Tuesday, September 29, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Today is National Coffee Day, so you should RUN to your local Wawa for some free joe.

However, if you are so unfortunate as to not have a Wawa nearby (believe me, Wawa-free living IS unfortunate) , maybe you could find some free coffee elsewhere.

So to therefore appropriately celebrate the day -- in addition to going to Wawa -- our Tuesday Song of the Week is suitably caffeinated.

'The Coffee Song' - Frank Sinatra

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

We interrupt this blog

Actually, we're not experiencing difficulties of any sort, but I thought the above would get your much needed attention, because...

 auroch skeleton.  Aurochs were GIANT cattle; last one was seen in Poland in the 1600s.

Note, however, that this post is not about giant cows.

Nor it is about...
The Grass Roots, famous for 'Midnight Confession,' 'Sooner or Later,' 'Temptation Eyes,' and a bunch more.

And neither is it about the great hunky Scotsman, Robert the Bruce
Why are Scotsmen uniformly hunky?  Discuss.

Rather, it's that for you, me, everybody, it's time to donate a buck or ten to Wikipedia.

They got NO advertising, and yet they offer all of us abundant info on giant cows, old rock groups, famous hunky Scotsmen, as well as info on a gazillion other stuff.  

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

*I'm certain you're wondering where the Daily Doubles went.  Well, I've been bo busy the last few days.  But maybe there will be one tomorrow.  Thank you for your patience.

Now on to what you came for:

History's Finest and Most Toe-Tappin' Pop Song About Martial Arts
'Kung Fu Fighting' - Carl Douglas

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter XXVIII

From a Lady's Maid to a young Tradesman

Philadelphia, August 12th, 18--

Dear Mr. .......:-- I feel very much pleased and flattered by the compliment you pay me in wishing me to become your wife.  My mistress is so kind to me, that I felt bound to confess to her that I was favorably disposed to your addresses, and she is willing not only to consent to my receiving your addresses, but promises to befriend us to the extent of her power.  

You are therefore at loberty to call at ...... sometimes, but we must take care not to trespass too much upon good nature.  Perhaps .... evening may suit you, as I shall then be disengaged; if so, write and tell me.  Meanwhile, believe me,

                                                               Yous very truly,

                                                                ..... ........

To Mr. ........

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

This week we have a gem from the Golden Age of Swingin' TV Theme Songs.
Top Cat theme song

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter XXVII

Letter XXVII
To a Young Journeyman, advising Caution

New York, September 13th, 18--

Dear .....:-- I had no idea you would have been so hasty as to have made a proposal to me within a few months after being out of your apprenticeship.  I cannot give you a positive denial, but I think that prudence requires some little delay, to enable you to realize those means of comfort which you as well as myself, I am sure, would feel the want of; and I believe they are more likely to be obtained by either of us while single.  If your love be as true as you profess, it will spur you on to the attainment of them, and you will not regret a slight, but useful delay.  I think, my dear ....., your own good sense will make you think as I do on the subject; and the better provision we make, before entering upon a mode of life which, in all probability, may be productive of a variety of expenses, however frugally we may manage, will be the most likely way to ensure our lasting happiness, and the approbation of those around us.  

Trusting shortly to see you, 

                                            I remain, my dear ....
                                                 Your most truly,
                                                      ..... ........

To...... ...... 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

It ain't over 'til it's over.

The 'it' I'm referring to?


Summer is NOT over when school reopens.  

Summer ends somewhere in the third week thereof.

Thereof and therefore, peeps, it's STILL summer.

And so we got...
'On the Beach' - Chris Rea