Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Riding Down to Oaklyn

Began the morning after a quick breakfast with writing. Brett, Richard, and Queen Helen watch in horror as the Red King shoots a light at White King Gene that puts him into a deep slumber. He won't awaken unless Brett checkmates him and reverses his spells...and he pushes her towards Jack the Red Knight to keep her from doing that. Richard angrily retaliates, but Jack may have the upper hand...

Broke to have a quick lunch and get ready for work at quarter after 11. Watched Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood while I ate and changed. Jodi Platt is upset when "Jodi's Mama Travels for Work," while Daniel isn't happy that his mom will be away for the day. When Jodi reads paper rings her mother left for her to open every day and Dan sees his mother pick him up, they know that grown ups will always come back for you. Likewise, Jodi's twin toddler brothers Teddy and Leo cry when their Nana leaves them at the Tigers' house while running errands. "The Tiger Family Babysits" and distracts them until their nana returns.

Headed off to work even before the episode ended. Work was on-and-off steady, probably because this is the day seniors get an extra 5 percent discount. Otherwise, it was too nice for a lot of crowds. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and it was in the upper 60's-lower 70's, just where it should be in mid-May. Not to mention, we're now between holidays again. The next major holiday isn't until Memorial Day at the very end of the month. We didn't have anything resembling the trouble we did last Tuesday! I even did some returns early-on. I was in and out with no problems. 

Came home and had dinner while watching Flying Down to Rio. I go further into this South American extravaganza that was the first movie Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers stared into together at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

Finished the night on Shout Factory TV with another Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode. Joel and the robots dive into the shadowy world of ninjas, masters, mentors, and Japanese gangsters with Master Ninja I. This was actually two episodes of the failed 1984 TV show The Master strung together. A former Army soldier who learned the ways of the ninja while in Japan (Lee Van Cleef) trains a young man (Timothy Van Patten) in the way of the ninja while searching for his lost daughter and being chased by gangsters and a shadowy ninja cult. 

Joel and the robots complained about how cheesy it all was and Demi Moore's character disappearing at the half-way point with no explanation, but that's kind of what I liked about it. It was an early, live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that didn't take itself seriously for a minute. I'm glad there's a sequel. I liked this so much, I may have to check it out. 

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