On a Laughing Monday

Our weather this weekend in Cincinnati was hot and muggy with a chance of pop-up storms … definitely not my favorite weather pattern. Nonetheless, how’s your weather? Did it interfere with your weekend? What did you do?

With my sister-in-law visiting this weekend, we spent a lot of time with her and my father-in-law, but we still got some dancing in.

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Celebrations for your week

  • (Week) Great Circus Parade Week, Take Charge of Change Week, Freedom Week, Canned Lunchmeat Week, Prevention of Eye Injury Awareness Week, Freedom Week, Be Nice to Jersey Week
  • (Mon) Descendants Day, Leap Second Time Adjustment Day, Please Take My Children to Work Day, Ice Cream Soda Day (surprise, Graeter’s has outstanding sodas)
  • (Tues) Second Half of the Year Day, Postage Stamp Day, Zip Code Day, Canada Day, Build a Scarecrow Day, Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day, Gingersnap Day
  • (Wed) I Forgot Day, UFO Day, Chicken Wing Day, Anisette Day
  • (Thurs) Superman Day, Compliment Your Mirror Day, Plastic Bag Free Day, Stay out of the Sun Day, Chocolate Wafer Day, Eat Beans Day

My recent use of clips from the Carol Burnett Show have been well received, so hey – here’s another one to start your week. One of the trademarks of the show was how the cast got other cast members to laugh … and if they did, they wouldn’t let up. Enjoy Vicki Lawrence laying it on Carol Burnett. Have a good week

On a Monday After Stuffed Figs

Wow! We had a full weekend, so how was yours? Come on now … tell us about.

Friday’s key event was the handbell choir playing for the Southern Ohio Lutherans at the convention’s service. Weaver Chapel at Wittenberg University served as a wonderful setting (but in an acoustic sense, it’s a tough place for bell choirs. Nonetheless, we played well and many strangers stopped by to say their appreciation for our effort.

Although Wittenberg is a 90-minute drive time away, we were able to return to the dance studio for the receptionist’s final day … so we got a little dance time.

Last week I cleaned my grandmother’s sewing machine … the kind with the foot pedal to move the needle. It’s been in various basements and storage sheds for the past 30 years, and we received it from my sister last year. It was an easy restoration, and we replaced the damaged lid with a piece of granite that come on Saturday … it’s now a beautiful small corner table. Hopefully I’ll share a pic before the end of the week.

Saturday night we hosted our dinner group … actually the first non-family event at the new address. With “Fruit” as the theme, the evening was filled with good food, good people, and good wine. (I figs were my favorite.)

  • (Course 1) Toasted Olive and Cheese Bread, Grilled Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Agave Nectar, Sparkling White Sangria
  • (Course 2) Chilled Strawberry Soup and Pineapple & Almond Bread
  • (Course 3) Roasted Pork Loin Stuffed with Mango and Rhubarb and Topped with a Bourbon-Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce, Pasta (Gemelli) Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette
  • (Course 4) Strawberry Jello Cheesecake

Celebrations

  • (Week) Clothesline Week, Body Piercing Week, Flag Week, Men’s Health Week, Automotive Service Professionals Week, Graffiti Week, Clay Week, Pet Appreciation Week, Fraternal Week, Nursing Assistants Week, Meet a Man Week
  • (Mon) Donald Duck Day, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) Day, Abused Women and Children’s Awareness, Strawberry Rhubarb Day
  • (Tues) Ball Point Pen Day, Iced Tea Day, Alcoholics Anonymous Founders Day, Pet Memorial Day,  Black Cow Day
  • (Wed) Corn on the Cob Day, Nachos Day, German Chocolate Day
  • (Thurs) Crowded Best Awareness Day, Loving Day, Jerky Day, Peanut Butter Cookie Day, Nurse Assistants Day, Day Against Child Labor

Life: The Musical returns this week. With the previous acts of Life, Born, Name, and Youth, Act 5 focuses on dreams. So start looking for your song titles that include dream(s), dreamers, dreaming, and compound words beginning with dream. Curtain time for Act 5 will be Wednesday, 9:30 PM (Eastern USA).

My unknown eye condition remained stable over the weekend. Although last week’s test were negative, the condition is now persistent … so I’ll be contacting the doctor Monday morning.

The Carol Burnett Show from 1967-1978 was highly successful. Although comedian Tim Convoy was famous for making actors laugh when they weren’t supposed to, the role is reversed in this clip. Enjoy and have a great week.

 

On a Monday Drill

Regulars here won’t believe this, for the second weekend in a row, we didn’t take to the ballroom floor. We planned to Friday night, but friends asked us to go out to celebrate a birthday. Meanwhile, how was your weekend.

Heat and humidity is hammering Cincinnati. Late Friday afternoon severe storms raced through our region, thus leaving behind 150,000 homes without power.  We were planning to go to a friend’s for dinner, but because they were without power, the gathering shifted to our house.

Cheers to our Canadian friends for their Canada Day celebration. Meanwhile, we Americans celebrate independence on Wednesday (July 4th). In other words, this could be an irregular week of posts – but time will tell.

Do you remember comic Tim Conway? Interestingly, not only is he a native Ohioan, he and I graduated from the same university – Bowling Green in northwest Ohio. While on the Carol Burnett Show, he was simply hilarious – many times cracking up the cast … especially Harvey Korman.

To start your week, enjoy this vintage comedy clip – and not that Korman (the patient) is doing everything possible to not laugh. Have a good week.