The Last Week That Was of 2017

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Chicago Health Clubs.

Remember how all the health clubs would advertise special rates at the beginning of the year? They were counting on you dropping out after a couple of weeks.

So here we are at the end of another year. Hope it was a good one for you. Mine wasn’t bad. Not great, but not bad. Best thing about it is, it’ll be over in just under ten hours. For those of you living in a part of the world where the new year has already arrived, Happy New Year!

I’ve now officially shut down the simulcast blog. Anyone who has come over from there, welcome! Make yourself at home. You’ll notice there are options on the sidebar to subscribe by email and by using an RSS reader like Feedly, if you’re more comfortable with that.

Here’s the week in review.

Monday was Christmas, so I played some real Christmas carols for a change.

I featured Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, who are most associated with New Year’s Eve because of their iconic performance of “Auld Lang Syne.”

Someone posted a comment to a 1946 ad for a toaster that was just too good to resist.

The assignment was to write about fruitcake, giving me a chance to mention the fine cakes made by the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Obedience, better known as the Trappists. The best thing about those cakes is that they’re drenched with liquor. Each abbey uses a different type of liquor, so the ones made at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit here in Conyers, Georgia use peach brandy, while the ones made at Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky use bourbon.

We’re almost done with our look at the one-hit wonders of the Seventies. This past Friday was 1978. This week, 1979, then I think of something else to feature.

The prompt this week was “resolution,” which prompted me to discuss New Year’s Eve plans (everyone I know is staying home), fireworks (big business here in the South), and why I don’t make resolutions or pick a Word O’ The Year.

We’ll have one more “(Ghost) Riders In The Sky” battle tomorrow. We’ll do New Year’s songs tomorrow for M4, and start into the Rock & Roll portion of The Baby Boom Years this Tuesday. I have a clever one-liner picked for Wednesday, I’m waiting on the prompts for Thursday and Saturday, and we’ll finish one-hit wonders of the Seventies on Friday. PLUS! Guess what starts tomorrow? Why, it’s Just Jot It January!

I’ll be one busy little bee this week, won’t I?

Thanks to Dan, Uncle Jack, Birgit, Biker Chick, Janet, J-Dub, Cathy, Joey, Sandi, Martha, Eugenia, Annie, Kat, Madam Dreamweaver, David Webb, Ritu, KSBeth, JoAnna, Alana, Hilary, Kip, 15andMeowing, Mike, and everyone who left me a “like.”

That’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. Happy New Year, and be safe if you’re going out. I’ll see you next year in the funny papers!

7 thoughts on “The Last Week That Was of 2017

  1. The commercial is too funny. Gold’s Gym has taken over around these parts and I am sure they are still running the first of the year discounts. Happy New Year’s John.


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