Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday 9: Baby's in Black

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Baby's in Black (1964)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Black is this week's signature color because Friday, November 25, was "Black Friday," when retailers cut their prices and consumers flock to the stores. Did you score any "Black Friday" bargains?
Nope, I don’t want to go anywhere near a mall this weekend and there is nothing online that I want.

2) Feasting and football are also popular Thanksgiving weekend pastimes. Do your Thursday-Sunday plans include pigging out or watching a game?
Pigging out yes, watching games no. And I paid for it, my blood glucose level in the morning was 136!

3) At Thanksgiving dinners, Crazy Sam's homemade gravy is always a hit. (Probably because she's so generous with the cognac, which gives the gravy a nutty taste.) What was particularly delicious at your Thanksgiving table?
Coconut custard pie.

4) Among the biggest the Black Friday advertisers are Target, Kohl's, Macy's and Best Buy. If you could have a $100 gift card to any one of those stores, which would you choose? 
Well it depends on who I am buying the gift card for. For some I would get them a Target card while for others I would get them a Best Buy card.

5) This week's song, "Baby's in Black," is about a girl who wears black because she's in mourning. Do you find that the color you're wearing reflects your mood?
Yes, I did wear black for Thanksgiving and in a way I was in mourning.
6) The woman who inspired this song, Astrid Kirchherr, has been friends with Paul McCartney since he and his bandmates (John Lennon, George Harrison, Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best) met her in Hamburg back in 1960. Tell us what you believe are the components of a strong, lasting friendship.
Same likes, desires, and being there for them through their hard times.

7) In the early days of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon began writing a play but abandoned it. Do you have a novel, painting, play, song or poem that you're going to finish "someday?"
Nope… well kind of. I started my diary again.

8) When he was 16, George Harrison dreamed of moving to Canada, Australia or Malta. In just a few years, he would visit all those places with Beatles and eventually decided there was no place like home and stayed in England. Have you ever thought about moving to another country? If so, where?
Right now a lot of people that I know are thinking about Canada.

9)  Random question: Finish this sentence -- If you want me to give you "yes" for an answer, the best time to approach me is _____________________.
In the morning around 4 AM. What you are not awake at 4 then you probably you won’t get your “yes” answer, sorry.


The Gal Herself said...

Coconut custard pie sounds divine! But I can certainly understand how that would elevate your number.

Kwizgiver said...

My sleep habits have been so erratic lately, I should have thought to say 4 am, too.

CountryDew said...

I hear Canada is getting picky about who it lets in. I hope you get your blood sugar leveled out.

I am Harriet said...

I'm wondering how much better Canada could be. I'm hopeful for the next election when people see what is going on.