On Elevating Monday

Time for the weekend report … how was yours?

Whew … what a different weekend for me. The weather change delivered a dose of the cool and windy side of fall. My wife went out-of-town for a gathering of a group of high school friends, but hey … I kept busy with time on the ballroom, some things in the house, a college football game, and hosting the blog party.

A big thank you to everyone attending my blog celebration for post #1500. Your presence and kind comments warmed my heart … and I especially appreciate knowing that some of you visited other blogs. I estimate another milestone sometime in the next two months, but it will only be noted … after all, hosting a blog party is a lot of work! But, I’m now behind on visiting others. 😦

Celebrations for Your Week

  • (Week) Walk Your Dog Week, No Salt Week, Fall Astronomy Week, Space Week, Fire Prevention Week, Great Books Week, Mental Illness Awareness Week, Mystery Series Week, Carry a Tune Week, Work from Home Week, Nuclear Medicine Week, Children’s Week, Drive Safely to Work Week, Financial Planning Week, Kids’ Goal-Setting Week, Metric Week, Physicians Assistants Week, Spining & Weaving Week, Dairy Expo Week, Newspaper Week, Get Organized Week, Customer Service Week, Skin Care Week, Teller Appreciation Week, Pickled Peppers Week, Wegener’s Granulomatosis Awareness Week
  • (Mon) Mad Hatter Day, Ivy Day, Smile Day (again), Noodle Day, Come & Take It Day, Diversity Day, Bullying Prevention Day, World Habitat Day, Techie’s Day, German-American Day, Ecological Debt Day, Child Health Day
  • (Tues) Frappe Day, You Matter to Me Day
  • (Wed) Fluffernutter Day (YES! – Remember this one?), Pierogy Day (Awesome!), Emergency Nurses Day, Top Spinning Day, Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day, Stop Violence Everywhere Day, Touch Tag Day, Octopus Day, Walk to School Day, Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • (Thurs) Dessert Day, Fire Prevention Day, Chess Day, Depression Screen Day, World Sight Day

To send you into the week, here’s a flash from the past. Thanks to Elyse for reminding me about this one about voice recognition. Have a good rest of the week.

72 thoughts on “On Elevating Monday

    • Carrie,
      Special Day organizers come up with quite the assortment … then again … Teddy Bears could use a day at school or at work in order to see what we put up with in a given day.


  1. On our way home after nearly 3 weeks away. I noted this…
    “The weather change delivered a dose of the cool and windy side of fall.”
    We left Taos Weds. with 26˚ temps. Arrived in northern Oklahoma that afternoon with 97˚. Next day turned cold and windy. Next day, Friday was colder and windier. Saturday and today were really nice.

    Home in Iowa tomorrow.


  2. Frank my saturday night was fun as I met some friends at night … But it has been raining here since saturday… The sky is so dark…
    Anyways your week schedule makes me looks forward to thursday> “Dessert Day”…
    Hope you have a great week ahead, Aquileana πŸ˜€


  3. My weekend was dandy until some kind of ENT issue hit me hard earlier today. Ugh! But, hey. The first anniversary celebration was both sweet and low key. πŸ˜€


  4. I enjoyed your blog party very much Frank and made a couple of new friends along the way πŸ™‚ You were such a gracious and welcoming hos and I spent a couple of hours wandering about quite happily with various music videos playing in the background.

    Wednesday appears to be a full on kind of day for you with the first two mentioned events – but I have no idea what either of those events are – thank heaven for Google. If I really want to know I can look it up. πŸ™‚


  5. I also enjoyed your party, Frank, and it’s always nice to see and visit with your many blogging friends! I hope you have a good week following such an active weekend. I am not at all sure what one does for Bullying Prevention Day, but if there was one thing out of all the other recommended points of focus this would be where I would like to place my attention! Maybe I can do some web-searching while enjoying Fluffernutters! πŸ™‚ Sounds good!


  6. “Carry a Tune Week”–I’ll definitely be absent, oh well. Unless I’m humming, which is better anyway since I usually can’t remember lyrics to save my life….


  7. Come & Take It Day? I see lol
    Weekend here was nice and uneventful, nothing out of the ordinary. Needed a weekend like that.
    Have a nice week!


  8. I had seen that elevator skit before and tried to describe it to others… alas, I’m a very poor joke-repeater. So I am very glad to see where I can direct people to! The weekend bash was fun, and a unique idea. Thank you for being such a gracious host!


    • Cathy,
      From the range of your activities, I’ve got the feeling you did a variety of fun things. Like us, you don’t sit around!!!! … and cheers for that! …. and thanks for attending the celebration!


  9. Frank I had a lovely weekend, and the weather yesterday was lovely.. Unlike today as a low pressure moved in with wind and heavy rain and a drop in temps about 6 degrees lol.. But your post cheered me and I still have water coming from my eyes as I watched the video… I have worked with several people with broad Scottish accents .. This so so made me laugh… ..

    Thank your for the laughter today πŸ™‚ Sue


  10. Enjoyed the voice recognition skit, Frank. It prompts me to make a confession. I have secretly been experiencing desires to purchase an iPhone, which of course comes with Siri, a tiny woman embedded in the device who talks to you. But here’s the problem. What would I talk to her about?

    I already know where I am and where everything else is in my small town of 50,000, so directions are out, and so are restaurant recommendations distilled from the opinions of strangers. Having her prate about the weather is pointless too, since I’m home most of the time and my computer seems insistent on displaying the forecast incessantly, not to mention the window next to my desk. It never lies. News? Until I get to know Siri better and am sure she’s not an NSA agent, I prefer to read it from a variety of sources. (Paranoia runs in my family.)

    So, it’s a quandary. There would be socially awkward pauses. Now, if I could count on her to engage and dispose of robo calls, that would be great, but I have no confidence of it. After all, they would be more like her than me. There’s the paranoia again. And there’s no way Siri could resist vicarious peeping at personal texts. I know she would be telling the robo voices about them.

    No, I can’t risk it. I can’t risk being sucked into cyber world when there’s so much amusing reality to check out, including people staring at their left hands, bouncing off obstacles, intent faces staring at tiny images. πŸ™‚


  11. Whenever you weren’t sure just what you wanted to eat…the fluffernutter was always there…..I am amazed that some folks had to Google that one! The video is priceless! Thanks for a good fit of laughter!


  12. Oh how I love that video …

    Happy Monday, Frank. But tell me, who is the non-dog person who thinks that there is one week a year when you walk your dog????????


  13. Got hog tied over the weekend, so missed the party, but can’t wait for Tuesday “You matter to me Day” – always a great crowd at your place, Frank. (and we can all use a week of gazing at real stars…the real ones overhead…no, not the basketball players….) πŸ™‚


  14. I had to Google “Fluffernutter”, and well, it honestly sounds terrible. Now Pierogy day reminds me of my grandmother, and as for Octopus day, I tried it once, and it was not something I need to try again.

    My weekend started on Thursday, when I left home for a blogging & social media conference. I did come home a day early (Saturday) because I was in far too much pain from the day long meetings. I did learn quite a bit though, so I am very pleased plus I was able to meet other bloggers I chat with, which was awesome.

    That commercial was hilarious, I’ve never seen it. Thanks for giving me my laugh of the day.


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