Who Won The Week — 09/18/22

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.

This week’s recipient of Who Won the Week recipient is not a who, but a what. It’s rain.

For the first time in more than six months we got some measurable rain this morning. It wasn’t much — less than a quarter of an inch — but given the severe drought we are experiencing, every little bit helps. And we’re supposed to get an additional quarter inch of rain within the next 24 hours.

So what’s the big deal? Well, as mentioned, we in Northern California are in a severe drought. We essentially have two seasons here: the rainy reason from November through March and the dry season from April through October. Getting any rain in September is highly unusual.

December, January and February are typically the wettest months, with 75 percent of the state’s annual precipitation within those months. Unfortunately, for the last few years, the typical amount of rain we have gotten during the “rainy season” has fallen way below average, which is why we’re in the shape we’re in.

So yeah, even getting just a half inch of rain in September is something to celebrate.

So who (or what) do you think won the week?

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.

The Letter Y

Deb, over at Nope, Not Pam, has this weekly challenge called A Letter a Week, where she gives us a place, an emotion, an adjective, a verb, and an animal all starting with the same letter. Then she asks us to write a post using those items and the letter she has given us, which this week is the letter Y.

Here are Deb’s Y-words:

Place – yard
Emotion – yearn
Adjective – yummy
Verb – yawn
Animal – yuhina

“What were you doing with your binoculars looking into our neighbor’s yard?” Karen asked her husband. “Were you gawking at Donna? I know you yearn for her, don’t you? And don’t you dare lie to me, either.”

Bill yawned, as if emphasizing a sign of boredom. “Well, Donna is rather yummy looking, isn’t she?”

Donna gasped. “I knew it!” she said, trying hard not to cry.

Bill walked over and put his arms around his wife. “But she’s not nearly as yummy as you are, Karen. You’re the yummiest woman I know.”

Karen looked up at her husband and said, “So what were you doing looking into her yard, then?”

“I heard a bird singing and I was unfamiliar with its sound and I wondered what kind of bird it was. So I grabbed my binoculars and found a nest of the unusual, for these parts, anyway, yahina bird in a tree in her backyard,” Bill explained. “Here,” he said, handing his binoculars to Karen.

Karen put the binoculars up to her eyes, looked into their neighbor’s yard, and said, “I see it. It’s a very unusual bird.”

“Yes it is,” Bill said, quickly taking back the binoculars before Karen could spot Donna, who was sunbathing in the nude on the other side of the wooden fence that separated their yards.

Song Lyric Sunday — Knocking at My Door

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt, Jim Adams gives us the theme of Australian music. The song I chose was on a frequent rotation in the early days of MTV, when the cable channel was all music videos. It was from the Aussie group, Men at War, and the song is “Who Can It Be Now?”

“Who Can It Be Now?” was recorded by Australian band Men at Work. It was released as a single in Australia in 1981, prior to the recording of their 1981 debut album, Business As Usual. It was written by the band’s lead vocalist, Colin Hay. The song reached number 2 in Australia that year. The American release of the song, over a year later, went on to hit number 1 in October 1982.

The album, Business As Usual, was the number 1 album in the U.S. for 15 weeks, a record at the time for the longest stay at number 1 for a debut album.

Hay originally wrote the music for “Who Can It Be Now?” in a tree house he and his girlfriend made in Bermagui, New South Wales. The lyrics would not come until 1981, when Hay was living in an apartment complex in St Kilda, Victoria. He lived next to drug dealers, and people would often confuse Hay’s apartment for the dealers’. The number of people that would knock on his door unnerved him to the point where he was scared to open his door, regardless of who was there.

Here are the lyrics to “Who Can It Be Now?”

Who can it be knocking at my door?
Go 'way, don't come 'round here no more
Can't you see that it's late at night?
I'm very tired, and I'm not feeling right
All I wish is to be alone
Stay away, don't you invade my home
Best off if you hang outside
Don't come in, I'll only run and hide

Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?

Who can it be knocking at my door?
Make no sound, tip-toe across the floor
If he hears, he'll knock all day
I'll be trapped, and here I'll have to stay
I've done no harm, I keep to myself
There's nothing wrong with my state of mental health
I like it here with my childhood friend
Here they come, those feelings again!

Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?

Is it the man come to take me away?
Why do they follow me?
It's not the future that I can see
It's just my fantasy


Hoo, hoo, hoo

Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?

Oh oh oh who can it be now?
Oh where we are
Who can it, who can it
Oh who can it now
Oh where we are
Yeah yeah yeah

FOWC with Fandango — Culture


It’s September 18, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “culture.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.