Saturday, September 26, 2020

Saturday 9: Do You Want to Dance?

Sam’s Saturday 9: Do You Want to Dance? (1972)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

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

This week, we're inspired by The Divine Miss M's plea for a definitive answer. Here are nine random "yes or no" questions. Naturally you're welcome to elaborate, but if you want to zip through with a Y or an N, that's fine, too.
1) Do you check your cellphone first thing in the morning?
No, I usually don’t check it that often. 
2) Are there dirty dishes in your sink right now?
Nope, all washed but if I was home that might be a different story. 

3) Have you laughed yet today?
No, since it is 4:00 AM no.

4) Have you written a check in the last week?
Yes, many since it is the end of the month.

5) If you met someone who shared all your strengths and weaknesses, would you like him/her?
Maybe, it would be a interesting situation. One thing,it would be awful quite with  two introverts

6) Is a bride ever too old to have a big wedding?
Could be, it depends upon if it is their first wedding or their fifth wedding.

7) Do you put potato chips in your sandwich to make it crunchy?
No, I never heard of putting potato chips on a sandwich

8) Have you ever taken a nude photo of someone (not a baby)?

9) On Monday, will you be playing Bud and Mimi's cool new meme, Monday Madness? (Our last shameless plug, I promise.)
No, not because I don’t like it but more because I post other things on Monday

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!

Yesterday I went whale watching with some friends staying at my cottage.

What you are looking at is the most famous humpback whale in the world! 
Salt and her daughter.

"This book is about Salt, the most famous humpback whale in the world. Salt is a female humpback whale that feeds in the cold, productive waters of the Gulf of Maine. In the summer, Salt is often seen feeding off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.'
 As of "2016 Salt had 14 children, 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren."

What makes her famous is she was the first whale that they identified through body markings.

"Much of the research used to study humpback whales utilizes a benign technique called photo-identification, or photo-ID. Here, natural body markings and features are photographed and used to create catalogs of known individuals. Individual humpbacks are then tracked over the course of a season as well as from one season to the next."

See the two white marks on her back? That is how they know that it is Salt.

We went to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary about 20 miles north of Provincetown and when we were nearing the sanctuary I saw a number of whale watching boats and small crafts. Overall we saw about fifteen whales including Salt and her calf.


  1. WOW! Salt! That is so tremendous that you got to see her. Thank you for sharing.

  2. How cool that you got to see whales! I had hoped to see one when we took our cruise up the coast last summer, but didn't. I heard other people say they saw one, but I was never in the right place at the right time.

  3. Someone has got to teach you to laugh at 4AM :)

  4. That is really cool, that you went whale watching!

  5. The last time I went on a whale watch, we saw a pod of right whales and the captain followed them because he said it was so rare. What a special sight and experience when you actually see whales.

  6. I would love to go whale watching. I have never been. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  7. What a beautiful sight! Salt and her baby! And Mondays are a problem for me as well. We'll see.

  8. Diana,

    How cool to whale watch! That's something I won't see in East Tennessee. :) Perhaps when we vacation next time in Maine we'll get a chance to spot whale. That would would be awesome. It's nice meeting you on Saturday9. Have a lovely evening!

    Curious as a Cathy

  9. What a fantastic picture! Thank you for sharing.