Saturday 9: The Promise of a New Day

Unfamiliar with this week’s tune? Hear it here

Welcome to the first Saturday 9 of 2022. 

1) In this song, Paula Abdul celebrates the promise of a new day. Here at Saturday 9, we’re celebrating the promise of a new year. What do you hope 2022 will bring? Just…better everything. We’re two years into the COVID pandemic now, and we didn’t have to get to this point. There’s so much so many people could be doing to end it, and I’m hoping that weaker variants mean it’s more like a cold, case numbers go down, and more people get vaccinated. And I’m hoping for a vaccination for kids under 5. Last I read, they were looking at a summer timeline for the 2 to 5 age range, so it’s looking like my son might turn 2 and be able to get that one. I’ll breathe a little easier then.

 2) She sings that we should see the wisdom from mistakes of the past. What wisdom did you gain in 2021? Anything I learned as a parent, especially in this first 18 months where babies change so much. Once you get the hang of one stage, they’re on to the next.

3) What is something you’d like to spend more time doing in 2022? Reading, writing, and working towards getting more published–although on that last one, I kept up a great pace in 2021 and hope to mostly just match it in 2022.

4) Paula Abdul was once a “Laker Girl” and performed at L.A. Laker games. Do you have a favorite NBA team? Nope. Not a fan of basketball or most sports, really.

5) In 2009, she hosted RAH!, an elite cheer leading competition.  Do you remember any cheers from your school years? The “let me see your alligator!” chant!

6) While famous for performing, Paula has arguably been more successful for her work behind the scenes, winning an Emmy for her choreography. Are you comfortable being the center of attention? Or would you rather work behind the scenes? I mean, having both performed and worked backstage, I enjoy them both, but I definitely prefer performing.

 7) She taught actor Val Kilmer how to dance for his role as Jim Morrison in the biopic The Doors. What talent, knowledge or advice have you recently shared?
Maybe writing advice in my writing group?

8) Paula was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2005 and uses a prescription biologic every day to help her cope with pain in her toes. On your last trip to the drug store, did you pick up a prescription, or something else? My last trip was for my COVID booster and a flu shot, and I didn’t get anything else while I was there.

9) Random question: You have been house-hunting for months. You finally find your dream home and are just about to say “yes” when you spot a mouse scurrying across the floor. Would you take the house anyway? I’d call someone to come take a look to make there’s nothing super concerning, like any damage from mice or like a full-blown mice invasion, but otherwise, I still buy the house and turn to humane means of managing the mice if necessary. I’ve known people, especially in old houses, who had mice turn up a couple times, and it’s not a huge deal. Besides, I have cats.

4 responses to “Saturday 9: The Promise of a New Day”

  1. Well if you have cats, you’re all set with the house of mouse. I didn’t know you were publishing. Do you write articles or books or what? Happy New Year to you!

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