First, a public service announcement from the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America.
People in the US and Canada (and maybe other places around the world) remember Jerry Lewis’s telethon for the MDAA over Labor Day weekend (called Labour Day in Canada and the first weekend in September in the rest of the world). He worked tirelessly for them; I don’t think he slept. Whatever you might think about Jerry Lewis otherwise, he certainly did his part for people (mostly kids) afflicted with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases.
It’s Bastille Day, and also would be Grandma Holton’s birthday. She was born in 1900, 111 years after the storming of the Bastille.
It’s been a weird week for me. I found myself writing my blog posts the day they usually posted rather than a day or two before, which was unusual for me. I wasn’t as organized as I usually am, for Lord only knows what reason. I hope I get back on the ball this week. I think the holiday threw me off.
Anyway, here’s the summary.
We used the animals of the Chinese Zodiac as our prompts for the week. My contribution was Al Wilson’s “The Snake.”
We did our annual salute to freedom and liberty, after the 4th of July, but we did it, anyway. I was’t sure I could find ten more songs, but managed to do it.
I skipped Laura’s song challenge this past week, because I didn’t understand what I was supposed to do and wasn’t in a mood to try and figure something out.
The Rippingtons their leader, Russ Freeman, were the featured artists. They’re best known as the band that provided much of The Weather Channel’s music for their “Local on the 8’s” segment.
This week’s one-liner is was attributed to Ozzy Osbourne, but it was familiar to most of us.
The assignment was to talk about the last time I was on a boat, which was over 20 years ago in Australia. It wasn’t an especially good memory, but it brought back some somewhat pleasant memories.
This week’s survey was WLS’s Silver Dollar Survey from 1963. It was nice to get home for a change.
The task was to write the instructions for something we’re good at. I skirted the issue and reprinted a quiz that I remember taking back in 6th grade on how well or poorly people read directions. Everyone thought it was fun, anyway.
It’s a freebie day tomorrow, and I have an idea of combining it with my Battle of the Bands, since I missed the one on the 1st. Aside from that, I haven’t thought about the rest of the week. It’ll be a surprise! (Mostly to me.)
- AJ Blythe
- Ally Bean
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Jack Connelly
- Mary M
- Paula Light
- Richmond Road
- Trisha Faye
- 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!