Saturday, August 15, 2020

Had a Bad Day

Had early work today; got up with just enough time for breakfast and cartoons. Got through one short in The Adventures of Paddington Bear before the Roku reset on me for some reason. Paddington makes "A Visit to the Bank" after he learns the bank was robbed and he wants to take his money out. The police think he's the thief, but the five pound note he wants back - and the marmalade smeared on it - inadvertently help them catch the real robbers.

Didn't have enough time to finish Paddington before work, so I settled on a Looney Tune short from the Classic Cartoons TV app. Bugs wants to deliver a "Rabbit Punch" to the obnoxious champ The Crusher in the ring. Crusher, however, is three times his size. It may take a lot more than even Bugs' ingenuity to keep him from getting smashed to atoms.

Work is about the only thing that actually went well today. It was on-and-off steady, not overwhelmingly busy - especially later - but not dead, either. There were no problems whatsoever, and I was in and out.

Called PNC Bank during my break. The man who answered the phone eventually said the check was cashed on the 3rd and it was too late for them to do anything. I'd have to call Customer Service when I got home.

Which I did, after I took the long way down a busy Nicholson home and got dressed. Thankfully, Customer Service picked up after a few minutes. They fully admitted that the mistake was on their part, and that they would be able to fix it...but it wouldn't go through until Wednesday.

Watched Match Game while eating a quick snack before heading out. I wanted to deposit the check from Willa and get money for the laundry. Deposited the check easily...but I really should have cashed the check, then deposited the money. I couldn't take any money out of my account until Monday!

I was livid. I desperately needed to do the laundry. I had two dollars, but I needed two more. Got lucky that Jodie spent the day cleaning at home and had a jar full of change, including lots of quarters. I borrowed the remaining two from her, then dashed out.

Should have dug up the money earlier in the week. The laundromat was crowded when I arrived. This did allow me to borrow detergent from a sweet college student doing her laundry, but it also meant I was sitting outside again to avoid people. It rained slightly on the way there and when I first arrived, but it returned to just being cloudy, cool, and incredibly humid shortly after, and to my knowledge remained that way for the rest of the day.

Went straight into a little writing after I finally got home and put everything away or hung it up to dry. Gary, Sarah, and Orson wait as Charles stumbles over with Brett's magic. Gary even put his scarlet cloak under her head. Charles hopes that her magic will be able to restore his friend...

I was so worn out, it was past quarter after 7 before I broke for dinner. Watched episodes of Muppet Babies while eating leftovers and a crab cake. Piggy is jealous when the Muppets like new nursery resident The Swedish Chef's cookies more than hers. She insists on holding "The Great Muppet Cook-Off" to find out whose baking is best. Piggy learns how important directions are when she refuses to follow recipes and her creations end up being less-than-fabulous. Noisy Animal has to learn how to slow down when he catches an egg that fell from its nest. "Animal and the Egg" have to figure out how to get it back without breaking it.

Had dessert as I switched to "Starship Piggy." When the other kids admire Kermit's model of a rocket ship more than Piggy's hand-drawn picture, Piggy takes credit for the model. She can't figure out how to work the ship, which turns into a big problem when the kids have to dodge Meatball Meteors and avoid the (literal) Vacuum of Space! Animal loves "My Buddy," his favorite stuffed bunny. He lets Fozzie borrow Buddy once to feel better...but isn't thrilled when Fozzie keeps borrowing and borrowing his toy.

Finished the night with The Thief and the Cobbler on YouTube. I go further into the theatrically-released Miramax cut of this long-in-production, much-maligned animated film at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

Animation Celebration Saturday - The Thief and the Cobbler (Arabian Knight)

1 comment:

Linda said...

Banks and other places of business say on their commercials that they are set up to serve YOU. It's a flippin' lie. They serve themselves. James had to solve a similar problem this weekend. He had enough money in checking to cover a big bill, but the business waited for two weeks before cashing the check the bank sent them. He didn't know that, so when he went into checking Friday he was a lot overdrawn. The bank didn't even send him an e-mail or text notifying him, either. We had to go withdraw cash from what's left of his unemployment money and then go deposit it into the bank to correct the problem.