saturday 9

What's New Pussycat?

1) In this song, Tom Jones wants to know what's new in his girl's life. Here at Saturday 9, we're concentrating on the new year. What do you hope will be new and different in your life during 2023? I hope this is the year I get my financial life together
2) He sings that he has flowers for his special girl. Are there fresh flowers in your home right now? no
3) He also wants to spend hours with her. What is something you'd like to spend more time doing in 2023? reading and knitting
4) Before his music career took off, Tom Jones supported himself by selling vacuum cleaners. Could your home benefit from a once-over with a vacuum right now? yes
5) Memorabilia from Tom's 1990 world tour was available eBay and the bids went up to $599 a jacket worn by the stage crew. Have you ever bought anything at an auction (online or otherwise)? I have--nothing outrageous

6) Tom's adult grandson, Alex, represented Wales in rifle shooting in the Commonwealth Games. Is there a sport you'd like to try, or get better at, in 2023? I would like to get better at snowshoeing

7) In 1965, when this song was popular, Tom Jones made a new friend, Elvis Presley. Tom had a meeting at Paramount Studios to discuss recording a song for a movie soundtrack and Elvis was finishing a film. It was the beginning of a friendship that would continue for the rest of Elvis' life. Did you make any new friends in 2022? temporary, situational friends

8) Also in 1965, The Sound of Music premiered and became one of the most successful movies of all time. Have you seen it? I played Gretel in our community's stage production when I was five

9) Random question: Were you like those shoppers we saw on TV, in line at a retailer after the holidays to exchange a gift that wasn't quite right? no


Diana_CT said...

I tried snowshoeing in my 20s, it takes a little bit to get used to it. I kept stepping on my other snowshoe.

CountryDew said...

Wow, you played Gretal in the Sound of the Music! I am impressed.

Stacy said...

I've always wanted to try snowshoeing...safer than hurtling down a mountain on skis!

Lori said...

Oh how fun that you played Gretel! Very cool.
I hope you get to go snowshoeing a lot this winter! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend. ♥


zippiknits...sometimes said...

You must have been a very beautiful and charming Gretel. All strawberry blond and peaches and cream. And you sing!
Like you, I want more time for reading and knitting, though I'm sure most of my time lately has been spent on those two things!

Have a Happy Week, Mz. Q.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

PS. I have borrowed your bookaholic pin...

Susan said...

I would like to go to the mountains this year to play in the snow. No snowshoeing. I would like to read more books this year. My granddaughter has Wicked in her room (the room she sleeps in when she is here) I think I will borrow it. Enjoy your week!

**Syl said...

Snowshoeing...never done that. I don't even know if we have any facilities for that in this area.
Sounds like something I would enjoy... I'll look into it.

Gretl!! Wow!!

Enjoy your day!