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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday9, the meme..

It's Saturday9 day!  Happy Saturday! The link up is in the sidebar nearly at the top. Come on over and play!
Thanks to The Gal, who runs this fun MEME!

Saturday 9: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1972)

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

1) The lyrics tell us about a young man who stopped at a bar named Webb's before heading home. What's the last restaurant or bar you visited? What did you order?
 We went to a new-to-us vegan restaurant called The Purple Mint Vegetarian Bistro.   It was delicious!  We had Summer spring rolls, Black Rice Pasta in Coconut milk, and Eggplant and Tofu Delight.  Mr.Z had Iced Strawberry Tea, and I had a strawberry and mango Smoothie.  And all of it, was just Beyond delicious!

Kids, we are taking you there!  You'll love it!

2) In this video, Vicki Lawrence is obviously lip synching. If you had to participate in a competition, would you do better at karaoke or lip synching? And what song would you choose to perform?
I'm much better at Karaoke.  I'd probably sing along with Karen Carpenter and this would be the song:

My voice is now in her Mezzo range.  She had such a beautiful voice, didn't she?

3) Back when this song was popular, so was the Rubik's Cube. Can you solve that 3-D puzzle?
One of the twins' friends showed us the key to solving it, and though I kept it up for a year but, if you forget the pattern of sets, it's very hard to do.

4) Vicki Lawrence is a hyphenate, meaning she's a comedienne-actress-singer. Using hyphens, describe yourself.
Nothing about me is so lofty.  I never developed any of my talents to the level of a career.  I'm at most, a retired Seamstress, and a nascent artist-jeweler-ceramicist.

5) Back in the early 1970s, songwriter Bobby Russell first offered this song to Cher, who refused it. Give us the name of a song Cher did record.
The awful, "You got me, Babe".  She did some really beautiful other songs but that is the one I remember without looking anything up.  I have her album of greatest hits, too.  It's so sad to have an old brain.

6) Vicki Lawrence won her first big break playing Carol Burnett's kid sister because of her resemblance to the star. Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity?
Yes..  I've mentioned it before but no more.  Several people, relatives and friends, have told me the same person.  I can see it sometimes but really, not anymore.  It would just be embarrassing.  Clue: She did a LOT for actors and others with HIV.  She was a great gal.

7) She also starred on Mama's Family in the role of matriarch of an argumentative Southern clan. As we head into the holiday season, do your plans involve a lot of family time?
Not as much as I'd like, but yes, some family time for which I'm very VERY happy.  

8) After The Carol Burnett Show and Mama's Family, Vicki became a staple on daytime TV. She hosted Win, Lose or Draw and was a contestant on The Match Game and $25,000 Pyramid. Do you watch much daytime TV?
No.  TV and especially daytime TV is not my favorite thing to do.

9) Random question provided by a Sat 9er: Bugs/insects. Do you like 'em or fear 'em? Tell us something/anything you know about them.

I know a lot about bugs and so much it would be boring, so I won't bore you.  To answer like or fear, I love them all, every single one of them is important to Life as We Know It.  Spiders, technically not "bugs", are extremely important.  

Let's just say that life on earth could not exist without all the soil insects and little bugs that clean up the messes.  All the other bugs that perform so many jobs that support higher life forms.

The beauty of this amazing system is that it all worked until man came along with his chemicals and ignorance of, "the way things are."  Anything, out if it's place in the scheme, is toxic.  Polio-myelitis is a misplaced organism.  Your own misplaced organ "mini-workers" can make you VERY, very sick.  Just sayin'  ;o)


  1. You're exactly right, everything you said about bugs. You GET it. And I love you for that!

    Also, I want to go to the vegan restaurant with you. ;)

    1. Why thank you Mz. Mel. ♥!! right back! Wouldn't it be fun to meet up at the vegan restaurant, too. I'd love it!
      About bugs. The book that I'm reading is about just such misplaced "bugs" as Marburg and Ebola. They have a purpose but only God knows what that purpose is. They are pretty horrible, but are also perceived as beautiful, under the Electron Microscope. Even so, they are out of place. And they are so very dangerous that they do feel scary.

  2. Did your doppelganger have a lot of expensive jewelry? If so, I agree with you that she was a great gal. And very misunderstood. (If you can say that about a woman who received more longer/more concentrated scrutiny than just about any other woman in the last half of the 20th century.)

    I've recently just rediscovered Karen Carpenter, too! My voice is kind of a toneless squeak, so you can imagine how I envy hers.

    Strawberry and mango! Yes!

    1. Yes, Gal, she did. And can you believe she was very shy as a child.

      Karen Carpenter had one of those smooth as honey voices. Sort of like Ella. I share the envy.

  3. i love mango...a strawberry mango smoothie sounds yummy. :) and although i fear bugs, i know what you mean about bugs are necessary in our lives. it's just that i could do without centipedes and their venom!

    1. That smoothie was so GOOD! I'm going to try, one day, too make something close to it. Right now it's just too cold! Brrrr!

      Well, not getting bitten is a good reason for being careful around some of these more deadly things, true. hehe I'm with you there!

  4. Karen Carpenter was such a loss when she passed. I still have several of their albums and play them regularly on road trips. I love singing along with them.

    1. It was a terrible loss, to the music world, Mz. A. I wish I had albums but I guess they are still being sold. Must go dig around the Net soon!

  5. I have always loved the Carpenters. I should have answered one of her songs - only mine would have been Rainy Days and Mondays.

    1. That is one of the most beautiful ones, CountryDew.

  6. I know a woman who is a bug expert- Ph.D and all. I try to understand what she likes so much about them.

    1. You should talk with her. She would know how to explain it best!
      Bugs make everything work. If they aren't totally deadly, we need never fear them. Even the deadly ones drive evolution, well, not the ones that don't selectively kill, they are just to hot to let anything develop an immunity.


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