The Pre-Anniversary Week That Was

Here’s Jonathan Winters for new Hefty Redwood trash bags.

Mary and I celebrate our 42nd anniversary this Tuesday. To quote Lou Gehrig, I have been the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

It’s been a quiet week, not here on the blog but in Real Life™. That’s always a good thing. We’ve had rain, but thankfully no snow. We don’t do snow that well, I’m afraid: the mere mention of the word and schools close and the grocery stores run out of bread and milk. But you knew that. Anyway, time for the week in review…

  • Sunday: Jim gave us "gobbledygook"
  • Monday: Sadje gave us "humor", giving me an excuse to write about ice cream.
  • Tuesday: Cheryl gave us "scraggly", a word usually used to describe beards, which mine isn’t (usually).
  • Wednesday was One-Liner Wednesday, for which I shared a rather shocking statistic.
  • Thursday: Janet gave us "drive", giving me a chance to talk about misadventures in Driver’s Ed and the joy of installing a new hard drive.
  • Friday: Wendy gave us "change", giving me a chance to talk about a couple of my contacts with homeless people.
  • For Stream of Consciousness Saturday, Linda asked us to write about our last phone call that wasn’t from anyone we knew, and I talked about a testy exchange with my insurance company, who as usual wanted to tell me how I should live my life.

The theme was "tentative relationships," which gave me a little trouble. But not much.

We talked about from whence my news comes to me, what I do that’s normally associated with senior citizens, what were the hottest and coldest I’ve ever been, and whether or not I eat "expired" food. And The Beatles played "Thank You Girl."

Ron Grainer, who wrote some of British television’s most memorable themes (in particular the theme from Doctor Who) was the featured artist.

Spanky & Our Gang squeaked out a victory over The Velvet Underground with Nico.

Besides taking a minute to talk about the girl with whom I marched for high school graduation (who was particularly cute), I chose to riff on the word "break," which reminded me of Brak from the old Space Ghost cartoon and the various TV shows on Cartoon Network that involve the cast of said old cartoon. It was stream of consciousness writing like I’ve never done before…

We went back out to that boat of the coast of Hilversum in The Netherlands and looked at its Top 10 from 1965.

Just Jot It January ends this coming Friday, which will reduce the number of daily posts I’ve been doing. (And there was much rejoicing.) Freebie tomorrow, meaning I have to figure out something to do for it. We’ll have a Battle of the Bands on Saturday to celebrate the beginning of February. Plus all the regular features will be here. Don’t touch that dial!

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And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

12 thoughts on “The Pre-Anniversary Week That Was

  1. You have had a busy week and congrats on your anniversary. It is so lovely when I read something like this..warms my heart amid all the bridezillas out there along with the men who no longer care for their wives. I also just heard about Kobe Bryant dying with his one daughter and that is very sad. I don’t know sports much at all but I know about him. This just confirms that, despite our aches and pains, we never know when our time is up so enjoy each day. By the way…love Johnathon Winters


    1. Jonathan Winters was a very talented guy. His book “Winters’ Tales” is a bunch of short stories he wrote. Some are hilarious, others tear your heart out.

      I couldn’t tell you anything about Kobe Bryant’s playing career, but he sounded like a good person, and I feel badly for his family and friends.

      Thanks for your good wishes.


  2. O that is so nice for thanking us for commenting. And the pleasure is all mine. I didn’t expect to see a line up of commenters. It’s the nicest thing of the week!
    Congratulations on 42 years!


    1. I’ve been doing that for a while. I used to do it all manually, then figured out an easier way to do it (at least for me) by using the database. I’m glad you like it. And thank you for the congrats…

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    1. Thank you! I think I’m at a point when I can’t remember what it was like to be single. In some ways, I never have been, at least not as an adult.


      1. It’s a good feeling isn’t it. I met my husband when I was 13yrs, got Married at 17yrs so we have been together 54yrs married 49 years omg that is scary 😜💜💜


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