Saturday, September 25, 2021

Saturday 9: Cardigan

Sam’s Saturday 9: Cardigan (2020)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
Today is a travel day, I will reply to your comments once I get settled in. 

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

1) When she's feeling low, Taylor Swift compares herself to an old cardigan, forgotten under the bed. Do you store anything under your bed? Or do you try to keep that area clear (except for dust bunnies)?
Have draws under the bed and I store blankets and sheets in them… all but one where I have electronic junk in one.
But I do have a nice collection of dust bunnies.

2) The lyrics begin with a reference to a new phone. Do you foresee yourself getting a new phone before 2021 ends? Or are you happy with the one you've got?
I just got one and activated Thursday. My old phone had only 3G and the carrier (Consumer Cellar) is going to 4G at the end of September

3) She sings that her lover haunts all of her "what if's." Have you recently wondered, "what if?" What were you musing about?
Naw, it doesn’t make sense to second guess yourself.

4) Taylor Swift admits that she rewinds after concerts by watching Friends reruns. What do you do to relax?
I think anyone who plays Sat 9 know what my hobby is, photograph.

5) Thinking of TV shows, Taylor appeared on a 2009 episode of CSI. That series was about crime-scene investigators who use forensics to solve murders. Do you enjoy crime shows?
Well it depends upon the show, I like British crime shows. They have no blood and guts, I believe the US crime shows are desensitizing us to violence, how many US crime shows show that the ends justify the means, so what cutting corners as long as you get the bad guy… but are they really bad guy?

6) Taylor grew up on an 11-acre tree farm where she learned to ride. Her mother was a horsewoman and hoped riding was a passion they could share. When she was 12, Taylor admitted to her mother that she really wasn't that into it and wished she could spend more time on her music. Her mother was supportive. Tell us about a tough conversation you've had that turned out well.
Oh, that is hard one to answers…

7) She enjoys good, old-fashioned mysteries, especially those by Agatha Christie. Are you currently reading a book?
I am listening to a book, Passages by Lois McMaster Bujold.

8) In 2020, the year this song was released, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek died. The search for a new host has caused interest and even controversy. Would you enjoy the job?
As I write this I am watching it, Matt Amodio is blowing everyone away. I feel sorry for the contestants that go up against him.
I would rather watching it.

9) Random question: Of Superman's three superpowers -- tremendous strength, the ability to fly, and x-ray vision -- which would you choose?
Strength, the older that I get the tasks are getting harder.

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 agree -- British shows (especially the crime ones) have a different sensibility. The British version of Broadchurch was much better than the American, I think. We've also been enjoying DCI Banks. Have a great weekend!

  2. It's good that you got the new phone now. My provider is Boost Mobile and they told me the same thing back in the summer. I didn't even make it 2 more weeks before my phone stopped working for most things.

  3. I totally agree with you on #9. My strength is leaving me. I hate that. Loved your answers. Have a nice weekend.

  4. I agree with becoming desensitized in #5--I like the British shows for that reason. I don't need the gore.

  5. #2 -- What a coincidence! I'm on hold with Consumer Cellular right now as I post this comment. Their "wait" music is a little depressing. But I'm sure the service rep will be friendly.

  6. I've read that Bujold book. I liked the Sharing Knife series, it was my first introduction to her work. I prefer less gore in my TV, too. We have tried to watch Yellowstone because everyone said it was good, but it is a little too violent for me.

  7. I hate to say it, but I think it’s time for Matt Amodio to let someone else become a champion.