[Saturday 9] Rocky Mountain High

1) In this song, Denver sings that he was “born in the summer of his 27th year,” because that’s when he discovered the place where he felt most at home. What do you remember about your 27th year? (If it hasn’t happened yet, what do you want to happen when you’re 27?)

i’m currently 27, and lots has happened! some notable things were that Rinny made a visit,  i won my disability case, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in the US [and there’s still a lot of fighting left to do. this is just a step in the right direction.] and i went back to the dentist for the first time in five years. my 27th year isn’t over yet, so there’s probably going to be more stuff to write about later on.

2) In 2007, the Colorado General Assembly named this one of the state’s two official songs. (The other is “Where the Columbines Grow.”) Do you know your state song?

i don’t, but Google/Wikipedia told me New Jersey lacks one.

3) John Denver was a dedicated environmentalist who wrote an anthem about Earth Day. Are you careful about your energy consumption? Do you recycle?

i do recycle, however my energy consumption mindfulness is probably extremely terrible.

4) 1975 is also the year that Denver released a collection of holiday songs called Rocky Mountain Christmas. On this August day, what’s the first carol that comes to mind?

Frosty the Snowman

5) Denver dabbled in photography in his spare time and friends say he was quite good. Tell us about your hobbies.

i color, play video games, cosplay,  and this here blog is a hobby!

6) In 1975, when this song was popular, mood rings were all the rage. It was said that the ring reflected the wearer’s mood. Black = anxious/stressed, orange = worried, green = normal, blue = happy, pink = as good as it gets. As you respond to this week’s Saturday 9, what color would your mood ring be?

probably Pink, i can’t complain too much right now

7) Pet Rocks were 1975’s other odd cultural phenomenon. Do you have any real-life, breathing pets?

yes, i have a koi pond, fish tank and a dog

8) 1975 saw the premiere of Wheel of Fortune. Are you good at word puzzles?

somewhat!

9) Random question: Did you sleep well last night?

i’m still sleeping [i hope] by the time this actually gets posted [i schedule things to be posted at Midnight Eastern Time] so let’s hope so!

3 Replies to “[Saturday 9] Rocky Mountain High”

  1. How lucky that you are 27 right now, when things are SO different for the gay community. I remember the 1950s when the San Francisco paper had big front page photos of distinguished men in suits being loaded into wagons to take to jail because they were IN a bar frequented by other gay men. When you could be arrested just for looking at another guy the wrong way. We have come a very long way since those days! i was thrilled to make not one but THREE wedding cakes for a lesbian couple who are friends, once when Massachusetts passed, once when they were married for the first time in San Francisco and once after it became legal state-wide.

    1. @basykes:disqus, it breaks my heart just thinking about how bad it was for LGBT+ people back then. 🙁 but THREE wedding cakes? that’s awesome!! have you done any recently?

      1. I was a cake decorator for many years, but I’m too old now, my eyes are not as good, and my hands definitely aren’t as strong…also, ingredients are too much! I’d have to charge more for a cake than I would be willing to pay myself.

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