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April 22, 2008:

THE THINGEE IN MY POCKET

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Well, dear readers, I am hornswoggled. Yes, you heard it here, dear readers, I, BK, am hornswoggled. Why am I hornswoggled you might ask and I might tell you because why should I withhold such information from dear readers such as your very own selves? It all began early yesterday morning when I took my ailing car in to be serviced and fixed (it has several problems and I’m sure this will cost a pretty penny or even an ugly nickel), and I was given a loaner to drive, a new Infiniti. So, the service man, David, hands me this little thingee and says for me to just carry it in my pocket. I ask him where the key to the car is. He says there is no key – that little thingee in my pocket makes the car do everything. Say what? So, he tells me to push the button on the door. I do. The car unlocks. He tells me to get inside and step on the brake and then push a button. I do. The car starts. And all with no key. My mind was boggled and my general demeanor was hornswoggled at this technological marvel, the thingee in my pocket. Do any of you have such a car that does this? Doesn’t it freak you out every time you stop the motor and think you need to take out your keys? Of course, I want this car right now, but I shan’t be getting it right now. The service man, David, told me that my car might take two or three days to fix – I told him to take however many days he likes, because I’ve got me a keyless car to have fun with and I’ve got me a thingee in my pocket. Other than that, yesterday was a busy little day. After getting the car and the thingee in my pocket, I took a humungous number of packages to the postal office and pulled around to the loading dock. There I was able to unload all the packages – the first class packages in one place and the International in another and Priority in yet another. It took all of ten minutes and now the packages will presumably be on their way, and hopefully we didn’t screw up and do anything incorrectly. After that, I did a few errands, worked on Ye Olde Computer, and then it was time to leave to have a meal and a tech run-through. Every freeway had major problems except for one, and that’s the one we took, even though it was quite slow going. The number of freeway accidents per day is so out of control and so astonishing, it boggles my already hornswoggled mind. We supped at the Claim Jumper and I had their yummilicious fried chicken breast and biscuits. We then headed over to the theater to have our second tech run-through.

Last night, we had our second tech run-through. While there are still quite a few technical things to work out and things to be added, the show itself went very well. I felt that everyone addressed their notes, and our Fred and Joyce were especially with it, and I felt the show really had its center and spine back strongly. There are still things to work on, but I had many less notes this time around. One of our leading ladies is really under the weather, so she marked the show, and we’re all hoping she can rest and relax and get well very soon. The lighting keeps getting better, and we saw a rough approximation of what some of the projections will look like, so that was fun. After that, I came home and sat on my chair like so much fish and caught up with e-mails and postings.

Well, why don’t we all click on the Unseemly Button below because I really need to get my beauty sleep, for today is another busy day filled with busyness.

Today, I shall try to sleep in a bit, then I must repackage a couple of International orders and package up about twenty new orders and get them over to the post office. I have some errands to run, and I must pick up a package and whatever mail arrives.

Then tonight we have another tech run-through. Tomorrow I have another phoner interview with some paper, more errands to do, and the big CD shipments to get out (those have to be posted by the post office).

And, of course, I’ll just drive around in my keyless loaner car, courtesy of the thingee in my pocket. And one of these fine days I’ll catch up on my DVD viewing.

Now wait just a darned minute. Let’s all put on our pointy party hats and our colored tights and pantaloons, let’s all break out the cheese slices and the ham chunks (and the floop), let’s all dance the Hora or the Mashed Potato, because today is the actual birthday of our very own dear reader Sandra, she of the Underpants. So, let’s give a big haineshisway.com birthday cheer to our very own dear reader Sandra, she of the Underpants. On the count of three: One, two, three – A BIG HAINESHISWAY.COM BIRTHDAY CHEER TO OUR VERY OWN DEAR READER SANDRA, SHE OF THE UNDERPANTS!!!

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, repackage about four International orders, package up new orders, go to the postal office, do errands, have a meal, and have another tech rehearsal. Today’s topic of discussion: Out of all the cars you’ve owned, which was the first, which was your favorite, have you ever owned a lemon and, if so, what did you do about it, and what was the longest you owned any car? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I continue to drive about in a motor car sans key, all thanks to the thingee in my pocket.

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