Thursday, June 24, 2021

Day In the Sunshine

Kicked off the morning with breakfast and Hogan's Heroes. The boys are supposed to execute "Operation: Briefcase" in the second season when a courier brings them an explosives-laden briefcase. The courier doesn't survive, but Hogan and the guys do what they can to get the case to a German officer who intends to take Hitler down.

Hurried off to work shortly after the episode ended. As it turned out, I didn't need to rush. We were just as dead today as we were yesterday, maybe even more. I was originally supposed to go on the register after the first two hours and let the head bagger take over. They had me in a register for all of 10 minutes around 1:30. After that, it just wasn't necessary. I spent almost the entire day outside, pushing carts and enjoying the sunny, breezy upper 70-degree weather. 

It was so nice, I took the long way home after work, despite the rush hour traffic. Everything is so green now. Lillies are out, creamy callas and flaming tigers that line the roads and wave in the breeze. Leaves are big and fat, though the grass seems to be getting a bit crunchy again.

Jodie waved me over to the pool after I pulled in. Rose and her kids, Jessa and Midnight, and a couple of neighbors were visiting. Jodie bought them pizza. I had two slices of mushroom and a slice of cheese as Rose dragged her kids out to take them home. After they left, Jessa and I stuck our feet in the warm water while Midnight sniffed around us and Jodie chatted with her friends. Another mom and her daughter arrived for a swim as we headed out.

(Jodie revealed that the driveway was originally supposed to be repaired on Monday, but she's having a hard time with the permits. She also has neighbors staying with her while they're also having their floors repaired, and she's sleeping in the den because the floor in the kitchen and living room is taking longer than planned to finish.)

Changed and went into writing after I got inside. Gary (Burghoff) the Doormouse tries to tell a stories about three sisters who lived in a molasses well, but the boys don't get it. Brett opts for another song with Charles and stuffing Gary in the tea pot instead. Richard tries to convince Charles and Orson to help him with the Red King, but they're more interested in tea and songs.

(Oh, and the full-series set for WKRP In Cincinatti showed up today, thankfully way ahead of schedule. As it turns out, the individual seasons are included in their own cases, rather than in one large case. I just got rid of the box they came in.)

Broke at 6:30 for Match Game '76. Charles comes in for ribbing when he takes off his shoes (to Brett's displeasure), revealing his large (and very flat) feet. Towards the end of the show, after someone misses a close-up, Gene reveals that one of the "camera men" is actually a camera woman. (And I love that there were camera women working on this show.)

Lay down for a rest as Match Game PM began. Jon "Bowser" Bauman, Betty White, Gary Crosby, and Laurie Macaffery of Happy Days joined in for this 1979 episode. Gene and Betty do their idea of stripping when a contestant says she's fascinated by the human body. Poor Laurie has more trouble with the Head-to-Head question "__ or Bust."

We had three new contestants on Sale of the Century. It was a very close game for the second day in a row. The Speed Round was so close, one of the women and the guy ended up in a tie. She came through in the end and decided to return for another day.

Finished off the night online with Hollywood Canteen. I go further into this 1944 showcase for the famous Los Angeles nightclub for servicemen at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog. 

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