Saturday, February 06, 2021

Hazy Shade of Winter

Began another bright and sunny morning with breakfast and Bugs Bunny's Cupid Capers.  Bugs encounters a Cupid who bears an uncanny resemblance to Elmer Fudd and keeps shooting his arrows to bring various Toons together. Bugs insists that he's meddling. It's not much, but it does tie together some fairly amusing bits of shorts, including most of Pepe Le Pew's venture into the Foreign Legion, Bugs marrying off the Tasmanian Devil, and Bugs trying to outrun a Hungarian female rabbit with romance on her mind.

Worked on writing for a little bit after I ate. Went back and added that Dolly released her husband and was very happy to see him, to the amusement of the others. Richard holds a knife on Goodson and tries to get him to tell the others to let Charles and Gene stand trial, but he has his own ideas of how to get loose...

Broke with enough time to change, pack a lunch and my backpack for grocery shopping later, and call Uber. The driver may have sped down the Black Horse Pike like a maniac, but he did get me to work on time.

Good thing, too. We were mobbed all day. I heard two deli workers in the back room say they had long lines at 6 AM. Between the Super Bowl, a big 3-day sale on meat and snacks, and another round of snow, probably 3 to 7 inches at press time, people were going crazy. Once again, I couldn't keep the carts stocked. I had help later in the day from three more baggers, and we still couldn't bring the carts to the door fast enough. Most of the time, people took the carts out of our hands while we were still in the parking lot! It was a mess. It didn't help that the sun was already disappearing behind silver clouds even as I arrived at work, and the wind picked up considerably. 

It had slowed down somewhat by the time I did my own grocery shopping. Bought shredded cheddar cheese and blue corn chips for a recipe I intend to make for dinner tomorrow. Had an online coupon for a free "Craisins Craveology," the new Craisins trail mix containers; went with Vanilla Chai. Found more of the fruit bars and natural oatmeal sandwich bars on the clearance shelves. Restocked milk, butter, yogurt, celery, oranges, bananas, canned mandarin oranges, low-salt diced tomatoes, cereal, peanut butter, and canola oil. 

Another crazy schedule next week. All 12 to 7, except for the one 8:30 to 4 day on Wednesday. Tuesday and Friday off. I'm putting serious consideration into calling out tomorrow if the weather really does get that bad. I've had a hard enough time getting rides from Uber with the snow that's around now, and I don't want to go through what I did on Sunday with asking for rides again

In fact, it took me 15 minutes to finally find an Uber driver to take me home. Thankfully, he arrived about 13 minutes after I got through to him. He missed a turn on Nicholson Road...but in his defense, the turn-off onto Atlantic Avenue is hard to see in the dark thanks to it being obscured by the train bridge, and there's many other ways to get to Oaklyn. 

Put everything away when I got home, then had leftovers for dinner while watching Tiny Toon Adventures. Acme Looniversity plays Perfecto Prep in "The Acme Bowl." They haven't won a game all season, but they're hoping new quarterback Buster Bunny will give them the push they need to win...if Plucky Duck's attempt to defect doesn't set them all up for a fumble. 

Mickey Mouse is the world's least-likely Patrick Mahomes in the 1931 black and white short "Touchdown Mickey," but he still manages to make big plays with Minnie and Clarabelle in the stands. Goofy's an even less-likely sports announcer!

The Three Stooges are mistaken for The Three Horsemen, a trio of college football stars, in "Three Little Pigskins." Gangsters and their molls (including a blonde Lucille Ball) want them to win the big game for them. They know nothing about football and proceed to fumble the ball at every turn, to the frustration of the gangsters!

Finished the night online after a shower with Let It Shine on Disney Plus. I go further into this hip-hop retelling of Cyrano De Bergerac at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog. 

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