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Friday, February 24, 2017

Saturday9: Mirage? The Ghostly voice of Mariah Carey? Michael Jackson?

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Saturday 9: I'll Be There (1992)

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

1) In this song, Mariah pledges to "have faith in all you do." Have you recently given someone support or a pep talk?
Yes I have.  With my sister.  Not so much a pep talk but more that I try to not participate in the way she can wind herself up when talking.  I make an effort to calm her down when she starts.

2) Mariah was at the center of a controversy in Times Square on New Year's Eve when she had audio problems and claimed she could not perform. Times Square is at the busy intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue. If we went to the busy intersection nearest your home, what would we find? (A store? A church? McDonald's?)
You would find a shopping center with a drug store, a fabric store but no church or McDonald's.

3) Her nickname in high school was Mirage because she cut school so often. Did you ever play hookey?
When I first moved school, I was lonely.  So, I went on a bus trip, and ended up helping a kindergarten teacher in a city where one of my Italian friends lived.  It was loads of fun!

4) Mariah doesn't apologize for spoiling her dogs, who have been known to travel by limo. Do you know anyone who treats his/her pets like people?
Yes, and that would be moi.  

5) Mariah has something to fall back on. She studied cosmetology and worked as a hair sweeper in a salon. When you get your hair cut, do you socialize with the stylist? 
I've cut my own hair all my adult life.

6) When married to her first husband, Mariah went vegetarian. Tell us about last night's dinner. Would it qualify as a vegetarian meal?
Yes, as long as we are talking about yesterday being Thursday, since this is being done on Friday.  I had two bean and rice tacos from Chipotle, and yes, they were vegetarian.

7) This week's song was introduced by The Jackson 5. Think of your favorite Michael Jackson song. Did he record it solo or with his brothers?
Thriller is my favorite.  I can't find the YouTube version that I remember:

8) In 1992, when this song was popular, The Mall of America opened. Located in Minnesota, it's the biggest mall in the nation, with more than 400 stores. Think about the last thing you purchased. Were you shopping out of necessity, or for fun?
Necessity.  New glasses.

9) Have you ever shoplifted? (Don't worry. We won't tell.)  There was a little store that the kids called "dinkies", and I filched some candy there.  My mother found out.  Her disappointment was punishment enough.  It ended.


  1. I'm glad you found something positive to make your school experience better. It seems like the kids today turn to all the negative things to feel better. :(

    1. I wouldn't want to be a kid in this Strange New World. Heck, not even in the world my own daughters navigated. Two serial killers loose in the city at the same time? Gad, it made me a fruitcake!

  2. Wow. I can feel your mother's disappointment through your words and over the years. Sounds like she knew you and knew how to get through to you.

    1. Mother was gentle. She was almost a Buddhist! I'll always miss her.

  3. #8 I know that I am going to get yelled at by my ophthalmologist for not getting my new prescription, but it is sooo expensive and the new furnace came first. I rather keep warm this winter than see.

    1. Heavens,that is a terrible choice to have to make. But "Needs Must" as my grandmother used to say. Have you heard of Zennie's? I have had some of my glasses made there, like sunglasses, and I'm very pleased. Here's the URL:


  4. Chipolte guacamole and chips make me a happy person. Luckily, it is a pain to get there from where I live.....

    1. I love them too, but there you do know that you can make their guacamole? It's just made right is all. hehe I'm an enabler, I know...

  5. I've never been to a Chipolte. Your meal sounds yummy!

    You cut your own hair??!!

    1. Chipotle is worth it; I eat their meat dishes,too, from time to time.
      Oh yes, in self defense I cut my own hair. Too many bad cuts with this semi curly hair of mine. I also cut Mr.Z's hair when he wanted it cut. He's wanting a new look now, so The Barber pole is back up.

  6. I've never been to a Chipolte, either. I don't think there is one in Roanoke. Or if there is, I don't know where it is at. I bought new glasses about 8 months ago and I can already tell I need a new prescription. Apparently my vision is degenerating at a rather rapid pace.

    1. CountryDew, I keep forgetting to tell you that your new header is gorgeous!

      And it is really quite terrible to have fading eyesight. I hope that it's just caused by medications like mine was, apparently. Ask your medical team about it. I've had a detached retina, so dry eye is not ignored. The new docs got on it FAST!
      Some new eye drops have really helped with dryness that can spoil my eyesight in nothing flat. No reason to suffer in silence, m'friend!


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