Truthful Tuesday for 8 Aug 2022

Di is again filling in for Melanie on the Truthful Tuesday question…

Would you be bothered having a Chinese/Indian/Chippie/Pizza or similar on your doorstep, or would you enjoy the convenience of having a takeaway outlet within walking distance?

Fact is, we’ve discovered the joy of DoorDash this year. We order from Five Guys, Jersey Mike’s, or New Lucky China (our local Chinese place) through them, and it arrives within the hour. We also order from O’Charley’s regularly; they run sales on their gift cards pretty frequently (e.g. $30 for $22.22, $50 for $40 etc.), so I buy a bunch and we order from there. We also occasionally order pizza from Domino’s as well, though usually we get a frozen Home Run Inn pizza and cook it up here.

DoorDash supplied this GIF that was on Giphy

It’s actually easier for us to order it and have it delivered, because logistics are a little hairy with me getting out of the house and into the van. The fast food places (e.g. McDonalds, Arby’s, Chick-Fil-A etc.) all deliver through DoorDash, but we don’t order from them as a rule.

Tally-ho and away we go!
See you next week with a brand new show!

Share Your World For 8 (9) Aug 2022

Prayers and good thoughts go out to Melanie…. I was disappointed yesterday that the SYW prompts weren’t out there yesterday, then I checked her blog and saw that she hadn’t posted since last Friday, at which point I knew something was wrong. I learned today that she had ended up in the hospital (the last place you want to end up in if you’re ailing) but is evidently back home taking it easy. Take care of yourself, Melanie, and we’ll see you when we see you.

Fortunately, Di has the keys this week, so …

When you’re on holiday, do you prefer self catering or a hotel/B&B? Definitely a hotel or B&B, although I used to stay at Residence Inns on occasion when I was on the road all the time and could cook for myself, which could be nice as well.

Do you have a favourite meal you cook for yourself or order when out? Eating out, I like chicken tenders and order them almost all the time because I can eat them with my fingers (I know, it’s impolite: you should eat the fingers separately). At home, we cook up Home Run Inn pizza: Made in Chicago, frozen and shipped to Publix, where we buy them frozen. As a side note, frozen pizza used to be gross, but not any more.

In the current fuel crisis, have you made a conscious effort not to use the car unless absolutely necessary? Not a conscious effort: we don’t go out much. Mary barely puts ten miles on the van each week and sometimes much less. We’re homebodies and that’s where you’ll usually find us.

 If you were to compare yourself to a plant, what would you be? A weed, which is just an unfortunately-placed flower.

I am lucky to have a lot of happy memories from my childhood. Please share one from yours. There are just so many of them… I remember Dad taking us out for ice cream the night before we started school one year. We went to an ice cream stand in Evanston, I believe, and while it was still warm I remember it was kind of breezy. I’m thinking it was in 1965, because we still had our ’59 Biscayne with the hole in the floor of the back seat….

I typed inn “Chevy Biscayne,” and I got all kinds of Chevy Chase GIF’s, so I decided to go with the flow.

Until next week…

Top Ten Tuesday: KYVA (1230 AM, Gallup NM), 8/1/64

Our tour of radio stations takes us to The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico USA, and to KYVA 1230 AM in Gallup. They’re now broadcasting an oldies format after years as a Top 40 station, as well as being a station on the Los Angeles Dodgers Radio Network. Their sister station, KYVA-FM 103.7 FM in Church Rock, New Mexico (a suburb of Gallup) plays classic hits, which I think is about the same thing… Anyway, here’s their Top Ten from August 1, 1964.

  1. Nino Tempo and April Stevens, “I Surrender Dear”
  2. Dave Clark 5, “Can’t You See That She’s Mine”
  3. Jack Jones, “The First Night Of The Full Moon”
  4. The Beach Boys, “I Get Around”
  5. Millie Small, “My Boy Lollipop”
  6. The Four Seasons, “Rag Doll”
  7. Al Hirt, “Sugar Lips”
  8. Johnny Cash, “The Ballad Of Ira Hayes”
  9. Skip Arne and The Dukes, “Sunshine and Rain”
  10. The Beatles, “A Hard Day’s Night”

After yesterday’s debacle where one of the songs on my list had to be played on the YouTube website, I’ve tested all of these and they all appear to play (I also ran them under my VPN for the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia), but in case they don’t, this link will take you to the playlist itself. If that doesn’t play, well, there’s not much I can do. I’d be interested to know how many of you use Spotify. If there’s enough interest, I may start building my playlists there as well.

That’s Top Ten Tuesday for August 9, 2022.

Song of the Day: The Spinners, “Could It Be I’m Fallin’ In Love”

Billy Henderson of the R&B vocal group The Spinners (in the UK, The Detroit Spinners) was born on this day in 1939. They had been together since 1954 but hadn’t had a hit record until they signed with Atlantic Records in 1972 and started working with producer and songwriter Thom Bell. “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love” was the followup single to “I’ll Be Around” and also reached #1 on the R&B chart as well as #4 on the Hot 100 and #11 in the UK. This was taped from the late-night music show The Midnight Special in 1973.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “On The Beach” Results

Had a pretty good turnout for my August 1 Battle of the Bands, where we saw Boz Scaggs and Neil Young duking it out with different versions of “On The Beach.” Here are the results:

Boz Scaggs – 7

  • Eugenia
  • Claire
  • Jack
  • Cathy
  • Birgit
  • Diedre
  • Tom

Neil Young – 3

  • Dan
  • Stephen
  • Arlee

Congratulations to Boz Scaggs and a pat on the back to Neil Young.

The next battle will be next Monday, August 15. Be there or be square!