Saturday, January 02, 2016

Saturday 9: Sleigh Ride

Saturday 9: Sleigh Ride (1993)

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

1) Have you ever ridden in a sleigh?

A. I think when I was very, very young. It's a vague memory. Maybe more dream than actual memory.

2) This recording is from Harry Connick Jr's best-selling CD, When My Heart Finds Christmas. This year, did you add any new holiday songs to your personal collection?

A. I did not.

3) Harry was born and raised in New Orleans, a city that seldom sees snow. Have you had enough snow to shovel so far this winter?

A. Southwestern Virginia had its warmest December on record, with temperatures going above 70 degrees at times. So no snow. At least not yet.

4) Speaking of weather, Harry hosted a mini-series on The Weather Channel called 100 Biggest Weather Moments. Do you frequently check The Weather Channel?

A. Not frequently, but if there is something going on I will take a look.

5) Harry's mother was a very impressive woman -- a lawyer, judge and Louisiana Supreme Court justice. Tell us about someone in your family of whom you're very proud.

A. My husband is a very accomplished man, though he would never admit it. He has only a high school degree but is a Battalion Chief in the city fire department. He oversees eight fire stations and has the lives of about 50 men on his hands when he is at work. He is also a farmer and a building contractor. He works terribly hard at all three of his jobs. I am quite proud of him.

Welcome to the first Sat 9 of 2016

6)  Happy New Year! Now that Christmas is over, are you done with holiday music and decorations? Or are you sad to see the holidays end?

A. I am glad to see them over and gone.

7) The New Year's Eve fireworks celebration in Sydney, Australia is famous for coordinating pyrotechnics and music. Have you ever welcomed the New Year in another country?

A. I generally don't even welcome the New Year in my own country - I go to bed and sleep right through midnight.

8) Do you have any New Year's Resolutions for 2016?

A. Not yet. I don't know if I will have any.

9) Looking back on 2015, what surprised you?

A. That I stopped writing for a living. I thought I would be doing that for another 20 years or so. But for once I actually listened to my doctor and have been attempting to de-stress (it isn't working yet).


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  1. Bravo to your husband! He obviously has a great deal of courage and all manners of strength.

  2. New Year's Eve I actual made it to 11, I think that was a record late night for me.

  3. I'm going through distressing, too. Sometimes saying your bit clears the mind and heart. Mulling is bad for a person. I'll probably just say my bit and go back to smelling roses.
    But.... may you and your hubby have many years of stress free bliss in your beautiful Virginia valley. Good for you in taking your doctor's advice. We war horses must go to pasture a bit in between kicking up our heels, eh?

  4. I actually stayed up past midnight this year! First time in ... well, in a long time!

  5. AMEN to the over and gone thing. You are having some nice weather.

  6. No sleigh ride, and no new holiday music this year. No foreign new years or resolutions. We have had to shovel a couple times this season, but not near what we are used to. I admit that I do tend to check AccuWeather, the non-cable version of the Weather Channel, quite often -- particularly when the weather is bad. I'm mostly glad the holidays are over. I worked a lot of extra hours this year and was completely exhausted by NYD.


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