Saturday 9: The Man in Black (1971)
Unfamiliar with this week’s tune? Hear it here.
1) Black is this week’s signature color because Friday, November 24, was “Black Friday,” when retailers cut their prices and consumers flock to the stores. Did you score any “Black Friday” bargains?
Online/phone mostly on Thanksgiving
2) Among the biggest the Black Friday advertisers are Target, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Best Buy. If you could have a $100 gift card to any one of those stores, which would you choose? What would you buy?
I’ve been going bat-Kohl’s crazy lately. Let me go with Tar-jay and I’d actually pass the card on to my son since he lokes to go in there on his way home from work.
3) Feasting and football are also popular Thanksgiving weekend pastimes. Do your Thursday-Sunday plans include pigging out or watching a game?
Sunday I will watch the second half if I can pull away from the restaurant in time.
4) Thanksgiving weekend is a major time for travel. How far did you venture from home for the holiday?
Minnesnowta and back. Very pleasant travels.
5) This week’s song, “Man in Black,” is about a singer who refuses to wear bright colors. What color are you wearing as you answer these questions?
Black leggings white tank and a pink sweatshirt
6) Johnny Cash first performed this song at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University. When were you last on a college campus? What brought you there?
University of Minnesota to pick up some craft beer to bring to Thanksgiving. Coincidence indeed.
7) The average American man wears a 10.5 size shoe, the average woman wears a 7.5. Johnny Cash wore a size 13. Are your shoes bigger or smaller than the national average?
I’m an 8.
8) He preferred his coffee very strong. To make sure what he was drank was to his liking, he carried a jar of instant coffee with him and would ladle it into his cup in restaurants. What about you? What’s your standard coffee order?
On the rare occasion that I indulge, it better be diluted, cold and with some kind of sweetener.
9) While in the air force, Cash wrote short stories under the pseudonym “Johnny Dollar.” Make up a pen name for yourself.
I hope you are having a great weekend 🙂