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Understand, I have nothing against February per se. In fact, for such a short month, we have a lot of February birthdays in the family, and a lot of good things happen in February, i.e. Spring Training. It is, however, what one author called “the final fart of winter,” and weather-wise, it’s been particularly smelly: I think it’s rained most of the last two weeks, and when it rains, I’m stuck in the house. So, I’ll be happy on Friday, which is March 1. Never mind they’re predicting rain for Friday…
Anyway, here’s the summary of last week.
Even though I used it in my previous Battle of the Bands, the prompt of “mountain” had me bringing out The Free Movement’s “I Can’t Move No Mountains” again for Song Lyric Sunday.
Guest conductor Cathy thought it would be a good idea to choose our songs in accordance with the celebration of National Battery Day this past Monday. She gave us four words, I added a fifth, and I came up with a pretty all right playlist.
The lovely and talented smooth jazz/New Age keyboardist Keiko Matsui was the featured artist.
Super Sheriff’s Deputy Barney Fife supplied this past week’s one liner.
Answered two prompts this past week, the first being the one where we were to write about challenges. This was easy, because it’s around this time that I start rounding up the troops for the A to Z Challenge which starts April 1 and registration for which starts THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 1. The second was a little more difficult, where I was asked to talk about a crush I had in high school, mostly because my high school crush was Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia on The Brady Bunch, which was in first run on Friday nights in the ’70’s, when I was in high school.
I chose a survey from WSAI in Cincinnati, Ohio dated February 25, 1967, when Ed Ames topped the chart.
Linda’s prompt of “critic(al)” gave me an opportunity to recognize the passing of The Monkees’ Peter Tork this past week and led me down a rabbit hole from my college years, namely the critical path method and PERT charts. I stopped just short of explaining how to put a PERT chart together, which I’m sure all of you were relieved that I did.
I reported on my most recent Battle of the Bands, which ended in another tie. The song was “Apache” and the contestants were The Shadows and Jørgen Ingmann. The vote was 6-6. Another Battle is coming this Friday, so stay tuned.
I have the first part of the week pretty much written, because it’ll be a busy time later in the week. Don’t forget A to Z Challenge signups start this Friday (you know me, I will remind you). Tomorrow, 1964 in our study of the #40’s of that year. I’ll be looking at a change in methodology for that, including abandoning the project entirely. We’ll have another Smooth Jazz artist this Tuesday and a funny observation from me on Wednesday. Then, who knows?
- Uncle Jack Connelly
- 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!