It was a beautiful morning when I awoke. The sun was out, the humidity was gone, and it looked and felt more like fall. I celebrated with Carrot Spice Pancakes and Yankee Doodle Mickey. This Disneyland album has a patriotic theme. I did it this weekend for the Armed Services Medley, which has Mickey singing the themes for the Air Force and the Marines, Goofy singing for the Army, and Donald of course representing the Navy.
I have the book-and-record version of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. Two of the younger kids in the Family Band provide the hilarious narration (and get a lot more characterization than they do in the movie). While most of the songs are studio versions, I do believe that's Walter Brennan we hear sing "Drummin', Drummin', Drummin'."
Work was very busy for most of the afternoon. Not only are we still getting the tail end of the beginning of the month people, but many folks are starting to prepare for Thanksgiving. November is a big birthday month, too. Thankfully, while the turkey coupon remains a problem, at least we haven't run out of them yet, like we did a couple of times last year. My relief was actually early, and I was able to head out with no problems.
It was such a glorious day, I opted to take the long way home down Nicholson Road. There couldn't have been more perfect fall weather. Last week's heat and smothering humidity had been replaced by sunshine, dry wind, cool air, a bright blue sky, and more normal lower 60-degree temperatures. I did notice cars driving across the bridge over Nicholson. It's about time they finished that. They started it last spring. They said they'd be done by July. They were still working on it in at least August or September.
When I got in, I spent the rest of the evening writing. We're now in Port Harbor, a former major port on the Great Lake that's now a popular tourist spot. Jeff meets Scott between fish warehouses by the docks. He asks after Betty and the others, then mentions he's in town to meet several Shadow Realm members who are going to be talking to Palermo Racine's gangsters about "protection" money in the guise of the King of Thieves. They also discuss Hilary, who is still angry with Scott for lying about his lack of royal status and abandoning his court.
I put on another Roaring 20's CD while making crab cakes and roasted Brussels sprouts for dinner. Echoes of the 20's is a two-disc set. I listened to the second one. The 20's loved its novelties, and there were quite a few songs referencing popular heroes or fads, including "Lucky Lindy" (on Charles Lindburgh), "Hello Montreal" (on Prohibition and how to get around it), and "Henry's Made a Lady Out of Lizzie" (on Henry Ford updating the Model T design). "Precious Little Thing Called Love," "Sunny Side Up," and "Am I Blue?" were the result of another "novelty," this one with more staying power - the advent of movies with sound.
Switched to the Eagles-Cowboys game on WIP Radio after I got out of the shower. Wow, what a stunner! Neither team dominated; it went back and forth all night, ending in an overtime win for the Eagles, 33-27.