I Smell Cake*

Saw this posted on Facebook this afternoon. 


Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76

Just days after being hospitalized for exhaustion, the incomparable vocalist passed away in Los Angeles.

Here is one of his songs that I liked, “Boogie Down” from 1983. 

R.I.P. and thank you for your music. 

Side Note:

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.
“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

I Smell Cake*

Well, one of my TV crushed past away today.

Richard Hatch, star of the original “Battlestar Galactica” and the Syfy remake, died on Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his manger confirmed to Variety. He was 71.


I really couldn’t tell you about any of the episodes that watched as a kid, but oh how I loved Apollo and Richard Hatch. 

R.I.P. Richard Hatch and thank you for being one of my TV crushes. 

Side Note:

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.
“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

Super Bowl LI

The New England Patriots are kings of the NFL once again after beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in Super Bowl LI.



Now, I’m not a fan of either team, but the Patriots winning again is impressive. 

And Tom Brady winning five rings,you can’t deny that he is one of the best QB’s ever. 

NFL Hall of Fame 2017

The NFL Hall of Fame class of 2017 was announced over the weekend. 


Running back LaDainian Tomlinson leads the pack of inductees. He will be joined in Canton, Ohio, by running back Terrell Davis, quarterback Kurt Warner, defensive end Jason Taylor, kicker Morten Andersen, safety Kenny Easley and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. 

I’ve watched most of these former players play. I’m glad to see kicker Morten Anderson make it. 

Mamma Mia!

The other night I had the chance to see Mamma Mia! at The Tobin Center. 

It’s the show Farewell Tour and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of seeing it at one of my favorite places. 

All I can say is WOW! What a show. 

I love ABBA, I liked the movie, so I was really looking forward to a good show. And I wasn’t disappointed. 

Right from the opening note, it was amazing. 

If you don’t know anything about the play, here’s a little snippet of what it’s about. 

The long-running Broadway musical Mamma Mia!, which ended its New York run earlier this season, has announced that it is embarking on a “final farewell tour” in the 2016-17 season that will hit some 30 cities across North America.

The show, which is built around the songs of ABBA composers Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, closed on Broadway September 12, 2015, after a 14-year run. It is still playing in London’s West End, continuing an 18-year run.

But my most favorite part of the play was the music. There is just something about ABBA music that makes you happy. 

Here is the list of music that the sang and danced to. Not only on the stage, but in my chair. 

  1. Overture/Prologue
  2. Honey, Honey
  3. Money, Money, Money
  4. Thank You For The Music
  5. Mamma Mia
  6. Chiquitita
  7. Dancing Queen
  8. Lay All Your Love On Me
  9. Super Trouper
  10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
  11. The Name Of The Game
  12. Voulez-Vous
  13. Entr’acte
  14. Under Attack
  15. One Of Us
  16. S.O.S.
  17. Does Your Mother Know
  18. Knowing Me, Knowing You
  19. Our Last Summer
  20. Slipping Through My Fingers
  21. The Winner Takes It All
  22. Take A Chance On Me
  23. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  24. I Have A Dream

My favorite songs would be:

  • Lay All Your Love On Me
  • The Winner Takes It All
  • Take A Chance On Me
  • Waterloo

I’m going old school on the video.

https://youtu.be/sNVzitkT7gM

I’m so glad that I went to see the play. 

Now, I’m off to watch the movie on my phone. 

The Challenger

“The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.”

– President Ronald Reagan

I Smell Cake*

Well, today was a sad day for an icon from youth. 

Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80.

I was a fan of her show “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” 


I watched the reruns of “The Dick Van Dyke,” but know her better from her own show. 


So sad that our stars from are youth are passing away. 

At least we will always have her TV shows and movies to watch. 

And here is one of my Top 10 TV Theme songs…


R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore. 

You did turn the world on with your smile. 

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