On a Monday Morning Finale

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M.A.S.H had one. So did Seinfeld, Friends, Dallas, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Fugitive, St. Elsewhere, Newhart, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Did you know that Howdy Doody, Leave It to Beaver, and Route 66 also had them? Because of long presence of Monday Morning Entertainment here, it deserves a series finale!

Although the first Monday Morning Entertainment appeared on January 12, 2009, it didn’t become a regular feature until late August 2009. I designed the feature to start the week on a light-hearted note … and hopefully a laugh and/or a smile.   Now, – post #256 – the finale. To me – through the help of animals, comedians, movie scenes, personal oddities, and more – mission accomplished .. thus a special Thank you to You Tube.

How was your weekend? We had family visiting, but still found time for the ballroom floor, an outstanding piano recital by a young man off to college in the fall to study piano, and work.

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I’ve enjoyed gathering the odd celebrations, and Monday Morning Entertainment was one of the vehicles to bring these dates to you. For one final time, here are Your Celebrations for the Week.

(Week) Sun Safety Week, Fishing Week, Great American Brass Bands Week

(Mon) Leave the Office Early Day, Flip a Coin Day, Go Barefoot Day, Heimlich Maneuver Day, TGIM Day (Thank God It’s Monday), Oscar the Grouch Day, Say Something Nice Day, Stand for Children Day, Pen Pal Day, Hazelnut Cake Day

(Tues) Bubba Day, Yell “Fudge” at the Cobras in North America Day, Dare Day, Rotisserie Chicken Day

(Wed) Repeat Day, Itch Day, Chimborazo Day, Running Day, Tailors Day, Chocolate Macaroons Day, Running Day, Rocky Road Ice Cream Day,Repeat Day, Itch Day, Chimborazo Day, Running Day, Tailors Day, Chocolate Macaroons Day, Running Day, Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

(Thurs) Cognac Day, Frozen Yogurt Day, Audacity to Hope Day, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, Cheese Day

As a salute to past videos to start your week, below are a few of my favorites for you to enjoy. Which did you watch? Have a good week.

On June’s First Monday

Another weekend leads to another Monday … so how was your weekend?

Mine was a blend of activity and some work around the new residence, but the active side included time in the ballroom, a neighborhood golf outing, and going out to dinner. My wife also volunteered at a local art show that attracts many regional artists … Summerfair is a great event – especially when the weather cooperates.

This weekend also welcomed a new month. For those who missed it, this recent post informs you of June’s month-long celebrations.

Celebrations for your week

  • (Week) Fishing Week, Step-Parents Week, Teacher Thank You Week, Hug Holiday Week, Brain Tumor Awareness Week, Headache Awareness Week, Volunteer Week, Safe Boating Week, Fragrance Week, America the Beautiful Week
  • (Mon) Leave the Office Early Day, Yell ‘Fudge’ at the Cobras in North America Day, Dare Day, TGIM – Thank God It’s Monday, Chocolate Macaroon Day
  • (Tues) Repeat Day, Rocky Road Ice Cream Day, Itch Day, Chimborazo Day, Repeat Day
  • (Wed) Audacity to Hope day, Tailors Day, Old Maid’s Day, Frozen Yogurt Day, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
  • (Thurs) Apple II Day, Hot Air Balloon Day, Moonshine Day, Running Day, Environment Day, Festival of Popular Delusions Day, Gingerbread Day

A trip to the beach is a common summer vacation, so on your next trip to the sandy shores, keep this scene from Mr. Bean in mind. For many of my southern hemisphere readers, think of your beach times from the summer. Have a good week!

On Super Monday

A new week is upon us, so how was your weekend? It’s time to tell others about it.

Ours was simple with an evening one the ballroom floor, a Saturday afternoon basketball game party with friends, rented The Heat (Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy) (… thanks Deb), and attended a Super Bowl party in the neighborhood (our last one as members of this street).

A new month has started, thus I imagine you are itching to know what month-long celebrations can you plan. February celebrates adopt rescue rabbits, baking for family fun, from Africa to Virginia, expect success, hoof care, jobs in golf (contact Bulldog), library lovers, spunky old broads, bird feeding, caring for your indoor air, responsible pet owners, Haiku writing, hot breakfasts, potato lovers, hot breakfast, avocados & bananas, beans, snack foods, cherries, exotic vegetables & star fruit, fabulous Florida strawberries, grapefruits, mend a broken heart, time management, pet dental care, laugh-friendly, women inventors, therapeutic recreation, sleep safety, embroidery, creative romance, pull your sofa off the wall,  spay/neuter awareness, relationship wellness, planting the seeds of greatness, and condoms.

Celebrations for your calendar

  • (Week) Dump Your Significant Jerk Week,  Friendship Week, Solo Diners Eat-Out Week, Just Say No to PowerPoint Week
  • (Mon) Carrot Cake Day, Elmo’s Birthday (from Sesame Street). The Day the Music Died
  • (Tues) Create a Vacuum Day, Liberace Day, USO Day, Cancer Day, Gumby’s Birthday
  • (Wed) Thank a Mail-Delivery-Person Day, Nutella Day, Weatherperson’s Day, Digital Learning Day, Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day, Peter Pan Day
  • (Thurs) Canadian Maple Syrup Day, Frozen Yogurt Day, Pay a Compliment Day, Waitangi Day in New Zealand

Given a certain Monday celebration, here are two videos to start your week. First, Don McLean’s American Pie; followed by a musical interlude that will start you week with a smile. Have a good week.