Hosanna! It’s The Week That Was!

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The Week That Was

So Week 2 of The A to Z Challenge is in the books, and I haven’t gone totally off the rails yet. That’s something, anyway. I’ll tell you, even for someone who posts every day, the pace is a little hectic. Next year, I’m not going to wait until the last minute to start writing my posts. I’m going to start as soon as possible. Maybe May 1 of this year…

I hope no one was offended by my rather sacrilegious title for today’s post. Today is Palm Sunday, better known as “My Birthday in Ecclesiastical terms.” I have a Jewish friend who always celebrates her birthday twice, once on her birthday according to the Gregorian calendar, then again according to the Jewish calendar. That’s where I got the idea: I was born on Palm Sunday, ergo today is my other birthday. Mary doesn’t get two birthdays this year: she was born on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter) and this year her birthday coincides with Holy Saturday.

I know, I’m being weird. As if today should be any different? Here’s the week in review.

The prompt was “burn/fire/flame,” and after eliminating all the songs I had come up with (because someone else cae up with them), I found Conway Twitty’s “Cheatin’ Fire,” which I thought was ideal. Conway Twitty is my kind of country singer.

Monday was a freebie day on M4, so I continued my series of looking at the #40 song at the end of each month and playing it. This past Monday’s was the #40’s of 1966, a very good year.

My series on Smooth Jazz artists continued with Paul Hardcastle.

This week’s one-liner was from the late Anissa Jones, made during happier times for her.

Posted this one a day late, but kept my string going thanks to the A to Z Challenge! Anyway, the prompt was “I wish I could…” and once again I talked about wishing I could travel in time. It appears I’m not the only one.

Visited Utah again and looked at a third AM Top 40 station, KSVN in Ogden. They had a survey that varied significantly from either of the other stations, and for that matter from the Billboard Top 10.

The word “lip” made me think of Leo Durocher, also known as “Leo the Lip,” and Hanna-Barbera’s “Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har.” It just dawned on me that “leo” is the Latin word for “lion”. I had all kinds of stuff going there, you know?

In an international battle over who does the best version of “Rhythm of the Rain,” Dutch teen idol Rob de Rijs defeated the French singer Sylvie Vartan. My next battle will be on May 1, when I presumably will have had a chance to think of one.

This past week in the A to Z Challenge, I posted the following for your amusement:

We’ll be doing the letters M through R this week in the A to Z Challenge. I’ll be writing the N entry for the A to Z Challenge blog, so be sure you check it out on Tuesday. All the regular features will be here, too, so be sure and join us!

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

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