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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Saturday9 Kelly Clarkson and the big Candy Heart

Saturday 9: My Life Would Suck Without You (2009)

Hmmm... The title makes me think that without my DH, life would suck... But I digress....

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

1) This video begins with Ms. Clarkson on a swing. When you were young, did you prefer the swings or the slide?
Always the swing.  Remember, Tarzan was the biggest thing in the forties and fifties

2) The first words are, "Guess this means you're sorry." Who is the last person to apologize to you?
My younger daughters, but they needn't have.  Nothing was their fault.

3) One of Kelly's earliest show business jobs was as an extra on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. Do you believe in witches and warlocks?
No.  I believe in Earth Mothers and Herbalist arts, but not witches and warlocks.  But, I also believe, "there are many things under Heaven and Earth that are not dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio," 

4) Mentioning witches and seeing Kelly with a lollipop reminds Sam ... She needs to pick up a 1 lb. bag of Dum Dums for Trick or Treaters. Have you done anything in preparation for Halloween? 
Not yet.  I don't do a lot of Halloween decorating anymore, usually.  I used to carve a whole little army of those tiny squash that look like the bigger ones we call pumpkins; I'd light them with battery operated christmas lights and put them on the windowsills leading up to the door.  It was fun but a lot more work than I want to do right now.

5) Ms. Clarkson's advice to aspiring young singers is not to listen to advice. "Everyone gives you their 2¢ worth, but you have to follow your gut." Are you good at soliciting and following advice? Or do you tend to follow your gut?
I listen and then follow my gut.  It works for me.  However, sometimes my gut tells me over and over to not worry, and sometimes it's dead wrong.

6) The year this song was popular, 2009, saw two major newspapers go out of business. Both the Seattle Post Intelligencer and Rocky Mountain News published their last editions. Do you still read a paper copy of your local newspaper?
We do, on the weekends.  But our paper is local in name only.  It was bought out a couple years ago and is now printed and run out of Los Angeles by the Times.  The comics suck, and they left out some of my favorites, and they don't know how to print them without making them TOO DARK, if you are listening L.A. Megalopolis PRESS.

7) In 2009, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook tried to buy Twitter, but was rebuffed. Which social media site do you spend the most time on?
I don't spend any time on them.  I just haven't got the time for it, nor do I want to.  Are Blogs considered Social Media?  Then it would be on blogs.  They are the one social media that I really do enjoy, and I hardly have time for those.  I want to read all my blogs every day but can't manage it.

8) In 2009, the Balmain Collection included a pair of jeans that retailed for $2,165. What's the most you would pay for denim pants?
I haven't worn jeans since my back started collapsing, but if I could still do it, I'd have Levi Strauss make me a custom pair.  They used to do this, and may still, for around $70.  I always wore Levi's and since I was 12 years old.  Having a very short rise means that I could wear men's jeans and feel comfy with a nip and tuck in the waist band.

9) Random question: You buy a charity raffle ticket and tuck it into a friend's birthday card. Before you can give the card to her, the numbers are drawn and you realize the ticket is worth $500. Do you keep the ticket or give it to your friend, as planned?
If it's not a very close friendship, I think not.  That is a HUGE birthday present and it might not be a good idea.  I'd see it as an Obligation sort of problem.
However, if she was like a sister, a BFF sort of gal, I would still give it to her because she would GET it.  It would be one of those times when "The STARS aligned" and this was just a very special thing to have happen.  It would be thrilling to have that happen, and more about Wonder and Magic than the money.

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  1. I think your answer to #9 is very wise. $500 could really throw the balance of a relationship off!

    I remember when I used to read the comics every morning. I was so into Apartment 3G. I wonder why I quit.

    1. #9 was a tough question. And yes, that sort of money could really do exactly as you say!
      I tried to put myself into the receiver's shoes and that's why my answer came out that way.

      I don't remember Apartment 3G so it may have been only on the east coast. The cartoon/comics business is all about syndication. Is it ever a rough business.

      Do you happen to remember Six Chix? It was a group, of course, of six women. They took turns writing one strip. I loved it, and now it's gone from our paper, too.

  2. I love your answer to #9! Very wise there. I also like your statement at the beginning.

    1. Thank you Nonnie. My heart told me the friendship is always the most valuable, so that seemed the right answer, though I liked the solutions others took, too.


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