Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday 9 - Call Me

Joining in on the Saturday 9 link a bit late this morning.  I guess I just forgot to publish it ahead of time.  Yes, these are busy days.

Join us to see how the others answered what they would choose to do in a circus.

Call Me

Call Me (1966)

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

I also remember Petulia Clark singing this in the mid 1960's.

1) Chris Montez sings that you can always call him, regardless of the hour. Do you believe that it's ever too late to phone 

Definitely!  In fact, my phone is set to not accept a call other than from my family after 9:30 p.m. and not before 5:30 a.m.  I would never call anyone after 10 p.m. unless it is an emergency.

2) He insists that you can depend on him, even when your friends desert you. Who is someone you can trust to have your back, no matter what?

That would surly be my husband, Dick.  I have trusted him for 53 years and he has never let me down.  He not only takes care of my back but the path ahead as well.

3) Billy Crystal serenades Meg Ryan -- via answering machine -- with "Call Me" in When Harry Met Sally. Answering machines have been replaced by voice mail. Who most recently left you a voice mail?

My friend Jan, who needed some info on an upcoming Open House at Hudson House.  The only problem was, she left it at 11:30 p.m.  See #1!

4) Chris Montez is a graduate of El Camino College in Torrance, California. The average daytime temperature in November in Torrance is 70º. How is the weather where you are today?

It is a very balmy, windy 74 degrees and a bit cloudy in anticipation of potentially severe storms and much cooler temperatures tomorrow.

5) Today Chris actively promotes a healthy lifestyle to children. He was honored for his efforts by the group SOPA (Stop Obesity, Promote Activity). Do you believe you get enough exercise?  

Heavens I sure hope so.  I'm not sure I could fit anymore into my schedule.  We are at the gym before 6AM five days a week and this is an example of my Monday, Wednesday & Friday routine:

Speed walking on track for 30 min. = 2 miles 
Elliptical for 15 min. = 1+ miles
Stationary Bike for 15 min. - 2 miles
Rowing Machine for 15 min. - doesn't measure in miles
2 min. Plank and Stretches for 10-15 min.

Tuesday & Thursday I do walking, upper body and leg weight machines and 15 - 20 minutes Pilates

6) Released in late 1965, "Call Me" became a big hit in 1966, reaching #2 on the charts. Even though it sold millions of copies and was certified as a Gold Record, it never hit #1. Is winning, or being the best, important to you?

I only compete with myself so reaching a goal or completing an objective is very important to me.  I may use someone else as a motivation or inspiration, but I do not try to compete with them to win.
7) In 1966, when this was playing on juke boxes, kids were watching Batman and Star Trek. If you had your choice of watching an episode right now, which would you choose: Star Trek or Batman?


8) Also in 1966, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was born. Do you enjoy cooking?

Not really.  I don't mind it, but it certainly is not what I want to spend a lot of time doing.  These days, Dick does as much if not more cooking for us than I do.  He also enjoys it more than I do.  We often cook together and make a pretty good team.

9) Random question -- You have the opportunity to perform in the circus! Would you rather be shot from a cannon, or put your head in the lion's mouth? 

Gracious, what an option!  I will go with the head in the lion's mouth only after he has been WELLLLL fed and never developed a taste for humans.

But, given my choice, I would rather be one of the pretty girls who rides on an elephant.  
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. We had that kind of weather was super nice and turned tornadic last night. I am tired from all of the noise.
    I chose the lion's mouth also. Loved your answers! Have a great weekend!

  2. Your weather is dreamy! I was actually thinking 28 degrees was warm today.

  3. Wow! You do a lot of exercise. Good for you! (I feel like a slacker!)

  4. Wow, Libby! I am so impressed with your exercise program! No wonder you look so fantastic! And everybody knows not to call me after 9!

  5. Well, we both like the elephant idea. We're the smart ones. :o)) And, we both pretty had the same answer on our phone usage. Happy weekend!

  6. You and Lea... thinking outside the box and choosing the elephant! I love that your hubby takes care of your back as well as the path ahead. Well put!!

  7. Wow, you are the exerciser extraordinaire! Way to get it done.


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