Sunday, September 09, 2018

Every Little Nothing

It was pouring when I awoke this morning, and would continue raining in some form another for pretty much the entire day. I brightened the gloomy weather with Zucchini Pancakes for breakfast and the original Broadway cast of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Carol Channing became a star in this adaptation of the Roaring 20's tale of Lorelei Lee, who buys a diamond tiara off of a rich lady with money she got from her husband. Most of the songs didn't make it to the film version, except for "Just a Little Girl From Little Rock" and the show's most famous number, "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." They tried reviving it in 1995, but the show barely ran a week. It did better as an Encores concert in 2012.

Spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon writing. Leia, Laurence, Harry, Charel, and Clarence meet Dr. Mothma three days later at UCLA. Turns out there was a reward for capturing Roberto Fettara. Leia intends to use her part of the reward to fund her exhibition to Guatemala to find the remains of the Alderaanian culture. Harry, Charel, and Laurence all say they'll stay on as well. Dr. Mothma explains that Vader and Chancellor Palpatine of the Empire are already at the site, but they may still have a chance of getting around them.

Broke for a quick lunch at 1. Listened to Little Mary Sunshine as I ate yogurt, plums, and a peanut-chocolate chip muffin. This Off-Broadway operetta spoof was a huge hit in the late 50's-early 60's. Eileen Brennan made her first big splash as the sweet title character, the owner of an inn in the Colorado Rockies. A group of forest rangers after a rogue Indian arrive, along with a group of girls from a finishing school and an aging opera singer and retired corporal. Pretty much everyone pairs off by the end, including Mary with handsome Captain Jim Warrington and her maid Nancy with Corporal Billy Jester. Some folks may be offended by the evil Indian subplot, but this is mostly a cute parody if you know anything about the genre they're making fun of.

It was still raining so hard by 1, Dad ended up driving me to and from work. We were crazy when I came in, even though the Eagles played on Thursday. I bagged for the first half-hour, then spent the rest of the first half of my shift doing returns. I had a harder time during the second half. We're running out of pretty much everything, including toilet paper and plastic trash bags. I used the last two rolls of toilet paper and had to search for more trash bags. I also had to take over the carts for an hour when all the teen baggers went home and got very wet.

(I did see some games today in the back lounge area. Cleveland got it's first non-loss since 2016 with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cowboys weren't nearly as lucky against the Carolina Panthers, losing 16-8.)

Dad picked me up right after I finished work. He gave me a container of chili Jodie had just made. Since it was still warm, I had it for dinner. Listened to Harry Connick Jr. while I ate, then switched to the appropriate Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon. Took a much-needed bath while the jazz CDs were running.

It's continued to pour, sometimes heavily, for the rest of the evening. It stopped for a little while, but seems to have started again. It's supposed to continue into tomorrow...which is not good, since tomorrow is my extra-long eight and a half hour day.

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