Saturday, December 28, 2019

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Cold as Ice (1977)

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

Our last Saturday 9 of 2019. Thank you for another great year, everyone!

1) Look back on 2019 and share a happy moment. That day back in January when the chiropractor diagnosed me with spinal stenosis. No, I'm not happy to have damage to my back. Of course not. But I was delighted to learn it had a name, and to have a treatment plan. Those stabbing pains had been so sudden, so disruptive and so frightening. Receiving the diagnosis was the beginning of the end to that scary saga.

2) As 2019 ends, are you making any New Year's resolutions for 2020? I'm going to move more. It will be good for my back and good for my elevated blood sugar. One of my coworkers joined the gym, and hopefully we will hold one another accountable.

3) Tell us about an obstacle or challenge you faced in 2019. Being on the condo board this year has been fraught with stress and tension and responsibility. Deconversion ... special assessments ... clashes with the other board member, Brian ...

4) Is it "cold as ice" outside where you are today? No! It's been unseasonably warm this December.

5) Foreigner is this week's featured artist. The band formed in New York City. If you were to travel to New York City, what would you be sure to see? I'd love to take a Jackie tour of New York, to see all the spots I've always read about her visiting: 1040 Fifth Avenue (her home), The Russian Tea Room (her favorite lunch spot), Grand Central Station (which she helped save from the wrecking ball) and The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park (where she used to jog). If I had time, I'd even swing by Gristede's, her grocery store.

Read about her efforts here
6) The band went by the name Trigger. They changed it because their prospective record label was already auditioning a different group named Trigger. They settled on Foreigner because half the members were foreign -- from England. If you received a free, round-trip airline ticket to any foreign country, where would you go? England. Or maybe Australia.

7) In 1977, when this song was popular, Star Wars was breaking all box office records. The Spy Who Loved Me, a James Bond movie, was also a 1977 hit. Which film series do you prefer: Star Wars or James Bond? James Bond.

8) In 1977, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak incorporated Apple. Are you answering these 9 questions on an Apple product (PC, laptop, pad or phone)? Apple MacBook Pro.

9) Random question: What was the last thing you thought of as you dozed off last night? Winona Ryder. I just saw the new version of Little Women, and I decided that I liked Ryder's1994 version better.