Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Winter Shower Blues

Overslept this morning and had just enough time for breakfast and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood before heading out. Dan Sr. takes Daniel and Prince Wednesday on "Daniel's Winter Adventure" when they go sledding for the first time. The boys are nervous about the big hill, but Dan Sr lets them ride down it a little at a time until they're used to it. Likewise, he helps Daniel learn how to skate by taking small steps and doing it a little at a time. O the Owl is nervous about seeing the "Neighborhood Nutcracker" in a big crowd, but his uncle and Daniel help him get used to it. Daniel has to learn ballet in a hurry when Prince Wednesday gets sick and he has to take over dancing in the Nutcracker Ballet with Henrietta and Katerina.

Called for Uber soon as the cartoon ended. They took about 10 minutes arriving...and truthfully, they probably could have been worse at the height of the lunch rush hour. Thankfully, the traffic wasn't bad, and I got to work just in time.

That's the most interesting thing that happened all afternoon. We were off-and-on busy, probably due to it being Senior Discount Day and very close to the beginning of the month. I had a few problems with getting frustrated and people not bringing enough money, and at least one lady had to go back and get the right size shrimp cocktail platters for her customers. Other than that, there were no major problems, and my relief was on time.

Had no trouble getting home, either. The Uber driver arrived in 7 minutes and took less than five to get home. Despite the dinner rush hour just starting, the ride home was just fine. It rained before I went to work and looked like it might have at least showered during work, but it was sprinkling when I arrived at the Acme and long gone by the time I finished. 

Went straight into writing after I got home and changed, then worked on writing for a while. Richard asks Marcia what she knows about Ira, the railroad, and the Wild Rider Gang. The railroad wants to build a turnoff, but the people in Match Up won't sell to them. The Wild Rider Gang has stolen money from the mines outside of town and tried to run ranchers off their land or steal their money or cattle. Richard figures he'll ask Gene more about this at dinner.

Speaking of dinner, it was past 7 when I finally broke for mine. Caught the second Match Game Syndicated episode as I ate. Gene's rambling story about how lovely Southern California is goes on for so long, not only does most of the panel leave, but so do the crew and camerapeople! (Which gives us a rare view of backstage and the other side of the turntable when they show the abandoned cameras and set.) Bill Daily just goes to sleep in his arms. 

Finished the night on Amazon Prime with Bessie. I go further into this TV movie featuring Queen Latifa as pioneering blues singer Bessie Smith at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog. 

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