The Daylight Saving Time Week That Was

The edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Landover Mall, Landover, Maryland.

Wikipedia tells us that it closed in 2002, partly because it was in a high-crime area, the suburbs of Washington, DC. I thought all the crime in Washington happened under the Capitol Dome…

It was a good week. Busy, but we got everything done that Mary wanted to, got out for coffee a couple of times, and I did the taxes. Good thing we got so much done, because with the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, this week might be a wash. Here’s the summary for the week.

For this week’s freebie, I reviewed the music of George Formby, British entertainer from Wigan, Lancashire. Between movies, records, and personal appearances, he became England’s biggest star in the Thirties and Forties, even though he was banned by the BBC.

Chicago’s own The Impressions, which gave Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield their starts, was featured.

I posted a somewhat vulgar question that’s been making the Facebook rounds recently. In a way, it’s all about setting boundaries, which makes a few people think you’re a jerk.

I detail everything we got accomplished this week. We were good adults, or if you prefer, we adulted well.

In my first BotB shutout ever, Ruby & The Romantics really showed Eddie Holman who did “Hey There Lonely Boy” (in Eddie’s case, “Hey There Lonely Girl”) better. Voting was light, or Eddie might have had a chance.

I featured ten songs with “cry” or “crying” in the title. Kip came up with Johnny Cash’s “Cry, Cry, Cry,” and Dan came up with Highway 101’s song with the same name. I’m just happy I didn’t have to fall back on songs that had “tears” or “weep” in the title, or for which crying was part of the song, like Kyu Sakamoto’s “Ue O Muite Arokou” (you know it better as “Sukiyaki”) or Dee Clark’s “Raindrops.”

I also announced that I have a new Instagram account, due to the old one being filled with people I don’t remember following. The new one is @onehandtyping_, if you want to follow. As I said in that post, I’ve been restricted from following anyone else because I tried following everyone I wanted to follow from the old account, and I reached some unwritten limit. I should be able to start following again tomorrow, but I wouldn’t count on it.

The prompt was “so far,” reminding me of one of my favorite Monty Python sketches and that whenever someone says “so far, so good,” it’s usually a sign things will start changing rapidly for the worst. That seems to be a favorite plot for fiction writers, who are told to be as mean and nasty to their characters as they can be because it makes for good reading. It’s part of the reason I gave up fiction writing: I couldn’t be mean to my creations.

It’ll be pretty much status quo this week as I work on the remaining entries for The A To Z Challenge. Tomorrow’s M4 theme is “colors,” and I’ll try to come up with a few new ones.

Thanks to JoAnna, Fandango, Jami, Kip, Dan, Annie, Martha, Eugenia, Ally, Cathy, Arlee, Liza, Morgan,Ritu, David Webb, Janet, Sarah, Hilary, Karen, Kat, Frank, Sandi, Mary M, Joey, Mark, Birgit, Joyce, Marie, Cathy Keisha, Mike, Michele, Alana, Barbara, J-Dub, and everyone who left a “like.”

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

10 thoughts on “The Daylight Saving Time Week That Was

  1. Hi John – always good to see your entries and what you’ve been doing … well done on the taxes and having those times for being out and about with a cup of coffee somewhere interesting … take care and have a good week – and enjoy that extra daylight tonight – I made it up in time! Cheers Hilary


  2. Landover Mall — not too long ago I was in some sort of online discussion about that place. Was it here? Or was that commercial just good timing? I used to remember things…


  3. Well, I always feel a bit better when I read these posts. They do catch me up and recap things that I read on the fly. By the way, we are huge Monty Python fans. They were brilliant. Thanks, John. I cannot wait to see what you do for A-Z. You actually could teach how to blog. You do it well.


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