Friday, November 26, 2021

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Black Velvet (1989)

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? I'm almost done! It's a habit I picked up from my mom: when you see something that's perfect, snap it up, regardless of the month. Go by the gift, not by the calendar. I'm glad I did because Hanukkah is really early this year (begins 11/28) and I have a gift I've got to get into the mail pronto. 


2)  Was there an adult beverage served with your Thanksgiving feast? I had a margarita. One of my friends had beer, the other ordered Prosecco.


3) Did any pets enjoy scraps from your Thanksgiving table? Nope. I ate out with friends.


4) Are there any Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator right now? Nope. I very nearly cleaned my plate and ended up in a food coma.

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? I don't do football. I'm too busy following internet chatter about where my favorite (ouch! former) Cubs, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, will play next year.


6) This week's song is by Canadian Alannah Myles. She was born Alannah Byles (with a B), but changed her name to differentiate herself from her father. He was influential in Canadian broadcasting and she didn't want to be accused of riding his coattails. Have you ever received a professional leg up from a relative? Nope.


7) In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Instead of pumpkin pie, Canadians traditionally enjoy butter tarts for dessert. What dessert was on your Thanksgiving menu? They ran out of pumpkin pie so I had cheesecake. It was a mistake. Not because it wasn't good -- it was delicious -- but it put me into a food coma. I guess butternut bisque, light/dark turkey meat, hot apples, green beans, stuffing and mashed potatoes were enough. Plenty!


8) "Black Velvet" is a tribute to Elvis. Songwriter Christopher Ward said he was inspired by a trip to Memphis, long after Elvis' death, where he spoke to The King's fans and was touched by how much they still loved their favorite singer. Who is your favorite singer?

Looking forward to reading his lyrical memoir

I admit it's jarring to see him as he is today because I've been watching Get Back, another view of the making of Let It Be.

9) Share a memory from Thanksgiving 2020. I had a frozen turkey dinner alone. 2021 was such an improvement! I'm so thankful for that triple shot of Pfizer.

 60s Barbie and I hope you're having a lovely Thanksgiving weekend.


  1. I love cheesecake!! I did fine after Thanksgiving dinner. But I think I ate too much ham today and my tummy is a little upset. I like that Barbie doll picture!

  2. Butternut Bisque sounds lovely. I love squash of all kinds, butternut most of all. Glad you had a nice meal out with friends!

  3. So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. I made a "Dump Cheesecake" and we had that for dessert. No pumpkin pie this year. My husband used to make THE BEST pumpkin pie ever. He made multiple pies and we even shared some with friends, but he said he just didn't feel like making them this year, and that is fine. We are both trying to watch calories. We had a nice Thanksgiving anyway. I like the Barbie. Is she yours? I LOVED Barbies. What a timeless toy. My three year-old-granddaughter was just given a Ken and Barbie for her birthday and she was delighted! I hope you have a good long weekend. I am trying to get Christmas preparations well underway, in the gift giving department since next weekend, I will be out of town visiting mom and sisters. See you again soon.

  4. This year wasn't as melancholy a holiday for me as last year was. This year I chose to fix my own meal because my family went to a buffet and I didn't really care for the menu (plus, I am not a fan of a buffet during a pandemic).

  5. I am glad you were able to get out and enjoy the holiday with your friends!
    Your Barbie reminded me of the show Feud Josh showed me over the weekend about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. It was good, but what a sad way to lead your life. Have you seen it? It was on FX. Josh has it saved in Apple TV, so I watched it yesterday. I also started watching Th Morning Show. It is good too. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  6. This was a better year overall I think for many, but not everyone. I'm glad we were able to spend time with my husband's mother and my family, but it was a strange mix of folks. ;-) I'm glad you enjoyed your outing.

  7. I commiserate with you about seeing Paul as he is now as a jarring experience...though, for me, it's seeing those I went to high school with. Every now and then I'll see someone and thing "whoa...they got old!" Then it dawns on me that I am the same age. Ugh. I saw a meme this week on Facebook that made me laugh. It said, "When I hear someone talking about 30 years ago I think they are talking about the 1971, then I realize they are talking about 1991...and now I need to lay down!" True!!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    1. Lol! That last bit is truly funny!

    2. Your Thanksgiving sounds like a wonderful way to do this holiday! No left overs but no mess to clean up either.
      Prosecco sounds so interesting. Yum. Now I want to try it.
      Barbie in your holiday kitchen is darling.

  8. #2 Prosecco seems to be the new "In" sparkling wines, a couple of friends brought a bottle to a "Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner" at the cottage.