The Last of September 2018 Week That Was

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This was huge technology in 1965 (when the commercial was made). Imagine having to use it to take pictures of your meal or of yourself…

The Week That Was

In all, the last week of September was a good one. The highlight for me was my new MacBook Air, from which I posted yesterday’s article. I had been talking about it for a few months but couldn’t justify it because the other one worked fine. At least, until I couldn’t connect to the network at Starbucks (note that was the only place I couldn’t connect and the only place I really used it). So I’ve retired it from road duty. Pretty busy week here at The Sound of One Hand Typing. You might have noticed things look a little different here: I decided to change my theme from the stark black-on-white to a format with a colored background and larger type. Everybody but one seems to like it.

Here’s the summary.

Last week’s theme was “sleep,” leading me to one of the sweetest lullabies I could think of, The Beatles’ “Good Night,” from the white album. It was a favorite of radio stations who signed off on Sunday nights.

Cathy wanted us to choose songs about aging and/or autumn. I chose the latter, and one of the songs inspired the Battle of the Bands I’ll hold here on October 15. I already had my Battle for tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Keyboardist Joe Sample, a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders and a solo act in his own right, was the featured artist.

This week’s one-liner was from The Babylon Bee, kind of like The Onion but with a Christian bent.

I had tried using Kat’s list of prompts for the next three months to choose one, got the thing all written, then realized that the prompts were for this Thursday, not last. I rescheduled the one for this week (which is hilarious, by the way) and chose another, this one about “change.”

The survey was from WKBR in Manchester, New Hampshire, from 1958. A couple of old favorites mixed with a couple I had never heard before. That’s why I do it…

We got the prompt “dom,” which had me going in all directions, sticking those three letters in front, back, and in the middle of words, and even using it on its own.

Battle of the Bands tomorrow, so be sure to vote and get your friends to as well. Freebie tomorrow, on the same theme as today’s Song Lyric Sunday. Another Smooth Jazz artist Tuesday, a funny observation Wednesday, that funny story I was talking about on Thursday, and more music from some radio station’s Top 10 on Friday. Saturday, whatever Linda chooses as the prompt. And maybe a surprise or two.

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

4 thoughts on “The Last of September 2018 Week That Was

  1. Hi John – so glad your MacAirbook matches up to your needs. Then hasn’t photography changed so so much … incredible to consider … probably all to the good – but I don’t use digital that much – just enough for me! Some go overboard with their clicking … I like simple, if possible – cheers Hilary


    1. Mark, my friend from high school who comments here, is, among other things, a professional photographer. As such, he takes a lot of pictures, but I swear, not as many as some do…


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