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January 14, 2017:


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Well, dear readers, here I sit on Friday the 13th, writing Saturday the 14th’s notes. Now we all know that Friday the 13th is supposed to be SCARY, with ax murderers and crazy people in hockey masks and mayhem and horror, and yet I had none of those things yesterday. In fact, I had a rather pleasantly pleasant day yesterday, even though I got a very late start with my writing. I was up by ten, answered e-mails and began futzing and finessing but had a couple of telephonic calls. So, I got about half the futzing and finessing done, adding stuff, removing stuff, smoothing stuff. Then I had to hurry and get ready to be on my way to LACC for a little video shoot.

We arrived there at noon o’clock, I chose the location, we set up, and began shooting. It lasted about forty minutes and we got everything we needed for their Indiegogo campaign, which I’m helping to set up for them, since I know those ins and outs. The gal who shot it will now edit it – we have lots of footage to cut in – L.A. Now and Then, The Brain from Planet X, and two of their more recent shows, and I may even use a never before seen clip from Li’l Abner. The entire video shouldn’t really last more than 2:30. After we finished, I hied myself over to the House of Pies, got a booth right away and ordered two broasted chicken breasts, a piece of corn bread and cole slaw (my two sides) – had I thought about that I would have ordered a small dinner salad instead of the cole slaw. The broasted chicken was, as always, superb, the corn bread also superb, but the cole slaw was just not my favorite. I was very full upon finishing, and believe me, I finished it all, save for the cole slaw.

Then I got on the freeway and came home, since I knew there were no packages for me. Once home, I prepared to futz and finesse but first had a fun visit with Richard Sherman, who brought me the very first, hot-off-the-press sheet music for The Whimsey Works, which he’d already signed to me with a wonderful inscription. He also kindly included on the cover: From Bruce Kimmel’s L.A. Now and Then, which I thought was very sweet. He left and I sat down and finished futzing and finessing, plus adding a bit to an earlier chapter.

Then I began writing new pages and wrote six in a couple of hours, so that was good. I took a short break, then wrote three more, listened to some music and did other stuff on the computer, then took a hot shower, and wrote another couple of pages – the total count was just under twelve. Then I listened to some more music.

Today, I shall write, write, and write. Other than that, I believe I’ll write. I’ll try to begin the commentary, which I keep putting off, and I’ll eat something light, hopefully pick up some packages, and then I’ll make a brief appearance at a birthday partay that’s not too far from here.

Tomorrow will be more writing, eating, taking breaks, perhaps watching a motion picture, but basically staying here and writing. I’ll also print out the latest batch of pages and get them to Muse Margaret and hopefully she will enjoy them. Next week is all writing, finishing the commentary, having a work session for the Kritzerland show, and I need to actually finish casting the March show, which is going to be something very special and, for the first time in Kritzerland history, will feature a small band – piano, bass, guitar, and drums. You’ll understand why when I finally tell you about it. I also have some meetings and meals.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, write, maybe begin the commentary, eat, hopefully pick up packages, write, make an appearance at a nearby birthday party, and write. Today’s topic of discussion: What do you think of broasted chicken vs. fried chicken? I can tell you right off the bat that broasted chicken has many less calories than fried chicken and I have to say that the broasted chicken at House of Pies beats most fried chicken for moistness and flavor. Your turn. Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, after which I shall arise and hopefully have a non-scary Saturday the 14th.

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