Friday, November 15, 2019

Saturday 9

Judy at Carnegie Hall (1961)

We're spotlighting this legendary concert because  Bev from Sunday Stealing loves Judy Garland. This week's Saturday 9 is a "thank you," one meme-mistress to another, in gratitude for Bev's willingness to pick up Bud's meme and keep it going.

Song #1: "When You're Smiling." What made you smile this week? I did well at a presentation on Monday.

Song #2: "Almost Like Being in Love." We've all had many crushes, but love is rare. How many times have you fallen in love? Three

Song #3: "This Can't Be Love." This Rodgers and Hart song as introduced in the play, The Boys from Syracuse. Syracuse is the county seat of Onondaga County, NY. What county do you hail from? I've lived in Cook County my whole life.

Song #4: "Do It Again." What's something you'd do again, if only you had the time or money? (A book you'd like to reread, a recipe or pattern you'd like to make again, a vacation destination you'd like to revisit, etc.) I haven't had a solo spa getaway in a long time. I'd love to go back to Colonial Williamsburg, nerd out on some American history, and then unwind at the spa -- being massaged and exfoliated and all that good stuff.

Song #5: "You Go to My Head." Judy forgets the lyrics, but gamely keeps going. Tell us about a recent moment when you chose to keep going, no matter what. Tuesday I spilled an entire cup of hot chocolate down my leg. It got cold, and uncomfortable, very quickly. I sopped up as much as I could -- denim is both stubborn and absorbent -- and tried to concentrate on the task at hand. I know what you're thinking: "This counts as adversity in your world, Gal? You're very lucky." Yeah, I guess I am!

Song #6: "Alone Together." Is anyone there with you as you answer these questions, or are you alone? My cat Reynaldo is on my lap.

Song #7: "Who Cares?" This song was written by brothers George and Ira Gershwin. They had a lesser known brother, stockbroker Arthur. Are you more creative and artistic, like George and Ira? Or more analytical and methodical, like Arthur? I'm with George and Ira on the creative side.

Song #8: "Puttin' on the Ritz." Judy sings that The Ritz is the place in New York "where fashion sits." If we wanted to see everyone "all gussied up" in your town, where would we go? The first one that comes to mind is Shaw's Crab House. It's a very old-school Chicago restaurant, with terrific food. But if you're in jeans, they'll "suggest" you sit on the bar side.

Song #9: "How Long Has This Been Going On?" Judy sings about discovering how glorious romance can be. Have you made any new discoveries lately? It doesn't have to be as groundbreaking as Judy's. A new podcast or a faster route to work counts, too. Netflix. I resisted it, because I already pay for every cable channel known to man, plus Amazon Prime. But Lisa (aka SnarkyPants) was nice enough to include me on her membership, and now I'm hooked!


  1. I haven't been to Colonial Williamsburg in ages. We have Sturbridge Village and Mystic Seaport which are also living historical museums.

  2. I get out of paying for Netflix. Our daughter gets it and can hook us up through her account. She just got the new Disney thing, too, but our TV or cable doesn't support it or something so that's a no-go for now.

  3. We only have streaming services for tv...we have YouTube tv, Sling and Amazon Prime. Josh used to have Netflix because of a friend and he watched it all of the time.
    The spa day sounds nice and I am glad your presentation went well! Yay!! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  4. It's satisfying when a presentation goes well, isn't it? I'm likening it to when a lesson goes as planned.

    We have similar #9s.

  5. I've always wanted to go to Collonial Williamsburg. As for Netflix -- love it!

  6. As great that I am sure that Reynaldo is, I imagine he's not great at helping in your responses..

  7. So glad you had this good experience with your presentation. Nothing like doing something that makes you proud.

  8. I am so happy for you that your presentation went well. I hope the kitty's testing this morning was ok, too.

  9. I'd love to go see Williamsburg. It's just so far away from me. Maybe it's a good thing. I'd want to run into Town and give a certain someone a good cane thwacking. hehe
    We used to give our kids Netflix every year. Then they had to move and didn't need to pay for it anymore.

  10. Netflix is wonderful when you just want something uninterrupted. I'm poaching off my son. I think I'm paying for something he uses too, so we're even. (If only I could remember what it is...)