Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Take the Long Way Home

Slept in a lot longer than I meant to! By the time I finally finished reading and writing and rolled out of bed, Supermarket Sweep was on. Team 1 dominated the questions and beat the other duos handily in the big sweep, but that didn't translate to success finding the 5,000 dollars. The two female contestants on Split Second barely let the one guy get a word-in edgewise. One just barely beat the other in the Countdown Round. She missed the car, but opted to come back and try again.

Dashed off to work just as Blockbusters began. Surprisingly, work was a lot busier than it had been on Sunday. First of all, it's supposed to pour here for the next two days. Many folks may be trying to avoid the weather. Second, the Acme has a 5 percent discount for seniors on Tuesday. The store is two blocks away from an apartment complex for seniors. More than a quarter of our customers are over 65. There were some disgruntled people who wanted to know about sales, but most folks seemed to be happy just to be doing something that wasn't in the heat.

Took the long way home again from work. It was sunny, but there were definitely heavy clouds on the horizon, and it was humid as heck. It was 5 PM by that point, and I ended up dodging traffic around the mall entrance and further down on Newton Avenue in Oaklyn. At least all the rain has helped the local flora. Wildflowers waved in the breeze and giant green stalks nearly reached the treetops. Gardens overflow with towering sunflowers and and sweet black-eyed susans.

As soon as I got home and dressed, I went straight into writing. Gene tells Charles that he's the only one who can save Brett. Charles protests that he's not a champion. He's not Brett's husband. It's Richard who reminds him that there's a lot of different kinds of compassion in the world, and that friendship can be just as strong a bond as love.

Broke for dinner at 6:30. For some reason, Buzzr jumped far back to Match Game '74. Brett finds herself sandwiched between sarcastic Morey Amsterdam and sweet George Kirby, leaving Richard to be the one who teases her and throws her shoe into the audience. A lady from New Orleans gave the champ a run for her Instant Bargains on Sale of the Century, and even finally convinced the champ to buy a trip to Santa Barbara. The champ did beat everyone handily in the speed round, but she had a tougher time with the bonus round.

Finished the night online after a shower with In Person at TCM's website. I go further into this romantic comedy vehicle for Ginger Rogers at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

In Person 

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