Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday 9: Stay With Me

Saturday 9: Stay with Me (2014)

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

1) Sam Smith explains that this song is about just not wanting to wake up alone. How about you? Are you comfortable being by yourself?

A. I am an introvert, so I prefer to be alone. I do, however, like to socialize sometimes. I am not a total hermit, though I have been accused of that a time or two.

2) Last year a lawsuit filed by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, who maintained that "Stay with Me" was really just "I Won't Back Down." Petty and Lynne won. Have you ever served on a jury?

A. No. I would like to, but the two times I was called I was sent away because I was a newspaper reporter.

3) Smith performed this on The David Letterman Show. Did you watch Dave's final episode last May?
A. I did not. I used to watch Dave frequently but that was before I turned 50 and found the bed called me every night at 10 p.m. whether I wanted to be there or not.
4) Smith says his style was influenced by ladies with "massive voices," including Adele, Amy Winehouse, Chaka Kahn, and Whitney Houston. Of those four, which do you listen to most often?
A. Um. None? I only know of one Adele song, no Amy Winehouse songs, Chaka Kahn goes back to my youth to the Disco era, if I'm not mistaken, and Houston hit her prime in the early 1990s, I think. My favorite female singers are Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow, not that anybody cares. I also like Celine Dion (don't hit me for that), early Dolly Parton (though I can't stand to look at her now, with all of that plastic surgery), Bonnie Raitt, Pat Benatar, Chrissie Hynde, and the Wilson sisters (Heart).

5) Speaking of style, Mr. Smith is a smart dressed man who looks comfortable and dapper as he walks the red carpet in a tux. Do you enjoy getting dressed up for special occasions?
A. Not particularly. Having said that, I always try to look clean and neat, and never go out without my hair combed and make-up on.

6) "Occasions" is a word that makes Crazy Sam stumble because she can never remember how to spell it correctly. Are you a good speller?
A. That is what the squiggly little red lines are for in word processing programs now. But I did win the classroom spelling bee in the 5th grade. Yay me.
7) Sam Smith was born on May 19, which makes him a Taurus. When did you last check your horoscope?

A. I read it every day in the local paper.

8) Tauruses are supposed to be reliable, organized and ambitious. Do any of those three adjectives describe you?

A. I'm reliable if I promise something. I am not organized and apparently at the moment my only ambition is to feel well enough to find an ambition.

9) Random question: Look at the floor. Do you see carpet, rug, hard wood or tile?
A. Parquet wood flooring, oak finished. We put it down ourselves about 15 years ago now. It's worn at my desk, where my chair rolls over it even though I have a thick plastic protector there. The protector tends to slide.

I encourage you to visit other participants in Saturday 9 posts and leave a comment. Because there are no rules, it is your choice. Saturday 9 players hate rules. We love memes, however.


  1. I'm a competent speller until I'm writing in a hurry on the chalk board, then I can't seem to get anything right!

  2. Pat Benatar is a phenomenal singer. Also, three guesses on what word needed spell checker. hehe Have a great rest of the weekend.

    1. I don't need three guesses, I knew I was misspelling Benatar. :-)

  3. I think that we are all introverts and that is why we meet up on the weekends like this. Go figure.

  4. "I'm reliable if I promise something." That sums it up for me, too.

  5. In grammar school, I stumbled on the word "chrysanthemum" in a spelling test, came home, learned how to spell it and have never misspelled it since. I'm pretty fussy about good spelling! (Good thing, since i was a medical transcriptionist. Someone told me that when I could spend cholecystectomy without looking it up, I could consider myself a medical transcriptionist.)

  6. Hmm... I wounder if being an introvert is a trait for those of us who do memes? So far it seems everyone of us said "being alone"

  7. One of my favorite songs! Like you, I am comfortable with silence and being alone, but do occasionally like to spend time with friends.


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