Saturday, January 22, 2022

Sunshine In the Winter

Started off a sunny morning with breakfast and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. "Clarabelle's Clubhouse Mooosical" may not go on when the chickens she originally had in the show practice so much, they lose their voices. The rest of the gang take over singing silly re-written versions of familiar nursery rhymes like "Hickory Dickory Dock" (yes, Mickey runs up the clock) and "Miss Muffet."

Switched to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood while doing the dishes. All the kids in Dan's class learn how important it is to stay together and not bring anything with you during "The Fire Drill." Fire fighters Music Man Stan and Doctor Anna commend the kids for listening to Teacher Harriet and knowing how to act in an emergency. Dan learns about emergencies the hard way when "Daniel and Mom Go to the Market" and he loses her. He's sensible enough to find stock boy and cashier Prince Tuesday and get him to help.

Looked for apartments after the cartoon ended. Still no luck. Everyone keeps saying "you'll find something." Shouldn't I have found something back in September? The government's no help, either. All the waiting lists are full, and most of the government-owned low-cost apartment buildings around here are for the elderly and disabled. I'm considering talking to a rental counselor and seeing what's open for me. I'm fast running out of options, and it's becoming obvious that there's not much available and no one wants someone who doesn't make enough money.

Hurried off to work shortly after. We were a bit busier today, maybe because the weather was also a bit nicer. It was sunny and chilly, but not cold to the degree of yesterday. It really could have been worse. We're between holidays, the Eagles are out of the playoffs, and unless we're expecting snow, there isn't much going on. I was even called to help push carts for an hour when they had no one else out there but the manager. It thankfully slowed down fast enough for me to leave without a relief.

Went straight home and into leftover chicken legs and roasted Brussels sprouts for dinner. Ate while watching more of Match Game PM's early years. One of the later episodes from 1976 featured two hapless contestants who could not match anyone. It took a tie-breaker round for even one person on the panel to finally match them. There's also a very dated question about what a geisha girl does to one's feet.  Gene and Brett showed off their dueling push-ups in the final episode of the first season, only to be outdone by soap star Janice Lynde showing how to do push-ups with your knees.

Finished off the night at Amazon Prime with the 1987 Cannon Movie Tales version of Sleeping Beauty. I go further into this low-budget retelling of the famous fairy tale at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

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