Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday 9


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 song? Hear it here.

1) In this song, our hero tells Susan that "no other girl could ever take the place of you." Crazy Sam feels that no other earmuffs could ever take the place of the ones she left in restaurant coat room last month. Tell us about something you recently broke, lost or misplaced. My apple peeler from Pampered chef recently broke, and I am totally bummed over it! Its not a cheap thing to replace, and having to go back to peeling, coring and slicing apple the old fashioned way is going to be a pain until I can replace this item!

2) When this song was first released back in 1968, the name Susan was very popular. According the Social Security Administration, it was one of the top 10 baby girl names of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Today it's not even in the top 100. Do you know anyone named Susan (or Suzanne)? I do.

3) The Buckinghams were Chicago's attempt to get in on The British Invasion begun by the Beatles. (Hence the silly suits.) But they took their name from Chicago's famous Buckingham Fountain. If Crazy Sam visited your neighborhood, what local site would you recommend she check out? Fredrick Meijer Gardens, the butterflies are in bloom right now! I haven't been in years, but thinking I might just go, as it will be nice and warm in there, and its needed after this long, cold winter we have been having!

4) Chicago is known for deep dish pizza. Describe your dream pizza. (Calories, carbs and gluten need not be a factor because it's dream pizza!) a nice thick crust with ham and pineapple !

5) The Buckinghams got their big break by winning a local "battle of the bands." Do you often go to concerts or bars to listen to live music? not very often, they are too expensive

6) The best-selling book in 1968 (the year "Susan" was released) was Airport by Arthur Hailey. It was set during a snowstorm at Lincoln International, a fictional airport based on Chicago's O'Hare. What's the most recent airport you flew to? Why were you there? Gerald Ford airport, and to California for a mini vacation

7) Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, Sox ... Chicago is a big sports town. What's your favorite pro team? I don't really have one

8) Thinking of sports, did you watch the Olympics? If yes, which events? sadly I didn't watch any this year, just wasn't into them

9) Do you consider yourself an idealist or a pragmatist? I would say I am a littel bit of both.



  1. Thanks for the link to the garden. It looks so beautiful! And who couldn't benefit from looking at benefits during this serious and snowy winter?

  2. Another Michigan peep! Check Craigslist or Ebay for the apple peeler/corer/slicer/dicer. You can usually find them at a pretty reasonable price there.

  3. I just missed going to see the butterflies in Santa Barbara, there is a yearly display at the Natural History museum. it was still a little too early.

  4. I once had one of those Hawaiian pizzas. It was pretty good.

  5. The Gardens web page is a work of art. The American Horse sculpture is fantastic. Beautiful!


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