The First Week That Was Of Autumn 2017

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Crazy Eddie. His prices are insane!

Commercials, particularly local commercials like this one, used to be much more creative. Lately I’ve taken to watching old commercials. It’s amazing how relaxing that can be.

The Week That Was

Not an especially good week. I’ve been staying in my office and not going downstairs because my knees are killing me, despite all the NSAIDs, supplements, Biofreeze, ice, and physical torture (I bought a Pure Wave Cordless Massager and have been using it when things really hurt, and it seems to really help). When we do go out, such as last Friday when I spoke with a physical therapist about what I can do to lose weight and exercise my legs to relieve some of the pain and get me ready to get my knees replaced. He suggested aquatic therapy, i.e. working out in a pool, and I was ready to try it until I learned I needed pool shoes, which I’m having trouble finding in my size…

I’m sorry, you didn’t come here to listen to me bitch about my health. Here’s the week in review.

I played your choices for songs about body parts, including a couple of songs about backsides. I just thought of another: ZZ Top’s “Tush.” (I think I had “Legs” in my original body part list.) We get back to something a bit more edifying tomorrow.

Featured artist on Tuesday was Bing Crosby, who was considered a bit old-fashioned in the late Forties, according to my Uncle Jack. Still, he had a great voice and sang a lot of classic songs, including “Who Threw The Overalls In Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder?”

The success or failure of Wednesday’s one-liner depended on imagining a weather forecast read by László Löwenstein, better known to everyone as the actor Peter Lorre, a/k/a “Europe’s One Man Chamber of Horrors.” The idea is at least entertaining.

I’m pleased that my essay on finding a new route home from the office when I worked in downtown Chicago in the early Eighties worked as well as it did. I got about halfway through writing it and almost abandoned it. I think the renaming of buildings and other institutions struck a chord with everyone.

I started out building a playlist of songs that had “eye” or “eyes” in the title, because Eugenia and I had taklked about doing that, and I realized I already had one that I had built a couple of years ago. So, I combined the two and came up with, as we say in the South, a big ol’ list. I got several suggestions for songs I had missed, and a report of a video that wouldn’t play (BMG strikes again!), so I made some changes and wrote up what they were on Saturday, because I realized that the piece I had written for Stream of Consciousness Saturday actually went out late Friday and I needed a post for Saturday. The whole “post every day” thing makes you do weird things on occasion.


Waylon Jennings defeated The Everly Brothers in Battle “Love Of The Common People.”

I used the prompt of “hot/cold” to ask the question “which is better for arthritis, heat or cold?” The general consensus is cold, but heat might also help in some cases. Thanks for your help! I think it’s just one of those things where you just have to try everything and see what works.

I meet with the periodontist tomorrow, and I’m not sure what he plans for me this time. The last visit to him took all of about twenty seconds. This might take slightly longer. Tomorrow on M4, songs about school, teachers, etc. I already did a short list last year, so I’ve expanded it. I found a whole bunch of funny one-liners on Facebook, so I made image quotes out of them and will start sharing them on Wednesday. I’m waiting on prompts for Thursday and Saturday, we’ll feature another artist from the Baby Boom Years on Tuesday, and I’ll come up with something unique on Friday (if there’s something you’d like to hear, leave me a comment).

And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

8 thoughts on “The First Week That Was Of Autumn 2017

  1. Thank you, John. It was a rough week. I really appreciate these posts! Hugs.
    P.S. Clyde is a rescue kitten. He has had a very difficult time with a Cuterebra. It would not heal, so he finally had surgery to resolve it for him. Hopefully, this will end it!


    1. That cuterebra looks pretty awful. There was a video showing how it was done that said “only watch if you don’t have a weak stomach.” Needless to say, I didn’t watch. Poor kitty… Looks like he’s doing better, though.

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