The “Happy Easter” Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is sponsored by Falstaff beer. Unmistakably America’s premium quality beer!

Falstaff sponsored White Sox baseball in 1971, the first year Harry Caray was in Chicago.

Managed to get a lot done this week, despite the fact that my Internet service was out all week. They started scheduled maintenance a week ago Thursday and evidently found more than a little bit of unscheduled maintenance had to be done, which finally finished on Thursday, except then I couldn’t get back on because the patch they put on the cable didn’t hold. The guy came out Friday and put in all new cable, which I hope to God the guy next door doesn’t roll over with his lawn mower again…

I really picked a whopper of a theme for the A to Z Challenge. So, here’s a programming note: until May 3, my A to Z Challenge entries for Mondays and Tuesdays will also be my Monday’s Music Moves Me and Top Ten Tuesday entries. Five For Friday will be on hiatus until the end of the A to Z Challenge. All will be back to normal on May 3.

With all that in mind, here’s the summary…

This coming week: D through I. I’ve also written the "E" entry for the Challenge blog, so go see that.

It was Marie’s mother’s birthday, so we played songs from her three favorite artists: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Glenn Miller.

Melanie asked us what knowledge meant, the definition of "consciousness," whether we can tell whether someone else is conscious, the repercussions of altering time, and whether we like potato chips.

I postponed Top Ten Tuesday, explaining that you were about to have a month of them. So that puts us at Wednesday…

My post was the message Comcast sent me regarding the unexpected maintenance.

We were asked for a protest song (Chicago Transit Authority’s "Someday"), a love song (Ella Fitzgerald’s version of Cole Porter’s "Night And Day"), and a song with a sport (Jan & Dean’s "Surf City").

More griping about how busy I was and my missing Internet connection. I know, bitch bitch bitch…

I’ll announce the winner of my latest battle, "’Black Coffee’: Julie London vs. Rosemary Clooney," on Thursday, so if you haven’t voted, now would be a good time to do so.

Again, I blew off Five For Friday, so that leaves us

Linda told us to start our post with the word "who," which reminded me of the jingle of a Chicago bakery that sold its merchandise through Jewel Food Stores. I can remember one-minute commercials from 50 years ago, but can’t remember why I walked into a room. Go figure…

We’ll have a new radio station survey to go through each day as the A to Z Challenge continues. As I said earlier, Monday’s and Tuesday’s A to Z entry will also be the MMMM and Top Ten Tuesday entries. I’ll carve out the time I need to visit everyone. Stay tuned!

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