The World Series Week That Was

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I’m getting to everything a little late today because I spent last night listening to the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to become National League Champions in Major League Baseball. They go on to the World Series against the Houston Astros, the American League Champions, starting Tuesday night. If you had asked me at midseason where the Braves would end up, I’d have said no better than third place in the National League East. This is kind of a shock, actually. But I’ll take it.

No, I didn’t forget about Hogan’s Heroes. I’ve had several other projects that have demanded my attention. I’ve got a new episode out there and will likely get one or two more started this week. As I finish them, I’ll publish them.

Let’s take a look at the past week…

Freebie day, so I played YouTube Roulette. This week, we’ll be working on acrostics for the phrase "pumpkin spice" or just "pumpkin."

Melanie asked us if we’re easily scared or startled, where we would haunt if we were ghosts (and where we’d like to haunt), what we see when we close our eyes, and what we’d do in the event a truck was ready to run a bunch of people out.

We did the year 1985 this past week, sharing #11 through 20 on the year-end Hot 100. I’ll probably finish that at the end of November, then think of something else to start December, possibly Christmas themed.

The prompt was a picture of a gorilla riding horseback on the back of another gorilla, which suggested things you see the animals do at the zoo. Zoos are very educational places…

I shared a picture of a girl in either kindergarten or pre-K looking upset as she colored a picture and suggested that we get emails that make us feel that way sometimes.

Came up with a song with a girl’s name in the title, a song with the word "under" in the title, and a song with "cry" in the title. I like challenges like that.

Given the word "stress," I discussed how social media is the cause of most of the stress we have in the world today, and we’d all be better off if we gave it up and went out and played more.

Shared a few songs by French composer Bernard Gérard, who wrote a lot for movies.

We were asked to base our five-minute free-for-all on a body part. I discussed my stomach, which has given me trouble since my college days, and specifically the tests they ran to discover my duodenal ulcer when I was in college. Suffice it to say they have much better (and far more comfortable) ways of detecting things like that then they had 40 years ago.

My recently-concluded battle indicated that people preferred NOVA’s version of he Tom Jobim song "Chega de Saudade" over the Irene Miranda Quartet’s.

8 thoughts on “The World Series Week That Was

    1. I get the sense that a lot of people feel as you do. Nobody likes a cheater, especially the victims, and I wouldn’t be surprised if a few people in Houston felt the same. The Braves used to play the Astros a lot when both were in the NL West (with the Giants, Dodgers, Padres, and Reds). Of course, everything is different now…

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  1. I’m heartbroken but with all of the injuries the Dodgers have had…I felt they were lucky to be where they were at.


    1. All the injuries etc. and they still ended up what, 105-57 (as the Wild Card??)? If they had been perfectly healthy, they might have gone 162-0. But the postseason is a completely different animal.

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