Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday 9: The Best Thing

Saturday 9: The Best Thing About Me Is You (2010)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) What would you say is your best quality?

A. I'm an intelligent, empathetic creative writer.

2) In this song, Ricky sings that he's "allergic to tragedy." Do you suffer from any allergies?

A. It's an endless list. Most environmental things, from grasses to pollen to animal dander of all kind; fish, black pepper, and few other foods. I take a Claritin every day and have for years. It's probably altered my DNA by now.

3) Benadryl, the popular allergy medication, is sometimes used to treat insomnia. What do you do when you can't sleep?

A. I practice Tai Chi in my head. Sometimes I meditate by counting breaths. Or I try to focus solely on the feel of the air going up my nostrils and around into my lungs.

4) The lyrics to this week's song encourage us, "Don't wait until maƱana." Are you a procrastinator?

A. I will answer this question tomorrow.

5) Ricky Martin is a judge on The Voice ... Mexico, aired on Mexican television. When you watch competition shows like The Voice, Dancing with the Stars or American Idol, do you usually agree with the judges? Or do you think you could do a better job?

A. I don't watch those shows. 

6) Ricky tells interviewers that when he was very young, he'd sing in the family kitchen, pretending a wooden spoon was his microphone. Crazy Sam admits to lip synching into a black Magic Marker. When you gave imaginary concerts, what did you use as a microphone?

A. I gave real concerts and played in a real band and used a real live microphone, long ago. When I was very young, I am sure I used a spoon or something similar.

7) Ricky began working at the tender age of 9, performing in commercials. How old were you when you received your first paycheck?

A. If you count babysitting, I was 13. If you mean a real payroll check, I was 15.

8) Ricky does yoga to stay in shape. Have you ever tried yoga?

A. I've tried Wii Fit Yoga. Does that count? I do Tai Chi with a video, or did, when I felt better.

9) Ricky is of primarily Spanish descent, with a little French mixed in. When you think of French cuisine, what comes to mind?

A. Escargo.


Dear Saturday 9 players:

If you're interested in Thursday Thirteen, I'm a co-hostess for the "New Thursday Thirteen." We write 13 things, no set topic, just 13 of anything. The link up is at the New Thursday Thirteen site. Please join us if you need something to do on Thursdays!



  1. I used to love Thursday 13! I'll have to get it together and return to it. After all, I have a plethora of TT banners in my library going unused.

    I don't believe I've ever had escargot. Maybe I should get brave and give it a try.

  2. I like the Wii Fit Yoga! What I don't like about Wii Fit is the fact that it made me a short round person and told me that I was obese. I gave it the finger. And Gal - escargot is good if cooked right!

  3. I have the Wii Fit yogo, that I should get back out. Good to know about the Thursday Thirteen meme, I will add it back to my weekly blogs! Have a great Saturday!

  4. I really liked escargot when I had it in France. But I haven't had good escargot since.


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