This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Ballantine Ale. A taste you can feel!
Does anyone know who the breathy blonde in the ad is? There are about a dozen commercials on this reel with her (not that I’m going to use all or even any more of them). Just curious.
I had a small disaster yesterday: I knocked my coffee over onto my laptop and spilled all over the keyboard. Right now I have it downstairs, propped open over some dishtowels. From the videos I’ve seen online, I need to leave it that way for a couple of days, then give it a try. I hope I haven’t ruined it…
Oh well. I have the desktop, of course, so I’ll be working here for a few days. You can bet I’m going to invest a silicone keyboard cover so we don’t have another mishap like that…
Let’s move on to the summary for the week.
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: Tommy James & The Shondells, “Sweet Cherry Wine”
- Monday: Vinnie Bell, “‘Airport’ Love Theme”
- Tuesday: Bob Hope & Shirley Ross, “Thanks For The Memory”
- Wednesday: Bobby Bare, “Marie Laveau”
- Thursday: Carmen McRae & The Dave Brubeck Quartet, “Take Five”
- Friday: Tom Lehrer, “New Math”
- Saturday: Sheb Wooley, “The Purple People Eater”
- Monday: KDKA (1020 AM, Pittsburgh, PA), 7/2/71
- Tuesday: WEEI-FM (103.3 FM, Boston, MA), 3/7/83
- Wednesday: KFI (640 AM Los Angeles, CA), 7/6/81
- Thursday: WGN (720 AM, Chicago, IL), 5/23/53
- Friday: CHUM (1050 AM, Toronto ON), 6/22/64
- Saturday: KIMN (950 AM, Denver, CO), 5/4/74
Monday’s A to Z entry replaced the regularly-scheduled Monday’s Music Moves Me, while Tuesday’s replaced the regularly-scheduled Top Ten Tuesday. Five For Friday is on hiatus until May 7.
We opined on psychic powers (yes or no?), described peanut butter, answered why an octopus squirts ink, and revealed our two greatest entertainers of today, which I took to mean "right that very instant").
My one-liner had to do with the one day a year where we check whatever we hear. Someone suggested that should be done for everything we hear, and I heartily agree.
We looked for songs that had "face," "fast," and "fire" in the title.
It was supposed to be a story from my early days of blogging and it turned out to be about how the A to Z Challenge helped me to find what I wanted this blog to be about.
As you probably already know, Julie London defeated Rosemary Clooney in their battle of "Black Coffee." One request: if you leave me a comment and it doesn’t show up after a couple of hours, let me know. Akismet’s been acting funny and chucking some of your comments into spam or trash. I’ll try and remember to check those folders more frequently.
The picture was of a cute kitten, an orange tabby, and it had me reflecting on my years as a cat daddy. We still have a cat, but when she goes, we’re going to wait before adopting another. I’m in no hurry…
How I got from the prompt "difference" to talking about What’s My Line? baffles me, but I did. Read it and find out how I did it.
The A to Z Challenge continues with J through O. Included in there are two Chicago radio stations. I’ll also be writing the "K" and "O" entries on the Challenge blog, so be sure and stop by there. The rest of the week is pretty easy now that I’ve put three regular features on vacation. Tune us in this week!
- AJ Blythe
- Alana Mautone
- Ally Bean
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Christine Bialczak
- Dan Antion
- Dave Roller
- David Webb
- Deborah Drucker
- Don Ostertag
- Ed Thierbach
- Gail M Baugniet
- Iain Kelly
- J.E.M. Wildfire
- Jack Connelly
- Jamie Dorner
- Melanie B Cee
- Nilanjana Bose
- Slave Silks
- Sunita Biddu
- Thomas Anderson
- Weird and Wonderful
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a "like"
And that’s a wrap on this edition of The Week That Was…