Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) As she sings, Ariana muses about the songs she could compose on her piano. Do you play the piano? Nope. Not an ounce of musical talent here.
2) She compares love songs, saying there are sad ones about how hard love is, and happy ones that make you want to dance. What's your favorite love song? Is it sad or happy? I think it's borderline sad if you take it in the context of the movie.
3) Ariana's mother always told her that they took her name from Princess Oriana in the 1988 movie Felix the Cat. Who is your favorite cartoon character? I don't think I can pick just one. Snoopy was my first cartoon love. In the 80's I met a funny little penguin named Opus from the land of Bloom County and these days I love all the critters who populate Pearls Before Swine.
4) Ariana's favorite board game is Monopoly. What's your favorite board game? Not Monopoly. I hate that game. Well, the jr. version is okay since it only takes 30 minutes or so to play, but the regular version...just shoot me now. I guess my favorite board games are Life, Clue, Sequence, and Trivial Pursuit.
5) She relaxes by baking. When you feel keyed up, what do you do to relax? Read, listen to music, play around on the computer.
7) In 2013, when this song was popular, the NHL reached an agreement with the players union and averted a strike. Have you ever belonged to a union? Briefly, when I worked at a local grocery. The cashiers had to join the Food Handler's union.
8) Also in 2013, Pauline Philips died. Ms. Philips was better known to millions of readers as "Dear Abby." At its height, her advice column appeared in 1,400 newspapers across the country. Do you still read a printed copy of your newspaper? Sort of. My husband goes into withdrawal if he doesn't get the daily papers. I skim the headlines, read the editorial page, check the ads, obits, and maybe the funnies...and not every day.
9) If you could get the answer to one question about your future, what would that one question be? I really don't want to know anything about my future. I'm afraid I'd change things and maybe it would be for the better and maybe it wouldn't. Kind of like the Garth Brooks song, The Dance, "I'd have missed the pain, but then I'd have missed the dance."
Thanks, Sam, for another fun edition of the Saturday 9!
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