Saturday, October 24, 2020

Saturday 9: Lights (2011)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

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

1) This song was inspired by a young Ellie Goulding's fear of the dark. What scared you when you were a kid?
The unexpected.

2) She thinks back to the room where her brother and sister slept and she felt safe. Did you share a room when you were growing up?
Yes, with my sibling.

3) Ellie Goulding grew up in public housing and worked her way through the University of Kent in Canterbury. Back in those days, her favorite job was theater usher because it offered her the perk of seeing plays for free. What's the most recent "freebie" you scored? (This includes a buy one/get one deal, extra points on your credit card, etc.)
Well it isn’t exactly a freebie but it was forty cents off on gas. The local supermarket gives you points for how much you spend and I had 400 points so I got 40 cents off a gallon of gas. One of the advantages of having a plug-in I that you build up a lot of points.

4) Even though today she is an international music star, Ellie still lives modestly. She describes herself as "still in university mode," and limits herself to $10/day for lunch. Where do you economize?
I buy store generic brands

5) Ellie has proclaimed herself "a cat lady" and often posts pictures of her cats to her Instagram account. What's the most recent photo you took?
Oh, gee… I take so many pictures!

Here is the latest photo.

6) Ellie appeared on Sesame Street. She, Elmo and Abby thanked clouds for raindrops, lakes, and the water we drink. Would you be thankful for a little rain this weekend?
Most definitely!
We are in the middle of severe drought.

7) In 2011, the year "Lights" was a hit, Prince William married Kate Middleton. Ellie not only attended the wedding, she sang Elton John's "Your Song" for the couple's first dance. Tell us a song that reminds you of a romance in your life.
The Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving

8) Also in 2011, AT&T abandoned their attempt to buy T-Mobile. Which company is your cell phone carrier? Are you happy with them?
Consumer Cellar, most definitely.

9) Random question: What recent experience made you feel old?
My grandniece voted for the first time.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!


  1. I'm a big fan of Consumer Cellular, too. My niece once dated a guy who was an IT wizard and, though he was not yet 25 at the time, he had Consumer Cellular because he worked for them for a short time as an independent contractor. He said they were really smart and advanced in their ... oh, hell, I don't speak tech. But anyway, I switched to them when I finally decided to get a new phone and I'm very happy.

  2. My goodness, that picture is STUNNING.

  3. What a gorgeous picture! I love it. Come to think of it, I was scared of being arrested and put to death for no reason when I was little. I must have seen a movie or something on the news that made me be afraid...who knows. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  4. the unexpected usually brought trouble for me too... I always like coming to your blog

  5. What a lovely photo! I have a niece who voted for the first time, too. Very exciting.

  6. eeee that old bug bear, the unknown. "Twilight Zone" really honed in on a lot of fears, I think.
    That is a beautiful photo. 🤩 I'd put that one up on a wall somewhere! It can even be put on canvas now-a-days.
    I love the Four Tops and that song. Everyone has no problem embedding code.. time to try harder.

  7. That photo is gorgeous, and I love the song.