Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

November 30, 2013

Summertime and the living is easy…

Today’s post is a flashback post brought to you via Scott Thomas’s current photo assignment, “Vacation”. I told Scott I didn’t know if I’d participate because I wasn’t sure I could show you my vacation in a way I already hadn’t. I’ve been going to the same beach every summer for many years, and I’ve blogged about it a lot! Hills Beach has a fairly large size in my tag cloud over there on the right side of this blog.

But I really hate to miss a photo assignment, and looking back at warm days on the beach in August when a nasty chill has set in here in the northeast was kind of nice. In my last blog post, I mentioned how I respond well to music, and I’ve written plenty of posts in the past that refer to music or include music videos from youtube. So in addition to this being my contribution to Scott’s assignment, I’m including a little lyrics quiz for you! Some of the lyrics, I think, are super easy, but a couple are more challenging. See if you can figure out the song title and artist without googling them and leave your answers in the comments section. I’ll post all the answers with music videos in a couple days!

“Vacation, all I ever wanted, Vacation, had to get away…”

“That’s where you wanna go to get away from it all…”

“Ballerina, you must have seen her, dancing in the sand…”

“She had her drink in her hand, she had her toes in the sand…”

“Visions of good times that brought so much pleasure, makes me want to go back again…”

“Beauty in the water, angel on the beach…I would have wished in ’92 for a mermaid just like you…”

Have fun! And you still have a few days to jump in on Scott’s assignment if you’d like to – posts are due on Wednesday, December 4th by midnight your time.


  1. Love all the beachy shots Karma. Don’t recognize any of the lyrics. Gawd … I must be ooooold !

    Comment by sybil — November 30, 2013 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  2. ok, so I’m getting help from Pat because he’s good at the songs/artists, and I’m not (just keeping it real). Here goes, he doesn’t know them all, but here’s what we’ve got
    1.Vacation – The Go Go’s
    2. Kokomo – The Beach Boys
    3. Tiny Dancer – Elton John
    5.? – Jimmy Buffett
    6. Mermaid – Train

    Comment by Sherry — November 30, 2013 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

  3. Loved the pictures! The taglines are superb! good job, Karma πŸ™‚

    Comment by sonali — December 1, 2013 @ 11:09 am | Reply

  4. Sorry to say I don’t have them all!
    1. Vacation, Go-Go’s
    2. Kokomo, Beach Boys
    3. Tiny Dancer, Elton John

    That’s all I got!

    Comment by Jennifer Weldon Adams — December 1, 2013 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

  5. I got the first three (if Sherry and Jennifer got them right), but you stumped me with the last three. Great shots, and love the way you used lyrics to caption your images. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Robin — December 1, 2013 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Robin, just trying to make it a little different!

      Comment by Karma — December 8, 2013 @ 8:01 am | Reply

  6. I didn’t play the song game, just sat and drooled and wanted to go on vacation again…

    Comment by Kathy — December 1, 2013 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

    • Summer vacation seems so very far away these days, doesn’t it?

      Comment by Karma — December 8, 2013 @ 8:02 am | Reply

  7. Karen ..I love this post! Especially on such a dreary day..gives me hope the warm days will return. How many walks have had on that beach? πŸ™‚

    Comment by trish49 — December 1, 2013 @ 2:58 pm | Reply

    • I’d love a walk on the beach – though not in the temperatures we’re experiencing right now!

      Comment by Karma — December 8, 2013 @ 8:03 am | Reply

  8. These are great Karen! I loooove beach photos πŸ™‚
    Didn’t know any of the lyrics, LOL

    Comment by TheDailyClick — December 3, 2013 @ 9:10 am | Reply

  9. Have no idea on the lyrics….but love the beach photos especially as it gets colder and colder here! I didn’t really have a summer vacation….had one in May and one in November….and I don’t know if I can figure out what to use for Scott’s photo challenge by Wed…would want to use photos I hadn’t already shown you. Hmmmmm….

    Comment by Dawn — December 5, 2013 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

    • According to the date here on this comment, Dawn, you already missed Scott’s deadline – It was the 4th, and you commented on the 5th, lol! πŸ™‚

      Comment by Karma — December 8, 2013 @ 8:04 am | Reply

      • I’m having calendar issues….it’s all going by so fast!

        Comment by Dawn — December 11, 2013 @ 6:45 am

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