Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It's a Beautiful Day, Charlie Brown

It was absolutely gorgeous when I got up this morning, sunny, breezy, and in the lower 80's. I began a beautiful morning with a sports-themed Peanuts special from the mid-70's. You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown takes us to the world of the decathlon. Peppermint Patty trains Marcie and Chuck to run for their school in ten events. They're competing against the bragging Freddie Fabulous from Fremont and the rather familiar The Masked Marvel. For once in his life, it looks like Charlie Brown may have a chance to win it all...if he can keep his eye on the track...

Worked on fanfiction for an hour after the cartoon ended. No sooner has Scott settled in than the Valiant Journey Acting Troupe is attacked by goons who want them to pay their bills, or else! Scott comes up with a plot to get the goons off their backs that wins the admiration of the entire troupe and a spot as an actor and stagehand.

Greeted Charlie, my neighbors' son, on my way out. He's still trimming trees. Today he did the remaining ones around my apartment, including branches that were over my porch. I'm hoping eliminating the branches will either get rid of or at least discourage the carpenter ants I've had problems with in the kitchen for years.

I volunteered at Studio LuLoo around 11. I haven't been there in weeks. I've mostly worked too early on Wednesdays and Thursdays to go then, but there was one day I flat out forgot. At any rate, they mostly needed help cleaning today before kids arrived for their summer day camp programs. I washed all the windows I could reach (the play room seems to be mostly being used for storage at the moment) and swept the sidewalk. I also admired the cherry tomato plants and flower boxes that were attracting happily buzzing bees and wasps.

Headed out as soon as the kids arrived. When I got home, I had Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffins for lunch while watching more Peanuts. You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown takes us from track and field to the noisier and more dangerous world of motor cross. Chuck joins a motor cross race with Peppermint Patty and the Masked Marvel, among others. Patty and the Marvel are determined to win the big prize, but it's Charlie Brown who proves that slow and steady really does win the race.

Work was steady when I came in, dead thereafter, pretty much the same as it's been for weeks. It's the middle of the week and the middle of the month, and a beautiful day to boot. After the weather the last few days, most people probably went to the Shore, or were at least spending time outside. There were no major problems, and my relief was right on time.

I had leftovers for dinner while watching The Wind Rises. I didn't get a chance to finish it - I'll go more into that one tomorrow.

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