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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday9: Sweet City Woman - The Stampeders

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! 

Sweet City Woman

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1. The lyrics tell us the singer is on his way to catch a train and he really wants to be on time. When is the last time you were late for something?  
It was so long ago that I don't remember.  I'm always early for appointments, and when we get together with friends or family, it's always informal so arrival times are not metered, so to speak.

2) He sings he's on his way to meet a woman known for her macaroons. What's your favorite cookie?
I actually love cookies though now, I only eat them on Holidays.  Or, sometimes DH and I take cookies when we go visit my sister and her hubby.  What I mean to say is that it's hard to pick a favorite,  but bar cookies, such as Brownies, Blondies, and regular cookies, like White Chocolate Macadamia nut cookies are probably TOP right now.  

3) His girlfriend's face is so pretty she lights up the city night. How many lights are in the room you're in? How many are switched on?
There are two, and one is broken, awaiting repair.   Since it's 11:45 am, even the good one is not on.

4) This is the rare top 40 tune that prominently features a banjo. Sam has always been crazy about the sound of a banjo. What sound makes you smile? (It doesn't have to be a musical instrument. Think bacon sizzling, church bells, etc.)
I love the sound of a Banjo, and now my banjo playing daughter has mine.  I also love to hear small animals playing, and the sounds they make.  Human babies are included.  I also like my singing bowls -  a lot.  I've got to get another bigger one soon.  These bowls are so calming....     

5) 47 years after their record was a hit, The Stampeders still tour every summer, playing festivals across the US and their native Canada. Do you enjoy live music under the stars? Or would you prefer to be seated in a theater?
I prefer Music under the stars.  When I lived near Redlands, the University Orchestra always had a summer outdoor concert season, and it was terrific.  I started going to their concerts while I was in High School, and have kept it up as much as possible ever since.

6) In 1971, when this song was popular on the radio, detective shows were popular on TV. Mannix, Ironside and Cannon were all in the Top 20. Who is your favorite TV detective?
Father Brown.  I just wish there were more in that series.  The Brits are notorious for cutting off series just when you get really into them.  

7) Also in 1971, the Post Office Department was disbanded as a Cabinet department and became The United States Postal Service. When did you last go to the post office? Were you mailing something? Buying stamps? Picking up a package? Renewing your passport? 
All of the above.  I love the postal service.  
Fie to the Government for virtually privatizing it in 1971.  Total loser in office.....And, though the USPS has a 90% approval rating from the people, Trumpty Dumpty ....another total loser.... wants to finish privatizing it.  The last great social program that benefits ALL of the people, not just the military industrial complex.  A Pox Upon them!

8) Race car legend Jeff Gordon was born in 1971. Do you watch NASCAR?
Not anymore.  I sort of grew out of it.  For me, it's gone the way of the Super Bowl.  

9) Random question -- Do you have a vaccination scar? If so, where is it?
Yes, and it's on my arm.  By the way .... Please, all of you, go get that flu shot?  

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. Until this very moment, I never heard of singing bowls! Every week, I learn something from my Sister Sat 9ers.

    1. I've had mine for a few years, but recently gave two away to my daughters to help them feel peace, and learn how to center themselves and reach a peaceful place. I fear that the western world (because of an AD I read recently on Instagram) will co-opt them for using to make more money in PT, which seems like a perversion of purpose.

  2. You play the banjo?! Another talent revealed! I love how artsy and creative you are Zip. You never fail to surprise me.
    I bet your singing bowls sound amazing. I've only heard them played once on TV, but it was a relaxing sound...sort of like wind chimes.
    Give me brownie points...I got my flu shot at work this week. They leave the decision up to us, sort of. If we don't get it we have to wear a mask from now through March! I'm curious to see how many decide to go with the mask.
    Have a beautiful Saturday!

    1. Yes, I played the Banjo for awhile but it's harder on the hands than a guitar. Also, it was a four string and I used the guitar tuning. My DD plays the five string, something that takes a lot more brainpower. ;o)

      Wind chimes,or any sort of small bell, is analogous to a singing bowl, and they are also good for bringing you back to your center. Think of it as bringing the calm and quiet of the wilderness to your mind instead of having to go out into the hermit's hut. Lol
      You've got your brownie points for that flu shot. Yay! I thought of you being surrounded by all those little germ/virus factories everyday. Glad you got it.
      Have a lovely week, Stacy.

  3. One time I was late for a doctors appointment and I got stuck in traffic, I came running in the doctor's office with only minutes to spare. The nurse took my blood pressure and it was through the roof... I can't imagine why.

    1. I bet that you felt like your were on a treadmill and your body responded!
      Dear friend, if you call them (though this may have happened before cell phones)the reception desk, or the nurse, can sometimes instantly reschedule you if another person or two are already there ahead of you. That should help keep that blood pressure down! Mon Dieu!

  4. Hi Zippi!!! I loved your answers! I am never late either. I think the doctor's offices have me trained to be really early.
    I am not a fan of Nascar either. I think it is so boring. Have a nice weekend!


    1. Hi Lori. Thanks for reading my rantings.
      I hope you've had a good day and Sunday is even better!
      One of the reasons we changed clinics was that our hospitals and doctors were miles away and traffic always was trouble. Now we are three minutes from our hospital and doctors.

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    1. Yay! This year is potentially bad. With the weather going every which way but West, our bodies are going to be challenged by it. I'm so glad you got your shot. Teachers (and school bus drivers) have all sorts of germ/virus incubators in their faces all day. lol

  6. Got my flu shot. :-) You know the post office is prescribed by the Constitution. They *can't* do away with it, that is why they are trying to desperately to financially cripple it. Drives me crazy. Rant away!

    1. I'm glad you got your flu shot. Yay!
      And, yes, they want to finish what Nixon started with the postal service. I pray that this is one thing we can beat down with an ugly stick if we have to. The Republican cabal want to cut Social Security,Medicare, and Medicaid by 2 trillion dollars, because they can then raid the huge stockpile, once again, of money in it for their own ex-judicial empire building, i.e. war industry companies, aided and abetted by the revolving doors. All this on a watery ball of rotting rock, out of the outer edges of a minor galaxy. Aren't they special? :p


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