Saturday, May 22, 2021

Red Hot Spring

Decided to try something different this morning during breakfast. Went to Disney Plus to check out Adventures In Wonderland. Anny was a huge fan of this modernization of the Alice stories as a kid in the early 90's, and I remember enjoying what little I saw of it. Whenever Alice (Elisabeth Harnois) has a problem, she walks through her mirror and into the wacky world of Wonderland to find the solution. 

Went with the second episode of the series, "Lip-Sunk." The Queen of Hearts (Armelia McQueen) lost her voice right before giving a speech at a big royalty convention. The other residents of Wonderland search under every rock and tea cup to find it. Alice finally has to explain that "losing your voice" is an idiom, and that the queen is more likely to regain her voice with tea and honey than by an extensive search. 

Headed out shortly after the episode ended. It was only slightly busier today than yesterday. Like I told one customer, everyone's either out enjoying the hot and sunny weather, went down to the Shore, or are waiting for the holiday weekend to do their shopping. Got in and out with no trouble other than a few annoying customers.

Went straight into my own grocery shopping when my shift ended. Took advantage of many good sales online this week, including on cherries, bags of mini-peppers, Bryers ice cream, whole wheat flour, and Kashi cereal. Found a flounder fillet with a manager's coupon and a small, inexpensive container of shrimp. Picked up two red potatoes for a recipe I want to try later this week. Restocked canned pineapple, mandarin oranges, and diced tomatoes, peanut butter, milk, yogurt, dried cranberries, strawberries, and bananas. 

Watched Charlie's Angels on The Roku Channel while putting everything away and having shrimp and Waldorf Salad for dinner. It's "Angels Ahoy!" in the second season when an innocent woman is murdered on an ocean liner after recognizing a convicted murderer. Turns out, someone onboard is using the ship to ferry convicted criminals to South America to escape charges. Kelly poses as the ship's activities director, Sabrina as a criminal looking for passage, and Kris as a passenger, while Bosley romances a lady who claimed she's on the trip after her husband died.

Worked on writing for a while after the show ended. Brett's knocked to her feet as giant horses with thundering hoofs nearly stampede her into the dust. They're lead by the fearsome (and grouchy) Red Knight and the Red King...the latter of whom closely resembles her boss, game show producer Mark Goodson. His men capture the larger animals, while he transforms the smaller ones he deems unfit for his service into stuffed toys. Brett barely avoids their fate by ducking into the tall marsh grasses.

Finished the night after a shower watching Moana at Disney Plus. I go further into this Pacific Islands adventure tale at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog. 

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