Saturday, August 8, 2015

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
Rocky Mountain High (1975)
... because Bev recommended John Denver [I llllluuuuuurrrrrrve John Denver!]
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song, Denver sings that he was "born in the summer of his 27th year," because that's when he discovered the place where he felt most at home. What do you remember about your 27th year? (If it hasn't happened yet, what do you want to happen when you're 27?)
I actually have no strong memories of 1990, my 27th year. I'm sure my work life was a mess (this was when I worked for PsychoBoss). We moved in June of that year to an upper flat that would have been lovely if it had been updated in our lifetime (the carpet was at least as old as I was!). Life outside of work was the best it had ever been, I was still skinny as a rail and working out regularly at the Y, and that might have been the year we bought our roll-top desk.
2) In 2007, the Colorado General Assembly named this one of the state's two official songs. (The other is "Where the Columbines Grow.") Do you know your state song?
I used to know--or at least be able to recognize--"Where the Columbines Grow" but it's been awhile. I'm not sure I've ever heard the state song for my current location. I do know the state song from a former state of residence--the one where my son was born--because we used its tune for my high school fight song.
3) John Denver was a dedicated environmentalist who wrote an anthem about Earth Day. Are you careful about your energy consumption? Do you recycle?
I'm sort of careful because I'm a cheapskate, and I have recycled for at least 40 years of my life, probably more.
4) 1975 is also the year that Denver released a collection of holiday songs called Rocky Mountain Christmas. On this August day, what's the first carol that comes to mind?
"Jingle Bells"--ugh!
5) Denver dabbled in photography in his spare time and friends say he was quite good. Tell us about your hobbies.
This is my hobby. And reading; I'm in the midst of book #s 65-70 right now. And general laziness.
6) In 1975, when this song was popular, mood rings were all the rage. It was said that the ring reflected the wearer's mood. Black = anxious/stressed, orange = worried, green = normal, blue = happy, pink = as good as it gets. As you respond to this week's Saturday 9, what color would your mood ring be?
Since there's no option for physically wiped out, I'll go with green, I guess. My mood ring was usually black or blue as I recall. It was all about relative skin temperature, and I had cold hands quite often.
7) Pet Rocks were 1975's other odd cultural phenomenon. Do you have any real-life, breathing pets?
We have two guinea pigs: Ruka and Pintobean. My brother had a pet rock, actually. ;-)
8) 1975 saw the premiere of Wheel of Fortune. Are you good at word puzzles?
I am! I love word puzzles. This summer is the 40th anniversary of my sister Ellen introducing me to full-on puzzle mode: acrostics, crosswords, word-searches, cryptograms.... It's all on her!
9) Random question: Did you sleep well last night?
I slept about like normal: 11 - 1:30 = out like a light. 1:30 - 4 = awake and reading/doing ^word puzzles^ on my Nook. 4 - 7:30 = zonked till Beast woke me up as he left to get the U-Haul. Those are pretty standard nighttime hours for me. So irritating--I really hope when I get my sleep study stuff sorted out, things change.

4 sweet-talkers :

The Gal Herself said...

Like you, I have mastered "general laziness." ;)

Kwizgiver said...

I'm interested to hear about your sleep study because my sleep is generally like yours! I'd been blaming menopause.

Diana_CT said...

My sleep patterns are the same, but sometimes I can get back to sleep.

Cat. said...

They say I have some kind of minor upper respiratory blockage, so I may need a CPAP. Or I may be able to get by with a special mouth-guard that brings my lower jaw forward. Also, they say I have very restless legs.

But I think the waking up thing is just the way life is, unrelated to sleep apnea.

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