The Saturday 9?

I haven’t done one of these since May of 2014. Honestly, I figured it, like almost all other things bloggy that I did back then, had gone extinct. But it’s still alive and kicking!

Here’s the premise from Meme Mistress of the Year Sam, who hosts this weekly challenge:

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.

I love answering questions. It gives me something to write without having to come up with the topic myself. For me, deciding what to write is much more difficult than writing itself. Anyone else feel the same?

Anyhow…here we go!

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?

Oh, no. There’s a beautiful gray ceiling on the earth today, keeping the air crisp and chilly. I love this time of year.

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?

Hmmm…anything with peanut butter and chocolate, but that’s about as narrow an answer as I can give. Reese’s anything, obviously, I love. Peanut butter Snickers are amazing, but I can’t seem to find them anywhere anymore. Hurty. United Dairy Farmers makes a chocolate and peanut butter shake that is uh-mazing. In fact, I may go get one today now that I’m thinking about it.

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?

Nothing I don’t already have. As boring as it sounds, I’d pay off my car. I hate having a car payment. After that, I’d pay off my bills and put the rest towards a house. How exciting! I’m a party animal, I tell ya.

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?

Uh…does Googling count as looking? It’s FDR, by the way. Yes, I looked.

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?

Anything at all, probably. I haven’t been a 9er for 8 years, so none of them would even know who I am. So…my name?

6. She performed “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” in the movie Ski Party. Do you plan to ski this season?

I have trouble not colliding with things while I’m merely walking, so I’m thinking skiing is out for me. I’m not quite so brave. I might go tubing at the slopes, but not skiing.

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.)

Oh, I’m totally the sexiest stormtrooper writing this post.

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 more of I Dream of Jeannie than Bewitched as a kid, but I don’t remember having a preference. Why isn’t this guy an option?

9. Random question — Which would you rather have, tacos or pizza?

Normally I’d be sarcastic here and say tacos on pizza, but the one time I tried the Taco Bell pizza at Pizza Hutt back in the 90s, it made me sick, so…, thank you. I love tacos and pizza equally, so I’ll have both.