Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Cheeseburger and Tacos In Paradise

We started off with a couple of Hogan's Heroes episodes while I ate breakfast. Lauren's been watching this  with her parents, and she's really gotten into it. We started off with "How to Catch a Papa Bear." When Newkirk is captured by the Gestopo along with a local Underground unit, Hogan and his men spring into action. One of the Underground members is a traitor, though, and they're going to make sure that person gives the wrong message to the right people in order to break out their British friend. 

It's "Klink Vs. the Gonculator" when he catches the boys working on what they lead him to believe is a highly secret weapon. It's actually just a fancy rabbit trap Carter built to catch meat for their dinner. Hogan, however, thinks it'll be perfect to bring in an electronics expert they need to get out of the country.

"To the Getstopo With Love" brings in the most devious interrogators the Germans can come up with - three gorgeous ladies. They're easily able to charm the prisoners into revealing every secret they know. Hogan and Kinch get information from London that could help them turn the tables on these lovely menaces.

Headed out shortly after the episode ended. Strolled down the White Horse Pike and Market Street in Audubon to our first stop, the used media store Abbie Road. The sweet, gregarious owner Bob knows both of us personally and always gives us good deals. I had a long chat with him about my current troubles with find a better job; Lauren told him about her parents. We spent so much time searching through his piles and piles of media, we were there for more than an hour and a half. Didn't start out to Audubon Crossings again until past 1 PM. 

It was a gorgeous spring day, sunny, blustery, and hazy blue, perfect for a fast-food picnic at Sonic. We both had cherry limeades and tater tots. I went with the regular cheeseburger, with tomatoes and pickles. She ordered the Toast Double Cheeseburger, but they were out of toast, so she had it on a regular bun. A few workers from the stores in the area had lunch at the patio when we came in. Two stylish ladies in tight outfits ordered food and bantered with the server while we were there. After they left, we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

Were in and out of stores for the next few hours. I didn't find anything at Game Stop, but Lauren picked up the fairly new Atari 50, a collection of both popular and rare Atari titles in honor of their 50th anniversary. Didn't do very well at Marshalls or Ross. Lauren didn't find anything at Marshalls, either, but she picked up a turtleneck, a shirt, and two pants for work at Ross. And while she didn't find anything at Goodwill, I came up with a never-worn pair of black capris and two 99 cent CDs.

Hit the Acme next to stock up on snacks for the week. I was out of that snacking mozzarella I really like, and I kept forgetting to buy popcorn. Grabbed the last container of those tasty black jam grapes, too. She chose gummy candy, Crystal Lite raspberry lemonade mix, a Pepsi Zero, and a bag of Chex Mix. I bought them here, plus the plain black bag you get free with a five dollar purchase and an online coupon. After we got out, I decided to save time and called an Uber to get us home. He was there in ten minutes; we were back in five. 

(And no wonder I easily got the week off. The Acme was stone-cold dead when we were there, even with three registers open and no one at the self-checkout.) 

Oh, and between Abbie Road and Goodwill, along with the food and the capris, I picked up: 

The original cast albums for Snoopy: The Musical (CD) and Redhead (record) with Gwen Verdon.

The 1974 K-Tel collection Dynamite (record) 

Sammy Davis Jr. - Greatest Hits (CD)

Elton John - Captain Fantastic and the Dirt Brown Cowboy (CD)

Bilboard Top Hits 1963

A 20-CD collection of Fibber McGee and Molly old-time radio shows

Swingers Original Soundtrack (CD)

Barney Miller: The Complete Series

The Best of Password (An older version of the set I bought Mom for Christmas three years ago.)

Laverne and Shirley: Seasons Four & Five

Once we got in and put everything away, we went right back out. It was just too nice of a day to be hanging around inside. I took Lauren the other way down East Clinton to Newton Lake Park. By that point, it was 4:30, and many families were out fishing, biking, or letting the kids run off steam. We strolled past them, enjoying the shady emerald green canopy as we headed down to the dirt path and up to the road past the post office. 

Had dinner four blocks down the White Horse Pike at Jalapeno's. Thankfully, their service seems to move a lot faster at dinner than at lunch. Lauren enjoyed three big tacos stuffed with chipolte chicken. I went with a huge shrimp burrito and small cup of black beans. Yum, yum. My burrito was very tasty, filled with rice, cheese, and tiny little grilled shrimp. Lauren seemed to enjoy her tacos, too. She ate all of them, at least.

We stopped at the Dunkin Donuts two blocks away for dessert. I was surprised at how many donuts they still had out at 5:30 PM. I suspect they were, too. Lauren ordered an iced coffee and a chocolate frosted donut. I got an iced chai latte (that was way too sweet) and an apple-filled donut...and Lauren and I later discovered we'd each gotten one more donut than asked for. The girl may have been trying to get rid of them. Cool. We have dessert for tomorrow, too.

Watched Match Game '74 while we got settled. They skipped the rest of the Anson Williams week and went straight into the week with magic-loving Juliet Mills and South American hunk Alejandro Rey. Rey's presence inspired a question about what would stop the Flying Nun from taking flight. (He was a regular on that show.) There was also a crack about what type of monster Brett would be hired to play.

I finished the night online. Watched The Caddy at Paramount Plus. I go further into this golf-themed Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis vehicle at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

Jeannie has her own problems in the fourth season of I Dream of Jeannie. "Have You Heard the One About the Used Car Salesman?" Jeannie asks Roger when she's swindled by a fast-talking used car dealership owner (Carl Ballantine) after bringing Tony's car in to be repaired. She finds a way to humiliate the man during one of his commercials. She also avoids the advances of Major Bellows' over-eager nephew Homer (Bob Hastings). 

Tomorrow, we're going to make a trip to Collingswood for lunch and into Philly to check out the Macy's and Reading Terminal Market.

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