Here Comes The Week That Was, Here Comes The Week That Was…

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by your Coca-Cola bottlers, makers of Sprite. Now, more than ever, it’s Sprite!

I know they still make 7up, but you don’t hear about it much anymore, except for around this time of year. I always liked 7up, even better than Sprite, which goes to show you that marketing is everything.

The Week That Was

All you Catholics out there know that today, the 3rd Sunday of Advent, is Gaudete Sunday, one of the two Sundays of the year that the vestment color is rose, i.e. pink. To celebrate, I’m wearing a pink shirt. Here’s the summary.

The word was “boys,” so I dreagged out “Cowboys To Girls,” the big 1968 crossover hit by The Intruders. Come to think of it, I could have used it today…

Week 2 of the Xmas Music Xtravaganza went well, and I used a couple of your suggestions in this week’s list. Thanks, and if there’s one you’d like to hear, let me know.

Bob James was this week’s featured artist.

Had a quote about alcohol being a solution, and Laurie made a good point: Alcohol is a compound as well.

The prompt was “chill,” so I wrote about chill-out music, which can be just about anything that you listen to when you want to relax. I shared an example of what I heard when I chose the “Chill” channel on AccuRadio, and it received mixed to lukewarm reviews. I thought it was interesting, anyway.

We visited Seattle and station KUBE to find out their Top 10 on December 14, 1984.

Our prompt was “hairy,” which means both hirsute and horrible. I included George Carlin’s “Hair” poem, which I was surprised to learn hadn’t been heard by everyone, and Bill tried to outdo George, and almost succeeded.

Still plenty of time to vote in this week’s Battle, “‘Please Come Home For Christmas’: Jon Bon Jovi vs. Kelly Clarkson.” I’m happy to see that a few non-participants have voted. Remember, you don’t have to do a Battle to vote in one.

I might have a surprise or two this week, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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

13 thoughts on “Here Comes The Week That Was, Here Comes The Week That Was…

    1. It’s not as sweet and a little more effervescent, thus a better mixer. Mom thought that Coke was making me break out (which it wasn’t: adolescence was making me break out), so she had me drink 7up instead.

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    1. I gave up drinking when I learned I had high blood pressure (I had done more than my share up to then), and a few years ago decided to just drink water and decaf coffee. Amazing how much my blood pressure went down.

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      1. Yep, alcohol is not good for high blood pressure. I drink red wine every now and then at home. When we’re out, I drink Angry Orchard draft. I don’t get into the hard stuff!

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  1. I prefer 7Up but have not drank it in years. At Christmas, we’d add a maraschino cherry or two. Technically that may be a Shirley Temple. Thought we were hot stuff as the adults made high balls.

    I am going to pop on over to battle of the bands. Today is a day of music. Need MORE music.

    Can’t wait for your surprise or two this week.


    1. There are about a million recipes for the Shirley Temple (also known as the Roy Rogers). I guess the original was ginger ale and Grenadine with a cherry and/or an orange or lemon slice, but it was usually 7up when I would have them. I’ve also seen them made with Collins mix (which would make it a Shirley Collins, I guess) or Squirt. (Do you remember Cherry 7up? That just looked a little gross to me.) The Grenadine is the key, from everything I’ve read. I found a whole page on making your own:

      Plenty more music today (Monday). Enjoy!

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      1. Here we called Shirley Temple a lemon/lime soda with cherry and Roy Rogers was cola with cherry. I remember when the started bottling cherry 7Up. Yuck. Tasted artificial. I preferred to make my own.

        I do remember a bottle of grenadine on the drink cart with all the other bottles. Dad made pink ladies with it during their annual Christmas party. Which I never got because of the gin! But I sure wanted one!! Lol. Funny what you remember.

        For nostalgia sake Iā€™m gonna try one of the recipes in the link. Thanks for sharing šŸ˜Š


        1. Cola with cherry definitely sounds more like Roy Rogers.

          I won’t tell you what I think of Cherry 7up. I just know I have no desire to drink it.

          I was surprised to learn that Grenadine was like simple syrup with pomegranate juice substituted for the water. That website goes into how to make all the different bar syrups, including old-fashioned mix and Collins mix. Makes me want to take up drinking again…

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