Thursday, September 17, 2020

Silver Clouds and Soft Rain

Began a fast and cloudy morning with breakfast and Sale of the Century. This was one of those cases where the young guy champ was ahead most of the game and blew everyone away at the Speed Round. It was also the week of the prizes revolving around hilarious Indiana Jones spoof skits; in the end, the young man finally decided he wanted to come back and try for a motorcycle fit for a globe-trotting archeologist (or a college student). 

Rushed off to work as the episode ended. I left so fast, I forgot my money and didn't get to grocery shopping today. I needed have hurried. Though it did pick up a bit during rush hour, we were quiet for most of the day. Spent a lot of the time working on story notes with no problems whatsoever coming or going.

Took the long way home down Nicholson Road to enjoy the afternoon, ignoring some traffic around the mall entrance. While not a stunningly gorgeous day, it was relatively cool, very cloudy, and humid. It also wasn't raining, and I haven't had much chance to get out lately. It's really starting to look like fall here. Some trees are already slowly starting to turn colors; flaming orange mums and soft purple asters are appearing in many gardens.

Went straight into writing after I got home, changed, and had a snack. Malade is distracted trying to dislodge Charles from her fur. Meanwhile, Gene and Bill Cullen are attacked by the remaining smaller demons. Gene discovers they're afraid of light when he produces a soft glow with his wand, but it's not enough to stop them from knocking slower Bill Cullen over...

Broke for dinner at 6:30. Ate leftovers while watching Match Game. The panel had a great deal of fun with a question about who falls asleep on the sidewalks in Burbank on Saturday nights, while Nipsey admired a lovely young school teacher contestant. 

Sale of the Century was almost as funny. For the second time in a little over a week, one of the Instant Bargain trips was to near where the champ lived. Jim had to quickly change it from Reno to Palm Springs to convince him to buy. The champ eventually bought two of the three Instant Bargains, blew everyone away in the speed round, and picked up another trip to Puerto Rico on the Match the Prizes board.

Finished the night with the 1949 Bing Crosby version A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court. I go further into this time-traveling swashbuckler at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

Oh, and it did finally start raining...around 9 or 10 o'clock or so, by which time I was long online. Sounded like a good, steady shower, too. At least it's supposed to end, or at least slow down, by the time I head to work tomorrow. 

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