Friday, April 02, 2021

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Here Comes Peter Cottontail (from the archives)

1) Which do you prefer: colored hard-boiled eggs, chocolate marshmallow eggs, or plastic eggs with coins inside? C
olored hard-boiled eggs. It once would have been plastic eggs with coins inside, if the coins were quarters, because I need them for laundry. But as a member of the condo board, I now in charge of collecting the quarters from the washers/dryers and taking them to the bank. I'm swimming in quarters now!

2) What's your favorite color of Peeps (yellow, purple, or pink)? Yellow. Though I must admit I don't really like Peeps and haven't eaten one in ... could it be? ... a decade.

I enjoy Peep-inspired art

3) All this talk of sweets is making Sam hungry. What's for lunch? Saturday I'll be having leftover barbecue chicken. I'm going to the dentist Saturday AM and, if he can repair my tooth himself and doesn't send me to the oral surgeon, I may not be in the mood for anything more. Sunday is Easter, and Easter means ham.

4) This song was introduced by country singer Gene Autry and it's still a favorite. Please share some of the lyrics. (And you're on your own; Sam didn't include a link to the song this week.) "Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail. Hippity-hoppity Easter's on its way."

5) Gene Autry was so popular that a town in Oklahoma named itself for him. Have you ever been to Oklahoma? Nope.

6) He and his horse Champion also had a TV show. Can you name another famous horse? Velvet's beloved horse, The Pie.

7) Gene Autry also recorded "Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer," and it was, of course, wildly popular, too. Who is your favorite recording artist? The Beatles. Always and forever.

8) In 1950, the year Autry recorded this song, Diner's Club issued the first credit card. Think of the last thing you purchased. Did you use cash, a credit card, a debit card, an e-wallet service (Visa Checkout, Paypal, Google Pay, Apple Pay ...) or a check? Cash.

9) Easter is recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring? The crack of the bat. Especially Anthony Rizzo's bat. He's my all-time favorite-most Cub. It looks like this could be his last season here, and I want to treasure every moment.




  1. I enjoyed your answers.
    I don't like Peeps either.
    Have a great Saturday!

  2. I remember the yellow eggs that Leggs came in. My mother used to save them and fill them with Easter candy and money. She used to hide them in the house for our Easter egg hunt... much better then hunting for colored eggs.

  3. Suffering Mets fan here ... our Opening Day was postponed due to several Nats testing positive for Covid ...we open in Philly on Monday. But yeah, baseball is back!

  4. I always look forward to baseball. I am glad the season has started and that they guys got vaccinated.
    I am not a fan of peeps either. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend and Happy Easter.

  5. I was persuaded to run for condo board president. I worked my ass off. With all my cost-cutting measures I saved thousands. Then when I calculated I had lowered everyone's monthly fee by two dollars. I bought a house & moved...

  6. I admit I have never eaten a Peep. I just can't try them.

  7. Easter always meant ham or lamb for me, but my DIL doesn't like either so we will be having sous vide beef. It's not the same, though. I will make hot crossed buns to make SOMETHING traditionally Easter.

  8. I hope your cubby gets his contract settled. We are having turkey for Easter. I have no idea why other than I had picked up an extra one at Thanksgiving and it needed to be cooked. I don't like Peeps either. I don't know anyone who does!

  9. That PEEP thing is a crack up! Thanks for the Laugh! heehee
    I hope you get to see your favorite team and player in a romp up to the play-offs and from there to the pennant! Yesssss!