The Unseasonably Warm Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Sugar Free RC Cola. One calorie, but tastes like it’s got a lot!

I feel like I should know the woman in the ad. Based on her accent and the way she’s dressed, I think she’s an Australian tennis player, but I’m not a tennis fan. Any idea who she is? On the other hand, I know RC Cola very well. Our favorite local pizza place in Chicago used to deliver a 2-quart bottle with every pizza (these were the days before ubiquitous metric). We just collected the bottles of soda, then we had a party when we got a dozen. Fun times…

One of the local weather forecasters tweeted yesterday that it’s been almost two years since Atlanta had any snow. I tweeted back "Shhh! You’ll jinx us!" It’s been hovering around 60° (15° C) the last few days, and the daffodils are starting to bloom.

We’re in February now, which is a good thing because this three-posts-a-day stuff has been murder. Not that I mind, because you know how much I love blogging, but keeping up with posting and reading other people’s posts has gotten a bit hectic. So, of course, what’s coming up next? The A to Z Challenge, naturally. The nice thing about that is I can write the entries ahead of time and line them up in the queue to post on the appropriate day. But being down to two posts a day is going to be nice.

Anyway, enough chit-chat. Time for the summary.

The last few prompts for JusJoJan:

  • Sunday: busy
  • Monday: dazzle
  • Tuesday: television
  • (One-Liner) Wednesday: A thing Mary found on Facebook that featured the incomparable Howard Morris as Ernest T. Bass from The Andy Griffith Show.
  • Thursday: finished
  • Friday: chaos

Again, thanks to Linda for sponsoring JusJoJan again this year.

Used the freebie day to share two videos created by Raw & Real Retail on Youtube becaue I really enjoy the music they pick for their videos of shopping malls.

Melanie had us answer questions about the age to which we want to live, the question we’d most like to have answered, whether or not absolute power cforrupts absolutely, and what outdoor have we not tried that we’d like to.

Frank Comstock, who wrote the themes for The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle and Adam-12, was the featured artist.

Prompted by the word few, I talked about a few things that were banging around in my head.

We visited Miami and radio station WQAM to see what they were playing at the end of January 1975.

We were asked to "Base your post on the subject of making small, uneventful choices." I got to thinking about it, and decided that, under certain circumstances, any choice has the potential to be anything but small and uneventful.

We started a new Battle of the Bands this week. Mine was to choose between three different songs, all of which are titled "I’ll Be There." The contestants are Emma Bunton (aka "Baby Spice"), S Club 7, and The Escape Club. Remember, anyone can vote in Battle of the Bands, so please, feel free to share your opinion. Winner will be announced this coming Saturday, so get your vote to me soon.

The theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is "love songs," what with the approach of the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, better known as Valentine’s Day. Haven’t quite decided on my theme for this week’s Songs of the Day, so I might just do what Jim had us do today. All the regular features will be back, meaning I’m up in the air on the rest of the week. It should prove interesting, so stay tund!

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And that abut wraps up another edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

14 thoughts on “The Unseasonably Warm Week That Was

  1. A great week, John and our weather’s been pretty nice for this time of the year. I can’t post more than once a day and then when I think about it, I am posting once a day by releasing the shares from those the respond to my prompt.


  2. It’s been cold here. We even had some rain. I really have to get started on my A to A. I have the theme and some of the pictures but a LOT to do.


    1. I still have to finalize my word list (at least the preliminary one; as sure as God made little green apples I’ll change it on the fly). Shouldn’t take too long, though…

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  3. I couldn’t do three posts a day, even in my heyday of blogging. I admire those who can keep up the pace, but you deserve a break now. I take it you’ve picked your theme for the A to Z Challenge. Care to share?


  4. I hope to be able to jump back into Writer’s Workshop this week. January has been slow, yet so hectic. I’ve seen a lot of bloggers post about the A-Z Challenge over the years. I keep meaning to check it out.

    Anyway, I somehow didn’t realize you were in Atlanta! My best friend lives there, so I visit as often as I can. I’m hoping for warmer days ahead. I know we didn’t have a proper winter, even for the south, but I’m okay with that.



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