Wednesday, September 02, 2015

In the Heat of Late Summer

It remained hot, sunny, and muggy as I had my usual cereal and fruit (a peach, in this case) breakfast. Watched an episode of Remember WENN while I ate. The late first season episode "A Capitol Idea" introduces one of my favorite characters from the show, brash station manager Scott Sherwood. His first idea upon arriving at the station is for Betty to weave commercials into the shows in order to entice more sponsors. His idea works...too well. While he does end up inadvertently inventing infomercials, the shows are also now losing sight of the storylines and are playing more like catalogs than soap operas. The cast finally rebels and makes a mockery of the shows.

Went right on the computer as soon as I finished eating. Betty is beset in the forest by a group of ugly, nasty demons, hungry creatures that will devour anything in their path. She holds them off with a thick branch before finally being rescued by a strong, dark-haired man who carries a woodcutter's ax. He leads her out of the woods, but stays in the shadows and refuses to let her see his face. She knows his voice, but can't quite place it. He does get her home, and even kisses her hand....but the moment Gertie arrives, he vanishes into the shadows again.

Headed out to Studio LuLoo to volunteer around 11:30. I had to work at 1 and didn't really have a lot of time. Turned out to be just as well. The other volunteer there was getting ready to close soon anyway. I had just enough time to sweep the indoor floors and the outdoor sidewalk areas around their picnic tables.

Had a quick lunch at the Common Grounds Coffee House a few doors down. I ate bacon and scallion quiche, a cherry and almond scone, and a cup of iced green tea while listening to two kids complain about their teachers. A college student teacher told them about her life and how hard it was to keep up with her car and Netflix bills and pay her parents rent. (That's why I don't have a car or Netflix. What's the point? We live near everything, and you can take DVDs out of the library for free.)

Went home, changed, packed an apple for a snack, and headed right back out to work. Work was on-and-off busy, not overwhelming but busier than it has been. It's still the beginning of the month, and we still have a lot of annoying customers coming through. Other than that, there were no major problems, and my relief was right on time.

When I got home, I had a quick dinner of leftovers while watching more WENN. Scott's second great idea in "Popping the Question" isn't a whole lot more legit than his first. He wants to rig a big game show so the sponsor's son will win. While the others once again try to foil his plans, Betty's date Doug Thompson keeps waiting...and waiting....for her to remember him.

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