Black Friday advertisers are Target, Kohl's, Macy's and Best Buy. If you could have a $100 gift card to any one of those stores, which would you choose?  What would you buy? Target. One just opened a few blocks from my house and they have a big grocery/drugstore department. I could buy the stuff of everyday life there.

3) Feasting and football are also popular Thanksgiving weekend pastimes. Do your Thursday-Sunday plans include pigging out or watching a game? Pigging out: yes. I ate way, way too much Thursday.

4) Thanksgiving weekend is a major time for travel. How far did you venture from home for the holiday? About 3,500 miles -- ORD to LAS and LAS to ORD.

5) This week's song, "Man in Black," is about a singer who refuses to wear bright colors. What color are you wearing as you answer these questions? A bright yellow nightshirt.

6) Johnny Cash first performed this song at Nashville's Vanderbilt University. When were you last on a college campus? What brought you there? During the summer of 2016, I attended my niece's college graduation.

 7) The average American man wears a 10.5 size shoe, the average woman wears a 7.5. Johnny Cash wore a size 13. Are your shoes bigger or smaller than the national average? Smaller.

8) He preferred his coffee very strong. To make sure what he was drank was to his liking, he carried a jar of instant coffee with him and would ladle it into his cup in restaurants. What about you? What's your standard coffee order? I cannot stand the smell of coffee, so I avoid ordering it altogether.

9) While in the air force, Cash wrote short stories under the pseudonym "Johnny Dollar." Make up a pen name for yourself. I think I'll just stick with The Gal Herself.