Thursday, September 01, 2022

September Morn

Had my only really early shift this morning. Thankfully, I managed to eat breakfast and get there in plenty of time. Good thing, too. I ended up bagging today. I actually kind of enjoyed it...until the crowds started to pick up at noon. It's the beginning of the month, and a lot of people probably got off early for the holiday weekend. I had to gather inside and outside trash, clean up a broken (and thankfully plastic) container of pickles, sweep, help an older man out to his car, bag for him, and try to get the carts done. It slowed down enough by later in the afternoon for me to finally finish the carts.

At least the weather's gorgeous. Sunshine, blue skies, fresh breezes, and absolutely no humidity. Couldn't ask for a more perfect start to September, or better weather to push carts in. I actually enjoyed it when I wasn't running around, trying to do everything else.

Treated myself to an iced tea at Heartbeat Nutrition, a healthy juice and shake store in Oaklyn, on my way home. They have unsweetened iced tea with flavored aloes. I went with Peach with Mandarin aloe. Oooh, the peach wasn't bad, but that orange came off as very tart! At least, it was also cold and wet, which is all I cared about by 3 PM. 

Went straight upstairs and changed as soon as I got home. Spent the next few hours dusting my rooms and doing some organizing. Cleared off the top of the table in the main room and the printer in the bedroom, then brought some bathroom items downstairs and papers to the recycling. 

Watched Catalina Caper while I worked. I go further into this second season episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 covering one of the many Beach Party imitations of the mid-60's at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog. 

Worked on writing for a while after that ended. Marcia insists that Brett and her boys must rescue the others before the Red King arrives. They're in the dungeon. However, they're also being guarded by the Red Knight...

Broke for dinner at quarter of 7. Ate it and had ice cream for dessert while watching Let's Make a Deal. Monty helped a pirate put in $750 to spin the Door #4 wheel...but alas, she ended up with less than she started with. A married couple in togas did better when they declined to keep going for a car and ended up with a furniture package...and missed the price for the items they were guessing by nearly $20 anyway. They ended up trading it in for the Big Deal of the Day, luggage, a camera, watches, and a trip to Europe. 

Stuck around for Match Game '75 after that. I have no idea why Buzzr always skips the week with Alex Karras. Honestly, the most offensive thing that happened that week was Karras clearly didn't enjoy being on the show, played badly, and was bored stiff. At any rate, they picked up with Scoey Mitchill and a pair of Pattys, Duke and Deustch, admiring the newly-repainted set while Richard figured out "__ Tent" in the Head-to-Head.

Finished off the night at HBO Max with The Nitwits. Johnny (Bert Wheeler) wishes his partner Newton (Robert Woosley) would sell one of his inventions, so they can get out of the cigar-store business and he can work on songwriting. They get a lot more adventure than they bargained for when Johnny attempts to sell as song to publishing tycoon Winfield Lake, who later turns up dead. Newton first attempts to accuse Johnny, but then they both accuse Mary, who ends up in jail. Newton finally decides to use his truth machine to find out who really did it, leading to a wild chase all around a costume store when "The Black Widow" figures out what they're doing and is ready to kill again!

Wheeler and Woosley are really an acquired taste at best. Their wiseguy patter doesn't always work today, and there's that Scooby Doo-esque final involving several black men who are fairly questionable gambling stereotypes. That said, a young and perky Grable does help alleviate things somewhat, and even gets a short but charming number with Wheeler, "Music In My Heart." Enjoyable enough time-waster on HBO Max or TCM if you're a fan of theirs. 

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