#SLS ~ 11/15/20

What day is it? Oh yeah, Sunday. Time for Song Lyric Sunday or #SLS. Jim prompts us with begin/end/finish/start. Oh my, let’s begin, the choices are endless. See what I did just there? I know, I won’t quit my day job. Now the ideas begin percolating. Decisions, Decisions.

Begin – Where Do I Begin. Scratch that. Love Story. “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”. Bleh. Sorry Jenny and Ollie 😦

End – Bingo Bango. How about End of the Line by the Traveling Wilburys? Good dare I say great song. Classic super group but pretty sure I used that song before.

Finish? Hmmm. Nothing comes to mind.

That means start is the winner, winner, chicken dinner. Drum roll puhleese ….

Rat-a-tat-tat Rat-a-tat-tat Rat-a-tat-tat Rat-a-tat-tat Rat-a-tat-tat

Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire. This song makes me chair dance and try to sing fast enough to keep up. And right about now, we all need a dose or two or three of FuN!!!!! Sing it with me folks!!

Written by William M Joel

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather Homicide, Children of Thalidomide…

Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician Sex
J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say?

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law
Rock and Roller Cola wars, I can’t take it anymore

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
It will still burn on and on and on and on
And on and on and on and on…

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

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Sunday Reflections ~ 11/15/20

Hey y’all! I’m looking back on this week and boy howdy do I have stuff to share. As I write this my nerves are jingle, jangle, jingling. Let’s stick to formalities and conduct the roll call.

#SLS for 11/8/20 – Prompt was days of the week.  I picked the Cure’s Friday I’m in Love <3.  1990’s goodness.

Haiku – First & Heal ~ 11/9/20 – Praying for healing.  For my Lulu.  Prayers were answered.

Share Your World ~ 11/10/20 – More therapy with zoo animals among the questions of the week.  

#1linerWeds. 11/11/20 -We remember all who served.

How Many Pumps of Hand Sanitizer Does it Take? ~ 11/12/20 – Released some hounds.  Not ever getting a dexa again.  I will break my hip and die when the time comes.  And if that happens, then that will be how things were meant to be.  Or not.  Controller will cease trying to predict the future.

Life Lesson ~ 11/13/20 – I wrote about a not so flattering memory of my dad.  Except as unflattering as it was, I think the outcome showed progress.  We’re never too old to learn how to be better.  I try every.single.day.  Plus I’m proud of my G’ma.  She was a force to be reckoned with.   

FB & WP Could Be Talking to Each Other – twofer since I had taken the day off.  Kind of, sort of, not really.  But I did not work hard and/or a full day.  

#SoCS for 11/14/20 – Capstone silliness that started with the prompt word “ring” any way you like it 🙂

Whew! I am tired y’all.

Ok, time to share. Monday after I did my dexa, as I was back at work, Lulu nudged open my office door holding a sign that read “I NEED to TALK to YOU!” Turns out, her boss of six days, called in response to an email she sent on the Saturday before last. In that email, she basically asked for her job back. She had copied a template from Google and filled it in to meet her situation.

Boss “How do you know your Internet is fixed”

Lulu “Well, nothing is guaranteed but there have been no interruptions since we installed our own router; a Google nest.

Boss “I had the same issue with the same ISP and used the same resolution, purchase of my own router. We have two classes 11/16 and 12/14. We’ll get you into one of those”

And folks. tomorrow is the BIG day. And I feel nauseous. The what ifs are kicking my ass.

Pony says “Mom calm down. We had an issue and we fixed it. End of story”

Me: What if a 3rd machine using the router is one too many? What if we have Armageddon? What if Chicken Little the sky is falling? They won’t give her a 3rd chance!!!

Now to make sure tomorrow is a day free of problems with technology. Like I can control any of this anyway. Whatever is supposed to happen is what’s going to happen. Internet gods be with us.

Now that’s a wrap! Peace y’all. Until next time. Stay safe.

As always, more to come.