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Friday, October 15, 2021

Saturday 9: Livin' La Vida Loca


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

1) Ricky Martin sings that he and the girl dance in the rain. Do you feel like dancing this morning? I can only dance in my head now, but I do love to dance.

2) The lyrics tell us the girl prefers champagne. When did you last enjoy a glass of the bubbly? That would be on New Year's Eve.
 
3) When Ricky first heard "Livin' La Vida Loca," he imagined  the subject of the song was a "Bond girl," the glamorous love interest of James Bond in the movies. Since 1962, there have been more than 20 Bond films. Have you seen any/many of them? Do you have a favorite Bond? Yes, I do have a favorite.  I like Daniel Craig the best.  He seems much more like a true "hitman/secret agent" sort of guy than say, Pierce Brosnan or David Niven.
 
4) Ricky tells interviewers that when he was very young, he'd sing in the family kitchen, pretending a wooden spoon was his microphone. Crazy Sam admits to lip synching into a black Magic Marker. When you gave imaginary concerts, what did you use as a microphone? I just sang along with the top forties and all my albums while doing my housework. I never gave impromptu concerts.  But I sang a LOT!  It was very fun! Once, at a rock hound get together, a guitar player and I did duets. That was fun.

5) Ricky began working at the tender age of 9, performing in commercials. How old were you when you received your first paycheck?  I was 11or 12. My brother and I did what's called "Pick up" work at job sites. It means we cleaned up the site and swept away sawdust after the walls were up.  We didn't actually get a check, but a dollar an hour. We also nailed the runner board onto the walls after they were set up and the top plate was on.  Its a board that guides the dry wallers to leave space for the flooring.  Fun work for a little kid, actually.

6) Ricky does yoga to stay in shape. Have you ever tried yoga? I did Yoga faithfully for about 30 years. Then I stopped because of injuries to my wrist and my leg. I learned from the show, "Lillias, Yoga and You".  She was my one and only teacher.

7) Ricky is of primarily Spanish descent, with a little French mixed in. When you think of French cuisine, what comes to mind? Homemade cheeses.  And a few other things.  Like a billion other people on the planet, I watched Julia Child.  French Onion Soup is spectacular!
 
8) Ricky once had his own restaurant, Casa Salsa, in Miami Beach. Have you ever worked in food service?  Not in a restaurant setting.  I worked at a Dairy Queen to get money to buy my first guitar in the 60's.
 
9) Random question: What is your best quality?  I guess it's that I can keep a secret. I've learned to keep my firmly mouth shut about many things.


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!



 

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    1. It's really delicious. Now I want to make some again...

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  2. I agree with you completely about Daniel Craig. He is very convincing...not to mention quite yummy to look at. :)
    Oh, I forgot about French onion soup. It's my husband's favorite soup.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Zippi!

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    1. Thank you Stacy. I hope yours has been good. And oh, yes, Daniel Craig it's all the high point for me, too.
      Enjoy the week coming up..

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  3. I am considering a french onion soup for tomorrow, actually. In my instant pot. Stay tuned!

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    1. I will!
      My dd's made some when they came down one Christmas,but they made the vegan version which just didn't taste the same.

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  4. I bet working at Dairy Queen was fun!!! Happy Saturday!

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    1. It was a lot of fun. It certainly was. And I earned my guitar money! Happy Saturday, and now it's Sunday, so Happy Sunday as well!

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  5. #9 I have a secret that my cousin told me and I am chomping at the bit to tell my brother, but my cousin told me not to tell.
    Pss! Can you keep a secret?

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    1. Yes, I can. Keep a secret that is. Spill... heehee

      I want to comment on your blog but am running into a wall there. I suspect a colicky little "program" on my end. It is crying Wolf.. The idiot. I'm sending it to the corner to think about it's life. Such a crybaby.

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  6. French onion soup was a favorite when I was in college

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    1. It's about the best soup I've ever tasted. There's nothing like it.

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  7. I loved the food in France--it was all about the presentation, even the simplest meal.

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    1. Oh yes, they have a way with food!
      France is the only country I was champing at the bit to visit, when I had some money. Unfortunately, I never had the money. Lol

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  8. Dairy Queen would have been a fun job with all of the yummy treats there. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

    https://lorisbusylife.blogspot.com/

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    1. I enjoyed working there. I was 21 and just the right age to bridge the gap for the sweet tiny woman who was the cook, and the teenagers who also worked there. We had a good time working together.

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  9. Dairy Queen certainly counts as food service, and buying a guitar is a most excellent reason to have a job.

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    1. Oh yes, My friend, and it was the only way I was ever going to have my own guitar. My grandfather's guitar went to a cousin who never ever used it. She was the Eldest grand.. 7 months.

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  10. Lilias, Yoga and You: I remember her from the PBS pledge drives!

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    1. She is/was so good and I'm glad to find her on YouTube. She saved my back and my sanity.

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  11. My husband loves French onion soup. I can't eat it because of acid reflux. I can understand the keep thy mouth shut! I have improved on that one.

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    1. There is an old Scottish saying (I presume because my Scottish grandma always said it) that goes like this: "Least said,soonest mended". I'm a believer..

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