Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mysteries and Meddling Kids

Started the day with breakfast and some Scooby Doo. I actually have a lot of the episodes on this set already, starting with "Scooby Doo and a Mummy Too," from the original Scooby Doo, Where are You? The gang gets wrapped up in a mystery when a pharaoh's curse unleashes a living mummy that seems to turn people into stone. Now they need to figure out why the mummy is after a coin that Shaggy found amid the Egyptian exhibits.

Did a little writing after breakfast. The gang finally heads out, picking up their friend Kaydel Ko along the way. Rey's insistence on going to the Skywalker Manor to check out where to put the decorations isn't well-received. It's getting dark out. Maz, their landlady, is expecting them. Rey finally talks them into it. They arrive at the crumbling, spooky Victorian Gothic home. The outside is filled with spiderwebs and hanging gingerbread trim that looks like teeth over the porch. The inside is a little cleaner, to their surprise. Someone has been here recently...

Continued Scooby Doo as I ate lunch and got ready for work. "The Headless Horseman of Halloween," from the mid-70's Scooby show, is the first of three Halloween episodes done by this franchise. Scooby Dum, Scooby's hillbilly cousin, joins the kids as they attend a Halloween costume party put on by rich Mrs. Crane and her daughter Beth. They're the descendants of Ichabod Crane, who was said to have lost his head to the infamous Headless Horseman. The Horseman suddenly returns, insisting that Mrs. Crane give up a priceless diamond necklace. The kids think there's something a bit phony about this, especially when her nephew insists on putting it in the vault himself...

Today was the first time I've worked six hours in at least a month. It was...totally painless, to my surprise. We were mostly pretty quiet, and never more than steady at rush hour. I spent the first half of my shift doing returns. Headed outside to do carts and gather baskets for the last few hours. At least it was a nice day for it, sunny, breezy, and warm.

Resumed Scooby Doo when I got home and had leftovers for dinner. The kids are wondering "Which Witch Is Which?" when they encounter a witch and a zombie in a spooky swamp. They skipped ahead to the early 2000's show What's New, Scooby Doo? for "Fright House of a Lighthouse." The kids are visiting Fred's uncle on a small, remote island. A ghostly lighthouse keeper has been wrecking havoc on the light house, letting ships run aground. He's worried it'll keep supplies from getting to the island. The gang has to find out who's really behind both the lighthouse keeper and a scary ghost ship, while Velma deals with a snooty mystery-solver who seems to think she can do everything better than the kids can. 

Finished the night with more Lego Star Wars. Did "Chancellor In Peril" and "Ruin of the Jedi" from Revenge of the Sith. Other than picking up a few more pieces, I didn't have much luck with either. I'm still having problems jumping between those platforms in "Ruin," and I couldn't figure out how to open up a lot of areas. Couldn't find the red brick in either level, either. 

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