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Saturday, January 24, 2015


First .... Saturday 9, YAY!

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: The Best Thing About Me Is You (2010)

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

1) What would you say is your best quality?  I forgive, and eventually forget.

2) In this song, Ricky sings that he's "allergic to tragedy." Do you suffer from any allergies?  Yes

3) Benadryl, the popular allergy medication, is sometimes used to treat insomnia. What do you do when you can't sleep?  I take Benadryl because it is like a Twofer for me.

4) The lyrics to this week's song encourage us, "Don't wait until maƱana." Are you a procrastinator?  Not really, but I do put things off because other things loom so suddenly on the horizon.  For instance, I haven't been able to get to the Nursery to buy any plants.  Pretty soon, I'll have to buy five gallon size and dig BIG HOLES!

5) Ricky Martin is a judge on The Voice ... Mexico, aired on Mexican television. When you watch competition shows like The Voice, Dancing with the Stars or American Idol, do you usually agree with the judges? Or do you think you could do a better job?  Sorry, I just don't watch commercial TV so not those shows either.  I found about Susan Boyle on YouTube. 

6) Ricky tells interviewers that when he was very young, he'd sing in the family kitchen, pretending a wooden spoon was his microphone. Crazy Sam admits to lip synching into a black Magic Marker. When you gave imaginary concerts, what did you use as a microphone?   Because I learned to project my voice, like in a Choir, I never used a mike.  I sing acapella an awful lot. I should say, "sang".  Now I've had to lower my voice so much to be heard by my Dearest Heart, I've lost the top notes.  But that's life....  you adjust and keep the joy of knowing that once upon a time....  

7) Ricky began working at the tender age of 9, performing in commercials. How old were you when you received your first paycheck?  I was paid for piece work, as a carpenter.  He started one year before I did!  lol!  At age 10, I started with clean-up and - a kid's job- putting in the 1x1 board that makes a gap for the flooring- after dry-walling, it's removed. When I was 12 both my younger Bro and I moved to layouts, framing, building roofs, installing roofing, building doors and windows because they used to be framed in, at the finished carpentry work level.  I was nailing on new roofing on my birthday in 1978.  That's the last time I did that much work. lol  Reading all this, I think that's why I'm so crook now. hehe
 And Oh yes, it's like being sent to hell to do remodelling for me. 

8) Ricky does yoga to stay in shape. Have you ever tried yoga?
After I broke my back when I was 26, Yoga is what saved me.  I never got treated at all, well, it was tough then.  But "Lilias Yoga and You" came into my life, and I faithfully did yoga with her for years.

9) Ricky is of primarily Spanish descent, with a little French mixed in. When you think of French cuisine, what comes to mind?  That could be my dad's family, without the Native American.  Oh, my, french cooking is Julia Child!  I have her book and watched every show she had on KPBS. Cooking is a passion I cannot do anymore.  But oh when I was young I cooked and baked everything.. everything.  It was so much fun to cook!

Have a great Weekend all you Niners!


  1. Julia Child and Lilias ... you may not watch commercial tv but it sounds like you were once a big fan of public broadcasting.

    1. Ah yes, I still am a big fan of public broadcasting. That's all the family watched except for a couple of sitcoms that really got us hooked. PBS is the best!

  2. Wow, I am impressed that yoga was able to help you overcome such a bad injury.

    1. I read a book by a guy who had about the same problems I had after a fall where he broke things in his back. And so I listened to what he said. I started Yoga right away after I didn't hurt so much, maybe 6 months.

      Yoga is powerful "medicine".

      When we finally got a decent HMO, the doctor's ex-rayed my back, found a disk that protruded out when the back was flexed. I consider what happened for me was some sort of miracle, to be honest. It was never treated but the body piled on a TON of calcification at that spot down just above where the hip joins the spine.

      A word of warning to anyone who may read here: I recommend going right away to see a doc if there is that bad of a fall- thrown from a horse - because you can, indeed, walk away with a broken back. Lou Gehrig did. And so did I. Not exactly smart!


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