Friday, September 30, 2022

Saturday 9: Forever Your Girl

I'm linking up with Sam for the Saturday 9 as usual. I also want to tell you to check back later for another post as I will be joining in with Kwizgiver for her October blogging challenge.

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

Saturday 9: Forever Your Girl (1989)

1) In this song, Paula Abdul tells her boyfriend he's got to remember, she's forever his girl. How's your memory? Do you remember things easily or do you leave yourself notes and reminders?  I always thought my memory was pretty good, but since I had Covid in July I have trouble remembering the names of people or even what some random thing is called during conversations. Some days I think it's getting a bit better and other days...not so much. It's driving me nuts. I don't use notes because I never know what name I'm going to be unable to remember.

2) Paula reassures her lover that she can't be swayed by another man, even if he gave her diamonds or pearls. Tell us about a piece of jewelry that means something to you.  Well, my wedding ring did. It was braided white gold with little diamonds set in the braid. I haven't seen it since my cat stole it several months ago. I guess I could tell you about something else, so I choose my grandmother's little, gold, heart locket. She wanted a locket very badly and no one ever got her one so she bought it herself. When we cleaned out her home they gave it to me as it has a photo of my grandfather in one side and my son in the other. I never wear it, but it means a lot to me.
 
3) Paula is best known as one of the original judges of American Idol. Without looking it up, can you recall the men who sat on either side of her?  Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson

4) Paula has been dancing since age 8 and moves very well in heels. Tell us about your favorite shoes.  It's either my Vionic flip-flops or my Merrell clogs. Both are favorites because my feet hurt less in them than anything else.
 
5) A lifelong dancer, Paula admits she's not a trained singer. For this record, she worked with producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, who won accolades for his work with singers including Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, Toni Braxton and Janet Jackson. Who is your all-time favorite female singer?  Stevie Nicks
 
6) She advises young girls to "keep the faith and don't lose your gut instinct." How about you? Are you more logical or instinctive?  Instinctive. I'm not much for investigating and weighing options and choosing what makes sense. I generally choose what feels right.
 
7) Paula is excited that Richard Branson has chosen her song, "Straight Up" as the theme for his Virgin Galactic Spaceflight company. Would you like to orbit above the earth?  I would have jumped at the chance when I was younger, but now with children and grandchildren in my life...I'm not willing to risk it.

8) In 1989, when this song was a hit, the Sears Holiday Wish Book was big on  bathrobes. Men and women alike were tempted with brightly colored, belted robes with hoods and patch pockets. Tell us about your bathrobe.  It's a thick, fuzzy, fleece in a leopard print. I love a comfy bathrobe you can snuggle into.

9) Random question: What do you consider your best quality?  I don't know. I'm pretty good at letting go of stuff and forgiving people. I'm also good at staying calm in tough situations.

10 comments:

  1. I understand your#1. I started having metal pause moments after menopause. I don't have it very often, but it can be un nerving when I can't recall a name or place. My ADD can get in the way too. I am like you in number 9 too.

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  2. Oh, Jasper! I was so hoping your ring would have turned up by now. (Did you move the refrigerator? Mine only has the slimmest space between the bottom and the kitchen floor, but my cats manage to slide the most amazing stuff under there.)

    #9 -- You're my hero! I hang on to stuff way too long.

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  3. Oh what a silly kitty! I hope you find it! The locket is a treasure!! Happy Saturday!

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  4. I adore my big fluffy bathrobe (think, Mrs. Claus), too! How great that your grandmother took matters into her own hands and bought that locket for herself.

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  5. I love your last answers...although I have patience of a knat, I can let go of stuff and stay calm....although lately....sigh.

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  6. I enjoyed reading your answers today. Have a good weekend.

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  7. I am sorry to hear you've still got Covid memory problems. That is so frustrating! I'm pretty good at staying calm, or appearing to stay calm, in tough situations. I like your answer to that question.

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  8. That Covid brain fog is a pain, I hear. I've friends who are still dealing with it a year later. One reason why I don't want the stuff. I am sorry you're having to deal with that. And how odd that we both chose Stevie Nicks. She was my first choice, really. But I felt guilty for shortchanging all the others. (Like any of them read my blog!)

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  9. I couldn't remember Simon and Randy. Duh. I did watch the first couple of seasons of AI but didn't revisit it until last year. So sorry about your post-covid problems. I hear about ringing ears and memory loss from several folks who had covid. Hope it eventually (soon) goes away for you! It's fun reading about all the fluffy fleece bathrobes everyone cuddles in! I haven't had one of those in years and years! Not needed in Florida. Have a good Sunday, Stacy! xo

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  10. Brain Fog with Covid is a real clinger! Sorry you are having this reminder of it!
    Your kitty needs to spend sometime in the time out corner, the little devil. I hope you can find it at some point.

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