On Briefs for the Moment

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The last post introduced the new header and BlogRoll page. Some of you may have noticed other new pages as well … but they aren’t really new because they were sub-pages before, and I don’t think they worked well that way.

During the break I prepared not one, but two cartoon posts, so this weekend is as good as any to have a cartoon post!

The next musical is preparing for the premier. I consider opening night being during my first week back, but wisdom has prevailed. After all, I don’t want to jeopardize a sellout. Nonetheless, the production team is aiming for a March 25th opening of the yet-to-be-announced musical. I can say this, it will be shorter than Life: The Musical.

I’m not sure if next week will be a full posting week or not, but I will be posting something.

Because I haven’t looked at The Onion in two weeks, here’s a snippet of what I’ve missed:

  • Man who stops dieting already seeing results
  • 13-year old drinking prodigy accepted to college
  • Passenger feels sorry for flustered toddler travelling with loud, obnoxious parents
  • God shoots himself while cleaning gun
  • Mitt Romney thinking about running for president in 2012

Your Weekend Celebrations

(Weekend) Rattlesnake Roundup Weekend

(Fri) Digital Learning Day, Coconut Torte Day, Earmuffs Day, Good Samaritan Involvement Day, K-9 Veterans Day, Ken Day, Donald Duck Day, Jewel Day, Open an Umbrella Indoors Day, Smart & Sexy Day, Pluto & Uranus Day, Sleep Day

(Sat) Ask a Question Day, Fanny Pack Day, Celebrate Scientists Day, Urban Ballroom Dancing Day, Potato Chip Day, Children Craft Day, Pi Day, Save a Spider Day, Day of Active for Rivers Day, Learn about Butterflies Day, Albert Einstein Day

(Sun) Buzzard Day, Ides of March, Brutus Day, IGUR Awareness Day (Intrauterine Growth Restriction), Day of Action Against Canadian Seal Slaughter Day, True Confessions Day, Consumer Rights Day, Pears Helene Day, Shoe the World Day, Everything You Think is Wrong Day, Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, Dumbstruck Day

Because I started the week with Bond’s energetic music and video, I might as well end it with Bond. Besides, many enjoyed Bond … so enjoy Fuego.

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 Curly Monday

Another weekend down, actually our next to the last in this home. How was your weekend?

Ours was a mix of packing and events to get me away from the task at hand, so I did get some fun in as the wonderful wine tasting event and dinner at the home of friends – plus it was a handbell Sunday (of which we played well). The wine event is an annual fundraiser in which attendees as given a glass  and put into a room with 700+ wines for 2 1/2 hours. No … we don’t try to sample all!!!

A special thanks to all who visit and comment during my absence!

This coming week is a big one on for us as it includes

  • the bank’s appraisal and inspection of our next home (as the results could delay the closing
  • our inspection of the new location
  • the closing of our current home

Celebrations for you week (10-16)

  • (Week) Save Your Vision Week, Camp Week, Pancake Week, Celebrate Your Name Week, Return Borrowed Books Week, Chocolate Chip Cookie Week, Procrastinators Week, Brain Awareness Week, Bubble Gum Week, Music in Schools Week
  • (Mon) Fill Our Staplers Day, Middle Name Pride Day (I’m a Paul), Day of Awesomeness, Mario Day, Land-Line Telephone Day, Napping Day, Blueberry Popovers Day
  • (Tues) Dream Day, Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day, Johnny Appleseed Day, Plumbing Day, Home Office Day
  • (Wed) Dennis the Menace Day, Baked Scallops Day
  • (Thurs) Donald Duck Day, Earmuffs Day, Good Samaritan Involvement Day, Coconut Torte Day, K-9 Veterans Day, Mothering Day, Open an Umbrella Indoors Day, Smart & Sexy Day, Kidney Day
  • (Fri) Ask a Question Day, MOTH-ER Day, Potato Chip Day, Scientists Day, Organize Your Home Office Day, Check Your Batteries Day, Save a Spider Day, Sleep Day, Learn About Butterflies Day, Pi Day (here’s a place to celebrate)
  • (Sat) Buzzard Day (one of my favorite days, so here’s the history), Brutus Day, Ides of March, Quilting Day, Corn Dog Day, True Confessions Day
  • (Sun) Artichoke Hearts Day, Curfew Day, Lips Appreciation Day, Vitamin C Day, Quilt Day, Everything You Do is Right Day

Last week I showed the first Monday Morning Entertainment, so in that spirit, here’s the second. Have a good week.