Friday, July 30, 2021

Heroes and Angels

Started off the morning with breakfast and Hogan's Heroes. "A Klink, a Bomb, and a Short Fuse" brings in trouble when General Burkhalter's men use a radio-detection unit to find out who's been sending coded messages from London. The unit's interfering with their radio, making it a lot harder to send London new German codes. Hogan comes up with the idea of making a fake bomb to distract the Germans...until it turns out that the "fake" is a lot more live than he thinks.

Switched to a quick What's My Line? as I got ready for work. It didn't take long for the panel to figure out a young woman was the head of the Department of Agriculture's meat division. They had plenty of time to guess which cut of steak was which and win meat for dinner.

Headed out as the game ended, stopping quickly at a mail box on my way to send out my nephew Skylar's birthday card. The Acme was much busier than yesterday, with lines often down the aisles. We also had less help than yesterday. Some of the customers were almost as annoying, too. It's  hard to explain how frustrated I get when things go wrong. I'm just so nervous when I deal with all those people at once! Thank goodness it slowed down so much by 4, I was able to shut down quickly without a relief.

Not overly happy with my schedule next week. In good news, more hours, earlier hours, and Tuesday and Thursday off, Tuesday for a dental appointment. Unfortunately, the increased hours also means three days of 8 1/2 hour shifts. Those can be real killers.

Didn't have a lot of grocery shopping to do, but I did pick up some expensive things. Had online coupons for Talenti ice cream, cereal, peanut butter, and multi-grain tortilla chips. Found a pack of veal chunks for veal stew with a manager's coupon and two boxes of tea and another bottle of raspberry syrup on clearance. Restocked tomato sauce, garlic powder, milk, bananas, yogurt, and butter.

Heard noise and chattering people on West Clinton as I rode home. Oaklyn revived it's "Final Fridays" block parties. Tons of people milled around tables, eating expensive meals from food trucks and listening to local musicians. I decided I'd have dinner at home and opted for a soft pretzel from a booth.

Ran into Jodie's son Jesse as I rolled the bike into the garage. She recruited him to mow the jungle-like lawn and make some headway with the overgrown gardens. Suggested he could get dinner at the block party when he finished. 

Threw on more Heroes while putting my groceries away. "Klink's Rocket" is born when Germany bombs London and Newkirk is understandably livid. Hogan makes Klink and his superiors believe a random part came from a top secret rocket being made at an English factory, and that Carter had something to do with it. Now, if Carter could only remember what he's supposed to tell the Getstopo...

Worked on writing for a little bit next. Bill (Daily) the White Rabbit brings the King's tarts over for everyone to try. Sir Richard will guard the rest. Bill freaks out when he sees Brett and remembers what she did to his house, but she pacifies him with the fan and gloves she found.

Broke for dinner and Match Game '76 at quarter of 7. Richard makes an amazing match on the Head-to-Head for "Cup of __." Meanwhile, grumpy Ed Asner and soap opera sweetheart Trish Stewart try to figure out what the traveling salesmen sold to the farmers for their daughters. Betty White also had a hard Head-to-Head, answering "Olympia __" on Match Game PM

The champ dominated Sale of the Century from start to finish. He bought two out of three Instant Bargains, won all three Fame Games, and got one of the highest scores ever on the Speed Round. Picked up a lovely oak bar and cabinet on the Match the Prizes board.

Finished out the night online. Farrah Fawcett makes one of her four appearances as former Angel Jill during the later seasons of Charlie's Angels in "Fallen Angel." The other Angels, especially her sister Kris, can't believe she's in love with a frigid playboy and high society thief (Timothy Dalton) who's after the huge diamond necklace worn by an opera diva onstage. Things aren't what they seem, though, and Jill has a lot more on her mind than canoodling with this guy.

Gopher's the one doing a little canoodling in the sixth season Love Boat episode "Hyde and Seek" when he's romanced by a beautiful young woman. Turns out it's really a teenager (Kim Richards) who claims she's her older sister in order to stay out late. The ships comedian (Dan Rowan) gives a "Command Performance" when he encounters the wife (Marion Ross) and bitter daughter (Eve Plumb) he ran out on years ago. "Sketchy Love" brings together a wanna-be artist (Morgan Brittany) and unhappily married businessman (Skip Stephenson) when she goes out looking for the perfect man. 

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