The Post-St. Patrick’s Day Week That Was

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The Week That Was

I learned yesterday that yesterday was also the Feast of St. Gertrude, patron saint of travelers and cats. That almost fits me better, you know?

I’m done through the letter U in writing my A to Z entries for this year. Don’t forget, tomorrow is the Great Theme Reveal! Don’t miss it!

Without further ado, here’s the summary for last week.

The theme this past week was “songs with colors in the title” again, and I worked very hard to use songs I hadn’t used yet, and for the most part succeeded. There are plenty more songs with colors in the title.

Featured artist was The Kingston Trio, which made my aunts very happy, because they’re all huge K3 fans.

Shared a quote from Robert Heinlein about the people we now consider important. As I told several people, listen to everyone’s opinion, but in the end yours is the only one that counts.

I was to use “found” as the basis for my post, so I found all kinds of things about “found” and I had my post. It’s always fun to turn these prompts on their heads every once in a while.


It’s turning into a real horse race between Brenda Lee and Amy Winehouse on who does a better job of singing “Our Day Will Come,” the 1963 hit by Ruby & The Romantics, so if you haven’t voted in my latest Battle of the Bands, click the badge above and go vote for your favorite. You don’t have to be a participant in BotB to vote, so let your voice be heard.

I had this great idea for a M4 theme, and it might be a while before it gets used, so I used it myself: using the first letters of the song titles, spell out your name. The result was most satisfying.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the prompt was “green.” I wrote about St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago, and about the engineering marvel that was worked on the Chicago River to make it flow away from the lake, and speculated on what happened to certain characters from the Peanuts cartoon.

Tomorrow, once again, is the Great Theme Reveal for this year’s A to Z Challenge, and I will be participating. For M4, I’ll be introducing another musician I found on Instagram (some of you might already know her). We’ll have another musical act from the Baby Boom period (I think I can drag the theme out through April) on Tuesday, another one-liner for Wednesday (I’m building up a backlog of them), and am awaiting the Thursday and Saturday prompts. Be sure to stay tuned!

Thanks to Birgit, Shelley, Dan, Mary, [J-Dub}(, JoAnna, Hilary, Joey, Eugenia, Janet, Barbara, Arlee, Michele, Lauralynn, Madam Dreamweaver, Gemma, Abby, Mary B, Mike, Stephen, Cherdo, Cathy, Fandango, Uncle Jack Connelly, Mark, Ally, Kip, Morgan, Annalisa, Mike, Cathy Keisha, Marie, Joyce, Ellen, Naila, Stacy, Ed, Annie, and everyone who gave me a “like.”

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

7 thoughts on “The Post-St. Patrick’s Day Week That Was

  1. I look forward to reading you A-Z, and I agree with you on St Gertrude. You should probably give her a bit of honor in your life, John 🙂


    1. Interesting thing: Growing up in Chicago, there were a lot of parishes fairly close to one another, and St. Gertrude’s was almost as close as my parish, St. Ignatius. My grandmother and her sister went there until they moved closer to us, not that they were that far to begin with.

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