Saturday, December 03, 2022

Saturday 9: Broken-Hearted Girl (2009)

Sam's Saturday 9: Broken-Hearted Girl (2009)

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

Last weekend I drove up to the Cape to close up the cottage and also I’m getting a new kitchen, the old one is 1970s vintage. It desperately needed a makeover!

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

1) In this song, Beyonce admits her feelings for a man she doesn't want to love. Do you believe we can choose who we love? Or does the heart go its own way?

I believe that love is like lighting, you never know where it will strike.

2) In the video for this song, Beyonce plays with a red rose. Florists report that the most popular colors of roses are: red, white or ivory, yellow, pink, peach or orange, and lavender or purple. Do you have a favorite?

Nope. But my mother had a rose bed in the backyard.

3) The video was filmed in Malibu. Southern California is a popular vacation destination. Have you ever visited there? Have you ever lived there?

Nope, just visited northern California along the coast.

4) When Beyonce was just 12, she appeared on the show Star Search as part of a vocal group called Girls Tyme. The girls lost, but Beyonce said the experience taught her that she wanted to be a performer for the rest of her life. Share a memory from your own junior high years.

There was no junior high school, just K-6 and 7 – 12.

5) As a girl, she helped her hairstylist mom by sweeping hair at the salon. Do you have a hair appointment coming up?

Nope, I just shave it all off and wear wigs. I just wore a brand new wig to the meeting of the Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council Thursday afternoon.

6) In 2009, when this song was popular, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg unsuccessfully tried to buy Twitter. Elon Musk acquired Twitter last month. What social media sites do you spend the most time on?

I just have a Facebook account.

7) Also in 2009, Sony sold floppy disks at most retailers. But things change fast in the world of tech and by 2011, Sony quit producing floppy disks altogether. Floppies were replaced by flash drives, which have been replaced by cloud storage services ... Do you still have any floppy disks?

Yes, but no way use them.

8) In 2009, Michael Jackson died. Do you have a favorite Michael Jackson song?

Nope, I wasn’t a fan of him. Different generation of music.

9) Random question -- We're having a Saturday 9 potluck lunch! What will you bring?

Corn Soufflé, I make it for holiday family dinners.



My "Pickled Watermelon Rind" just arrived from Amazon, the local grocery store doesn't carry them anymore.


  1. I mostly just do Facebook now and not even that much anymore. Social media is awful for so many reasons.
    This potluck sounds so yummy! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  2. I mostly use Facebook and Instagram. And I ignore the nastiness and drama on both. Your corn souffle sounds delicious!

  3. What color was your mom's rosebed? I don't think I've ever seen any but pink and white.

    1. They were all colors, that was over 50 years ago and she just grew them to feed the Japanese Beetles

  4. I love that analogy... that love strikes like lightning!

  5. I have never heard of corn souffle. That sounds really interesting.

  6. Corn soufflé sounds pretty doggone good.

  7. I have threatened many times when frustrated with my hair to shave my head and buy a wardrobe of wigs. It would be sooooo much easier.

  8. Love is EXACTLY like lightning! You are right!
    My mother made a corn dish similar to a soufflé. I would love to try your true soufflé. I bet it's lovely..
    I loved Michael Jackson's music because of all the different dance beats- rhythms- he used. Enjoy being back home, Diana. Happy Holidays!