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9 March 2019

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Up on the Roof (1979)

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

1) JT sings that, when the world gets him down, he goes up on the roof to find peace. When you're "feeling tired and beat," what do you do to cheer yourself up?

I watch TV.  Familiar TV, like NCIS or Criminal Minds.  It's like visiting with old friends.

2) He sings that, at night, the stars put on a show for free. Are you economizing, or sticking to a budget?

We aren't extravagant, but we don't stick to a budget.

3) In addition to recording this song for his album, Flag, James Taylor surprised the song's composer, and his good friend. Carole King by performing it the night she received her Kennedy Center Honor (see link above). Tell us about a good turn a friend has done for you recently.

Over the past few months, so many folks have done good things for Walt and me with our various health problems.  from Ned, who was indispensible, to Walt's sister and brother, Ned's wife, Tom, and our friend Jessica....as well as Ashley, who came to clip Polly's toenails.  We are so grateful to them all.

4) James Taylor and Carole King have been good friends for decades, but they have never been romantically involved. Do you have platonic friends of the opposite sex?

Oh lots.  Anybody with as many gay men friends as I have has lots of platonic friends!

5) James was born in the Boston hospital where his father worked as a resident physician. Are there any doctors or nurses in your family?

No, but Paul's widow is a veterinarian.  Two of my mother's older sisters were nurses, but i never knew them well.

6) When James was young, his family moved to Chapel Hill, NC. James has vivid memories of how beautiful the area was in all four seasons. What's your favorite time of year?

I love spring for blossoms, autumn for beautiful trees, but give a slight edge to autumn because spring has the misfortune of being followed by summer, my least favorite time of the year.

7) In 1979, when this recording was popular, ESPN launched. Do you often watch that cable sports channel?

Never, though when Walt was recovering from his surgery and sleeping downstairs, we had the golf channel on all night because it helped him fall asleep.

8) Also in 1979, the Voyager spacecraft sent photos back to earth that revealed Jupiter's rings. Without looking it up, can you name all the planets in our solar system?

Uh...let me try:  Mars, Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, Earth, Pluto (tho that has been de-planetized).  Nope.  I'll have to look up the other 3 (and then feel stupid for not remembering!)

9) Random question: Our Saturday 9 Wizards give you a choice -- you can be 20 years old and gorgeous, 30 years old and brilliant, or 40 years old and rich. Which do you choose?

I'll choose 30 and brilliant.

 

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Picture Sandy sent this morning

 

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