The 62nd Annual Week That Was

The edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Bisquick. It’s a whole new world of cooking in a box!

Reddi-Wip got a mention there, too. Love those old live commercials.

The Week That Was

Another year older, and no wiser. Such is life.

I spent time this week completing my A to Z Challenge entries for next month, and also managed to get several of my posts for the main Challenge blog finished. Just as a reminder, the daily post with the links to the form to update and the spreadsheet will be released at midnight UTC on the day for that letter. Depending on where you live, that might be midmorning local time or in the evening the day before, depending on where you live. The website becomes pretty valuable this time of the year…

Here’s the summary for the week.

I revealed my theme for this year’s challenge: eight-letter words.

Monday’s M4 freebie was dedicated to Tina Guo, cellist extraordinaire. I can’t say enough good things about her.

Bobby Vee, who I had profiled last year when he died, was the featured artist this week. I’m going to stick with this as my theme at least through the start of May, after the A to Z Challenge is finished.

This week’s one-liner celebrated the fact that the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers had made the Sweet Sixteen in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament. Since then, they’ve reached the Final Four. Go Ramblers!

The prompt was to write about a memorable day at work. I wrote about a whole week, because it was My Week From Hell.

To celebrate my birthday, I chose ten songs I liked, simply beause I liked them.

We were asked to write about the first picture we saw when we sat down to write. For me, that was the wallpaper on my laptop, which is the BBC’s high-definition version of Test Card F, the one that shows the little girl playing tic-tac-toe with a stuffed clown. I talked a bit about the girl, who has grown into a lovely and talented woman. I admit it, I’m a bit of a TV geek.


I announced the winner of my latest battle, “Battle ‘Our Day Will Come’: Amy Winehouse vs. Brenda Lee.” Brenda beat Amy by the slimmest of margins (in this case, one vote).

I found a different angle on this week’s M4 theme, which is “locations.” It’ll be a pretty standard week here otherwise, as I hurry to complete my co-host preparations for the A to Z Challenge. I still intend on presenting all my regular features throughout the challenge, so prepare for two posts a day from here.

Thanks to Linda, Mary, Annalisa, Hilary, Ally, Dan, Arlee, Eugenia, Tara, Karen, J-Dub, Martha, Janet, Karyn, May, Cathy, Birgit, Elen, Joey, Stephen, Morgan, Uncle Jack Connelly, Scarlett, Barbara, Fandango, Cheryl, Pat, Marie, Ellen, Cathy Keisha, Naila, Michele, Alana, Elsie, Kristin, Judy, AJ, Maryann, Nilanjana, Tara, Josie, Deborah, Andi, Hester, Jamie, 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 62nd Annual Week That Was

  1. I was wondering what to expect for A-Z daily posts. Now I know. will definitely come in very handy.


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