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Don’t you just hate when they do that? On the other hand, free cake!
Yes, tomorrow is my birthday. My uncle Jack tells the story that he was in the Army in Texas when he got the letter that I had been born, along with a picture. He remarked that I looked like Minnie Minoso of the Chicago White Sox.
The weird thing is, in my “five minutes after birth” picture (I couldn’t find one, sorry), I did kind of look like Minnie. Plus, I’ve been a White Sox fan all my life.
Preparations are underway for the A to Z Challenge: I’m about halfway through the alphabet for my own stuff, and I need to start my A to Z blog entries because my first entry is a week from this coming Wednesday. I’ll get there, J, I promise…
Here’s the summary for last week.
Interesting that no one remarked that I had titled my post “Sing Lyric Sunday.” See, I and O are close to each other and I hit the wrong one… Anyway, last week’s topic was “books, learning, school,” and my song was Tom Lehrer’s “New Math,” of which I was one of the first victims.
Our assignment was “songs by people who have birthdays in March,” of which there are a ton. So many, in fact, that I stopped at 14 people and I have another 14 lined up for tomorrow, and I skipped a few of the more famous ones.
Saxophonist/flautist Najee was the featured artist.
I reposted something that Kristen Lamb had posted to Instagram that I thought was funny, and apparently most of you thought it was funny, too.
I talked about some current projects, including the A to Z Challenge and scanning a whole bunch of pictures and old documents.
We visited another Salt Lake City station, KNAK, in 1968 and realized that its survey and KCPX’s were really different.
We were to base our entry on our most recent postal mail. As I got a sales flyer from AT&T, I wrote about my relationship with the telephone. At the end I posted a collection of clips from the Britcom Keeping Up Appearances, which starred Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “boo-kay”). A running gag is that the Bucket residence’s phone number is one digit removed from a Chinese restaurant’s, and hearing her deal with the callers giving her orders is always hilarious. The show is now on Britbox, but a number of PBS stations in the US still carry it, so check local listings.
I announced the winner in my latest battle, over who did the better verion of “How High The Moon.” Lola Albright won a decisive victory over June Christy.
Pretty much the same as the week we just finished, as I race to completemy A to Z entries.
- A J
- Cathy Keisha
- Uncle Jack Connelly
- John K
- M. Oniker
- 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!