Thursday, August 10, 2023

Rainy Day at Home

Began a gloomy morning with breakfast and The Busy World of Richard Scarry. Huckle and Lowly inadvertently find themselves on "A Trip to the Moon" with the three hobos when they accidentally set off Mr. Fixit's rocket. "Pip Pip Goes to London" in the hope that she'll be able to work for the queen. She has no luck, until a soldier lets it slip that the queen's ring has gone missing. Bananas the Ape wants to work on a cargo ship to earn money for bananas, but his "Floating Bananas" are nothing but trouble.

Karen did pick me up around 10 AM. No luck today at all. We checked the job database for New Jersey. Most of what they had listed were for North Jersey, New York City, Connecticut, or eastern Pennsylvania. The three listings they had for South Jersey didn't interest me. Someone needs to rework that database. It was badly organized, with no way to filter anything out, and all of the information about the jobs dumped into one huge paragraph in the middle of the page. 

Relaxed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse when I got home. Goofy built "Goofy's Goofbot" for the toy fair. His robot buddy is so smart, Goofy thinks his friends don't need him anymore. After he accidentally pushes all of Goofbot's buttons and he goes haywire, he realizes how much his friends appreciate him when he's the one who has the right piece to fix him.

Switched to Match Game '77 while eating lunch. The first episode had Gene introducing newcomer Jo Ann Harris while Avery Schriber is the only one who has to figure out what Dumb Donald brought home when he heard his phone was bugged. The second featured a woman who beautifully sang a gospel number at the end of the episode.

Spent the next hour and a half watching The Girl Can't Help It. I go further into this wacky comedy from 1956 featuring bombshell Jayne Mansfield and a glittering array of early rock stars at my Musical Dreams Musical Review blog.

It was also around this time when I peered out the door...and realized it was pouring. The few drops I felt when I was out with Karen had bloomed into a full-on shower. It poured off and on for the rest of the afternoon. (Although thankfully, to my knowledge, the showers never turned into thunderstorms.)

Needless to say, I went nowhere else today. In fact, I took a nap after the movie ended. I was exhausted after work yesterday...and I'll have to push carts and sweep tomorrow, too. Went down at 3; slept until quarter of 5. Felt slightly better when I rolled out of bed.

Worked on writing for a while after that. Joyce is a bit surprised to hear the roar of a vacuum cleaner. The "Warlock of the West" doesn't have a green face, a pointed hat, or ride a broom. He's Ira Skutch in a black version of his usual leisure suits, with silver jewelry...and he's not happy about his boss' death...

Broke for dinner at 7 PM. Watched Match Game '79 while I ate. Betty White kicked off the episode by tossing off her jacket and doing a striptease to the appropriate music. The others try to focus on "Say It With __" in the Audience Match.

Finished the night after a shower on Tubi with The Scarecrow and Mrs. King. My mother used to love this show about a housewife and single mom (Kate Jackson) who eventually teams up with an American agent (Bruce Boxleitner) In "The First Time," agent Lee "Scarecrow" Stetson shoves a mysterious box at single mom Amanda King and tells her to give it to the man in the red hat. There's lots of men in red hats on the train, so she takes it home. Lee's furious, and the CIA isn't happy, either. Someone is getting information and putting it out in code...but Amanda's the only one who can figure it out, with help from her mother (Beverly Garland) and her obsession with the cooking show Colonial Cookery

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