The Columbus Day White Sale Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Pepsi. Pepsi’s got your taste for life!

Dad loved Pepsi. Mom said he’d drink half a bottle at bedtime, leave the bottle on the nightstand, then drink the other half when he got up.

I upgraded my desktop to MacOS Catalina yesterday. Very strange upgrade: everything went dead, or appeared to, for five hours, but when it came back to life I was upgraded. I’ll do the laptop next. It’s a rainy day here, and I don’t know if we’ll get out, but that doesn’t matter as far as this is concerned. Here’s the summary.

The prompt was “truck/bus/lorry,” and I went with Kathy Mattea’s “Eighteen Wheels and A Dozen Roses.”

Since cooler days had arrived in Atlanta, I did a musical acrostic, spelling “COOLER DAYS” in song titles.

Week 34 featured songs by Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin, The Beatles, and Hot Tuna.

I discussed my feelings toward social media, having my picture taken, the toys I’ve kept around from my earlier days, and decorating for the holidays.

Danny Elfman (The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives) was the featured artist.

My latest Battle of the Bands, between INXS and Genesis, ended in a tie.

Also, my song of the day for Rocktober was by the Dave Clark 5, who were very popular then seemed to vanish. I found a video that explained why.

Mary wanted me to tell the story about Dad and the results of a rather spicy Italian dinner, complete with lots of wine, he ate.

I talked about earning the key for my major in college (which is no longer offered).

I visited KLEO in Wichita, Kansas and counted down their Top 10 from August 6, 1973.

Continuing with my coffee theme (I had talked about instant coffee the week before), since the prompt was “ground,” I talked about ground coffee.

This week’s songs for Rocktober:

Tomorrow’s M4 theme is “songs about taking a journey.” We’ll have another Battle of the Bands on Tuesday, and all the regular features return, as well as the next week of Rocktober.

Thanks to:

And that about wraps it up for this edition of The Week That Was. Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers, Happy Columbus Day to my American readers, and I’ll see you in the funny papers!

11 thoughts on “The Columbus Day White Sale Week That Was

  1. Sorry that I missed most of your week. I like the Simpsons song and Desperate Housewives which are so different. My dad was addicted to coke and so was I but I have not drank any in over 30 yrs now,


  2. I’m very glad tomorrow is Columbus Day simply for less traffic. And you know I must go back to check out television composers. Not sure how I missed that.


  3. I can’t upgrade yet. The software I need for my transcription is not 64 bit yet. I have this problem almost every time there is a change. I’m not even in Mojave yet, although I think I could do that now. I had a major problem when it first came out and had to go back to High Sierra. Scary!


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