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It’s been really busy here recently, what with Just Jot It January, the Song of the Day, and all the regular features. I don’t mind it, of course, it’s just that January is a busy month to begin with. I have a dentist appointment Wednesday, then Mary will be scheduling my colonoscopy, which I’m about 14 years late on. Oh joy… A lot to get to today, so let’s get started. I’m going to do this a little differently than I usually do, so be sure and let me know what you think…
Let’s start with my entries for Just Jot It January, which includes One-Liner Wednesday and Stream of Consciousness Saturday:
- Sunday’s word was "intention," suggested by Faye at Faye’s Mystical Musings. I talked about the trials and tribulations of working in a parish rectory.
- Monday’s prompt was from J-Dub, "possibility." I talked a little about the difference between possibility and probability, since I’ve been taking a class that’s going over probability.
- I supplied Tuesday’s prompt, "mix." I discussed cake mixes and studio mixes for recorded music, something I really don’t know a lot about, but which I understood well enough for the post.
- Wednesday was One-Liner Wednesday. Mine was about the latest fad in marking devices "smart," which means anything but.
- Maggie supplied Thursday’s prompt, "scrumptious," a word we had last year. Which was perfectly fine, because I took another look at last year’s post, which I remember having a lot of fun writing.
- Di from Pensivity 101 provided "dogs" for Friday, giving me a chance to share something I wrote a few years ago about our dog when I was in high school, Kuala the Dog From Hell. Yes, he was that bad.
- The prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday was to grab a book, open to a random page, take the first three words from the first complete sentence, and use them as the prompt. Mine was from the book Hi There, Boys and Girls!: America’s Local Children’s TV Programs, and came from the first sentence about Helena, Montana’s children’s shows.
- Sunday: Susan Raye, "L. A. International Airport" (also for Song Lyric Sunday)
- Monday: Dionne Warwick, "Do You Know The Way To San Jose?"
- Tuesday: Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Midnight Train To Georgia"
- Wednesday: The Ides of March, "L. A. Goodbye"
- Thursday: Randy Newman, "I Love L. A."
- Friday: Waylon Jennings, "How Much Is It Worth To Live In L. A.?"
- Saturday: Wes Montgomery, "Bumpin’ On Sunset"
Michelle, this month’s guest conductor for M⁴, wanted songs that signified new beginnings, so I came up with ten in a playlist.
Questions this week included whether "hello" is enough of a greeting, whether or not I believed in Murphy and his laws, whether evil comes from within or without, whether intelligence has anything to do with happiness, and what defines intelligence. I also shared Sam & Dave’s "I Thank You" as a song of gratitude.
Jerrold Immel, who wrote the themes for Dallas and Dynasty, among others, was the featured artist.
In my most recent battle, Brenda Holloway’s "Operator" beat Gladys Knight’s song of the same name.
We were to use a line from a favorite song as the title for the post and go from there. I used a line from Starbuck’s "Moonlight Feels Right" and wrote about high school graduation.
This week’s survey came from KRLA in Los Angeles for the first week of January 1960.
We’ll have a song of the day and a post for Just Jot It January every day this week, and a new Battle of the Bands on Wednesday. Tomorrow is freebie day on M⁴, so whatever I come up with will be a surprise, mostly to me. I have to choose the TV composer for Tuesday, a pithy one-liner for Wednesday, and a radio station survey to use on Friday, and Kat needs to send me the prompt for Thursday, and Linda the prompt for Saturday. It’ll be another exciting week here, so be sure and stay tuned.
- AJ Blythe
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Dan Antion
- Jack Connelly
- Jet Girl
- Kim Smyth
- Linda G. Hill
- Little Binky
- Marie Moody
- Mary M
- Melanie B Cee
- Michele Jones
- Patrick C
- Paula Light
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Stroke Survivor UK
- Trisha Faye
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a "like"
And that about wraps it up for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!