Friday, November 18, 2022

Saturday 9: Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows

Saturday 9: Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows (1965)

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

1. In this song, Lesley Gore sings that sunshine is wonderful. It's hard to argue with that. Is it sunny where you are today?  Since I'm answering before going to bed on Friday evening there's no chance of there being any sunshine. Backing up a few hours, you wouldn't have seen any then, either. It was cloudy with snow flurries all day today.

2. Tootsie Roll is the world's #1 manufacturer of lollipops, and cherry is their most popular flavor. Do you have a sweet tooth? If yes, what's your favorite sweet treat?  I like sweets, but don't think I really have a sweet tooth. Most of the time I would choose a salty treat over a sweet one. When I do choose something sweet it's going to be something chocolate and if it also has caramel, even better!

3. According to myth, you'll find a leprechaun's pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. If you suddenly, unexpectedly came into $100,000, what is the first thing you would buy?  I'd pay off any debt we have, donate to a favorite charity and my church, then the rest would go toward adding the addition to the house I've always wanted.

4. She feels brighter than a lucky penny. Abraham Lincoln was the first person to appear on a U.S. coin, when the 1909 penny was struck in honor of his 100th birthday. Thomas Jefferson is on the nickel, George Washington is on the quarter, and John F. Kennedy is on the half dollar. Without looking, do you know which President is on the dime?  I think it's Eisenhower.

5. Lesley Gore was very popular in the 1960s, with 11 Top Ten hits. Most people don't know that, while she was making records, she was also attending Sarah Lawrence College and graduated with her BA in 1968. What's something most Saturday 9ers would be surprised to know about you?  I can't think of anything. Over the years I've probably disclosed pretty much everything. I'm pretty much a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of person.
6. She performed "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" in the movie Ski Party. Do you plan to ski this season?  Not this season or any season!

7. This song was written by Marvin Hamlisch, who would go on to win three Oscars, four Grammys, three Emmys, a Tony, and a Pulitzer Prize. That's quite an impressive list! But we believe our Sat 9-ers are impressive, too. So give yourself an award this morning. (For example, Crazy Sam is now Meme Mistress of the Year.)  Bargain Hunter Extraordinaire

8. In 1965, when this song was on the charts, I Dream of Jeannie premiered. This supernatural sitcom, about an astronaut who finds a genie on a beach, competed for viewers with Bewitched, which was about an advertising executive who marries a witch. Do you prefer Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie?  I watched both as a kid, but I always seemed to prefer Bewitched. It seemed to capture my imagination more.

9. Random question -- Which would you rather have, tacos or pizza?  I like both, but if there is one food I could probably live on happily every day for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. I have always loved a good pie and there are so many ways to make it.

Thanks to Sam for the music and questions!
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  1. Hi Stacy. I like pizza too, although I do enjoy tacos. Like you, I almost always prefer something salty to something sweet. I hope you have a good weekend. See you again soon. :-)

  2. My dad loved Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie. I miss simple programs like that on tv. I will take the pizza and a side order of tacos lol.

  3. I was wondering if you are in thev5 foot zone of snow this morning! Crazy air mass over the country this month!

    1. No, it's cold here, but sunny. We missed out on the snow.

  4. #2, 5, 6 and too!
    #9, Ilike Mexican food way more than I should. Loved your answers!
    Have a nice weekend.

  5. I'm with you on the skiing. I went once, and it was a DISASTER!

  6. I have never had a desire for any type of skiing (alpine or nordic) but I don't mind snowshoeing.


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