Saturday, March 27, 2021

Spring With the Toons

Kicked off a sunny morning with breakfast and Daffy Duck's Easter Egg-Citement. In this TV special from 1980, Daffy gets to introduce three all-original shorts with spring themes...when he's not dodging an animator with a rather dark sense of humor. In the first, he and Sylvester chase a golden egg. The second has him trying to keep Speedy Gonzoles from snatching chocolate bunnies for the children of his village from the factory he guards. Daffy's solo in the third as he tries to get north for the summer without flying.

Did a really quick short on the same disc as I got ready for work. "My Little Duckaroo" is another Daffy-Porky western spoof, this one of The Lone Ranger. Daffy's once again after Nasty Canasta, but this time, he has to beat him in a game of poker, then attempt to arrest him.

Headed out to work shortly after the cartoon ended. Work wasn't bad when I got in, but it picked up at noon and remained busy for several hours. There were a lot of people who couldn't figure out the online sales or wouldn't help bag, holding up the line and driving me crazy. I just get so frustrated when things go wrong. I was so happy when one of the teen girls was able to come in for me.

Went straight into grocery shopping after I finished. Had a good online coupon for butter. The Kashi shredded wheat not only had an online coupon, but came with a coupon on the box and was already on sale. Had an online coupon for the nut and oat milk ice cream pints - went with the already-on-clearance Oatmeal Cookie oat milk ice cream - and a free coupon for a new type of Oikos yogurt. Found a small ham steak with a manager's coupon I'll use for Easter dinner next week. Grabbed raisins for Easter dinner, too. Restocked bananas, apples, milk, and conditioner. 

Not as thrilled with my schedule next week. On one hand, Tuesday and Thursday off and an unusually short (but late) day next Saturday. Not looking forward to the eight and a half hour days on Monday and Wednesday, though. I wouldn't mind bagging so much if the hours weren't so long. 

Went straight home after that, trying to ignore the clouds that popped up this evening. Watched Bugs Bunny's Easter Funnies while putting everything away and making a quick strawberry-banana smoothie for dinner. The Easter Bunny gets sick, so Granny turns to Bugs for help. When he's unavailable, he suggests she talk to the Toons and see if they can take the role. Unlike Daffy's special, this one doesn't really have much to do with Easter. It's more of a showcase for bits of Oscar-winning and nominated shorts like "Birds Anonymous" and "Knighty Knight Bugs."

Worked on writing after dinner. There's a standoff at the bank. Gene, Jimmie, and a very nervous Bill Daily hold guns on the bandits, who have guns trained on them. Richard needs to figure out how to defuse this, and fast, before they all end up dead...

Finished the night online watching Bugsy Malone at TCM. I go further into this 30's gangster story with an all-child cast at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog. 

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