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My final paper for my bachelor’s degree was about Justin Dart, who built Rexall Drug Store into an empire that included Tupperware.
First, I’d like to pass along congratulations to my cousin once removed Sarah and her husband Rob, who are now parents of a bouncing baby boy, Joey. Congratulations also to Maura and Kevin, Sarah’s parents, and (Uncle) Jack and Loretta Connelly, Sarah’s grandparents. We love you all and are very happy for all of you.
I’m a little later than usual today: I decided to do something about the poor performance on my desktop Mac (I’ve been getting constant Spinning Beach Balls of Death when I try to do anything) and ran a disk check on my hard drive (which is about 80% full, of what I haven’t a clue), thinking I might find something there. Nope! And it’s still running slow.
You might have received a message from WordPress that I’m now following you. I’ve actually been following you all along, but I’m now trying to use the WordPress feed reader to see if I can get rid of Feedly, which is expensive, at least for the features I have been using. I can apparently add all my RSS feeds (including from Blogspot and pretty much anywhere else) to it, so I’m going to give it a try. It’s giving me an excuse to weed out all the dead RSS feeds I’ve been carrying. More on that later. Right now, here’s the weekly summary.
The prompt “river/stream/brook” put me in a Scottish mood (cue Mike Myers: If it’s not from Scotland, it’s CRRRRRAP!) and I shared “Song of the Clyde,” a tribute to the river that starts in the Highlands and flows to the Firth of Clyde, upon which rests bonnie Glasgow.
My mini-M4 series on the #40’s on the WLS survey continued with 1963.
Our series on Smooth Jazz artists continued with the music of Chris Geith.
I used a line from my father-in-law, who always encouraged Mary and I to get the most for our money, which we’ve been doing a lot lately.
I found another angle on the “perfection” prompt and talked about being bored in kindergarten and checking out the artwork in everyone’s cigar boxes. I was always bored in kindergarten, so I checked out a lot of cigar box lids.
We visited Fox FM, also known as 3FOX in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and checked out their Top 10 from 1990.
My latest Battle of the Bands pits British instrumental band The Shadows, led by guitarist Hank Marvin, against Danish guitarist Jørgen Ingmann in a battle over the song “Apache.” You have until Friday to vote, if you haven’t already done so. Remember, you can vote in the Battle of the Bands even if you’re not a participant.
The prompt “yawn” led me to further discussion about the general tedium of school and how I wish I had the guts to tell my teachers just how bored I was with school, repercussions be damned.
It’ll be a pretty much status quo week here. Cathy, this month’s guest conductor on M4, wants to celebrate National Battery Month tomorrow, so I’m going to have to come up with a goofy angle on the four prompt words, “smoke,” “alarm,” “battery,” and “charge.” Aside from that, we’ll do pretty much what we do every week.
- Cathy Keisha
- Uncle Jack Connelly
- John K
- Mary B
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a “like”
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!