The Second Week That Was of Advent 2019

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Nabisco snack crackers. A Holiday tradition!

Triscuits make me think of Mom. She always had them at home.

Seems like just a little while ago we were sweltering in temperatures in the 90’s, and here it’s Christmastime and it’s getting cold out. (Of course, for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s just the opposite: it’s just starting to swelter there.) I’m trying to remember what I did this week besides blog my head off, read blogs, and of course listen to music and build playlists. Really, I need to start a log so I remember all this stuff, because, you know, brain like sieve.

I saw an interesting and kind of frightening YouTube video about how, if you’re taking Metformin (like me), you really need to take vitamin B12 or all kinds of terrible things will happen. I know there is some controversy over using vitamins, but I’ve noticed some of the symptoms he talks about, so what have I got to lose?

Okay, enough about all of this. Time for the summary…

Last week was "face" week for Song Lyric Sunday, and I chose a song by Christian comic Aaron Wilburn called "If My Nose Was Running Money." If you didn’t get a chance to listen to it, click the badge and give yourself a treat.

By the time you read this, the battle between Johnny Cash and Bobby "Blue" Bland over whose "Cry, Cry, Cry" is better will be complete and I’ll have announced the winner. My next battle is next Sunday, so mark your calendars.

Yes, the Xmas Music Xtravaganza has started! This past week’s playlist is one from 2017 with ten humorous songs (well, I think they’re funny, anyway). I’ve got a few ideas for this week, so be sure and stop by tomorrow and see what I have for you.

Dick DeBenedictis, who wrote all kinds of music for TV during his career, was the featured composer.

Melanie wanted to know how I cope with the holiday blues, what my favorite drink is, what I think of pumpkin spice, whether my holiday is about a Deity (it is), and she wanted to hear a song that I enjoy during the holiday season, which is Leroy Anderson’s "Sleigh Ride," which he composed in the middle of a July heat wave.

Told an old Hal Roach (the Irish comedian) joke. And, I finally finished the commercial reel that I’ve been using for a couple of months…

Kat asked for a post inspired by the word "purpose," which I initially saw as "porpoise." Once I straightened that out, I talked about the never-ending quest to find out what my purpose in life. Long story short, 8 year old me would really be disappointed…

We stopped at KNAK in Salt Lake City and looked at their Top 10 from the first week in December 1969.

The prompt was key, which reminded me of my old company, which used a key as its symbol, and what happened to both the key and the company after we were bought out, which tended to happen a lot in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s in the software business. I think another company was ready to do a hostile takeover, which this particular company tended to do a lot, and would probably left a lot of us out in the street, which in the final analysis might have been the best thing to happen to me. But that’s another story for another day.

First, everyone "ooh" and "aah" over the new badge. Here were the songs of the day for this week (Sunday’s is always my entry for Song Lyric Sunday).

Things don’t change here that often, so you probably know what to expect.