A Covid-19 Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Playtex Fashion Magic bras with Cross Your Heart shaping and 5 Pounds Thinner girdles.

I’m surprised it’s taken this long to have a commercial from Playtex…

Mary and I decided to go to Starbucks today for a change of scenery, and we hadn’t been there more than ten minutes when they told us we had to leave, that the location would be a "grab and go" one for the foreseeable future, starting this afternoon. People are taking this health emergency a whole lot more seriously than we did with the avian flu, H1N1, even Ebola. As always, wash your hands, clean your counters, stay home if you’re sick etc. All of which are things we should be doing anyway.

I’m getting ready for my you-know-what on Wednesday. Several of you have said that the preparation for the exam is worse than the actual exam. I’ll just be happy when it’s all over. Anyway, here’s the summary for last week.

In a battle that was inadvertently a repeat of a battle back in October, The Association’s "Cherish" won decisively over Kool & The Gang and Madonna. We started another battle today, so head on over there and make your voice heard.

A free week enabled me to continue with the "names" theme from the previous week.

We were asked what flavor we are, whether we’re taking the coronavirus seriously, whether there was a time we found something we wished we hadn’t when we were snooping around, and what accent we found the mowst pleasant.

In an encore from August 2013, Dick "Two Ton" Baker was the featured artist.

My one-liner was a pun that featured John Lennon of The Beatles.

I talked about five of my current faves, including the harmonica, lemonade and our new washer.

We set the WABAC machine for New York in 1957 and played the Top Ten from radio station WMGM for this week.

The prompt "wire" led me to talk about my cat who thought speaker wires were just nummo, and the fun and games I have with wires today.

Tomorrow is the Theme Reveal for the A to Z Challenge, so if you want (it’s optional), you can share your 2020 theme for the Challenge that begins two weeks from Wednesday. Tomorrow’s M⁴ theme is "Animals." I’ll be going back to the archives to find another obscure Two for Tuesday that was done before anyone was even aware that I was blogging. I’m waiting for prompts from Melanie, Kat and Linda for tomorrow, Thursday and Saturday, need to find a pithy one-liner for Wednesday and a radio station survey for Friday. It’s kind of an autopilot week, because I really need to get started on my A to Z entries (so far I have one written) and, well, Wednesday…

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

18 thoughts on “A Covid-19 Week That Was

  1. Covid-19 – Vitamin C, clean hands, stay home if possible and be patient. It’s an inconvenience but it will pass. Good luck on the A to Z challenge.


    1. Patience is the biggest thing. Let it run its course and keep yourself safe. All you can do, really. I have plenty of A to Z Challenge posts to write. That’ll keep me busy…

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  2. The Starbucks here first went to disposable only no personal cups for a few days before converting to drive through only for the foreseeable future. You’re right about what we should be doing all along any way.

    I have no theme for A to Z but I did sign up and hardly recognized any names. Looking forward to finding new blogs to follow. Let the games begin!


    1. Remember, you don’t need a theme, just to start with A and end with Z.

      Our Starbucks has carry-out service as well as drive-thru, but no sitting in there. Most of the restaurants here have closed their dining rooms but are staying open for carry-out and in some cases delivery. It’s kind of strange, but I see why it’s being done. I was at Costco picking up my glasses this morning and the lady there said she could give me my glasses, but not adjust them. Which is fine, because I don’t feel like I need to have them adjusted. And even if I did, I could wait on that. I’m just happy I don’t have to take my glasses off to read my phone.

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        1. This could turn out to be a good thing. Maybe people will quit focusing on all the stuff going on “out there” and focus on their families, friends and neighbors. I can’t see where that will be a problem.

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  3. Thanks for the reminder for theme reveal for A/Z. I never get any notices about it unless I see someone else mention something. 🙂


  4. John, will you please give me a link to A to Z HQ? I have the link to the master list but isn’t there a HQ blog? For the reveal post, is there a format? Also, you had better get hopping on writing for it. Only one done so far???


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