I Screwed Up

If you’re trying to find Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #154 and you’re getting an “OOPS! THAT PAGE CAN’T BE FOUND” error message, that’s because I screwed up.

I drafted that post at around 10:00 pm my time tonight — January 30th — with the intention of scheduling it to actually be published at 3:00 am tomorrow, January 31st. But when I hit “schedule,” I forgot to change the date from January 30th to the 31st. So it backdated the post to appear that it had been published nearly 20 hours ago instead of three hours from now.

Anyway, I took it down a few minutes ago and it will be republished three hours from now.

I apologize for the confusion.

Who Won the Week — 01/30/2022

The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

This week, the Who Won the Week winner is the Los Angeles Rams, who tonight beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. That means that in two weeks, the Rams will square off against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.

As a San Franciscan, this was not the outcome I was hoping for, but never let it be said that Fandango doesn’t give credit where credit is due. So congratulations to the LA Rams. And here’s hoping that in two weeks, the Bengals will tear the Rams to shreds.

Nah, I’m just kidding.

Or am I?

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

Knock Their Socks Off

“I’m at a loss,” Dean said. “I’ve got my final interview for that dream job in San Jose on Tuesday and there’s a goddam blizzard outside. The roads are impassable and the all of the airports in New England are closed. This is a huge quandary because the majority of the hiring team is scheduled to be there.”

“I’m sure they are prepared for something like this,” Dean’s wife Anna said. “Text the recruiter and see what the options are. I’d be surprised that a high tech company like that couldn’t accommodate a video interview if you tell them that you’re snowed in.”

About 45 minutes later, Dean came into the kitchen and hugged his wife. “You’re as sharp as a hawk’s eyes,” he said. “The recruiter said it would be fine to conduct the interview over Zoom under the circumstances and he applauded my honesty and ingenuity.”

“Yay,” screamed Anna. “I’m going to start consolidating our stuff that we’ll be taking with us when we move from New England to Northern California.”

“Wait,” Dean said. “Don’t jinx us, Anna. I’ve still got to make it through the interview.”

“I’m not worried, Dean,” Anna said. “You’ll knock their socks off.”

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (loss), My Vivid Blog (blizzard), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (quandary), Word of the Day Challenge (majority), JusJoJan (prepare), Ragtag Daily Prompt (hawk), E.M.’s Random word Prompt (honesty), and Your Daily Word Prompt (consolidation).

Public Service Announcement

Fandango’s Who Won The Week post, which is regularly scheduled each week for this time slot, will be postponed until this evening, Pacific time, after the completion of the NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams.

In the event that the San Francisco 49ers win the game tonight, Who Won the Week will be posted this evening declaring the 49ers to be not only the NFC champions, but the winner of the coveted Fandango’s Who Won the Week designation.

Should the Rams win tonight’s game, there will be no Who Won the Week winner this week.

I’m just sayin’.

E.M.’s Sunday Ramble Prompt — Music

It’s time once again for E.M. Kingston’s The Sunday Ramble. Her prompt is based upon a certain topic about which she asks five questions. We are invited to ramble on about that topic however we wish. Today’s topic is music.

1. What is your favorite genre of music?

Classic Rock from the 60s and 70s (with a smattering of songs from the 80s).

2. What is your least favorite genre of music?

Country & Western.

3. What movie has a very memorable soundtrack?

Dirty Dancing.

4. What are three songs that gets you excited?

Songs that get me excited? Well that can be interpreted in a number of ways, but I’m going to stick with a family-friendly G-rating and go with some of my all-time favorites.

  • Hotel California by The Eagles
  • Suite Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby Stills & Nash
  • Scenes From an Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
  • The entire Abbey Road album by The Beatles

5. What was the last song that you listened to?

I’m listening to Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar” as I write this.