On Rowing into the Week

What a wonderful weekend, which means we had wonderful weather, fun, and some relaxation. How was yours? Come on … tell us something!

Ours involved an evening on the ballroom floor, a neighborhood barbecue event (about 150-200 attendees), brunch with my father-in-law, and some outside work. On the downside, I spent too many hours changing our cell phone provider, (something we had to do).

Baseball’s regular season has come to the close with my Reds staying out of last place. Whew … what a disappointing season. The playoffs will start soon, but I probably won’t watch much … after all, my team isn’t playing, so I don’t care. Meanwhile, another Ryder Cup is in the books, so congratulations to the strong golfers of Team Europe.

Celebrations for the Week

  • (Week) Hearing Aid Awareness Week, Chimney Safety Week, Fall Astronomy Week
  • (Mon) Coffee Day, Maritime Day, Goose Day, Broadway Musicals Day, Mocha Day, Gnocchi Day, Attention to Your Grandchild Birth Day. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Day
  • (Tues) Ask a Stupid Question Day (again), Translation Day, Pumpkin Day, Mud Pack Day, Chewing Gum Day, Family Health & Fitness Day, Mulled Cider Day
  • (Wed) It’s a new month!, Balloons Around the World Day, Fire Pup Day, Older Persons Day, Vegetarian Day, Lace Day, Model T Day, Book It! Day, Walk Your Dog Day, Music Day, Intergenerations Day, Raccoon Appreciation Day
  • (Thurs) International Day of Nonviolence, Guardian Angels Day, Custodial Workers Day, Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day, Farm Animals Day, Friend Fried Scallops Day, Name Your Car Day

Now that you are looking ahead to next week, let it be known that I will be hosting a special blog party (right on these pages) next weekend, so add that to your calendar. More about it later in the week, but bring your friends! Besides, some of your know that I’m a good party host.

Some of the celebrations above could be good launching pads to send you into your week, however, I chose the following musical treat to start your week with a smile. Enjoy … and have a good week!

On Bringing Back Sexy

Fall weather has definitely arrived in Ohio, which also means the southern hemisphere is welcoming spring!

How was your weekend? Come on now … I’m sure you did something worth noting, so tell us about it.

We started the weekend with an evening on the ballroom room. We also attended a fabulous retirement seminar that was well presented and provided good things to stimulate thinking, then ended the evening with the church’s wine tasting group for wine and picnic food.

Celebrations for your week

  • (Week) Farm Animal Awareness Week, Deaf Dog Awareness Week, Sea Otter Awareness Week, Farm Safety & Health Week, Banned Books Week, Build a Better Image Week, Deaf Awareness Week, Clean Hands Week, Indoor Plant Week, Rehabilitation Week, Singles Week, Dog Week, Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week, Keep Kids Creative Week, Tolkien Week, Reflexology Week, Interpreters & Translators Week
  • (Mon) Equinox Day, Car-Free Day, Dear Diary Day, Elephant Appreciation Day, Family Day, Hobbit Day, Rhino Day, Day of Radiant Peace, Ice Cream Cone Day, Centenarian’s Day, Rock n’ Roll Dog Day, White Chocolate Day, Woman Road Warrior Day, Band Aid Celebration Day
  • (Tues) Chocolate Day, Innergize Day, Restless Legs Awareness Day, Dogs in Politics Day, Fish Amnesty Day
  • (Wed) Women’s Health & Fitness Day, Banned Websites Awareness Day, Bluebird of Happiness Day, Kiss Day, Eat Dinner with Your Family Day, Gall Bladder Good Health Day, Cherries Jubilee Day
  • (Thurs) Ataxia Awareness Day, Math Story Telling Day, One-Hit Wonder Day, Pharmacists Day, Teach Agriculture Day, Psychotherapy Day, World Maritime Day, Comic Book Day, Crab Newberg Day

Because of the many positive comments from readers about last week’s Monday Morning Entertainment, here’s an encore from The Ragtime Gals. Have a great week.

On the First Monday Back

Greetings! This is the 223rd edition of Monday Morning Entertainment, yet the 222nd edition was for the first Monday in August. Whew … it’s been a while!!!

Being away for some time means there is much to share, but I’ll start with a traditional question – How was your weekend?

We returned from our road-trip vacation last Sunday, but this past week was filled with dance lessons, the final weeks of golf league, and a baseball game (the Reds won, but it has been a horrible season), which propelled us into a weekend roadtrip. After attending a college football game Friday night in downtown Cincinnati, we started our 200-mile (320-km) drive northward to attend another college football game (and about 14 hours separating the end of one game and the beginning of the next) … and then the 3-hour drive home after the game. We saw a lot of offense and two wins (58-34 and 45-42) … and it was good to be back on the campus where my wife and I meet. Both singing the alma mater and a win in the final seconds choked me up a bit. Sunday morning was a bit different as I watched, listened, and enjoyed to the handbell choir from the audience, but I don’t think anyone noticed I wasn’t playing (which is fine with me).

Although I probably won’t post everyday this week, Life: The Musical returns with Act 9 featuring a significant part of everyone’s life – Work … so song titles must include Work, Working, Worker, Worked, or any occupation – the latter widens the opportunities. However, an occupation can only be used once.  Get your songs ready because curtain goes up Wednesday, 9:30 pm (Eastern USA).

The previous post had a few pics from our vacation of undisclosed destination. Cheers to those picking out some of the locations. The stops on our trip were Kentuck Knob (a Frank Lloyd Write gem), Gettysburg PA (Civil War batttlefield), Cooperstown NY (Baseball Hall of Fame), Cornell University, Taughannock Falls, Finger Lakes Region (especially for wine & cheese), Grand Prix Festival (Watkins Glen NY), the Corning (NY) Museum of Glass, and Fallingwater (the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece). Note: The links are to sites or Google Images.

Celebrations for the week

  • (Week) Dog Week, Flower Week, Deaf Awareness Week, Childcare Week, Farm Safety Week, School Internet Safety Week, Women in Construction Week, Farm Animals Awareness Week, Constitution Week, Child Passenger Safety Week, Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week, Farm Animals Awareness Week, Truck Drive Appreciation Week, Pollution Prevention Week, Balance Awareness Week, Health Information and Technology week, Love Your Files Week, Postdoc Appreciation Week
  • (Mon) Felt Hat Day, Dot Day, Thank-You Day, Care Givers Day, Sing-Out Day, POW/MIA Recognition Day, International Day of Democracy, 8-Track Tape Day, LGBT Center Awareness Day, Creme de Menthe Day
  • (Tues) Guacamole Day, Play Doh Day, Collect Rocks Day, Wrinkled Raincoat Day, Eat an Apple Day, Coastal Cleanup Day, Mayflower Day, Step-family Day, Trail of Tears Commemoration Day, Ozone Layer Preservation Day, Wife Appreciation Day, Working Parents Day
  • (Wed)Country Music Day, Citizenship Day, Rehabilitation Day, Time’s Up Day, School Backpack Awareness Day, Student Day, Responsible Dog Owners Day, Apple Dumpling Day
  • (Thurs) Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day, Cheeseburger Day, Respect Day, HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, Water Monitoring Day, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Day

To send you into the week, here a good one courtesy of Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show. Enjoy … and have a good week!

On a Monday Laugh In

Although not in my normal posting time slot, Happy Monday to all. I’m late this week because we returned home later than initially anticipated. Besides, I still haven’t replied to comments from Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

We drove cross state to Cleveland on Friday for a variety of events – primarily for my wife’s high school reunion and attending one-day of the Bridgestone Invitational Golf Tournament at the famed Firestone Country Club, which has annually hosted professional golf since 1954 … and in 1974, three tournaments!

We initially planned to attend on Saturday, but the times were changed in anticipation of horrible afternoon weather … so we attended Sunday – which included an hour rain delay. My mother-in-law’s favorite golfer was Phil Michelson, so since she passed away last December, my wife wanted to follow him … and she claims her mother’s karma was with Phil has he whipped off 10 birdies in route the tournament’s second best round. He was fun to watch … and cheers to Rory McIlroy for winning … but because of the 3+ hour drive home, we didn’t stay until the end.

Outside of National Historic Places, Ohioans don’t think of their state was having a national park … but it does – Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Given we had about two hours before we had to be at my sister-in-laws, we went to the park’s Visitor’s Center before going to Brandywine Falls (Google pics) and one of the intact locks in the Erie Canal. Then I joined our brother-in-law for a round of golf while my wife went to her reunion. Because of the change in the Saturday’s golf tournament schedule, we returned for a Saturday morning walk on the canal’s towpath, then spent the rest of the day relaxing at my sister-in-laws.

Enough of my weekend, how was yours? Come on now … tell us something!

Celebrations for your week

  • (Week) Tree Climbing Days, Clown Week, Simplify Your Life Week, Breastfeeding Week, Assistance Day Week, Exercise With Your Child Week, Farmers’ Market Week, Fraud Awareness Week, Old Fiddler’s Week, Stop on Red Week, Exhibitor Appreciation week, Rock for Life week, Bargain Hunting Week, Psychic Week
  • (Mon) Chocolate Chip Day, Champagne Day, Assistance Dog Day, Nut Monday, Picnic Day, Youth Day, Coast Guard Day
  • (Tues) National Night Out, Oyster Day, Underwear Day, International Beer Day
  • (Wed) Play Day, Wiggle Your Toes Day, Root Beer Float Day, Fresh Breath Day, Hiroshima Day
  • (Thurs) Lighthouse Day, Particularly Preposterous Packing Day, Purple Heart Day, Raspberries & Cream Day, Sea Serpent Day

To help you start your week, here’s a clip of the zaniness from a comedy variety show from way back when (well, yesterday for some of us) – the Rowan & Martin Laugh In. Have a good week ahead!

On a Drug-Induced Monday

Courtesy of Mr. Redlegs Old-Style Baseball Hat and Mustache Giveaway

Courtesy of Mr. Redlegs Old-Style Baseball Hat and Mustache Giveaway

How was your weekend? Come on … tell us about something.

Whew! … We stayed busy. Time with out-of-town family kept us off the ballroom floor, but we hosted a dinner, shopped at a local alcohol warehouse, stopped at a local brewery, and I attended a baseball game with a friend while my wife painted with her family … so we stayed home much of Sunday. Cheers to my neighbor for relieving me of watering duties!

As I prepare this post, we have a tornado watch. The weather reporters have been making a big deal for the past two days about the passing of this front and the severe weather it could bring, but I think the severe weather will miss us … After all, I use a technique that isn’t very technologically advanced … LOTW …. that’s Look Out the Window. Nonetheless, it’s a bit odd outside at the moment, so I predict somebody will get it … but not us.

Life: The Musical returns this week as life moves to adulthood …. so song titles must include Man/Men or Woman/Women. Curtail time will be Wednesday, 9:30 pm (Eastern US).

Celebrations for your week

  • (Week) Salad Week, Don’t Eat Meet Week, Fancy Rate & Mouse Week
  • (Mon) Milk Chocolate Day, Hamburger Day, Gone-ta-Pott Day, Hepatitis Day, Buffalo Soldiers Day
  • (Tues) Lasagna Day, Chicken Wing Day, Rain Day, Lipstick Day, Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day
  • (Wed) Cheesecake Day (1), Father-in-Law Day, Support Public Education Day, Paperback Book Day, Friendship Day
  • (Thurs) Cheesecake Day (2), Chili Dog Day, Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day, Ranger Day, Bratwurst Day, Raspberry Cake Day, Jump for Jelly Beans Day

Many thanks to Elyse for this interesting Monday Morning Entertainment. Enjoy and have a good week.

On a Virtual Massage

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful weekend. How did you spend your time?

Although we were not zooming around at the speed of light, we were able to do some outdoor work, spend an evening on the ballroom floor. attend a church-group wine tasting, and celebrate Ice Cream Day.

I was busy enough to not be able to respond to the comments on Saturday’s Foghorn Leghorn tribute post. Therefore, in an attempt to catch up on the comments and reading your blogs, I’ll only post the mid-week Satire Bits and Friday’s Opinion in the Shorts. No decision yet on Saturday Morning Cartoon Classics.

Celebrations for your week

  • (Week) Everyone Deserves a Massage Week, Independent Retailers Week, Zoo Keeper Week, Restless Leg Syndrome Education & Awareness Week
  • (Mon) Get Out of the Doghouse Day, Legal Drinking Age Day, No Pet Store Puppies Day, Hug Your Kid Day, Monkey Day, Tug-of-War Day, Junk Food Day, Creme Brulee Day
  • (Tues) Casual Pi Day, Penuche Fudge Day, Rat-Catchers Day, Pied Piper of Hamelin Day, Hammock Day, Spoonerism Day
  • (Wed) Hog Dog Day, Hot Enough for Ya Day, Gorgeous Grandma Day, Maple Syrup Day, Mosquito Day, Vanilla Ice Cream Day
  • (Thurs) Cousins Day, Drive-Thru Day, Tequila Day, Tell an Old Joke Day

Knowing this is Everyone Deserves a Massage Week, instead of starting your week with a chuckle, sit back and relax to a bit of Nirvana.

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On Sleeping Dogs

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. What did you do? Did the weather cooperated by providing a chance to see the Super Moon? We had hot and muggy, and late afternoon Sunday delivered storms and needed rain … which also means a few days ahead will be uncharacteristic fall-like conditions.

My wife went away for the weekend with her sister and dad to visit our niece, who is doing an internship in Michigan. Correct, I was never invited. Nonetheless, I stayed busy with an evening of ballroom (it’s good to dance with others), many hours with hoses and watering, hosted a friend for dinner before we went to my brewer neighbor, attended a British car show, watched baseball, and even prepared the next Saturday Morning Cartoon post.

The majority of cars at the British car show were vintage … that is from the 1970s and earlier. You know the names: MG, Rolls Royce, Austin Heeley, Jaguar, Triumph, Mini Cooper, Morgan, Sunbeam, Lotus, and a few others. Plus, attending was a good way to support two friends in that club.

Thanks for the many inquiries about my eye. Although the problem still exists, the retina specialist saw vast improvement – that is, the differences he sees in my eye over 4-5 weeks usually takes 2-3 months … so we will continue doing what we’ve been doing  – nothing.  I visit my primary physician on Monday for additional consultation.

Life: The Musical returns this week. Act 7 features songs with any of the following words in the title: school, student, or teacher. The curtain goes up on Wednesday, 9:30 pm (Eastern US). Hopefully we can improve from the numerous rejections in Act 6. ;)

Celebrations for your week

  • (Week) Ventriloquism Week, Baby Food Week, Rabbit Week, Sports Cliche Week
  • (Mon) Nude Day, Shark Awareness Day, Grand Marnier Day, Pick Blueberries Day, Tape Measure Day, Corkboard Day
  • (Tues) Be a Dork Day, Gummi Worm Day, Woodie Wagon Day
  • (Wed) Ride to Work Day, Corn Fritters Day, Ice Cream Sundae Day, Fresh Spinach Day, Hot Dog Day, Juggling Day
  • (Thurs) Yellow Pig Day, Wrong-Way Corrigan Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day, Get Out of the Doghouse Day, Peach Ice Cream Day

For your Monday Morning Entertainment, let’s use the archives of Stupid Pet Tricks from the Late Show with David Letterman. Enjoy and have a good week!