On a Monday Heckle

Greetings from Cincinnati as our first winter storm is approaching, thus should fall overnight. We’re not expecting a dumping, but too much for this time of the year. I’ll probably give some updates in the comments for those to the east who may be in-line for the dreaded White Death of Winter.

Anyway … Tell me about your weekend?

Mine started Thursday as I went with a friend to Indianapolis (2 hr drive) for a national high school marching band competition. As a former band member, it’s interesting to see that it has evolved into since my days.

We returned to Cincinnati in order to attend a college football game that evening. Burrrr … it was cold … and a crazy game! Football fans know that 4 touchdowns and a field goal in the last 5 minutes of the game isn’t normal. At least we left the game smiling.

Meanwhile, the rest of the weekend wasn’t frantic for us, but we did have an evening ballroom dancing, an evening with our church wine tasting group, and we saw St. Vincent (staring Bill Murray) at the movie theater. It’s an easy movie to follow, an interesting story, and we enjoyed it.

Celebrations for your week

  • (Week) Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week, Fraud Awareness Week, Book Awards Week, Children’s Book Week, Global Entrepreneurship Week, Family Caregivers Week, Adoption Week
  • (Mon) Baklava Day, Homemade Bread Day, Unfriend Day, Prematurity Awareness Day, Petroleum Day, Take a Hike Day, Remembrance Day, World Peace Day
  • (Tues) Married to a Scorpio Support Day, Mickey Mouse Day, Push-Button Phone Day, Antibiotic Awareness Day, Entrepreneurship Day, Vichyssoise Day, William Tell Day, Occult Day
  • (Wed) Have-a-Bad-Day Day, Toilet Day, Carbonated Beverages with Caffeine Day, Gettysburg Address Day, Equal Opportunity Day, Geographic Information Systems Day, Men’s Day
  • (Thurs) Absurdity Day, Use Less Stuff Day, African Industrialization Day, Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day, Stop Smoking Day, Name Your PC Day, Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Last week was Sesame Street Week, so I celebrated the week by tagging a couple of my Muppet favorites. This one involves two of my favorite characters, Statler and Waldorf … you know, the two old guys in the theater box. The segment is actually based on this routine between comedians Milton Berle and Henny Youngman. Enjoy and have a good week.

On a Popping Monday

While a new week starts, some in the USA start with week with a holiday. How was your weekend?

Ours served as a getaway from some hectic times. Along with snow, Friday brought us two inspectors. Even with that, our weekend included ballroom dancing, a live production of Sound of Music, dinner, visiting family, and a few other things … and Saturday night’s snow fall cancelled a ballroom event!

My week starts with a slice of unknown because I’m unsure about the number of posts publish – but, I hope to conclude Time: The Musical with a prologue that will offer choices.

Upcoming celebrations for your calendar!

  • (Week) No Name Calling Week, Handwriting Analysis Week, Hunt for Happiness Week, Clean Out Your Inbox Week, Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week, Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice Week
  • (Mon) Penguin Awareness Day, Disc Jockey Day, Camcorder Day, Butter Crunch Day
  • (Tues) Squirrel Appreciation Day, Compliment Day, Rid the Word of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day, Granola Bar Day
  • (Wed) Blonde Brownie Day, Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day
  • (Thurs) Rhubarb Pie Day, Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day, Pie Day, Measure Your Feet Day, Lichtenstein’s Foundation Day

Let’s use the Muppets to start the week. This is very timely because Sunday was Popcorn Day. Did you celebrate? Enjoy and have a good week!

On Dingbat Monday

Welcome back!

I didn’t meet my blog goals during the week away from here, but that’s OK as my week was busy. Besides, my wife and I had a good time.

Since the last post we attended a golf pro-am at Muirfield Village near Columbus featuring about 20 of the top professionals, watched several movies at home, saw the newest Star Trek in the theater, volunteered at a large outdoor art show, did some yard work, and (of course) time on the ballroom floor.

How was your weekend? Besides some of the events above, it was muggy until the front moved through (which brought much rain), so the next three days should be outstanding!

This weekend delivered the sad news of the passing of actress Jean Stapleton at age 90. Although she received much fame, including 8 Emmy nominations leading to 3 awards with her squeaky voice, many didn’t realize she well-known on Broadway.

To start your week, cheers to Archie’s Dingbat. Have a good week!

On the Perfect-Timing Last Laugh

Given the crazy debt-ceiling debate, a tumbling market, and who knows what else is on the horizon, all of us need a chuckle to start the week. Better yet, maybe the words of Statler and Waldorf provide excellent commentary on the recent Washington buffoonery.

Enjoy and have a great week.

On a Rhapsody for Monday

Hope everyone had a good and safe weekend. We were busy each day, which also means not much downtime. Initially, I had something different for your Monday Morning Entertainment, but I may turn it into a commentary for Tuesday. Then again, that is also subject to change.

As a word, the American Heritage Dictionary defines rhapsody as an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation; and, an ecstatic expression of feeling or enthusiasm. Some famous compositions include Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini (Rachmaninov), Hungarian Rhapsodies (Listz), and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen … but the Muppets?

Enjoy and have a good week!