The Standard Time Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Eckrich smoked sausage. Taste the difference!

Haven’t had plain smoked sausage in a while…

Hope everyone in the US and Canada remembered to set their clocks back one hour, as we are now on standard time. A lot of the clocks in my house set themselves, since they’re hooked up to the Internet. But I still have a few that aren’t.

I think I mentioned that I was changing browsers from Firefox to Safari because I was having problems with the former. After several days of banging my toes against all the problems with the latter, I switched back. I change browsers pretty frequently.

Anyway, here’s the summary for the week.

The song I used for “hide/seek/lost/found” was Debbie Gibson’s “Lost In Your Eyes.” I was kind of shocked to find out that Debbie turns 50 next year. Guess I’ll always think of her as the fresh-faced teenager she was when she first appeared in record stores.

Our prompt was to write about either Halloween or autumn. Remembering the old cartoon “Injun Summer” that ran in the Chicago Tribune for many years, I decided to look for any song that was about Indian summer, and found ten songs with that exact title, so I figured “ten’s a playlist,” and shared them.

I shared songs by Ray Stevens, Chicago, and Jerry Wallace in answer to the prompts.

I shared my belief as to when an argument is over, preferred honest politicians over free booze, couldn’t think of any habits that would be considered childish, preferred a private garden over hobnobbing with the snobs, and shared my thoughts about using kids to collect money instead of getting treats on Halloween.

Vic Mizzy, who wrote the theme songs for the TV shows The Addams Family and Green Acres, among others, was the featured artist.

My one-liner was about reasons for leaving the house.

In answer to the question about what I would choose as a new career, I talked about the new field of Big Data, which seems to be quite the thing these days.

I shared the top ten songs from the Billboard year-end Hot 100 for 1960. I may share the next ten this week, because I like the songs better.

My current battle pits The Velvet Underground and The Beatles against each other in a battle of “What Goes On”s. You have until Friday to vote, so please do. I’ll tally the votes and tell you who won this Friday.

The prompt was “nuts,” and I kept the discussion above the belt, so to speak.

Rocktober rolled to a close this Thursday, and I’d like to thank Mary B once again for hosting it. Here are my last entries for that blog hop:

I had so much fun during Rocktober, and a couple of people asked if I was going to continue. I decided “why not?” and started a new feature here called Song of the Day. Here are my first two entries:

Tomorrow’s M4 celebrates the month of November. We’ll have a song first thing every day, I’ll be participating in all the regular blog hops and doing all my regular features, and you never know what else I come up with. Stay tuned!

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That’s a wrap for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

23 thoughts on “The Standard Time Week That Was

  1. John,

    You’re continuing the daily song challenge? WOW, I envy your organizational skills! 🙂 Anytime I have trouble with one web browser I go to the other. I generally use Safari but when I have an issue I’ll switch to Firefox. One thing I discovered in a recent update that I had to ‘always’ allow Flashplayer which appears to be one of the reasons sites weren’t working right for me. We aren’t happy to be on standard time again. We love the long days but naturally, they’ll shorten as we get closer to the winter equinox. Last night I said to DH ‘Gosh, it’s only 6:30! It feels so much later!!’ That’s such a mental adjustment for me and it’ll take me a while to get used to it, too.


    1. The days get longer and shorter anyway. DST just determines whether you get more sunlight in the morning or the evening. I have a blog post in there somewhere…

      I just ran across an application that only supports Safari and Chrome. I’m pretty much at the point where if it won’t support Firefox eventually, I’ll close my account.

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  2. When Debbie Gibson was a fresh-faced teenager, I was wishing I was as old and cool as she!
    Also, we had Eckerich smoked sausage on Thursday 🙂


      1. Right? It’s all relative. One of my bosses is 70 and other than when he says, “In 1971, I was…” I sorta forget his age. On the other hand, I know people my age who act like they’re Methuselah.


      1. Cool. Inherited a Vista laptop lol looking for new one Santa maybe. No home internet though so maybe wait til we move…..I dread updates


  3. I’ve noticed that some web pages don’t load and/or I can’t navigate them with Safari. Are those the types of things you were having problems with? I haven’t used Firefox in years, since I started using Chrome (and I know you don’t like the way Google uses your information but don’t they all?)


    1. Firefox has some security features that I like (blocking third party cookies among them) and it’s a little faster. Safari was giving me nothing but trouble, not loading pages (especially YouTube) and in general being very slow and, I swear, it didn’t know what it was doing. I wonder how much people are getting paid to say that it’s faster?

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