Friday, March 8, 2019

Saturday 9: Up on the Roof

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?  First I just have some alone time and then I go out and do some shopping or eat out, something fun to get my mind off things.  Ya know...sometimes I just take a nap.

2) He sings that, at night, the stars put on a show for free. Are you economizing, or sticking to a budget?  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.  I have a pen pal that just sent me a gift package in the mail.  It was just a small gift, but it is always so nice to get something unexpected in the mail.

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?  not really.  I did when I was in college, but that was a long time ago.

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?  We have a nurse.

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?  Summer, I am off work in the summer, I can enjoy myself and do what I want.  I love to swim and play in the sun and I can get things done in my house.

7) In 1979, when this recording was popular, ESPN launched. Do you often watch that cable sports channel?  no not really, I watch Fox Sports Midwest...they show my St. Louis Cardinals.  I only watch ESPN if they have something I am interested in, which is rarely.

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? Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and I still count poor can they just say it is not a planet anymore? #allplanetsmatter #sizediscrimination

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 think I would choose 30 years old and brilliant.  I was too goofy and made bad decisions at 20...30 was a good was 40...but that is when it got hard for me to lose weight.  I feel like if I was brilliant, I would probably have a good job too, so I would likely be rich too.


  1. It's cool when you get good packages from pen pals, isn't it?

  2. Its fun getting friend mail! I am so ready for the warm Summer weather!! Have a great Saturday!!

  3. Morning Lori. Enjoyed reading your answers. I agree that how can they just dump Pluto. I still accept him as a planet LOL! My daughter had a pen pail for many years while in school. They kept it up and years later they met and stayed friends until her pen pal moved away. Have a blessed day my friend.

  4. I love it! #allplanetsmatter #sizediscrimination

  5. I love alone time, too! It can be restorative. Sometimes I think the reason why I enjoy soaking in the tub so much is that it gives me the perfect excuse to ignore calls, emails, texts ...

  6. I love my random, grown-up naps! I agree, 'alone time' can be wonderfully therapeutic. Have a great weekend!

  7. I enjoy reading your answers :).
    I chose 40 and rich since the other two answers don't make you rich LOL.

  8. Fun answers to fun questions! I kind of consider my blogging friends as pen pals! Surprises in the mail are always fun! Have a good weekend!

  9. I never think of alone time as an answer because I live by myself so the majority of my time is alone time. (and I love it!)

  10. Love the Holiday theme in here...
    I've never wanted to be rich, but have always wanted a pool.
    And what is with this downsizing a planet? It was shocking, to say the least.
    What you thought about for the last question: yes, brilliant should mean you have a very good job. Good call.

  11. Love your rationale on the last question and likely very true. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  12. Yes, the unexpected niceities are the best! Happy weekend!!!

  13. Pen pals are cool. Way to go with that.


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