Saturday, January 07, 2017

Let Me Eat Cake-Saturday 9

Saturday 9: A New Day Has Come (2002)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

Welcome to the first Saturday 9 of 2017!

1) This song is about a new day. Here we are celebrating a new year. What do you hope for in 2017? That Mr BC faces no new health challenges. We were not able to use the RV very often in 2016.
2) Ms. Dion has said this song was influenced by the events of 9/11, and how a new day dawned after tragedy. Looking back on 2016, did something happen that you're glad to leave behind and move away from? I don't think we will be able to move away from the big disappointment of 2016. He will be tweeting away to our horror.

3) In the video, Celine serenades us from billowy white clouds. Describe the sky where you are as you answer these 9 questions. The sun is actually shining today and the snow is disappearing, but it is cold.

4) This video was shot in West Palm Beach, FL. When settlers arrived in the late 1870s, the town was called Lake Worth County. OK, your turn. Tell us something about your hometown. San Gabriel is outside of LA and is most noted for  Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, founded by Junípero Serra. in 1771. I consider it my hometown

A view of Mission San Gabriel Arcángel in April 2005. The open stairway at the far right leads to the choir loft, and to the left is the six-bell campanario ("bell wall") that was built after the original bell structure, located at the far end of the church, toppled during the 1812 Wrightwood earthquake. Wikipedia
5) Celine Dion's native tongue is French. Dites-nous quelque chose en Français. J'ai pris le français pendant deux ans et je peux le lire un peu, en France ils parlaient trop vite pour que je comprenne. Two years of French and I used it very little, when we were in France last year.

6) Celine's mother, Therese, is known in her Quebec neighborhood as a terrific cook. Think about your own domestic talents. Where do you excel? (Food prep, house cleaning, laundry, scheduling, etc.) I managed to raise two beautiful, smart and talented girls.  I do not excel in the domestic skills, I try! I would be embarrassed to have someone drop in today!

Tip of the Day!

7) Growing up, Celine and her siblings often performed in her family's piano bar. Where did you most recently enjoy an adult beverage? I had a couple of glasses of wine Christmas Day with DD2. The rest of the bottle will end up in a sauce soon.

8) In 2002, when this song was popular, Kmart was in the news because the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. What department store to you shop at most often? I am one of those folks who shop online.  I do go to Macy's upon occasion. When I needed a dress for my niece's wedding, I got it at Macy's. That was almost 2 years ago.
9) Random question: It's time for a midnight snack and you have your choice of one of these three -- a slice of sausage pizza, a bagel with lox and cream cheese, or a piece of carrot cake. Which will you have? And what shall we bring you to drink? A piece of carrot cake and a glass of milk, please. Though I would have had a hard time passing up the pizza.


  1. Oh my gosh your answer to #6 is TOTALLY me! I'm going to save the next couple of get-well cards I get (so probably two years from now) and leave them out. THANK YOU! hee hee
    Cute guinea pig there at the end....

  2. #6 IS an absolute screamer! Though you worked full time so mo one should fault you, ever!!!
    Me, too. The carrot cake and for the same reasons.
    I love Macy's but really, my speed is the Goodwill, not quite a department store but great for the HUNT.
    Loved the train afire. a tweeting twit. oh boy what a ride.

  3. Absolutely love your carrot cake memes!

  4. If I drank milk, I would go for milk instead of water because I think it would be better with carrot cake.

  5. What a beautiful mission. I hope to visit LA some day. Our niece and her husband live there.

  6. I am not really big on "domestic talents" I think it stems from my mother being a "neat freak" and everything had to be spotless and I rebelled in being messy.

  7. I hope that 2017 brings you much carrot cake. ;)

  8. I'm good at scheduling... that's about all. I think i've got a few get well cards in the drawer, must fish them out and display them.... grins.

  9. Hope Mr. BC feels well enough for you to get out in the RV more this year.

    As for the house, don't worry about it. Tell people if they come to see you, they are welcome, if they are coming to see the house, they need an appointment!