The Birthday Week That Was

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Busy, busy, busy…. I have a bunch of blog stuff to do, and I’m falling behinder and behinder. A lot of it has to do with the A to Z Challenge, which starts a week from Thursday, but I’ve fallen behind on my visits to you all. My apologies. I’ll get around to all of it, I promise.

I have rejoined Twitter, in case you want to follow me over there. About all it’s going to be are announcements of blog posts, but that can be good too, right? My new handle is @onehandtypingb1. Follow me, I’ll follow you back. How’s that for a deal?

Had an awful night Friday night into Saturday morning, and I’m getting over it now. No idea what caused it, although I have my suspicions.

Here’s the summary for last week.

Marie’s assignment for today was "old rock & roll," so I came up with a playlist featuring four of the original artists: Elvis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Figured they qualified as "old."

A couple of weeks ago, for Song Lyric Sunday, the theme was coffee, and I found a bunch of songs named "Black Coffee." One of the songs was written by Ike Turner and covered by Humble Pie and Joe Bonamassa & Beth Hart, so my battle was between those two acts. You have until the end of the day to vote for your fave, as I’ll be counting the votes and declaring the winner tomorrow.

We had questions about whether or not we knew our next door neighbors, whether we have a full-length mirror, whether I shave, go with the stubble look, or have a beard, how many articles of clothing I own and whether any of them are not hung up, and my favorite "happy place." As always, I tried to make my answers as entertaining as possible.

We visited WETB in Johnson City, Tennessee and checked out their Top Ten from March 21, 1976.

My one-liner was a comment on the limited playlist of your average "classic rock" station. Seriously, they have over 60 years’ worth of music to choose from, you’d think they could come up with more than "Stairway To Heaven" and "Free Bird"…

We were asked for a song parody, a song written for a girl, and a song with a planet in the title. I came up with songs from Allan Sherman (the dean of song parodists), Oliver, and Paul McCartney & Wings.

My beef was about some annoying things I see on St. Patrick’s Day, and I realized I was being so annoyingly Irish that I told myself to go stand in the corner.

The prompt was to tell what features of a new house I would want the most if we had to move. Anyone who’s watched me climb the stairs can probably guess that what I’d truly want would be a ranch-style house with as few stairs to climb as possible.

While I was thinking about what I’d like to use for TBT, I heard a cover of a song by Chicago, "Happy ‘Cause I’m Going Home," and decided it would be perfect (the original, not the cover, which was also very good).

Our prompt was a picture of a dog and a kitten wrestling, and my take on it was to discuss several occasions where we had to introduce a new cat in the house. It’ll be a while before that happens here again (like, not until our nest is empty for a year before we even consider bringing a kitten in here).

I did another week of Duane Allman, because he was on so many records in his session days. The guy was everywhere, and he didn’t quite make it to 25.

Our assignment was to choose a word that started with the letters "cal" and take it from there. I started with the song "Caldonia," talked about slide rules (which we used in the days before calculators), talked about calibrating temperature gauges, and ended with a picture of good ol’ "Silent Cal," Calvin Coolidge, the 30th Pesident of the United States. He’s one of my favorites.

Also, Ally Bean had a few questions for us to ponder and answer, so I pondered and answered them.

Later today, I’ll share a song for Song Lyric Sunday/Song of the Day, after I see what everyone else did. I’ll announce the winner of my latest Battle of the Bands tomorrow, and since it’s a freebie on Monday’s Music Moves Me I’ll come up with an interesting topic. At least, I’ll think so. The rest of the week will look a lot like this one, because I have a whole bundle of stuff to do this coming week. Nevertheless, it’ll be informative and entertaining, as always, so if you don’t tune in, you’ll miss it, and we wouldn’t want that, now would we?

9 thoughts on “The Birthday Week That Was

  1. A to Z…a week from Thursday…argh! I need to pull my finger out and finish prepping my posts!


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