Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Hazy Days of Summer

Kicked off the morning with breakfast and Hogan's Heroes. General Buckhalter wants "Information Please" when he comes to Klink claiming that there's spying going on at Stalag 13. He plants one of their men among the prisoners and sends the guards to spread false information...but if there's one thing Hogan can spot from a mile away, it's a great big fib.

Rushed off to work right as the episode ended. For the most part, the day went very well. I spent most of it gathering carts and trash and recycling inside and out. We weren't really busy until around 3PM. I did get stuck in a register for about 40 minutes, first because we were busy, and then to go in for a bagger's break. Thankfully, I did have plenty of help in the afternoon. By the time the crowds picked up again, I was on my way out. It may have helped that the weather was humid, hazy, and much cooler than it has been, a far more normal-for-July mid-80's. 

Went straight into writing when I got in. Betty just has to get the last word in, reminding everyone who is queen here. She finally offers to take Brett around the palace while waiting for her turn instead. Brett's more interested in the red-clad knight she sees skulking around the gardens...

Broke for dinner at 6:30. Had scrambled eggs with feta cheese and sausages and leftover cucumber-tomato salad while watching Match Game '76. The British contestant got to hear some interesting answers to "__ It Off." Later, Ron Pallilo gave his own character on Welcome Back, Kotter as an answer for "Arnold __." 

Returned to Hogan's Heroes for "Art for Hogan's Sake." French prisoner Louis LeBeau (Robert Clary) is livid when General Buckhalter brings a priceless French painting to the camp, intending to give it as a gift to a high-ranking German officer. After LeBeau steals it, he, Hogan, and guards Schultz and Langerscheidt head to France to have someone make a copy. But it's Schultz who somehow manages to save them all from the Gestapo...

In an inverse of the previous couple of games, Sale of the Century started off with the champ looking like a lock...but then he bought one too many Instant Bargains and the one woman got a 25 dollar card on the Fame Game. She won by one question on the Speed Round and picked up a sauna on the Match the Prizes board.

Finished the night at TCM with Orchestra Wives. I go further into this big band melodrama about life for newlyweds on the road at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog. 

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