Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Began a hot, sunny morning with breakfast and Blockbusters. That grandmother-granddaughter pair is on a roll this week. They easily got through the man in the beginning of the episode, and the girl only missed two questions on the Gold Rush bonus round. They were just as easily plowing through their next solo challenger, a lady, when the episode ended.

Switched to Molly of Denali as I cleaned up from breakfast. Molly's looking forward to picking blueberries with her parents in their special secret spot, but they end up enduring a "Berry Itchy Day" when she forgets the bug repellent. She ends up calling Tooey to look up how to make bug repellent and learning how to use an index and a table of contents. For Molly, it's "Herring Eggs or Bust" when her cousin who lives in Sitka tells her he's having a great egg harvest, but her mother won't fly her to the coast. Molly has to find people who'll give her mother more reasons to fly across Alaska than for her daughter to have her favorite treat.

Went online to look up a few things, then put on the 2003 Strawberry Shortcake. Strawberry's friend Coco Calypso invites her and the other girls to Seaberry Island to solve "The Mystery of Seaberry Beach." Someone is stealing the seaberries Coco harvests. Turns out that Coco isn't alone on the island...but that someone isn't exactly who she thinks it is...

Returned to Buzzr for Match Game as I got organized. The first episode featured Charles switching glasses with comedienne Chelsea Brown of Laugh-In, then being the subject of a joke about streaking. Football player Rosy Grier joined Charles, Gene, Brett, Richard, Loretta Swit of MASH, and Kaye Stevens of the raucous laugh in the second.

Headed out while Classic Concentration was on. I needed to run to the Acme to do grocery shopping and deliver my disability papers. Picked the right day to do it. I hadn't seen them so quiet since early March. They even reopened the back entrance on Nicholson Road. Everyone's either hiding from the heat and humidity in their air conditioners, in their backyards, or went down to the Shore. I was able to shop in peace. They even had most of their sales; I grabbed mocha almond fudge low-fat ice cream for $1.99. Picked up blue corn chips for dinner later in the week. Found chicken breasts on a good sale with a manager's coupon. Bought a cute doll that unfolds from a cupcake to a bride for Finley's birthday on July 3rd. Restocked strawberries, bananas, milk, cereal, yogurt, tomato sauce and paste, eggs, chocolate chips, and peanut butter.

Long, hot walk today. While it was sunny and breezy, it was also killer muggy and hazy. One man walked his dog, and there were a few kids on bikes or out with friends. Otherwise, the neighborhood was just as quiet as the Acme. Along with the heat, many folks may have gone back to regular work this week or last week.

Came home in time for a quick lunch and Super Password. Jamie Widdowes of National Lampoon's Animal House easily helped his contestant win the difficult Ca$hword, but Lindsay Bloom had a harder time with the Super Password bonus round. Tough Scoey and Claire Mitchlll and witty Bill Macy and his fiancee Samantha were the big winners on Tattletales. Yesterday's Press Your Luck champ won again by the skin of her teeth, taking home a vacation to Orlando and golf clubs only because the guy who had more money than her hit a Whammy at the last second.

Worked on writing for a while after Luck ended. Sir Dick Gautier, who was turned into a troll by the wicked Queen Malade, releases his fellow guards-turned-trolls from the basement prison. They're not as pleased when he nearly flattens some of them slamming into the door! Maid Lee (Merriweather) is more concerned that the human guards may have heard them and starts herding them out, while Bill (Daily) the Wolf asks about Princess Marcia (Wallace), who was put under a sleeping curse before he was captured.

Broke for dinner at 6:30. Had leftover chicken, snap peas, and the last of the banana-chocolate chip bread while watching more Match Game. The 1975 episode brought in Ethel Merman, who seemed to very much enjoy herself...and in the last few minutes, a handsome contestant named Ron Valenti who seemed to really interest Fannie. The female champ on Sale of the Century seemed a lot more nervous and didn't do anywhere near as well as she has the past few days. The one man bought two Instant Bargains and still blew everyone away in the speed round. He too opted to come back and try for that London trip.

Finished the night with Centennial Summer on YouTube. I go further into this rare 1946 tale of two sisters competing for a handsome Frenchman during the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

Cult Flops - Centennial Summer

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