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Friday, June 28, 2019

Ooh la la! It's That's L'il Britney Spears

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!

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Now for the Questions!

1) "Ooh la la" is defined as an interjection said when you think someone or something is "surprising, unusual or attractive." Looking back over this week, did you come across anything that deserves an "ooh la la?" That would be my grand nieces!  Three!  There was a little girl there, too, but I didn't meet her.  She may be one of my grand nieces.  She is a pretty, little thing.

And, the floral arrangements at the Celebration of Life. Very June like...

2) In this song, Britney Spears sings that she's eager to accompany you, even if you're not a millionaire. But let's say you suddenly become really rich. What's the first leisure trip you would take with your new funds? Who would you bring along?  I would buy a great big, new motor home, hire a driver so that Mr. Z could relax, and take our daughters and their friends anywhere they want to go to see.  And I would buy the Girls all houses to come back to!  

Go Big or GO HOME!

3) Britney is eager to dance with you, even if you don't wear designer clothes. Let's say you need to add a blouse (or shirt) to your wardrobe. Where's your go-to for clothes shopping?
The Good Will store, and I'm not ashamed to say so.  I'm not a fancy person but I've always found the most amazingly beautiful things to wear there.  Not high fashion but shall we say FUN Fashion?

4) The video begins with Britney at the movies with her two young sons. Will you be seeing any family members this weekend? Not this weekend.  That was last weekend.   There were lots of Nieces, Nephews, and Grands.  All grown up and flown the nests....Well, I did see one youngster who is a grandniece but didn't get to meet her.  She's adorable and cute, though.  I think she was my grandniece.  And, if not, I'll adopt her anyway...

5) This is a theme from the movie Smurfs 2. A Smurf is a little blue creature who lives in a mushroom-shaped house in the forest. Assuming that your home is not shaped like a mushroom and isn't in the forest, how would you describe your abode? (Mansion, ranch house, farm house, high-rise, igloo ...)  It's supposed to be a Ranch house,  but it's just a little tract house that they gave a fancy name to.  I WISH I lived in a real Ranch House.  Because it would come with a RANCH attached to it, yes?  

Igloo.  I'd like one, too, please.  Temporary housing is just plain fun.

6) Britney admits to smoking and biting her nails. What bad habit do you wish you could break? Worry.  I'm a worrier.  I worry about everyone and everything.  I worry a lot about Wolfie but then he seems very content at the moment to just sleep in his favorite place, that is: jammed up against his lovely Papa. 

7) In 2013, when this song was popular, Pope Benedict resigned. Thinking over your working life, have you been more nervous on your first day of a job, or the last one?  I remember that Pope.  He left a HUGE tome for Pope Francis to read.  

The only job that made me nervous on the first day was as an operator at Bell Systems.  It was fun but it was a lot to learn.  My supervisor was an amazing Gal.  I really liked her.

8) Also in 2013, golfer Phil Mickelson won the British Open. When did you most recently golf? Maybe sometime in a past life, but I doubt it.  But there are a lot of Scots in my ancestry. So, that might be somewhere back there... the Golf Gene.  I do like pitch and putt and also Miniature Golf.  It's fun. 

9) Random question -- On what part of your body was the last itch you scratched?  My head.  It itches if the weather (air) dries out very much. I've yet to find a mild enough product for my delicate scalp. Lol.. Actually it's the Rhino Gene I carry, in addition to the Scot's one.  Rhino's like mud baths.  Hey, that's an idea! 

Go have a Peep in.. it looks like fun! 

Also, get out and make some connections if you are among a  group called Only the Lonely.  HERE is why!  It's deadly as smoking, they say.


  1. I like the term "rhino gene."

    I remember when Benedict was elected he was the only cardinal in the whole college of cardinals that I hoped would not be elected, so I was very happy when he quit.

    1. Thankyee! It was fun to let the old brain wander in the Saharan Desert.
      Oh yes, Benedict was strict! And, apparently had had enough of trying to whip the Vatican into shape. lol

  2. I love the bright colors in that floral arrangement!
    My head is always itchy, too. Well...it is in the summer. I think it must be some kind of allergy because working in the garden, mowing the grass, trimming branches...anything that puts me hands on with plants...leaves me feeling like my head is crawling with bugs. It's every single time so that's why I'm thinking allergy.
    Have yourself a lovely Saturday, Zip!

    1. My sister in law found the florist and she did a fantastic job, along with our nieces and her sister, in setting the whole thing up. Ouch, itchy heads are always a summer thing. In my case, it's just too dry here. I'm told that coconut oil and a warm wrapped towel helps but that sounds like the devil to get back out of the hair.
      Hope you are having a good day, even though you are at work. Thanks for the good wishes. :o)

  3. My brother says that I inherited the "worry gene" for our mother.

    1. I believe that! A worry gene got passed on to only one of the twins, though. But our eldest had it, too. You would think both twins, but, no, only the one.
      Enjoy the weekend! Thanks for your peek at my blog. Appreciate these comments a lot. There's a cartoon about that. lol

  4. Your leisure trip sounds perfect!! Have a great Tuesday!

    1. If I win the lotto, I will send everyone in here a nice little something, too. Heart's Desire time! lol Thanks for the good wishes!

  5. I love your idea for spending money on the RV and taking the kids along.

    1. Tank you Nonnie. My kids have had a rough time, and it would be so cool to be able to go around just EVERYwhere in the Continent. The RV can serve as a Chuck Wagon or something. First Aide station? lol Wet Bar? ;o)

  6. Sounds like you had a little family reunion recently. Good times, eh? I worry too much too. I worry myself sick quite frequently. I think it's too late to grow out of that.

    1. We had a very nice Celebration of Life for Mil.
      And yes, "It's too late Baby, oh it's too late..." Sadyly, we are stuck with the worry Gene. But! We can escape into literature and occasionally look up from our books to see the a**hats just float out to sea when the time comes. ;o)

  7. I have never golfed although I have been a paid caddy. And I do enjoy miniature golf.

    Love your answers!

    1. Miniature Golf is a riot!
      And, Hey! Being a Paid Caddy is a good job, as you get fresh air and lots of exercise. With your fair complexion though, it must have been trying to keep from getting sunburned.
      Thanks for the Love. Needed that!

  8. What pretty flowers! Thanks for sharing!

    I think Goodwill is a terrific choice. You're helping keep stuff out of the landfill, you're supporting your community, you're saving money .... what's not to love?

    1. Hi Gal.... Glad you liked the flowers. They made the room look so lovely.
      Goodwill: Indeed, what's not to love? Great Point! :o) I think that they even have a special store for the ultra designer items they receive. At least they have that here. They might have a web presence as well. I love Goodwill.

  9. Your trip sounds like fun! I worry too much too. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


    1. Thanks Lori. I had a nice weekend. I hope that you did, too.
      And, I guess there is a fourth of July thing going somewhere in a couple of days, too. I hope to stay home it is gotten hot here.
      Another worrier. I can understand so well. I think all that ended up happening was not even on my radar AT ALL, so I have quit entirely.


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