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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday9: Parlez-vous le Francaise?

A New Day Has Come

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: A New Day Has Come (2002)

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Welcome to the first Saturday 9 of 2017!
1) This song is about a new day. Here we are celebrating a new year. What do you hope for in 2017?
Peace of Mind, si vous plaît...... Je suis tellement fatigué. 

2) Ms. Dion has said this song was influenced by the events of 9/11, and how a new day dawned after tragedy. Looking back on 2016, did something happen that you're glad to leave behind and move away from?
Leave behind, no.  I don't expect to ever not feel the sting of it.  But move on from, yes.  From the experience of others, I have learned, and from other such losses, I have learned this: I'll never forget - not ever.  

3) In the video, Celine serenades us from billowy white clouds. Describe the sky where you are as you answer these 9 questions.
The sky is now Crystalline blue, and as clear as a bell.  The warm air is back, too.

4) This video was shot in West Palm Beach, FL. When settlers arrived in the late 1870s, the town was called Lake Worth County. OK, your turn. Tell us something about your hometown. 
Well, my home town would have been Hollywood, without the intervention of WWII, so let's see. Hollywood and Burbank still are home to a lot of studios.  I just wish I had one of those lovely little bungalows where the stars were wont to stay...

5) Celine Dion's native tongue is French. Dites-nous quelque chose en Français.
(Little wonder that I can hardly understand this gal when she sings en Anglais)  I always thought it was the reverb.  Je ne me soucie pas de sa voix.  Pardon. :-(  

6) Celine's mother, Therese, is known in her Quebec neighborhood as a terrific cook. Think about your own domestic talents. Where do you excel? (Food prep, house cleaning, laundry, scheduling, etc.)
As long as "Did" is the operative word.  I did well at home arts, i.e., cleaning, cooking, baking (these last two got kudos from friends and family so maybe that's the excel part?).  I was very good at making new from old, as well as being a seamstress/tailor who sometimes got to trade tailoring alterations for the kiddies' Piano lessons.  I rarely worked outside the home, so it was my "workplace" so to speak.  I used to love, LOVE, fashion design.  

7) Growing up, Celine and her siblings often performed in her family's piano bar. Where did you most recently enjoy an adult beverage?
At New Year's Eve.  I had some lovely champagne.

8) In 2002, when this song was popular, Kmart was in the news because the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. What department store to you shop at most often?
Aha!  marketing question alert.  Just being silly.....  I used to shop the Macy sales with my sister.  Now, being older and not so spry, I prefer the Good Will and  Zulily, for clothing, and Amazon for most other things. Appliances come from whomever has the best price when one of them craps out. 
9) Random question: It's time for a midnight snack and you have your choice of one of these three -- a slice of sausage pizza, a bagel with lox and cream cheese, or a piece of carrot cake. Which will you have? And what shall we bring you to drink?
Please bring decaf tea, because the only thing I'd eat at midnight is a piece of Carrot cake.  I don't want that sausage or the lox to come back and attack me in nightmares.

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 am glad your warm weather is back. I do hope you are not in the area I've heard is to get terrible, terrible rain and flooding this weekend!

    One of those lovely little bungalows.... sigh.

    1. I suspect that we are in for it and this is why.


      The radar from Alaska to below Hawaii has been blocked out on Yahoo Weather for over a year. I'm not surprised at all.

  2. I think it's interesting that you chose Goodwill. That's my niece's absolute FAVORITE store! To her, it's about the environment -- why toss something in a landfill when someone can reuse it? And she's a dedicated bargain hound.

    1. I love the Goodwill. It's really my favorite store as well. Hugs to your niece!

  3. I think you are better off without all of the show business stuff where you live. LA is just way too crowded and gross (in my opinion).
    See ya for cake!! :)

    1. Yes, you are right. Neighborhoods are nice but L.A. is an unlivable city now. I actually grew up in an unincorporated part of San Gabriel, which is very close to down town L.A..
      Let us eat cake while the twit tries to rein in the CIA. Fat chance, sucker!

      And yes, you are right about

  4. I wish we had warmer weather, right now it is snowing and we are supposed to get 4 - 6 inches :(

    1. Wishing you warmer weather. Think of all the fleas dying where you are and be a little happy about that, maybe? I wish we didn't have so many. San Diego was once known as the Flea Capital of the World. lol

      About past storms: We were in Yosemite in the 1996 flood year. The Merced River was rolling huge boulders down it's bed and all the falls were roaring. I told Mr. Z. it sounded like a freeway it was so loud.

  5. There's a surprising amount of blue sky across the country today! Your answer about sausage nightmares made me giggle in recognition! :)

    1. Blue skies, without the wind-chill, would be very nice. That big storm that is hammering Northern and Central California is starting to show it's first clouds here. Yesterday was a beautiful clear sky day.
      Sausage nightmares are not to be monkeyed with. Last night I drempt that I had a crush on a ponytailed biker but he was clearly not in love with me. Maybe it was something I ate? ;o)

  6. I never thought about Celine Dion one way or another until my best friend was so fond of her. Then I started listening to more of her. I do kinda like her, though she would not be my first choice.

    1. I liked and continue to like, blues singers and other singers with powerful voices that only use amps for mixing or to be heard over a big crowd. Church Choir lover, you know.... Dion had this reedy voice that's hard for me to hear actually. My sister, however, really likes her. Her ears are probably better than mine at this point.

  7. I didn't realize it was at midnight. white I like pizza....at midnight it would do the same thing to me. We both had a CA childhood it seems. I still think of So CA as home.

    1. We did. I grew up not far from you, you reckon? Grade school started in Monterey Park. I got beaten up in second grade at the new school in San Gabriel so my mom had me moved back. lol

  8. I'm envious that some of you have blue skies. I'm so tired of the gloomy Maine sky.

    1. You have been hammered by the weather. Our niece was trying to move house in all of that. I'd send you some blue skies but they are getting mighty cloudy right now.

  9. Great answers, Zippi. I bet you were a crackerjack homemaker back in the day. Alas, I cannot shop in Goodwills. I am so sensitive to odors that I can't stand to be in the stores. The ones around here, at least, smell like someone's attic.

    1. Thanks CountryDew. I had a good time raising the girls. Wish I'd been better at it. Happily they all ended up doing well and being good, humane persons.

      That's sad about the Goodwill where you are. The ones here seem to get really good, un-smelly stuff. Sally Anne's, here, smell funny to me. I used to buy wool sweaters there to re-cycle for sock yarn or to felt. So it came home in a bag and went right into a tub. I also go to St. Vincent De Paul, but not for clothes.


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