Saturday, March 5, 2022

Saturday 9--Good for You


Saturday 9: Good for You (2015)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song, Selena Gomez sings about how eager she is to look good for her lover. What color do you look best in?

Aqua.  It’s my favorite color for summer.

2) She compares herself to a diamond, which is the birthstone of people born in April. Do you know your birthstone? Is it a gem you often wear?

Yellow topaz.  My very first engagement ring was a yellow topaz.  It got stolen from my dresser the first year we were married, along with a bunch of other things.  I’ve never had anything topaz since. 

New Mexican Posole Rojo
3) Selena Gomez is a successful singer who has appeared on the Billboard charts more than 30 times. She also has her own cooking show on HBO Max. In each episode, Selena invites a chef to help her master a new recipe. She says that, off camera, the dish she enjoys making most is spicy miso ramen soup. What's your favorite soup?   

I love love love soup, so it’s really hard to pick a favorite.  It would be a 4 way tie between Tom Kha Gai (Thai chicken soup with coconut milk), Vietnamese Pho Bo, a soup I make with sausage, kale, white beans and a spice called besar, and my New Mexican red chile posole rojo.  I’m going to tackle Tom Kha Gai in my InstantPot next week, stay tuned!

4) She was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the Hulu miniseries Only Murders in the Building. Have you streamed anything interesting lately that you would like to recommend to Sat 9ers?

We’re watching several different things, all are fantastic.  Bosch, on Amazon Prime.  The Gilded Age, on HBOMax, and Picard and Star Trek Discovery on Paramount+

5) Selena Gomez provides the voice for Mavis Dracula, daughter of the Count, in the animated Hotel Transylvania movie and its sequels. In these family movies, Dracula and his family run a luxury hotel where monsters can vacation and get away from it all. The tone is similar to The Munsters and The Addams Family, TV shows from nearly 60 years ago. Caspar the Friendly Ghost has been entertaining children for generations. When you were a child, were you fascinated by ghosts, goblins, monsters and other such creatures?

Nope, not really. 

6) Selena's busy schedule is especially impressive when you realize that she lives with lupus, a chronic condition that can affect the skin, joints and kidneys. She credits "diet, routine and medication" for helping her avoid flare-ups. Do you have any tips that might help us increase our productivity and efficiency?

Hubs came up with a saying for me years ago, and it’s just as true today.   

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

7) In 2015, when this week's song was popular, Leonard Nimoy died. Without looking it up, do you know why he was famous?

Well of course.  Star Trek. 

8) Also in 2015, NASA announced that water had been found on Mars. Do you follow news about science and space?

Yes I do.

9) Random question: What was the best year of your life?

I really can’t say.  I’ve had some horrible years (2000 and 2011, I’m looking at you), but in the grand scheme of things they’ve all been pretty OK.


  1. #6 I like your husband's saying.

  2. #6! I love that saying! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  3. #6 -- Your husband is wise.

    #9 -- That's a good, honest outlook.

  4. That thai soup sounds delicious, though I'm not sure where to get some of the ingredients.

  5. I had a tough time to choose a year.

  6. I like your husband's saying! Might have to steal that one!