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Saturday 9: Into You

It's Saturday, so that means it's a good day to do the Saturday 9! This weeks tune is "Into You" by Ariana Grande. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this video, Ariana Grande and her boyfriend take off on a motorcycle. Are your trips usually carefully planned? Or would you prefer to just spontaneously get up and go? I'm totally a planner. When I go to a new place, I want to see all the sights, take all the tours, eat at all the restaurants. I'd fill up every minute with planned activities if I could. Joe is the complete opposite. He takes the day as it comes and would just as soon sit in a cafe and people watch as go on a tour. When we were in Zurich and I was at meetings, he went to lunch and then got a haircut. Because we're so opposite, we've developed a sort of a system, where we'll do one or two planned things in a day, then leave the rest of the day open. This works really well for us. We've applied this to our upcoming Ireland trip, too. We're going to stay in Dublin for the week. We have two day trips planned and we'll get tickets in advance for a couple other things. The rest of time is for exploring.

2) As they ride through the desert, they pass several cacti. This makes Sam sad, since she had a potted cactus on her desk and managed to kill it in no time. Do you have luck with house plants? Not at all. My parents were great gardeners, but I did not get the gardening gene.

3) This song mentions the appeal of acting "a little bit scandalous." Tell us about a time you were the subject of gossip. Can't really think of anything -- unless it was among the family when I told them I was running away to join the circus!

4) Ariana's mother is an executive at a company that makes, among other things, alarm systems. Is your home protected by a security system? No, but we live in a secure building. I like that.

5) Ariana has her own fragrance, "Ari," available at major department stores. When you're at the mall, do you accept the scent strips you're handed? Or do you say, "no, thank you." I say "no, thank you" every time. I dislike most perfumes.

6) Ariana has said Mariah Carey is her "favorite human being on the planet" and her biggest musical influence. Who is your favorite female vocalist? This one is easy -- Bonnie Raitt.

7) A big fan of horror movies, she admits Freddy Krueger of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies was her favorite growing up. Do you like scary movies? It depends on the movie. I won't watch the slasher type films, but I do enjoy a good, suspenseful drama. Joe and I both like 50s-60s style monster movies -- there's nothing like a giant tarantula or horde of huge ants to get your adrenaline pumping!

8) She had a brief relationship with rapper Big Sean. Do you like rap music? Again, it depends.

9) Random question: Which kid were you in school -- Class Clown, Brain, Jock, Stoner, Cheerleader, Teacher's Pet? I guess I was the Goody Two-Shoes brainiac in grade school.