Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday 9: Start Me Up

Saturday 9: Start Me Up (1981)

. . . because Kwizgiver recommended The Rolling Stones

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. (My husband's favorite band!)

1) That's a goat wearing a high heel (in the picture on the album in which this song appears). What's on your feet as you answer these questions?

A. My Apex sneakers, which are white and fairly new. They are considered a shoe for diabetics, though I am not diabetic. I do, however, have problems with my feet and these work better than anything else I have found.

2) More fashion: In the video for this song, Mick is wearing white pants with an elastic waistband. Are you wearing a belt as you answer these questions?

A. Nope.

3) In this song, Mick pleads, "Don't make a grown man cry." When is the last time you shed a tear?

A. A few weeks ago.

4) Keith Richard has said this is a song he could play "forever and ever." What in your life doesn't get old, no matter how often you do it?

A. Writing. Talking/listening to people.

5) While The Rolling Stones enjoy performing songs, like this one, from Tattoo You, Mick Jagger has dismissed the songs from their 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request as "rubbish." Do you have a favorite Rolling Stones song?

A. I think it's a tie between Miss You and Beast of Burden.

6) This recording of "Start Me Up" features a cowbell. Do you remember which Saturday Night Live host made, "More cowbell!" a catchphrase?

A. No clue, sorry.

7) Bassist Bill Wyman once said he thought he should have been a archivist because he loved to make lists. Do you have a to-do list?

A. I have three to-do list programs on my computer. They all monitor different activities and go off at different times. On top of that, Alexa on my Kindle Fire tells me when I've been sitting for an hour and should stand up and walk around. My whole life revolves around bells and whistles.

8) Mick finds it hard to stand still when he sings, not only on stage but also in the studio. The engineer for this song reports that Mick would have to run across the room to get back to the microphone for his vocal. Are you more fidgety, or still?

A. Still. That's why I'm overweight and need a Fitbit.

9) Random question: Do you believe men are inherently more sensible than women?

A. Oh, hell no. I'll even say that again: hell no! I know many more men then women who make bags of hammers look like they have more sense.


I encourage you to visit other participants in Saturday 9 posts and leave a comment. Because there are no rules, it is your choice. Saturday 9 players hate rules. We love memes, however.


  1. I'll have to look at Apex sneakers. I don't have diabetes, but I do have bunions and heel spurs and on top of that, I'm very hard on my sneakers. I'd like to get a good pair that I can wear, and wear, and wear.

  2. Do you have flat feet by any chance? I am always looking for comfortable shoes. I deal with plantar fasciiis and arthritis and need very good arch support...and toes that don't sit lower than the heel.

    "Bags of hammers." HA!

  3. It looks like most of us don't stay up to watch SNL

  4. I checked out the Apex shoes and discover they are the only store I've fund that sells shoes in 10.5 XW, which is a size I wore for years until it seems every shoe store stopped the 10.5 WX. I was all excited until I saw the price. I need walking shoes, but don't walk enough to justify $140. I'm keeping the link, though, for a da when I'm feeling rich.

  5. I really like my Fitbit. However, you have to set them to not nag at you every hour to get up and walk.

  6. I love your header photos--I can't remember if I told you how much I enjoy the cityscape you had up there, too.

  7. I'm glad you said that about your lists and reminders; I too sometimes feel like I'm at the beck and call of my computers!

    I love that expression about bags of hammers. So perfect.

  8. Lol! Bag of Hammers! And, maybe I'll put some more timers up for a few things. The standing thing is a great idea. I need to stand and walk more. Hmmm DH has a fitbit. Maybe I'll wear that little nag.

  9. Love the last answer and agree....


I enjoy your comments and always appreciate the opportunity to visit the blogs of my readers. I hope you have a great day!