The Week That Was, First Edition of 2019

Here are Ed McMahon and a couple of friends for Alpo Dog Food. Doesn’t your dog deserve Alpo?

David Letterman said “this is an animal that eats out of the garbage and drinks out of the toilet. I don’t think he cares that it’s real beef.”

The Week That Was

Kind of a rough week, but it’s ended up well. It’s a beautiful, sunny day, and the forecast says it’ll stay that way for a few days, although it’ll probably be much cooler than it has been. Molly and CeCe are adjusting to Bucky’s recent demise, and so are we. The cats are probably unaware that there was ever a third cat in here, anyway. Here’s the summary.

I’ll announce the winner of my latest battle this Tuesday, so if you haven’t voted, click the picture above and let your voice be heard by tomorrow night.

The prompt last Sunday was “new,” and I shared the song “I Found Someone Of My Own,” the 1971 classic from The Free Movement.

Did New Year’s music to celebrate the coming of 2019.

Our first featured artist for 2019 was saxophonist Dave Koz.

I used a line from a recent comment as my one-liner.

Told the story of Easter 1964, when my mother couldn’t wear her new Easter hat because it was snowing out. That happens in Chicago sometimes.

I continued with the “Big 89 of 1968,” sharing songs in the 11th through 20th positions along with their positions on WCFL’s year end survey.

Linda did one of her “five syllables, each with a different vowel” prompts, this time with s_p, and I had fun with it, rascal that I am.

This was also the start of Just Jot It January, which included One-Liner Wednesday and Stream of Consciousness Saturday, so here’s what I did the other three days:

  • Tuesday, Linda asked us to talk about our New Year’s Resolutions. Mine was the same as it is every year, i.e. stay alive until the end of the year.
  • Thursday, we were asked to talk about our blog. Thanks to all of you who said they like this blog. It’s gotten better since I started blogging every day.
  • Friday’s prompt word was “enigmatic,” and all I could think of was the secret coding machine the Nazis used during World War II, the Enigma machine.

We’ll have an Elvis-themed Monday’s Music Moves Me tomorrow, since his birthday would have been Tuesday. Another Smooth Jazz artist steps into the spotlight on Tuesday, and I’ll announce the winner of the latest Battle of the Bands. There’ll be Just Jot It January jollity every day this week, and a whole lot of stuff I haven’t decided, so stay tuned!

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

2 thoughts on “The Week That Was, First Edition of 2019

  1. Love that Alpo commercial and I remember aee8ng this when I watched the Johnny Carson show and laughed like hell. Great week that you had and looking forward to Elvis


    1. Johnny and Ed (and Doc, and Tommy Newsom when he led the orchestra) worked really well together. I really haven’t watched a lot of late-night TV since Johnny retired.


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