Friday, November 27, 2020

Saturday 9

 Saturday 9: Black (2016)

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

1) This song was chosen because yesterday was Black Friday, the traditional day of sales. Have you begun your Christmas shopping? Almost done! This year, with everyone celebrating remotely, I've got to get packages in the mail in a timely fashion. Shipping boxes will be the challenge this year.
2)  Was there an adult beverage served with your Thanksgiving feast? Celebrated with my first glass of Baileys of the season.

3) Did any pets enjoy scraps from your Thanksgiving table? Technically, no. Though I did let my cat Reynaldo lick the gravy off my plate.

4) Are there any Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator right now? No.

5) Football is a popular Thanksgiving weekend pastime. Will you be watching any games over the next few days? If yes, which team(s) are you rooting for? No football for me.

6) This week's song is by Dierks Bentley. He wrote it for his wife, Cassidy Black, who appears in the video. They met in eighth grade, dated on and off, and then eloped when they were in their late 20s. Has anyone ever surprised you by going off and suddenly getting married? No. But I think it sounds terribly romantic.

7) 2016 was a good year for Bentley. This song was one of three hits he had that year, he co-hosted the CMAs and was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. As 2020 winds to an end, do you feel it's been a successful year? The year, obviously, hasn't been great. But even the worst times come with bright spots. I've done some good work for my client and I'm proud of it.

8) In 2016, David Bowie died. Do you have a favorite Bowie song? "Let's Dance," I suppose. I'm not really a Bowie fan, but I have good memories attached to that song.

9) Also in 2016, CBS telecast reran How the Grinch Stole Christmas for the 50th time. What's your favorite Dr. Seuss story? One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. I specifically remember a family gettogether at my least favorite grandmother's house when I was five or six. I escaped to the spare bedroom, found this book and was excited and proud that I could read the whole thing by myself.


  1. That is good that you have a good memory tied to the Dr. Seuss book. It makes me think of the time we took our boys to San Diego to see an exhibition on Dr. Seuss.

  2. The Baileys was last night sitting around the firepit.

  3. I haven't started any Christmas shopping (don't like Black Fridays) and I have plenty of Thanksgiving leftovers in the frig.
    I enjoyed your answers today.
    Have a good Saturday my friend.

  4. Baileys... oh, Baileys. Either blended with ice (for a shiver) or in hot cocoa. I love Baileys.

  5. Dr. Seuss is great to learn to read from. Good for you! We need to get more Christmas shopping done. It is not unusual for us to not have much done at this point. Loved your answers. Have a nice weekend.

  6. My mom and my uncle were the only people I ever knew that drank Bailey's. They kicked of the holidays with it every year. I don't think Mom has had any in years and my uncle's been gone for over 15 years. Precious memories. :)

  7. The Cat in the Hat was the first book I "read." My young uncle who was 6 years older than I told me I couldn't read (I think I was 3 or 4) and was only memorizing books. I told him to bring me a book I'd never seen before and he brought home The Cat in the Hat from the school library. I promptly read it to him and shut him up.

  8. One Fish Two Fish!! I loved reading that one to my daughter :)

  9. No football for me either. I'm with the Russian astronauts who famously remarked, when asked, what they thought of American Football. One of them said, "All get up. All fall down."
    No left overs? We don't have them either, unless the apple pie that is sitting, uneaten of the kitchen table, counts. heehee Not for long though..