Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday 9: Same Old Lang Syne

  1. This week's song is the tale of an accidental holiday encounter between former lovers. (Hear it here.) They sit in her car and spend hours catching up, then she gives him a chaste kiss and they never see one another again. Is there a past love who still has a special spot in your heart, despite the years or the miles since your relationship? Yes, there is one special individual who has crossed my life path that I wonder what could have been. We were in different places in our life journey that made bliss impossible at the time. We have remained friends and have wondered about what might have been.
  2. This week's song includes a play on the traditional Scottish song, "Auld Lang Syne." Have you ever visited Scotland?  No, but of course I would love to one day. Hangoverposter09
  3. Mother Winters has long told Sam (the author of this meme, and host of Saturday 9) that if she has a glass of water for every glass of champagne she drinks on New Year's Eve, she'll feel better on New Year's Day. Do you have a favorite hangover prevention tip or cure? I have rarely experienced what would be called a hangover. Maybe I’m just not trying hard enough? But when I have, I have used the same basic ‘cure’ by drinking a good amount of Gatorade to eliminate the effects of dehydration and getting rest.
  4. Do you like champagne? I can take it or leave it.
  5. This year at midnight, Crazy Sam will kiss the nose of her puppy, Chico. Will you be kissing anyone when the clock strikes 12? Sadly, my lover and I are unable to be together to ring in the New Year this year. So my cats will just have to do. 2012-12-19_11-00-12_507
  6. The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy was the runaway publishing phenomenon of 2012. It was so successful that the publisher, Random House, was able to give its employees massive bonuses this year. Have you read it? No… the one person I know who has says it is sadistic and rather poorly written, which helps me to understand why it is so popular.
  7. 140385713354287345_0fQcTK2o_fYear-end is a time for newspapers, magazines and websites to run lists. According to, Jennifer Lawrence of The Hunger Games is the at the of the year's "Most Desirable Woman" list. People magazine has declared Channing Tatum "The Sexiest Man Alive -- 2012." Do either of these two set your pulse racing? If not, who is your celebrity crush? In 2012, I saw “The Vow” and “Magic Mike”. If there’s a flaw on that man’s body, I haven’t found it.
  8. Pasadena, California, is known for hosting the traditional Rose Parade. It begins at 8:00 AM on January 1, so the people who watch it live must be there very early. Does the thought of getting up and dressed to sit in the California sun, bright and early on New Year's morning appeal, to you? Spending the holidays in San Diego is something I hope to do one day. But I would have to watch the parade on TV just like everyone else. The idea of getting up that early, no matter the day or location is something I resist.
  9. Sometimes aches and pains that aren't serious can still really hurt. For example, Sam just dropped a can of tomato paste on her foot and the little red mark it left is making her crazy! Are you suffering through a bump or bruise or cut right now?  I have been having mild migraines throughout the holiday season. Most likely brought on by the stress of the season that I can’t seem to shake.


  1. Mild migraines here too! :( SUCKS!!!

  2. Nice answers. I like this meme.

  3. I heard they are making a Hangover 3 now.

    Have a great rest of your weekend!

  4. Migraines suck. I really hate when one comes to visit me.

    Have a safe and happy New Year!