Thursday, March 04, 2021

Windy Girls

Was thankfully able to sleep in a little bit this morning. Watched Jem on Tubi as I ate a quick breakfast. Jem and the Holograms are invited to perform on "The World Hunger Shindig" by a Texas businesswoman. The Misfits are to perform, too, but there isn't enough room for them to be on the live album. Their sleazy manager Eric Raymond sets up several "accidents" to get Jem and her girls out of the way...and so he can get his own slice of that World Hunger pie.

Worked on writing for an hour after the cartoon ended. Richard storms into the dressing room he shares with Charles and starts throwing things into his suitcase. Charles comes in and reminds Richard not to throw the lesson plans he's working on for his acting classes around. He admits he's frustrated about Ira's decision, too, but reminds Richard that they're going to call the kid back and are doing all they can.

Broke for a quick banana-chocolate-cherry smoothie lunch at 11. Watched a bit of The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour as I drank my smoothie and got dressed. Bob Eubanks (then hosting the 1984 version of Dream House), Erin Moran of Happy Days, and Fred Travelena and his 5,000 voices joined Charles, Gene, and Jon Bauman that week. They'd just switched to the Hollywood Squares half of the show as I headed out. 

No trouble whatsoever with Uber or at work today. Work was on-and-off steady, as it has been all week. I did the carts and helped the head bagger with sweeping the store until the evening bagger arrived and took over that duty. Spent the last two hours with the carts and gathering outside trash and recycling. It did take me a little while to get a ride home, but I got one, and both drivers came on time and got me where I was going.

The only real problem was the weather. The sun kept disappearing behind dark clouds. Heavy winds made the temperature feel much colder than yesterday, too. I had a hard time chasing carts that occasionally blew into the path of cars going to the Black Horse Pike from Nicholson Road. 

Went straight into leftovers and Match Game '76 when I got home. Charles is a bit annoyed when Brett and Richard do goofy imitations of him for the first question, throwing a card at Richard's back. Later, they have more trouble answering "__ Mary" for the Audience Match. Brett has her own trouble on the Head-to-Head.

Snuggled under the knitted emerald green afghan on the futon and cuddled with my comfy stuffed Pluto as Match Game PM began. Big George Kennedy is usually one of the best players, but he couldn't really get anything today, including with the rather easy first question. The audience really booed the panelists when they missed the obvious answer on that one! Charles sports a T-shirt representing the Broadway play he directed the year before, The Belle of Amherst. 

Sale of the Century picked up a little bit tonight with a slight revision to how the champs get the prize of the day. Instead of choosing it from a Winner's Board, Don Morrow announces the prize they're playing for at the beginning of the show. This is also the third day in a row with champion turnover. Yesterday's champ bought the Instand Bargain and the lady bought a trip to Palm Springs, but the other man bought the Instant Cash and beat the lady in the Speed Round by one question. He had no trouble getting the Bonus Round money, either.

Finished out the night online after a shower with Ziegfeld Girl. I go further into this musical backstage drama from 1941 that features Lana Turner, Hedy Lamarr, and Judy Garland as hopeful showgirls at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog. 

Ziegfeld Girl

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