Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beginnings of the Fall Harvest

Began a beautiful, hot, sunny morning with a Garfield special to drown out Charlie blaring 80's music downstairs. Garfield In Hollywood has the famous fat cat appearing on a local pet talent show with Jon and Odie. They win, but when the dog and cat cut Jon out of the act, he begins to wonder if winning the finals in Hollywood would me leaving him behind.

I checked my finances online and didn't get going until 11. Yes, my paycheck went through. I was able to get money at WaWa and head to the Farm Market. By quarter after 11, they weren't nearly as packed as usual, though they were still pretty crowded. The blackberries are gone, but I did see the first pears and pie pumpkins of the season. I ended up with small yellow peaches and Gala apples, two small cucumbers, an onion, and a tomato.

I didn't start work until 2. I had the time to ride around and look for yard sales. There were a few around, but I only found one, on Stokes Avenue in Collingswood. I ended up with two DVDs, Superman Returns and Ernest Goes to Camp. Stopped at CVS on the border of Collingswood and Oaklyn on the way home for their generic strawberry-kiwi sparkling water.

Ran Hello Kitty Furry Tale Theater cartoons as I ate lunch and got ready for work. "K.T: The Kitty Terrestrial" is a lost feline alien who'd love to phone home...if Tuxedo Sam and his buddies can help her escape from scientists Catnip and Grinder. Kitty and her new friends are on their way to visit "The Wizard of Paws" in order to get her home to Catfish. The Wicked Witchie Catnip does everything she can to get rid of them. Kitty has a close encounter with a huge Grinder on a remote tropical island in "Kitty and the Kong." Catnip thinks he'll be a great attraction in New York, but Kitty realizes he doesn't belong. "Cat Wars" takes us to a galaxy far, far away as Tuxedo Sam Skywalker flees with Princess Kitty from the evil Darth Catnip. "Paws: The Great White Dog Shark" has been eating everything wooden around, including a beloved amusement pier. Lifeguard Sam, Surfer Kitty, and scientist Chip try to get to the bottom of why Paws is behaving so badly.

Work was much, much busier than it has been, and a lot more annoying. We're getting close to the beginning of the month, which means all the fun, frustrating people are coming out of the woodwork. Had some trouble with WIC checks again, too. And the scan gun in register 7 not only wouldn't work, but made the computer run super-slow for at least 20 minutes. Thankfully, though my last order was huge, the lady was super-sweet about it and a big help. I just got out on time with no relief.

(Oh yes, and for those of you who are fans of Dinosaur Dracula, Matt's famous Halloween Countdown - in which he spends two and a half months discussing all things horror and Halloween - began yesterday.)

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