The “Rainy Weekend In Georgia” Week That Was

Here’s Pat Boone and his lovely wife and daughters for Maxwell instant coffee.

Yes, it’s in Japanese. I think it just adds to the craziness. There are two more after this one on the reel.

I’m thinking of redoing all the badges for my various features at some point. I think entering Linda’s contest for the new One-Liner Wednesday badge has put me in the mood to be artsy-fartsy and do some more.

After a couple of weeks of sunny and warm, we’re getting hit with rain today. The forecast says we can expect rain most of the coming week, so who knows if I’ll be getting out this week. I certainly hope so. Too much being stuck in the house and I go a little crazy, and there’s no guarantee that it’ll be productive. Anyway, here’s the summary.

Given the prompt “Avenue/Boulevard/Drive/Road/Street,” I shared Muddy Waters’s “Walkin’ Through The Park,” one of my favorites. I could swear that Chuck Berry played on the original. Listen and tell me if you think so, too.

Freebie day gave me a chance to note the passing of Leon Redbone, who had died the previous Thursday. The last song in the playlist was his duet with Dr. John on the Christmas song “Frosty The Snowman,” and damned if Dr. John didn’t died this past Thursday.

This week we had several questions requiring songs that had to do with colors. The third was to post something by a band with a color in its name, and I was surprised that no one, myself included, chose Simply Red.

Another encore presentation, this featuring the late Jeff Golub.

As I mentioned at the start, this week Linda announced the contest for the new badge for One-Liner Wednesday. My entry is above, and I think at some point today (maybe it’s already happened) she’ll present all the candidates and have everyone vote on the badge we’ll use for the rest of this year and part of next. Good luck to all the entrants!

I shared something I found on Twitter that suggested we do away with Algebra II in high school and instead have a class that teaches about more practical subjects, like careers, salaries, credit, banking, and other subjects the student might need to know when he or she leaves high school and goes on either to college or into the working world. Several folks argued that math allows students to learn problem solving, which I don’t disagree with; my concern is that high school should also prepare students to take their place in society, and I’m not sure it’s doing that.

Told another travel story, this about being stranded in St. Louis the Friday before Christmas because I missed my connection (because my originating flight didn’t get off the ground in time) and crashing the Christmas party that the Marriott in the St. Louis Airport was having for its employees.

We visited our friends at KCPX in Salt Lake City again, this time to check out their survey for this week in 1968.

We were to open a book, close our eyes, and point at a word, using that for a prompt. My word was miscellaneous, one of my favorite words.

In my “Do It Again” battle, where I asked you to choose from three different songs named “Do It Again,” Steely Dan won a decisive victory over The Beach Boys and the Kinks. I found a whole list of song titles shared by several different songs, so expect this to be a theme for a while.

We celebrate Marie’s (aka Xmas Dolly) birthday tomorrow with a song chosen for the occasion and a song that starts with the first letter of our first name. I’ll have an appropriate one liner and smooth jazz artist for Wednesday and Tuesday, respectively, and will patiently await Kat’s and Linda’s prompts, andanother radio survey for Friday. In other words, same old stuff, different week.

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

5 thoughts on “The “Rainy Weekend In Georgia” Week That Was

  1. I’ve had it with the rain and at this moment, the sun is shining! πŸ™‚ Speaking of redoing badges, I am always redoing something on my blog – keeps it interesting. I really like the badge you created for One-Liner Wednesday.


    1. Thanks! I don’t know if it’s going to win, but I thought I did well. Everyone did, I think.

      I haven’t seen a drop of rain yet, and from the sound of it we’re going to get a “frog strangler,” as Skip Caray used to say, this afternoon. Tomorrow is supposed to be cloudy but not much chance of rain, then it’s back to the rain. Weather here is weird.

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