This edition of The Week That Was is sponsored by Kroger fresh eggs. Who but Kroger sells eggs cackling fresh?
When I was but a wee lad living in Indianapolis, there was a Kroger at the end of our block. Kroger never made it big in Chicago (I think there was one on Fullerton right by the “L”), so I didn’t see many of them until moving south.
It’s been a pretty good week, although my therapy has left me with a big cramp in my backside. On the upside, I now know what a “pain in the ass” feels like. Mary went out and did our shopping for Thanksgiving: ribs, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, apples (sliced, cooked, and in a tray, ready for the microwave), and a Dutch apple pie. We’re not what you’d call “traditional” around here. Anyway, here’s the summary for the week.
Monday’s theme was “one-hit wonders from your high school days.” I looked at the list and saw a lot of songs I liked, so I just did songs from 1970. On Friday, I moved on with songs from 1971. I’ll probably be doing one-hit wonders on Fridays through the end of the year, as well as on the last freebie days of the year, so I should finish off the Seventies by the end of the year. Note that Cathy Kennedy has been doing the #1’s, so I’ll be looking at the rest of them.
I featured the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra, on Two for Tuesday, and did a quote from him on One-Liner Wednesday. I love weeks that fall into place like this one.
I chose a prompt that had me base my post on the word “monster.” Rather than writing about Godzilla or Frankenstein’s monster, I wrote about my frustration with searching for jobs on Monster.com and the other Internet boards, and how the only people who seemed interested in me were people who wanted me to sell insurance. No doubt there are scads of people who have found a job through them, and companies that have found employees through them, but I wasn’t one of them. Really, the best way to find a job is to network and get to know people at different companies who hear about opportunities that you would be interested in. It really is who you know, as well as what you know.
Saturday’s prompt, “psst! or some other attention-getting word,” infected me with an earworm and I couldn’t get the jingle (from almost 50 years ago) for Psssssst! dry shampoo out of my head. I talked about how hard it is at times to get telemarketers to shut up long enough to tell them I’m not interested, and my rule of thumb: if I don’t know the number, I don’t answer. I also mentioned that I have a person who likes to order pizzas on my behalf (without my knowledge or consent) and signs me up for auto insurance quotes (again, without my knowledge or consent). I was moderator of a listserv for a number of years, and the person doing it is an individual who I almost banished for breaking all the rules, who took exception to my banishing them for repeated infractions. I am no longer the listowner and the list no longer exists, but it means nothing to them. It would be relatively easy to trace IP addresses to their point of origin and find said individual, but the companies involved would have to be willing to do it, and they don’t seem to be, so I simply send the pizzas back and ignore the calls from insurance agents.
You still have a couple of days, if you haven’t already and have a mind to, to vote in my latest Battle, “Battle ‘Stormy’: Bobbie Gentry vs. The Supremes.” I plan to post the results on Wednesday, so be sure and vote before then.
Tomorow on M4 will feature songs about thankfulness. I have a special One-Liner for Wednesday that Uncle Jack suggested a couple of weeks ago. Friday, I’ll feature one-hit wonders from 1972. I have to wait for the prompts for Thursday and Saturday. And, who knows what else, if anything, so stay tuned…
Barbara in Caneyhead, J-Dub, Uncle Jack Connelly, Joey, Michele, JoAnna, Eugenia, Judy E Martin, brother Kip (whose birthday was Monday), Dan Antion, Arlee Bird, Martha Reynolds, Maggie Wilson, Janet, Sandi, Malissa, MadamDreamweaver, Annie @ McGuffy’s Rader, Debbie D, Mary B, Cathy Kennedy, Janie Junebug, Stephen T. McCarthy, Frank Hubeny, 15AndMeowing, Birgit, Joyce Lansky, XmasDolly, Alana Mautone, The Music Stew, Ed Thierbach, Karen at Reprobate Typewriter, and everyone who stopped by and gave a “like.” I’m thankful for all of you.
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!