I have had an unusual week, schedule-wise. Yesterday I had to go to Boston for a lengthy meeting, we’ve had company, I’ve got personal time I’ve got to use up before the end of the fiscal year, blah blah blah. Anyway, that meeting yesterday meant I spent 3 times longer in the car than I usually do and, while listening to Sirius radio, they happened to mention a few historical events that happened this week and they came together in my head as an idea for a blog post.
Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of the infamous O.J. Simpson police chase. While the rest of the world was glued to their televisions watching Simpson’s white Ford Bronco I was holed up in the library at the University of Rhode Island where I was in grad school at the time. In other words, I missed the whole thing.
Yesterday was the 43rd anniversary of the arrest of 5 men in the Watergate scandal. I was 6 at the time and what I mostly remember about that summer is that I couldn’t watch Sesame Street because everyone was watching the Watergate hearings all.the.time.
And finally, on June 17, 1978 Jimmy Buffett’s Cheeseburger In Paradise hit it’s peak on the Billboard charts at #32. Jimmy isn’t known for having big hits with his songs but his fans are loyal and that song is an anthem for those of us who tailgate at his shows.
That’s what I’ve got for you today. What’s happening with you?