Friday, November 25, 2022

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Two Black Cadillacs (2011)

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

1) This week's song is about two women who share a very dark secret. Are you good at keeping secrets? Nope.

2) Carrie Underwood's favorite author is Stephen King. In fact, she credits King's Christine as an inspiration for this song. Have you read much Stephen King, or seen movies based on his books? I think Carrie is the only one I've read. I've seen more of movies based on his books (Carrie, Misery, Delores Claiborne).

3) Carrie first came to America's attention when she won on American Idol. Prior to competing on that show, she'd never been on an airplane. Crazy Sam takes at least one round-trip flight every year and pays using the miles she accumulated from credit card purchases throughout the year. Do you try to earn miles, points, or cash back when you make purchases? Yes. I'm a miles junkie. I hope to pay for this April's round-trip flight to Hollywood for the TCM Film Festival with miles.

4) Black is this week's signature color because November 25 was Black Friday, when retailers historically have slashed their prices and the holiday shopping season begins. Have you begun your gift shopping? I shop all year around, and I believe I'm done.

5) Black Friday began as a local event initiated by store owners in Philadelphia back in the early 1960s. When you think of Philadelphia, what comes to mind? Kyle Schwarber. He was one of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, and he almost got a second ring with the Phillies this year.

6) Black Friday always comes after Thanksgiving, a day of feasting. What was the best dish at your holiday table this year? The butternut squash and apple casserole.

7) Thanksgiving is also a big day for watching football. Did you watch any games? Nope.

8) What are you thankful for this year? I seem to be on the mend. I've had some health challenges this year, but it looks like I'm getting better.

9) Random question: You're in a public restroom and have a choice between paper towels and a hot air hand dryer. Which do you choose? Paper towels every time. They dry more thoroughly.



  1. I hope you are able to earn enough to pay for your whole trip.

  2. I am glad you are feeling better, and I agree with you on #9! Those hand dryers take forever to dry my hands. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  3. That butternut squash and apple dish sounds yummy! I should learn to be that organized about my shopping but most years December is a mad rush to find the right gifts for everyone. The grands will be the only easy ones on my list...their mom has requested experiences rather than toys.

    By the way, I've seen Jasper a couple of times. He came to me no problem but I wouldn't say he was overly glad to see me. He has settled in and adopted my son-in-law as his person. He's happy, that's all that matters.

  4. I finished my family Christmas shopping today--Small Business Saturday! I think everything was local this year.

  5. I think you are very good at keeping secrets. After all, no one knows who you are on this blog, and keeping your identity private all of these years is miraculous.

  6. I meant to read more of Stephen King, but Cujo scared the living daylights out of me. lol And that Casserole sounds delish!

  7. I haven't figured out yet how to get Funny the World back on line, as it was, now that I have a new computer and all of my old programs don't work. But I figured out I could still write entries and post them to blogger instead. Ain't the best, but at least I'm still writing.

  8. just curious if my previous comment pubished. I don't see a "must approve" note.


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