Saturday, July 15, 2023

Hot Harvest

Got a quick start this morning with breakfast and more Camp Minnie. Everyone's feeling "Pier Pressure" when they're supposed to be getting their water skiing badge. They have to learn in a hurry when the speedboat breaks off part of the pier and sends them off across the lake! Minnie's not sure what to do for her big dance in the talent show. She discovers that "The Bow Must Go On" when a butterfly dancing breezily in the wind gives her the answer.

Hurried off to the Collingswood Farm Market around 10:30. Despite it being hot, sunny, and humid, it was still packed with people buying produce for barbecues and summer pool parties. Purple reigned supreme as plums and eggplant made their debuts. Cherries are back in larger quantities, too. In addition to cherries, I picked up little nectarines, cherry tomatoes, snap peas, blueberries, three doughnut peaches to share with a friend, and the softest and moistest loaf of oat-honey bread I've ever tasted. (Also tried a lemon-poppy seed muffin from another booth, but it was much too dry. I didn't finish it.) Grabbed Propel at WaWa quickly for the way home.

Scouted around the Internet looking for jobs while watching Return to Oz. I go further into the 1964 animated sequel to the 1961 show Tales of the Wizard of Oz and Rankin-Bass' first animated special at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

Switched to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood while enjoying a honey-and-peanut-butter sandwich on that amazing bread and cherries for lunch. It's harvest time in the Neighborhood, too. Daniel and Prince Wednesday want to help on "Fruit Picking Day," but they're too short to reach the fruit in the orchard. They're reminded it's not so bad to be small when their hand are the only ones that can reach the Golden Pear Queen Sarah requested. "Daniel Is Big Enough to Help Dad" paint the door of his new playhouse and help Mom hold the handle on a cabinet while she glues it on.

Headed out even before the cartoon ended. Work was a pain in the rear. We just didn't have enough help for most of the afternoon. It was me and express again. There were long lines off-and-on. If people weren't complaining about that, their cards wouldn't work, or they didn't buy the right things. I kept panicking over those long, slow-moving lines. I didn't want to cause trouble. I was so glad when I was finally able to shut down almost at the last minute without a relief.

Didn't really need much in the way of groceries this week. I mainly wanted coconut milk. Got two low-sugar yogurts on sale, too.

Went straight home and into leftovers for dinner. Watched shorts from that Looney Tunes parodies set while I ate. "Jack Rabbit and the Beanstalk" is an older Bugs short from 1943. Bugs goes up the beanstalk to get himself some massive carrots and ends up giving their giant owner the run-around. He dodges the Sheriff of Nottingham in "Rabbit Hood" from 1949 after he caught Bugs poaching carrots. Little John keeps showing up when he isn't wanted, but Robin Hood himself never appears...until a certain swashbuckling Warners actor associated with the role makes a cameo in the end.

Switched to YouTube after a shower. I went back and forth between Bruce Forsyth's Play Your Cards Right and Classic Concentration on the Mystery 7 marathon and a Match Game Productions interview with game show producer Roger Dobowitz, who was a cue card boy on the 70's-80's Match Game. Roger had mostly fond memories of not only that show, but of producing Price Is Right for many years and creating several mini-games for that show. 

Dobowitz also made occasional appearances on camera as well, as we saw in tonight's Match Game Classics marathon. Usually, Gene dragged him out to tease him about his spelling, like when he wrote "cannibal" as "cannible" and "parachute" as "pair of shoes." There was also the time in 1977 when Gene and Richard brought him out to be frisked in the beginning of the show, for some odd reason. Gene even pulled up what I suspect was his undershirt. I'm not sure Roger had any idea of what was going on. 

Celebrate one of the game show's greatest champions and a favorite of Price Is Right and Match Game fans alike in this very funny marathon!

And here's the interview with Dobowitz and the Mystery 7 marathon too!

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