Saturday 9

  I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive 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: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (1952) Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it  here .  1) In this song, Hank Williams sings that his fishing pole is broke and the creek is full of sand. OK, so he can't spend his Saturday fishing. What are your Saturday plans? I’ve got a pool pass and I’m not afraid to use it. Actually most of my day will be devoted to packing,  we signed a lease on a new house, and we will be moving shortly. 2) He regrets how sha


 What would you have done? As I mentioned before, I live near a public park — climb over my back fence and you’ll find yourself in the park. Just beyond the park is a public elementary school. Walk in the opposite direction and in about half a mile you’ll reach the Catholic high school.  Walk another half a mile and you’ll find the public high school.  We’ve reached the end of the school year, the high school students are in the midst of final exams. We’re in the midst of a heat wave.  It’s 90° out there right now. A few minutes ago my doorbell rang.  It was two young ladies from the Catholic high school. Given our proximity to three schools I would never be surprised by students going door to door selling …whatever they sell for school fundraisers these days. But these girls weren’t selling anything,  After their final exam they had walked over to the park, and were now on their way back to school.  Could they please have a bottle of water? I gave them each a bottle of Poland Spring.

Feline Friday

 They love the window. They love watching birds on the lawn.

And still more this and that

 Yes, that was a dragon wrapped around the Empire State Building.  Actually it was a giant balloon, placed there to promote the tv show House of the Dragon.   I’m used to seeing King Kong put in an occasional appearance, but a dragon?  🐉  Very nice.  There are times I miss traveling into the city. The Mets are hot!  A seven-game winning street and suddenly they’re contenders for the wild card … I hope they can keep it up. Speaking of “hot”, the heat wave continues.  Yeah, summer has arrived in force. And by the time you read this we will have signed a lease! Yeah, we got the house.  It’s about a mile from here, but it has a Levittown address (goodbye Hicksville).  It’s a Levitt house, but the owners built up and built out so you can barely recognize the original structure. The kitchen seems a bit small because they added additional counters and cabinet space, but the living room/dining room is huge!  I’m already planning the menu for when we invite friends.   I’m excited.


 I got my first Fitbit activity tracker in 2015, and while I have experimented with other brands, I always come back to Fitbit. I  currently wear a Fitbit Sense 2, but I still have my original Versa and my Luxe.   I’m thinking I might upgrade to the Google Pixel smartwatch (Google bought Fitbit a couple of years ago), but maybe I’ll wait… …because rumor has it that a Fitbit is developing a smart ring; smart rings are the latest trend.  The leader in ring technology is Oura, but Samsung is about to release a ring.  And according to  Forbes , the Samsung ring and watch will work together, so you can wear both devices and get better data.  I’d like to see Fitbit do that ,,, I am amazed at myself, being so enthused about fitness trackers.

More this and that

There are a few large, ugly weeds growing among the gladiols.  Ugh … Looks like the orange lilies are back, I’ll have to post a picture later. I’m going to miss the flowers, but the pine cones and pine needles … sorry not sorry to leave those behind. We’re having a heat wave … a tropical heat wave … and it’s not even summer yet.  The solstice arrives tomorrow.   I’m going to have to get that beach pass …  Fingers crossed … landlord requires a background check … then the next step would  be signing the lease …

Rest in Peace

 The Mets retired his number in 2022, belatedly keeping a promise made in the 1970’s. He played in the Negro League, then the NY Giants and the San Francisco Giants before ending his career with the Mets. One of the greatest players of all time, he died yesterday at age 93. Rest in peace, Willie Mays.