Saturday, July 09, 2022

Saturday 9: Time for Livin

Saturday 9: Time for Livin' (1968)

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

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

1) This song is about taking "time for life." Do you have a busy, highly-scheduled Saturday planned? Or will you have an opportunity to just relax and enjoy?

I’m retired, I don’t have a busy schedule. The only thing on the agenda today is clean.

2) Lead singer Larry Ramos begins by telling us he likes to kick off his shoes and go barefoot. How about you? Do you like to feel "the good earth under your feet?"

No, the bottom of my feet are too sensitive. I feel every little pebble.

3) He sings that once he took off his watch, he found he had all the time in the world. Tell us about your watch.

Um… I don’t have a watch anymore. My phone now serves that purpose.

4) With lyrics that include words like "grooving" and "hang-ups," this song is very much a product of its time. Share some of the slang you used during your adolescent years.

Far out!
GCan you dig it?

5) He sings that his attitude has been rearranged. What is something you have changed your mind about?

Many things, I’m flexible. The latest is what I was going to have for breakfast it went from cold cereal to eggs and bacon. I finally had just an English muffin.

6) This week's group, The Association, was founded in Hawaii. Hawaii produces more pineapple than other state in the union. When did you most recently have pineapple?

This morning, I had cut fruit from the grocery store for breakfast (Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Blueberries, Grapes, and Pineapple).

7) In 1968, when this song was popular, Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis. Think about the last wedding you attended. Were you closer to the bride or to the groom, or were you equally close to both?

Both were family and a good number of years ago, their oldest child is now ten.

8) In 1968, when this song was popular, Laugh In was America's #1 TV show and it made a star of Goldie Hawn. Do you have a favorite Goldie Hawn movie?

Overboard (The 1987 version)

9) Random question: Who is the most recent person you made smile, and what did you do?

It was on Thursday Zoom meeting on making senior centers more inclusive.


Last week I mentioned that there was a Mt. Washington in Massachusetts well was kind of a trick question. Because it is not a mountain but rather a town located in the very corner of Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut. 


  1. You make the retired life sound very attractive!

  2. Your breakfast of fruit sounds delicious! I've been disappointed in the quality of the fruit I've been seeing in our stores, especially since it's in season now. Yay! Someone else likes "Overboard." I don't think anyone else mentioned it.

  3. I am definitely going to watch that Goldie Hawn movie. Anything nutty is good for the soul right now. I still like to wear my watch, even though the phone is always right! Enjoy the weekend!