Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Warmth of Autumn

Started off the morning with breakfast and a mildly spooky episode of Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures. Big Pete claims he saw a monster in Hog Dog Lake. Mr. Digby says it's the Scronchasaurus and offers a reward for whomever takes its picture. "The Legend of Hot Dog Lake" gets everyone out and looking for that critter...but they also get into each other's way and focus more on taking the picture than enjoying the moment. Daisy thinks she's inherited the role of "Phantom Wing," the comic book superhero, when her grandmother leaves her a letter in pieces. She brings Minnie and Cukoo-Loca along for the ride to train them as her sidekicks.

The Peanuts also get into slightly scary turf with It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Linus claims that on Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin will rise out of a sincere pumpkin patch and bring toys to all the good little children. Sally joins him against her better judgement. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown has trouble with trick-or-treating, while Snoopy has his own problems with the infamous Red Baron.

Ran Split Second while I got organized for work. Close race there today, with all the contestants frequently answering questions together and no one really that far ahead. The woman who'd been slightly ahead for the entire game just barely won the Countdown Round and picked up the car on the bonus round boards on her first try.

Headed off to work with plenty of time to spare, for once. Good thing, too. Work wasn't bad when I arrived, but it picked up around 1 and remained steady for the rest of the afternoon. There were some really annoying customers who were demanding and rude, too. Couldn't have been happier when the teen boy coming in for me was right on time, allowing me to leave with no fuss.

Took the long way home down Nicholson Road, even though rush hour was just beginning. The weather was too gorgeous not to. It remained sunny and a little warmer than it should be at this time of year, though still very windy. The leaves are just starting to slowly turn colors here; gardens are awash with red roses, purple morning glories, and orange mums. 

Found a package waiting for me when I got home, the first bit from my Amazon Prime Day orders. I started my Christmas shopping with a present for my oldest nephew Skylar. He's 16 and is very hard to shop for. I figured, the sooner I got him done, the better.

Worked on writing for a while after I changed and had a snack. King Allen addresses the rest of the Legendary Princesses and their sweethearts. Marcia and Prince Bill (Daily) just want to return to the Summer-Winter Castle and pick up from where they left off. Bill Cullen says he'll go with them. He misses his book shop. Nipsey and Della intend to return to Columbia Eye and help Queen Isobel out there. Clifton Davies volunteers to help bring the fairies back to their realm. 

Broke for dinner at 6:30. Had leftovers while watching more Match Game '74. Orson Bean gives a very interesting answer to a question on how one should get a man that I'm extremely surprised passed the censors (on CBS or Buzzr!). Charles returned to Match Game PM as Gene asked the panels what the astronauts got when they requested "120 pounds of recreational equipment" and Dick Martin has to answer a 10,000 Head-to-Head question.

Once again, the lady card sharp dominated Sale of the Century. She picked up two money cards in the Fame Game, bought two Instant Bargains, and won the Speed Round by a wide county mile. To her delight, she picked up a pool table from the Match the Prizes board. Evidently, she could play well and had always wanted one. 

Finished the night on TCM's app with The Opposite Sex. I go further into this 1956 musical remake of The Women at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

Cult Flops - The Opposite Sex (1956)

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