The First Week That Was of Advent 2020

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Paxxton menthol filter cigarettes, in the humi-flex pack!

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone and it’s now officially the Christmas season. I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was good, if a bit sparsely populated. Had my mother been around, she would have listened carefully to all the instructions, then gone ahead and have a big ol’ celebration anyway.

Lymphatic drainage has begun and while it’s still to early to tell, I hope that by the end of December everything will be well under control. My leg has started looking good already. My Christmas gift this year will be the leg pump that should be arriving in the next couple of weeks.

That’s what’s going on here. Here’s what happened this past week.

Robin had us doing a "song acrostic" on the word "grateful." I made it "I’m Grateful" to bring it out to ten songs.I had fun, and from the comments I’d say many of you enjoyed it.

We had to tell what we thought was worse than a dentist with bad breath, whether we’d been rejected by someone we liked or been told we weren’t good enough for someone, what we’d do if we wanted toast and all the bread was moldy, whether we ever sneezed so hard we hurt ourselves, and what we do when we order clothes over the Internet and they don’t fit. I had a little fun with my answers, as is often my wont.

We visited KOZE in Lewiston, Idaho, and checked out their survey from 1977. Oddly, there was little or no disco on it.

I used a quote from Thelonious Monk’s 25 Tips For Musicians. I figured it was better than my usual smartassery.

We were given a quote from Frederick Douglass about building strong children, which got me thinking first about the ads for Wonder Bread ("helps build strong bodies 12 ways"), then about a post I wrote for Just Jot It January a couple of years ago about boys and helping them grow. I made the badge above with Canva, because as far as I know we don’t have an official one.

The question was how much my routine has changed since Covid-19 became a part of it. Honestly, I don’t think it has changed that much.

Stephen Stills, who’s been with more acts than I thought, was the featured artist.

Linda gave us opt to get us started, leaving it up to us if we wanted to use it on its own or as part of a longer word. I remembered the word lepidopterist, a person who hunts butterflies, which reminded me of a poem by Ogden Nash, and he ended up being the subject of my post.

Tomorrow is the last "freebie" week on Monday’s Music Moves Me, and I’m not sure I know what it’ll be. Starting December 7, the topic for MMMM will be what I like to call the "Xmas Music Xtravaganza!" We’ll have a Battle of the Bands this coming Tuesday. Plus all the regular features. Who could ask for anything more?

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