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Friday, June 2, 2017

Saturday 9: Lazy Bones? Geritol Nation? heehee

Saturday 9: Lazy Bones (1975)

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

1) This song is about a guy who'd rather nap than do his chores. Are there things you should be doing right now, instead of hanging around the blogosphere, answering these questions?  
 Oh yes.  There are lots of things I should be doing.  But this is much more fun.

2) This song mentions a lazy afternoon of fishing. When did you last go fishing?
The last time was when I was in my late 20's, and we were fishing for trout in mountain streams. Sometime before that, my hubster introduced me to surf casting.  I loved flinging that line out so far into the ocean. After that, we moved further inland and that put a stop to near daily surf fishing.  I'd never fish in the Bay.

3) The lyrics catch our hero sleeping in both the sun and the shade. Do you have a nice, shady place to nap on your front lawn? Or would we catch you lying in the sun?
Nope, I haven't tanned my hide in the sun since before the twins were born.  

4) This week's featured artist, Leon Redbone, is a difficult man to nail down. Over the years he's claimed to be born in Ontario, and Philadelphia, and even Cyprus. Tell us about a time you got caught in a fib.
My mother caught me out over penny candy filching.  I really owe it to her soulful, deep look of disappointment that I cringe if I lie.  I will still fib about whether or not I'm angry.  The fact is, that immediately that I get angry, my training tells me to "center" and control my breathing, so the anger miffed feeling fades quickly.  People all do this everyday, so everyone can relate to this method.

5) Mr. Redbone has said that taking himself too seriously would be "the gentle kiss of death." What's something that you always take seriously and just can't joke about?
Three somethings...I can't joke about anything to do with Human Rights or the abuse of children or of animals.  I'm a Tiger about these.  

6) He has retired from public life, and that includes his Facebook page, which is no longer available. What did you last post to your Facebook page?
Sorry, I really just don't "do" Facebook.

7) Leon always wore dark glasses when he performed. Do your sunglasses have gray, green, brown or rose colored lenses?
Mine are very dark gray Aviators.  I look like a top gun, or maybe a Narc?  heehee

8) Recently Dick Van Dyke performed this song at a charity benefit, aided by his a capella quartet, The Vantastix. Last year, at age 90, he campaigned for Bernie Sanders. So Mr. Van Dyke is certainly not a "lazy bones." Who's the most active, energetic person in your life?
All three of my grand nieces qualify.  One is graduating high school this year.  They are all such darling young women, and are so full of life.

9) Random question: You're at dinner with friends and someone begins a very long joke with, "Stop me if you've heard this before." You have heard it, many times before. Do you stop him? Or do you just sit through it again?
I love to hear jokes or fun things that people say, so if it is an innocuous and funny story, I'd listen to it again.  

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Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend! 


  1. "Zippi" is a very good Top Gun pilot name. I can see it stencilled on the front of your helmet.

  2. Ha! I agree with The Gal!
    I'd love to try surf fishing. I've never tried it when we've gone to the beach. My son did so I'm not sure why I didn't.

    1. It is the best fun, Stacy. But that also applies to fly fishing, which is a blast!

  3. You are right. This is so much more fun :)

  4. I've whiled away most of this day setting up new iPhone and iPad. The router bedeviled me. This is significantly more fun.

  5. #5 To those three things I'll add people with disabilities.

  6. My grandmother used to love to surf fish. And creek fish. I had forgotten until now that she loved to fish.


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