On Brief Shorts

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I know … last’s week’s opening image was better. It may have been too difficult to top.

This week seemed to fly by. Blogging wise, I feel behind on visiting your wonderful blogs. Given my schedule, I know this weekend won’t be the time to make up for lost time.

Dancing with the Stars (Season 20) is underway with Rumer Willis and Nastia Luikin establishing themselves as the early favorites. But I wonder who will be the one or two that will develop into challengers.

I’m unsure if next week will be the one where I ramp up a full posting schedule. It’s possible, but I will know more Monday.

No Saturday Morning Cartoon or Explore this weekend because I hope to finish preparing a special post that is timely for the day.

Many have been anxiously anticipating the upcoming announcement of the next musical. Although Opening Night is still undetermined, my production choice will surprise many. The next aFa musical production will be Meals: The Musical.

Celebrations for Your Weekend

(Weekend) Sherlock Holmes Days, Tree Climbing Day

(Fri) Snowman Burning Day, Ravioli Day, Act Happy Day, Frog Day, Alien Abduction Day, Day of Happiness, French Language Day, Proposal Day, Spring Day, Astrology Day, Storytelling Day, Day of Theater for Children & Young People, Big Bird Day (from Sesame Street), Bed-in for Peace Day, Equinox

(Sat) Dance Day, Down Syndrome Day, Corn Dog Day, Brain Injury Awareness Day, French Bread Day, Sports Car Racing Day, Memory Day, Teenager Day, Common Courtesy Day, Single Parent Day, Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, WE Day, Flowers Day, Poetry Day, Renewable Energy Day, Quilting Day, California Strawberry Day, Day of Action on Syringe Exchange, Fragrance Day, Spring Fairy Fun Day

(Sun) Goof-Off Day, As Young as You Feel Day, Education and Sharing Day, Day of the Seal, Tuskegee Airmen Day, Water Day, Francophone Day, Bavarian Crepes Day, Roller Coaster Day, Badminton Day, Sing-Out Day

Here’s more Bond to send you into the weekend … this time with Victory,  which also includes dancing. Have a good and safe weekend.

On Monday Weiners

Here’s a surprise – A full weekend for us of ballroom, a special dance competition, a birthday party, and we saw the movie The Trip to Italy, which wasn’t my cup of tea but the scenery and the food looked fabulous. The dance competition was so special, I should do a post on it. The handbell choir played again this weekend, and 1 or 2 people noticed I wasn’t playing, thus said something. For those interested, here’s their piece.

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends for their Monday celebration. Don’t forget to search Trash Can Turkey on YouTube because that’s how Catherine’s (@Always a Redhead) family cooks their turkey. Fascinating, especially because I never heard of this.

Life: The Musical returns this week with Act 10 being all about Play … after all, Act 9 featured Work. So get your songs ready with any of the following in the title: Play, Playing, Fun (not funny), OR any fun activity. Be careful because some word as Play and Playing can be used in situations that aren’t fun, in which the producer could be a bit testy. Curtain time is this Wednesday, 9:30 PM (Eastern US).

Celebrations for your week

  • (Week) Pet Peeve Week, Take Your Medicine Week, Bone & Joint Health Awareness Week, Earth Science Week, Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week, Chestnut Week, Food Bank Week, Teen Read Week, Veterinary Technicians Week, Week without Violence Week, Rainforest Week, Food & Drug Interactions Week, Space Week, Fire Prevention Week, Home Based Business Week
  • (Mon) Kick Butt Day, Yorkshire Pudding Day, Skeptics Day, African Penguin Awareness Day, Chess Day, Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, International Day of Failure, Egg Day, Train Your Brain Day, Canadian Thanksgiving
  • (Tues) Wear It Pink Day, Be Bald and Be Free Day (Bold is Beautiful Day), Face Your Fears Day, Spider Man Day, Chocolate Covered Insects Day
  • (Wed) Hagfish Day, Information Overload Day, Mushroom Day, Day of Rural Women, Roasted Pheasant Day, Chicken Cacciatore Day, Cake Decorating Day, I Love Lucy Day, Fossil Day, Poetry Day, Take Your Parents to Lunch Day, Grouch Day, Latino AIDS Awareness Day, White Cane Safety Day, Mom is a Student Day, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • (Thurs) Department Store Day, Oatmeal Day, Dictionary Day, Boss’s Day (which is actually everyday), Get to Know Your Customers Day, Get Smart about Credit Day, Feral Cat Day, World Food Day, Conflict Resolution Day, Spirit Day

To send you into the week with a smile, here’s a local news report about an annual Cincinnati event that occurred in September. Besides, I imagine somebody somewhere  celebrated Octoberfest this past weekend. I love this because I can see two of the dogs of friends in our new neighborhood doing this … especially with me at one end. Enjoy and have a good week.

On a Revved Engine for Monday

To say our life has been a whirlwind of late is an understatement. The old homestead (which we are still in) is officially not ours, and the new place should be ours Monday morning.

If moving isn’t enough stress, last Thursday we received VERY unexpected news regarding the new place … so unexpected, we sought legal counsel. Although there is progress and the closing should be smooth, the news took a huge bite out of packing time, thus now I’m fearful of not being ready.

Meanwhile, our move day is in a few days, our router will be going offline (maybe already so) and hopefully it will be up and running in the new place in short order … but only time will tell. But hey … the show goes on because the Explorer series continues.

I know you count on me to pass along chance to celebrate … and there are good ones in this list.

Celebrations for your week (17th-23rd)

  • (Week) Chocolate Week, Act Happy Week, Straw Hat Week, Clean Your Closet Week, Goof-Off Week, Clutter Awareness Week, Anonymous Giving Week
  • (Mon) Rubber Band Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Submarine Day, Irish Coffee Day, Green Beer Day
  • (Tues) Awkward Moments Day, Forgive Mom & Dad Day, Sun-Earth Day, Oatmeal Cookies Day, Supreme Sacrifice Day, Biodiesel Day
  • (Wed) Kick Butts Day, Chocolate Caramel Day, Swallows Return to Capistrano Day, Poultry Day, Social Work Day, Let’s Laugh Day
  • (Thurs) Snowman Burning Day, Big Bird Day (Sesame Street), Ravioli Day, Alien Abduction Day, Astrology Day (I’m Aquarius … your sign?), Jump Out Day, Proposal Day, Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day, Day of Happiness
  • (Fri) Dance Day, Down Syndrome Day (Trisomy-21), Memory Day, Common Courtesy Day, Puppy Day, Brain Injury Awareness Day, Poetry Day, Forests & Trees Day
  • (Sat) Goof-Off Day, As Young As You Feel Day, Day of the Seal, Roller Coaster Day, Bavarian Crepes Day, Badminton Day, Sing Out Day, Francophone Day, World Day for Water
  • (Sun) Turtle Day, Chip & Dip Day, Kick Butt Day, OK Day, Near Miss Day

My favorites above are Goof-Off Week (oh I wish I could), Snowman Burning Day, Dance Day, and my wife’s birthday (which I didn’t list). Meanwhile, I will have more Exploring posts this week.

For your Monday Morning Entertainment, here’s a comedian who defines hyper!  Enjoy, and have a good week.