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Friday, February 26, 2021

Saturday9

 

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.

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

 Bills, Bills, Bills 1999

 
1) This song is about a cheating boyfriend. Unlike most songs, where the lover deceives by seeing another, this one squanders his girl's financial resources. She sings that he's ruined her credit. Do you know your credit score? Yes, I do.

2) How often do you pay your bills? Do you handle them as they come in, or do you pay weekly, bi-weekly or monthly? Or are you lucky enough to have someone else handle your bills? We pay them when they are due.

3) Destiny's Child had a hit with "Bills, Bills, Bills." This girl group got their start in Houston, TX. During the recent, bruising storm, lead singer Beyonce sent food, money and water to her home state. Have you spent much time in the Lone Star State?  As a kid, I've traveled down and across the pan handle once with my Dad, and brother and sister.  Also we went through El Paso - we were on a tour of the western states.  The roads are as straight as an arrow, and the only thing I remember is that they went up and down as the hours and miles went by. 

4) Beyonce is the breakout star of the group and went on to have a highly successful solo career. Can you think of another star who began his/her career as the member of a group? Not anymore, without looking it up. 

5) "Bills, Bills, Bills" was performed a cappella by the kids on Glee. That Fox show ran for six seasons. Were you a fan? Never saw the show.  

6) In 1999, when this song was on the charts, SpongeBob SquarePants premiered. The show remains popular among the younger set. Have you ever seen it? No,

7) SpongeBob has become an industry, spawning movies, a Broadway musical, video games and both coloring and comic books. Once considered children's amusements, today coloring and comic books enjoy a following among adults. Have you recently enjoyed coloring or reading a comic book?  No, not recently.  I haven't read a comic book since I was five years old  and living at my grandparent's house in Ohio.  I thought I'd like coloring with pencils but soon lost interest in it.  Just too much else going on, I reckon.

8) Also in 1999, Walmart expanded to the United Kingdom. Do you shop at Walmart? No, I do not.   
 
9) Random question -- We've all met people who aren't exactly as they present themselves. Are you good at spotting a phony? No. They'd probably have to be pretty darn "plastic" for me to spot them. I take people pretty much as they present themselves.  
People have all sorts of devices  to ease social interaction.  Shy people force themselves to be social, for instance, and that can "seem" a little phony.  
I am suspicious, as a general rule, of people who flaunt their wealth, or "smarts", as a reason to make themselves more important but that's more of a pet peeve than any sort of insight.   
 
Readers, if you would like to see other participants in this fun MEME go HERE 
 
Thanks again, Sam! 
 
 
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!


 
 

20 comments:

  1. I like your answer to #3. That sounds like something a kid would notice.

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    1. Thanks, Gal. My brother and I also remember it was late July, and it was horridly hot.

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  2. You gave a better answer about coloring books. Why I don't do them either.

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    1. You had a perfect answer. The books are tempting but so many other things are more fulfilling. Some day the few I've got may get my attention again, but it won't be anytime soon, lemmie tell ya.

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  3. I am a suspicious person as well! Loved reading your answers! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thanks for reading!
      About the last question: A little caution never hurts. I learned caution over many years of being manipulated by sly aggressors. It's best to weed them out early...

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  4. I'm with you on #5
    #7 I was waiting at the senior center and they had a box of colored pencils and a bunch of coloring book pages on the desk and I started coloring them in... the next thing that I knew they were calling my name for the next appointment. It was very relaxing.

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    1. Thanks about #5. All I could see was the MAD rush to *merchandise* every single corner of a toy store and a kid's head.
      Coloring is relaxing. That place is occupied best in my life by knitting,and reading... so the coloring fell by the wayside.
      Have a great weekend, enjoying the first inklings of Spring in the air.

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  5. I agree with #7. I have a couple of those adult coloring books around. I thought it would be relaxing, but it turns out I am not all that interested and I find it anything but relaxing.

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    1. Lol.. me, too. I don't want to make decisions very much lately, and coloring makes me make decisions. That's what happens when you go even two steps away from the basic colors. I have a set of 200 colors of pencil for crying out loud. I'll just use them to make cards.. if I feel like it. Lol...

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  6. I am that shy person that "seems" phony, but if a person is a good conversationalist I am able to open up and I talk a lot and seem more natural. I even tell people that I feel like I am hard to get to know, but I want to get to know them. Once I know someone, I am a talker. Loved your answers. Have a nice weekend.

    https://lorisbusylife.blogspot.com/

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    1. I understand shy people, as I am shy,too. Or at least was, before I ended up being president of several good sized clubs over the years. That, my dear, knocks the shyness right out of your whole headspace.
      I hope you have a lovely Sunday: Relaxing and Spiritual, and calming.

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  7. I got into coloring for a while, but I haven't done it in over a year. It is a relaxing exercise, but like most things I do, I stopped.

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    1. I so understand this...I've been going through the craft room and discovering half finished projects. Gah!

      These past two months have seen me able to climb back down out of my tree. It's a whole NEW WORLD now so maybe I'll fill the old headspace with more visually pleasing images. I think that I'll only use my supplies to color cards to send though. There is one book of birds from Cornell that I want to finish. That's the plan anyway.

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    1. OK. LOL.. I know that you are very droll... It was amazing that we kiddies all didn't kill each other on the return trip. Counting cows got very VERY old!

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  9. I had a coloring app on my phone that I used frequently but then it became a paid app and I stopped coloring. :\

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  10. Darn their eyes! The RATS! That's the way they suck you in. There has to be one out there that only wants to throw up a few ads on the screen ... I'll have to get back to you on that.

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  11. I do some coloring, especially when I first started with Bible journaling. I like to watercolor more now or print and paste things. There are many ways to be creative. I laughed when you said you remember going up and down while driving. I always took book with me for long drives.

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    1. Your Water colors are lovely.
      That was a pretty sick trip for all the kids he hauled along. Mother stayed home to take care of our disabled little brother. That's another story for another time.
      Drawing... It's really fun, but I found that I'm not willing to give up the on the beloved knitting. But I will make cards since saving a ton of things for that enterprise. *hangs Head* mumbling a lot...lol

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