Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Disney Kind of Day

Started out a beautiful spring morning with Pear Spice Pancakes. One of the juicy pears I bought on Friday got bruised on the way home. I cut it up, threw it into the pancake mix, and added cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg. Oooh, so yummy! Didn't cook very fast (I didn't cut up the chunks enough), but tasted nice.

I loved riding to work. The weather was glorious today. It was still a little chilly and windy for the time of year, probably in the mid-upper 50's, but nothing like yesterday. This may be why work was on-and-off busy, and actually not as bad as I figured it would be. There were a few problems, especially with a buy-one-watermelon-get-one sale that wouldn't work, but the time otherwise went quickly, and my relief was there when she was supposed to be.

It was so nice, I took the long way home down Nicholson Road and Atlantic Avenue. The day was too beautiful to be rushing anywhere. There was quite a bit of traffic on Nicholson, more than likely a lot of Sunday drivers also enjoying the weather. 

Spent the rest of the afternoon working on my writing. While Han and Leia head towards the Kingdom of Kashaykk and Vader prepares to go after his children, Luke has returned to the Dagobah Swamps. He's hoping to find a great Force sage. What he finds is a little green goblin who gets into his things and seems to know (and annoy) Arthur the Mute Blacksmith. The last thing Luke is expecting is for this strange little fellow to be Yoda, the sage he's seeking...or for Yoda to almost turn him down for training. It takes the ghost of Sir Ben Kenobi, Luke's late previous teacher, to convince him.

I'd been listening to my Disney music collections all day, including during breakfast and while making leftovers for dinner. I bought this collection with a birthday gift card from Lauren about five or six years ago. It's too bad it's probably wildly out of print today. I like that it includes songs not only from the usual animated musicals, but numbers from older live-action films (Kirk Douglas surprisingly doing well with "Whale of a Tale" from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Haley Mills' adorable "Let's Get Together" from the original Parent Trap, several songs from Summer Magic and Pete's Dragon, the very early 60's title song from The Monkey's Uncle performed by the Beach Boys and Annette Funicello), TV shows ("The Ballad of Davy Crocket" from the original Disneyland show, two Ludvig Von Drake ditties and "Stop, Look, and Listen" from Disney's Wonderful World of Color, "The Mickey Mouse Club March"), and theme songs from the Disney parks ("It's a Small World," "The Tiki Room," the original "Pirates of the Caribbean"). 

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