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Another cheap furniture store in Chicago. I think they’re out of business now.
Interesting week. I have been having a problem on the outside of my right foot making it excruciating to walk, and Mary convinced me to see a podiatrist. There’s evidently a tendon on that side that I managed to strain. He gave me diclofenac, a much stronger NSAID than naproxen or ibuprofen (but no codeine) and told me to ice it. A day or so later, I’m feeling great, because the diclofenac works on all the inflammation, including in the knees and back. I’m going to see if I can get a standing prescription for it. Anyone else using it?
Here’s the week in review…
Monday was a freebie, so I chose songs that have “diamond” in the title. I asked for suggestions of others, and you came up with a dozen, which we played on Friday for The Friday Five.
Music from my high school years continued with The Temptations, and I added in a song by former Temp Eddie Kendricks.
We got a new badge for One-Liner Wednesday as Dan’s entry reigned supreme, as they used to say on Iron Chef. My one-liner was something I found on Instagram, and the commercial I chose was for Burger King, advertising Return Of The Jedi glassware, some of which you can see here.
Question for all of you who participate in #1LinerWeds: do you keep a list of one-liners to use on Wednesdays? I’ve started doing that, because I have a memory like a sieve anymore. Evernote has become my new friend.
One of the prompts was to write about “staycation,” where you go on vacation but stay at home. We had a great one the two weeks the 1996 Summer Olympics were in town.
Linda’s prompt was “smell,” and ultimately I wrote about a guy I used to work for who smelled like he never bathed.
We’ll feature car songs tomorrow on Monday’s Music Moves Me, and we’ll have a Battle of the Bands on Thursday featuring a song we discussed a couple of weeks ago, when we featured songs with “all” or “nothing” in the title. Plus another act from my high school days, a one-liner, a Friday Five, and writing sparked by whatever Kat and Linda come up with. And, who knows what else? Be sure to join us!
- Uncle Jack Connelly
- Annalisa Crawford
- Janie Junebug
- Martha Reynoleds
- Ed Thierbach
- Cathy Kennedy
- Arlee Bird
- Jeanne Owens
- Dan Antion
- Barbara In Caneyhead
- McGuffy’s Reader
- Ally Bean
- The Sublime Life
- Madam Dreamweaver
- lecycliste (Mark from high school)
- Deborah Drucker
- J Lenni Dorner
- Jami Carder
That’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. For my US readers, have a safe Memorial Day, and be sure to remember those men and women in the Armed Forces who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Tomorrow’s a bank holiday for some of you who don’t live in the US, so have a safe and and restful day off. Everyone else, have a good day, anyway. See you soon!
from The Sound of One Hand Typing