The Third-To-Last Week That Was Of 2017

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Tropi-Kai, mixed Hawai’ian fruits by Dole of Hawai’i.

Basically, it’s Hawai’ian fruit cocktail. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

The Week That Was

I just realized that two weeks from today is New Year’s Eve. Time seems to be moving way too fast.

I’ve been playing The Numbers Game – Numberama on my Fire tablet a lot lately. It’s kind of an involved game where you have to cross numbers off a grid, and any numbers you haven’t crossed off are added to the end of the puzzle. You keep playing it until you’ve crossed off all the numbers or you get sick of playing it and decide to start over. I worked on one puzzle for two weeks and decided to start over, and I got kind of involved in it, which is why this is so late. Anyway, here’s the summary from last week.

The Christmas music extravaganza continued this week, when I took a playlist I had built last year and added a few more songs to it. The extravaganza continues tomorrow.

The featured artists were The Four Aces, who sang the theme songs from the movies Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing, Three Coins In The Fountain, and other great hits in the Fifties.

I used an image quote I found on Facebook a while back as Wednesday’s one-liner. Uncle Jack thinks it would make a great inspirational poster, and I agree. I thought it was much more inspirational than the standard run-of-the-mill motivation posters.

One of my favorite kinds of posts to write are are the stream-of-consciousness ones that I do on Saturday, and lately Kat’s come up with some great prompts in the same vein. Thursday’s prompt was “twinkle,” and as is my wont I was all over the place with it, talking about Twinkies (I’m glad I wasn’t the only one that thought it was the prompt), Mozart, Mel Bay, Robin Leach, the Monon Railroad, and cleaning copper and silver.

We looked at one-hit wonders from 1976, and I managed to only include two disco tunes.


You have until Friday to vote in my latest battle, between two instrumental versions of “(Ghost) Riders In The Sky.” The contestants are Duane Eddy and The Ramrods.

Linda gave us the word “contrast” to play with, and most of my post was about TV. Figures, right?

It’ll be pretty much the same kind of thing this coming week. With that in mind, I’d like your thoughts on a couple of things…

  • I’ve been simulcasting this blog over at The Sound Of One Hand Typing FM for a couple of years now, and I’ve noticed there aren’t a whole lot of readers or comments coming from over there. I’m thinking of discontinuing it, but I’d like to hear from the people that read this blog over there. If it were to end, would you be disappointed? Would you follow the WordPress blog if the Blogger version was to go away?
  • I mentioned above that I enjoy the stream-of-consciousness writing I do here, and am thinking I might add a feature for next year. Would you like that? What day do you think I should assign to that? This would be in addition to whatever I’m already doing that day. Be sure and suggest a name for the feature. Is there something you’d prefer to see?

Thanks in advance for your input!

Thanks to Deborah, Janet, Dan, Debbie, Arlee, Stephen, Cathy, Janie, Donna, Martha, Eugenia, Lauralynn, Michele, Birgit, J-Dub, Beth, Morgan, Joey, Linda, Frank, Uncle Jack Connelly, JoAnna, Marie, Stacy, Alana, and everyone who stopped by and left me a “like.”

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

5 thoughts on “The Third-To-Last Week That Was Of 2017

  1. I only see your stuff on WordPress so I’d continue to see it if you dropped blogger. I’d follow you wherever you went though, no getting away from me that easily. How about Thursday – “Thoughts Out Loud” for your stream of consciousness series?


    1. The trend is more to WordPress, I think, but Blogspot has its lovers. I did it because I thought I’d get more comments, but honestly, in the almost three years it’s been going, I think I’ve gotten a total of fifty comments, and frankly I’m doing way too much HTML coding to make the simulcast work, because IFTTT goes berserk anytime I put HTML5 commands into a post (for example, when I post a picture with a caption) and refuses to pass the post, so I end up with a blank post on that side.

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