This edition of The Week That Was is sponsored by the Mars Candy Company, makers of the Snickers candy bar. The best candy on earth comes from Mars!
I know we just had a commercial from Mars yesterday, but there are several on this reel and I wanted to give you a sample of each.
Had a bit of technical difficulty a minute ago, and you might have seen a post out here that was incomplete. Sorry about the duplicate in your RSS feed. I’m trying as much as possible to only send each post once, and that one got away. It’s the same reason I don’t use pingbacks if I don’t know the post I’m pinging; I’d just as soon leave a comment with the link in it. (For those of you who are staring at your monitors/phones/iPads etc. wondering what the H-E-double hockey sticks I just said, you can ignore it.)
We finished the A to Z Challenge this past Tuesday, and as you can see I’ve posted the survivor badge in my upper right-hand corner. When you have time, be sure and take the post-Challenge survey before May 18. Tomorrow, we start the A to Z Reflection posts, and there will be more information on that at midnight UTC tomorrow (whatever that is in your time).
Anyway, here’s the summary for the week.
Our prompt(s) were “boogie/rock/rollin’ stone.” I selected “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me),” a song from 1974 that was done by a studio band calling itself Reunion.
I also posted that I had inadvertently signed myself up for Bloglovin’ while researching how one can get oneself off of Bloglovin’. A few of you are following me there, so I thought it might be a good idea to “claim” my blog, and in order to do that I had to tell everyone to follow me there. The A to Z Challenge blog is now using it to post announcements of its posts to Facebook and Twitter, so it’s not entirely useless. If you love Bloglovin’ and want to follow me there, mazel tov. If not, mazel tov.
We were askerd to share music that motivates us. For me, that’s bagpipe music, so I shared a video of the homecoming parade for the Black Watch (3 SCOTS).
My A to Z word for Monday was “yex,” which means a burp or hiccup.
I posted three songs that were prompted by Laura. Anyone can do the Weekly Song Challenge, and it’s a lot of fun.
I profiled the late Zachary Breaux, whose name I realized fit my theme and the letter of the day. I also wrote about the Sinclair ZX81 microcomputer as my regular challenge post.
My one-liner, which I heard from a warehouse manager back in the days when I was working with many warehouse managers, seems to have resounded with many of you. For me, it’s my philosophy of life.
I’ll announce the winner of my current Battle of the Bands, which pits Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 against Isaac Hayes in a battle over “The Look Of Love,” on Wednesday. If you’d like to pass judgement in this battle, be sure and get your vote in before Wednesday.
I went all stream-of-consciousness when asked to write an essay that ends with the phrase “maybe next time.” Y’all seemed happy with the result.
We visited “the birthplace of aviation,” Dayton, Ohio, and checked out the top ten of radio station WING from 1975.
“Fall from the sky” was the prompt, which gave me trouble, so I DuckDuckGoed it and discovered a phenomenon where occasionally, when weather conditions are right, it will rain animals. From there, we touched on the movie Sharknado! (there have been seven of them) and on a funny bit that Ron White did about withstanding a hurricane. The comments also touched on another Ron White bit (definitely not safe for work) and the movie Twister. Then, reading Jade’s SoCS entry, it reminded me of CCR’s “It Came Out Of The Sky,” so I did another post to share that song. And I thought of another song, “Stars Fell On Alabama,” a standard whose title was the motto on Alabama’s license plates (along with “Heart O’ Dixie”), but rather than come up with yet another post, I just put the song in the comments.
Things have quieted down some here now that A to Z is finished for another year. I’ll do my Reflections post tomorrow. It’s also freebie day on M4 tomorrow, so I’ll come up with a clever idea for that. I’ll have another smooth jazz artist to share with you on Tuesday, another one-liner (and old commercial) on Wednesday, I’m waiting on Kat’s prompts for Thursday and Linda’s prompt for Saturday, and to see what surveys are available from ARSA for Friday. Sounds busy, but isn’t that bad…
- AJ Blythe
- Alana Mautone
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Dan Antion
- Debbie D.
- Deborah Weber
- Doesnt Speak Klingon
- Gail M Baugniet
- Jack Connelly
- Jamie of uniquely maladjusted
- Laura Venturini
- Liz Brownlee
- Looking for the Light
- Mary B
- Paula Light
- QP and Eye
- Stacy Uncorked
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Susan Scott
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a “like”
If there’s sufficient interest in how I generate the list above, I’ll make a video. Let me know in the comments.
That’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!