I hope everyone reading this had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving or celebrate it on a different day than the fourth Thursday of November
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and Brazil, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well. (Source: Wikipedia)
For the last couple of years I have been celebrating Thanksgiving Day by participating in a 5K race.
I seem to be getting slower with each passing year and this was the slowest I ever ran a 5K, coming in 7th out of 8 male runners in the 70 and over age category.
However, I following day I picked up 415 lbs. off of some tall blocks; so I’m not feeling too decrepit.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
This book is easy to read and has a lot of valuable running tips.
The Little Red Book of Running
By Scott Douglas
MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK
I just saw this film and I thought it was very entertaining.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Every year around this time I make this the song of the week. I just get a kick out of it.
Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)
By The Ramones
ART OF THE WEEK
How one decorates their home says a lot about a person. This was my decorating style back in 1988.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Richard Wagstaff Clark(November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, television producer and film actor, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1988. He also hosted the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which transmitted Times Square’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.
As host of American Bandstand, Clark introduced rock & roll to many Americans. Many of the leading rock groups had their first exposure to nationwide audiences. A few of the many artists introduced were Ike and Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Simon and Garfunkel, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Bobby Fuller, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino and Chubby Checker.
Episodes he hosted were among the first in which blacks and whites performed on the same stage, and likewise among the first in which the live studio audience sat without racial segregation. Singer Paul Anka claimed that Bandstand was responsible for creating a “youth culture”. Due to his perennially youthful appearance and his largely teenaged audience of American Bandstand, Clark was often referred to as “America’s oldest teenager”. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
When you retire, you may think your work days are over. Well, you are mistaken. Your new full-time job is to take care of your health. Treat it like a job, you may not feel like exercising, you may not want to watch what you eat; but, like work it is better than the alternative. If you don’t work, you will be depended upon others, if you don’t work out, you will be dependent upon others.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
I’ve seen the film and thought it was funny 77.78% (14 votes)
I haven’t seen the film, but would like to see it 22.22% (4 votes)
I’ve seen the film and did not like it 0% (0 votes)
I have not seen the film and do not wish to see it 0% (0 votes)
Total Votes: 18
Yes and liked what I saw 68.42% (13 votes)
No, but I would like to see one 15.79% (3 votes)
No and I do not wish to see one 10.53% (2 votes)
Yes, but did not enjoy what I saw 5.26% (1 votes)
No 33.33% (6 votes)
Maybe 33.33% (6 votes)
Same score 22.22% (4 votes)
Yes 11.11% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 18
Yes 83.33% (15 votes)
No 16.67% (3 votes)
I did not file a complaint with an independent agency 61.54% (8 votes)
I filed a complaint with an independent agency 38.46% (5 votes)
Total Votes: 13
try to tell me what to think 76.47% (13 votes)
give me just the facts and let me decide what to think 23.53% (4 votes)
Maybe 50% (8 votes)
Yes 31.25% (5 votes)
No 18.75% (3 votes)
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.