On Coasting into the Week

Another weekend is history, so who was yours?

My weekend was a full with working during the day Thursday through Sunday, an informal evening of dance without my wife, a formal night dancing at a grand ballroom with my wife, and Quickstep formation practice with her as well. (I’m drafting a post about Quickstep.) The above probably accounted over 90% of my waking hours.

Although I announced Meals: The Musical, I don’t want to start it until I get a full-week of blogging in the books – and hopefully this is the week.

Besides an important reorganization of this blog, I have been able to prepare some posts that are in the queue while creating others that are still rough copy. So, a full week of posts is possible. On the other hand, I’m behind on reading your blogs and with housework.

Celebrations for Your Week

(Week) Week of Solidarity with People’s Struggling Against Racism & Discrimination, Tsunami Awareness Week, Phace Syndrome Awareness Week, Cleaning Week, Root Canal Awareness Week, Youth Violence Prevention Week, Meat-Free Week, LGBT Health Awareness Week, Bubble Week, Spring Fever Week, Sleep Awareness Week, Clutter Awareness Week, Second-Hand Shopping Week

(Mon) Puppy Day, Near Miss Day, OK Day, Meteorological Day, Polish-Hungarian Friendship Day, Turtle Day, Dixie Cup Day, Cable Car Day, Melba Toast Day

(Tues) Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, Tuberculosis Day, Day of Human Right and for Dignity of Victims, Family Day, Houdini Day, Brave Hearts Day

(Wed) Manatee Appreciation Day, Letting Go of Stuff Day, Diabetes Alert Day, Medal of Honor Day, First Pancakes Day, Old New Years Day, Sleep Day, Pecan Day, Lobster Newberg Day, Tolkien Reading Day, Waffle Day, Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

(Thurs) Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, Wear Purple for Epilepsy Day, Spinach Day, Nougat Day, International Sister Cities Day, Legal Assistants Day

Let’s start the week with a double feature of chuckles. First is a short commercial, but the second is a trip to an amusement park for an animation of the (to be) world tallest coaster scheduled to open in 2017. Enjoy the ride – and have a good week.

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71 thoughts on “On Coasting into the Week

    • Seashells,
      Quickstep is fast, so for starters, one has to be able to keep up. Of course what dancers do at the masters level is beyond my comprehension! Meanwhile, locking self out of house is one thing, but then hiring a locksmith to get in is another. Oh well … it happens. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Elyse,
      Glad you enjoyed the ad. I actually saw the one that is a bit different, but it wasn’t on YouTube. Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see how well Duncan does with training. πŸ™‚

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  1. That commercial was a hoot! Every time I watch that roller coaster video, my stomach does flip-flops!!
    I would go meatless for a week but my kids would disown me! Don’t know what I’d call my own holiday but that could be fun. Will ponder this as I munch on chocolate-covered raisins and celebrate getting rid of more stuff!
    Have a great week and looking forward to your posts!

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    • Dale,
      Although I may want to ride the coaster, I know that the chances of my body responding in a negative manner are high … in other words, I’ll pass on the ride … so I’ll join you on sharing the Costco size of chocolate covered raisins. Meanwhile, you can see how short my time was because I didn’t name my own holiday.

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      • Ha ha! When Mick and I first saw it, we were both “yes!” – he with more enthusiasm than I… Oh well, I guess we’ll just call it “Me” day and leave it at that ~ what you do with it is optional!

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  2. You would never get me on that thing – just watching a few seconds of it has me feeling decidedly nervousl! Nothing will ever convince me someone won’t fall out when it turns upside down – so I wouldn’t go anywhere near the vicinity either. That’s one customer lost to the park – I wonder how many others there are like me. Every day in this house is puppy day, and kitty day too! I shall look forward to your post on the quickstep!

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    • Pauline,
      Ha ha on your take on the coaster. The park is OK with you passing because I imagine many will get in line! … Oh no .. I’ve misplaced my Quickstep notes! Panic in the trenches!!!

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  3. I particularly like the make up your own holiday day on Thursday! I’ll have to think of something good. Just looking at the still picture of that roller coaster without even starting the video is enough to give me a flutter – not for me thanks! Have a good week Frank πŸ™‚

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    • Vanessa,
      Roller coasters aren’t for everyone, and this one is a bit different, plus one that I probably would do well with … so I’ll pass, too … but I did watch the video! πŸ˜‰ … Hopefully I will remind everyone (on Wednesday) about making up their own holiday … so the Satire Bits post have have ideas!

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  4. I look forward to hearing more about your Quickstep dancing, which I used to enjoy playing music for people to dance to when I was a member of the Flying Cloud Vintage Dance Troupe’s “Fleeting Moments Waltz & Quickstep Orchestra.”

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  5. I like the “make up your own holiday day”. Frank, I was exhausted just reading your first paragraph! Sounds like a whole lotta fun, though! We spent the weekend playing outside in the yard, and gardening. Enjoying Florida spring, and heavenly warm temperatures, and mild lakeside breezes! It was gorgeous! Have a fabulous week. xo

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    • Vix,
      Glad to know that you are exhausted from my weekend. πŸ˜‰ The Florida spring sounds wonderful … and spring is teases us here. Given your location, the coaster in the video is scheduled for Orlando! Given that you have a good heart, I think you will enjoy the previous post. …. Plus think about the upcoming holiday of yours so you can share it here on the next edition of Satire Bits (posts Tuesday night)

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  6. I just went hunting to find out what “Phace” syndrome was and you could have knocked me over with a feather when I found out. My sister’s daughter has it! She was born with a large facial hemagioma that spread into her throat. As she grew it slowly disappeared (which is quite normal) but she also has one eye where her pupil has a “keyhole” that bleeds into her iris. She coped with it all amazingly well but when she was 6 she was very thin and very pale. She was also very active. My sisters family doctor did a bit of research on her symptoms and put 2 and 2 together and realised that she might have other health problems associated with her condition that no-one was aware of. Turns out she did. She had open heart surgery to correct holes in her heart. She is now 23 years old and dances (ballet) and her passion is karate. What an incredibly small world it is Mr Frank! By the way, those undies certainly do look comfortable and doing away with “the stink” er…who wouldn’t want that?! ;). I am not even going to LOOK at that rollercoaster vid as I would most likely barf on my slippers. It is only 4.28am after all and I don’t “do” amusement park rides πŸ˜‰

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    • Narf,
      Thanks for your encounter with Phace Syndrome. Maybe you couldn’t see it, but I had a link on the term. Meanwhile, your niece has had quite the journey to get to where she is today. A tip of the cap to her! Meanwhile, save the coaster ride for Stevie Boy.

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      • I did see the link and that’s where I found out what “Phace Syndrome” actually was. I was curious so I headed off and as I was reading through I started to realise that “Phace syndrome” was what Sabrina had as a child. We don’t call it that here.

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  7. “No pinch, no stink, no sweat,” sounds ideal to me. Thanks for the laugh, Frank. I had a ‘try to paint a few birds day’ today. 😦 I ended up painting them all out again. Might try again tomorrow. You certainly did a lot of dancing this weekend. It must keep you both very fit. πŸ™‚

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  8. I enjoyed the commercial. I think it’s great that Letting Go of Stuff Day occurs during Clutter Awareness Week. They go hand-in-hand, don’t you think? πŸ™‚

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  9. Won’t catch me wearing a pair of that underwear!
    I’d love to try out that roller coaster!
    Have a great week, Frank! I’ll think of you while eating chocolate covered raisins. πŸ™‚

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  10. Hi Frank! I will be on that roller coaster one day. I only ride the tallest, most fastest ones there are at any amusement park – love it. Rode “The Gatekeeper” last summer at Cedar Point, but I like The Magnum better. Don’t even get me started on roller coasters. I would love to celebrate “Sleep Day” but I don’t know what that is anymore!

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  11. A… Sleep Awareness Week…. zzzzzzzzz! πŸ˜‰
    Happy Monday and new week, my dear Frank.
    That roller coaster… pass! Call me crazy, but I do appreciate the feel of earth under my feet!
    Yay, for meat free week!

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  12. Sleep Awareness week – going to show that to The German who is determined to let us know all night long if even a leaf falls or a June Bug crawls across the window….and then she cheerfully naps all day…even Molly is sleep deprived. (And it’s Puppy Day..must wake them up and let them know)
    Dancing through the weekend sound lovely. Elegance and grace – the world could use more of that!
    (and envious of you getting a stockpile of posts all done)
    Hope your week is full of smiles!

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    • Mouse,
      It seems the German needs a clock reset … good luck!

      In terms of the post drafts … some are on the dashboard while others still on paper … but at least I have something. Coincidentally, you mentioned elegance and grace – that rung a bell because one of the drafts is Grace & Elegance.

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  13. Another weekend of dancing for you – I see.

    As for today – Meteorological Day – I say ^(*&*&&$#$% to today’s snow.
    As for it being National Puppy Day – Here’s my Fenway when he was 4 months old: http://www.facebook.com/179692532137765/photos/a.417450058362010.1073741828.179692532137765/792062460900766/?type=1&theater
    And – that roller-coaster – Nooooooooooo Thank you.

    Can’t wait to hear what holiday you will make up on Thursday. πŸ˜‰

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    • RoSy,
      As you know, dance is usually part of our weekend, but two nights is unusual. Then again, counting the Quickstep formation, it was three consecutive days.

      Great pic of Fenway. Thanks for sharing! … and it seems the majority of readers are passing on the coaster. Would you kids be interested?

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  14. I don’t know which I liked more, the commercial or the ride. I think it might be the ride, but then I think .. no I don’t think I will tell you what I think.

    So many choices so many. I can’t choose a day today

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    • Val,
      Glad the coaster has touched your daredevil side. About an hour before the post I saw a similar commercial, and just had to use it … and then a short time later, I saw another commercial that could kickoff next week!

      BTW … off topic … but knowing you like feel-good stories, make sure you see the post before this one.

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  15. Loved the underwear commercial! Had a quiet weekend–just like I like ’em.

    I just noticed that you must spend a lot of time on these posts filling in the “tags” area. That’s a lot of work, you dedicated blogger, you! πŸ™‚

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  16. I had a very full weekend and it just doesn’t seem to slow down very much! I took an incredible hike and hope to post about that soon. And my birthday was last week but we celebrated on the weekend. I am not a roller coaster fan–frankly they scare me! But I’m happy we’ll have another round of musicals. πŸ™‚

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    • Debra,
      A belated Happy Birthday to my favorite LA Woman. (I know you remember that song). I look forward to the hike report. In terms of the musical, I may announce the “words” in the next OITS. So, did you watch the coaster video?

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