The Slightly-Delayed Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Westclox. Finally, a clock radio by somebody who knows clocks!

Normally I write this on Saturday and wait for everyone to finish commenting before building the list at the end and finalizing this. Yesterday, though, I just didn’t feel up to it (tired, mostly) and I said, "I’ll do it tomorrow." So this is a little delayed. I’m sure you’ll understand.

We’re headed into a busy, busy time for the next several weeks as I deal with Just Jot It January as well as all the usual stuff. It’s actually quite fun being busy, just a little hectic. So, without further ado (yes, that’s how it’s spelled), here’s the summary for last week.

For the prompt "crazy," I gave you "They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" by the aptly-named Napoleon XIV. It seems to have gone over quite well…

As is usually the case with the last M^4 of the year, we did New Year’s songs, all of which I’ve done before, but really there aren’t that many New Year’s songs.

Frank De Vol, who wrote many TV themes as well as some pretty great movie scores, and who played some hilarious characters too, was the featured composer.

Very happy to see Laura back, because I like doing the Weekly Song Challenge. This week, we were asked to choose five songs that dealt with beginnings or endings, and I couldn’t resist making Chicago’s "Beginnings" one of my choices.

SYW featured a lot of questions about the year just completed and the year just started, in cluding whether I had any resolutions, to which I replied "1920 x 1080," which is a screen resolution, in case you were wondering.

My one-liner was about the nature of adulthood, which I think everyone could relate to.

If you haven’t already, stop on by my latest Battle of the Bands (click on the graphic above) and vote for eiuther Brenda Holloway’s "Operator" or Gladys Knight’s "Operator."

As the title suggests, I was in a mood to write, and actually answered most of the prompts for the week, particularly about something my parents (my mother, anyway) used to say all the time.

This week’s survey was from WPTR in Albany, New York, which has gone silent, from the first week of 1972.

We were asked to find a word with "ow" in it, and I chose "clown," which might have triggered some, but I had a good time talking about the clowns I’m familiar with (and no, none of them are in politics).

Yes, it’s back for another year! One-Liner Wednesday and Stream of Consciousness Saturday are considered part of JusJoJan, so here are the two days not covered:

  • Thursday’s prompt was "a photograph," though from what I was reading later people were looking for a recent one. Mine was from the Chicago Tribune from Labor Day 1942, and showed a bunch of women from Stewart-Warner, where I used to work, working at their drill presses. I worked with a guy there who had been there in the ’40’s: he had polio as a kid and was classified 4F, so he spent the war making machine parts for the war effort.
  • Friday’s prompt was "poke," so I talked about the POKE command we used to use on the Sinclair ZX81 and, of course, The Three Stooges poking each other’s eyes out.

All the regular features will be back as well as entries for Just Jot It January, for which I supplied this Tuesday’s prompt, "Mix." It’ll be an action-packed and fun-filled week, and you don’t want to miss it!