This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Gaines Burgers, the canned dog food without the can!
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We’re getting some fall-like weather here. The days are clear, but its been chilly, and at night it’s darn cold. Keep in mind that’s a relative term.
I got fed up with Norton, who had been my VPN provider, and went with NordVPN. I’m much happier now.
I’ve been busy on different writing projects. One in particular is grabbing a lot of my attention. It looks like the finished project will be in the 20 to 25 thousand word range. I have to decide whether it’s something I’m writing to sell or just something I’m doing to entertain myself. The main characters are teenagers (18 year olds), but they don’t talk like teenagers. I like the story, though, and the thing is practically writing itself.
Anyway, here’s what’s been happening at Chez The Sound Of One Hand Typing this week.
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: Irene Bordoni, “Let’s Misbehave”
- Monday: Patti Page, “Old Cape Cod”
- Tuesday: Dorothy Dandridge with Paul White, “Zoot Suit”
- Wednesday: Screaming Lord Sutch, “Jack The Ripper”
- Thursday: Mose Allison, “Your Mind Is On Vacation”
- Friday: Hot Chocolate, “Brother Louie”
- Saturday: John Paul Hammond, “Chaka Dooky Doo”
Driller, who’s the guest conductor this month and also has a birthday this month, wanted a playlist of people born in November. I came up with ten that were different from the ten I came up with last year.
Melanie wanted to know: how many pillows we sleep with, and if it was more than two, why; the worst thing we could put in a piñata; the noise that annoys us the most; and what we would do if cartoon physics suddenly replaced real physics.
In the battle of dance-pop divas Mariah Carey and Jody Watley, Jody defeated Mariah 8-3.
We counted down the #11-20 records of 1988.
My one-liner this week was supplied by our very own Dan Antion, who had some plumbing issues last week.
The prompt picture was of a dog with a cigarette hanging out of its mouth, so naturally I wrote about smoking, which I would never take up again but which, at times, I miss.
One of the prompts was to talk about our plans for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. We just finalized our menu, which includes a turkey breast, cranberrry relish (which Mary made and canned last week), mac & cheese, and an apple pie. There’ll probably be a few other things by Thanksgiving.
I featured five songs by Dutch harmonicist Hermine Deurloo.
The prompt this week was words containing "cam," so I talked about CAMphor and played "Bring Me Sunshine" by British comedians MoreCAMbe & Wise.
- AJ Blythe
- Alana Mautone
- Ally Bean
- Angels Whisper
- Arlee Bird
- Barbara Brewer
- Bernard Greenberg
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Don Ostertag
- Evil Squirrel
- Mary B
- Melanie B Cee
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Stine Writing
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a "like"
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was.