Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A Glorious Day In the Neighborhood

Started off a hot, sunny morning with breakfast and Split Second. This time, there was no contest. The woman champion did have a bit of a run from the other woman, but she blasted through the speed round before the other two barely had time to answer. They seemed to have reworked the bonus round a bit as well. Instead of just picking boards and either taking the car if you get it or what you get if you don't, contestants now get money if they don't win the car. They can keep the money, or keep coming back for the car and to win more money...which the champ ultimately did.

Spent the next two and a half hours wrangling with the darn printer. It just won't hook up to the internet. I have no idea how to do it. My laptop keeps recognizing it as a different model and won't show the actual one, no matter how hard I try. I keep typing in codes on the back, and it won't recognize them. I think I might see if I can pick up a new one somewhere along the line instead of continually fighting with this one.

Finally gave up again and called the Cooper Orthopedics office. After waiting for 15 minutes or so, I told the lady on the phone about my problem with the printer and that I was hoping to e-mail the paperwork to Dr. Ramerez. Turns out, all he needed was a state ID number from the top of the paperwork and he'd easily receive it and be able to send it out.

Had a quick lunch of blueberries, yogurt, and celery with peanut butter while watching Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood at PBS Kids. Dan's excited about "The Family Camp Out" with his dad. Katerina wants to come too, but it's supposed to be for kids and dads, and she only has her mom Henrietta. Henrietta and the dads remind the kids that families come in all shapes and sizes, and that moms can be dads, too. O the Owl has a similar dilemma in "A Game Night for Everyone." The library holds a game night for moms and kids, but his mother is his uncle X. X also insists that families are different, and they have no problems joining in the fun.

Went for a long walk around the neighborhood after lunch. Summer has finally started to make its way to New Jersey. Gardens are in full bloom now, helped by the tons of rain we've had and the many people who have more time to tend to them. The trees shading the street are brilliant shades of emerald, and the sky was a deep, soft blue. No wonder there were so many people out walking dogs, kids throwing basketballs in their yards, and teens biking with their siblings.

Rested my arm for a couple of hours after I got in while crocheting a dish rag and watching shows on Buzzr. On Password Plus, Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitched set a record by getting her contestant through the bonus Alphabetics round in a little less than 30 seconds, twice as fast as anyone else. Orson Bean and Jo Ann Worley lent their own brand of odd wit to Super Password. There were some pretty strange couples on Tattletales today, including one - Fannie Flagg and Dick Sargent - who were actually gay buddies rather than married. Ever-nervous Bill Daily and his sensible wife Pat ended up being the big winners.

Worked on writing for a while after Tattletales ended. Orson, now twice his regular size, is happily wrecking havoc in Holly Woods. Gary and Sarah help him by setting a barrel on fire, then taking longer than they should to put it out. Debralee the water fairy sends Ira into the river to keep him out of trouble before sending Clifton and Charles on their way.

Broke for dinner at 6. Had pan-fried flounder, steamed broccoli, and pasta while watching more of the Match Game Misspelling Bee. Allen Ludden, of all people, was the one who misspelled the word in an episode from that classic week in 1975 where he and his wife Betty White appeared on the same panel. The second episode turned into something of a game show crossover, with Bob Barker of The Price Is Right and Arlene Francis of What's My Line? catching a spelling mistake from Fannie.

That musician champ just keeps right on rolling through the competition on Sale of the Century. He bought a washing machine Instant Bargain, but seemed nervous during the speed round and would have tied if the other guy hadn't missed a question at the last second. Instead of taking all the prizes available, he decided to do something no one else had done before and return tomorrow for the huge cash jackpot, too.

Finished the night braving the camp lunacy of Can't Stop the Music at Amazon. I go further into one of the most notorious cult flops of all time at my Musical Dreams Musical Film Reviews blog.

Cult Flops - Can't Stop the Music

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