The Pre-Thanksgiving Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by L&M cigarettes. Now there’s a cigarette for the two of you!

Started my lymphatic drainage this past week. One of the things my therapist wants me to use is a leg pump that simulates what she does to drain my leg. That, combined with a stronger compresssion wrap, will theoretically keep the leg from swelling up like it’s done the last two times. One bit of good news is that she doesn’t have to wrap my leg in gauze and bandages like she did the last time.

Not much else going on at this end, so here’s the summary for the week.

Used my freebie day to introduce everyone to vaporwave music, which has been described as "music that sounds lik you’re drowning in a shopping mall fountain." I think it’s pretty interesting, but it’s probably not for everyone.

Questions included whether cereal is soup (it isn’t), snappy comebacks to trite questions (e.g. how are you?), our favorite toy while growing up, what questions we’d ask our pets if we could get an answer out of them, and the best way that humanity at large can do to improve life on earth.

We dropped in on radio station KTKT in beautiful Tucson, rizona and checked out their Top Ten from 1962.

Started another blog hop this past Tuesday: Simply Six Minutes. We get a prompt in the form of a picture about we write for six minutes, Stream of Consciousness style. Our prompt this past week was about climbing, and I talked about "Spider Dan" Goodwin, who became famous in the early ’80’s by climbing to the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago, at the time the tallest building in the world.

For those of you not familiar with having brothers and/or sisters, I posted a one-liner that describes the experience pretty well.

Talked about some recent favorites, including instant coffee, lemonade, and vaporwave music.

In my "one guy, multiple acts" series, I profiled blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield, one of my guitar heroes.

Linda’s prompt was "the last thing you put into your refrigerator," and I had to improvise, because Mary does all the putting things into the refrigerator. I also talked about Chicago Bears defensive tackle William Perry, better known as "The Refrigerator."

Tomorrow on Monday’s Music Moves Me, I’ll be spelling out "grateful" in song titles. For almost eveything else, I’m waiting on a prompt, so be sure and check back this week to see what I’m up to.

Thanks to:

† Johnny Holliday was a disc jockey at radio station KYA in San Francisco, which I visited a couple of years ago. He found the blog post and wrote to say "hi," which pleased me no end…

And that wraps up this edition of The Week That Was. If I don’t see you until after Thursday, have a great Thanksgiving, and I’ll see you in the funny papers!

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