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August 21, 2017:

SNAP, CRACKLE, AND POP

Bruce Kimmel Photograph bk's notes

Well, dear readers, where in tarnation did this day go? It was here and it was gone, just like that, in the snap of the fingers or a snap of the toes, or the snap, crackle, and pop of Rice Krispies. Does Rice Krispies still snap, crackle, and pop? Does anyone still eat Rice Krispies? What am I, cereal all of a sudden? Why, do you know that when I was a wee sprig of a twig of a tad of a lad of a youth I was obsessed with Kellogg’s cereal. I hated milk and the only way I could tolerate it was if there was just a little bit on my cereal, on the mornings when I ate cereal. Most of my favorite shows on TV in the early 1950s were brought to you by Kellogg’s and I had to have each and every cereal as long as it had sugar in it – so, Frosted Flakes, Sugar Pops, Sugar Smacks – I had to have each in the house and frequently I would just eat it right out of the box. Why am I talking about cereal? Today I don’t eat cereal. I suppose I’m a cereal killer.

Yesterday, the day was gone in the snap, crackle, and pop of the fingers, toes, or Rice Krispies. Part of the reason is getting ten hours of sleep and not arising until noon. So, I completely missed the morning although I think the morning did not miss me. Once up, I had e-mails to answer and some work to do on the computer. We’re making one final attempt at our missing female singer – if that fails I’ll bring in another young person and be done with it. At some point I went to Gelson’s and got a couple of items from the hot food bar, i.e. some chicken enchilada thing and some rigatoni Bolognese things – both low in calories and I didn’t really get all that much of either. I came home, ate that whilst doing stuff on the computer, then made some popcorn for dessert and sat on my couch like so much fish.

Yesterday, I watched another Twilight Time Blu and Ray, this one entitled Hell and High Water, the Samuel Fuller movie starring Richard Widmark and lots of other good actors. People don’t seem to care for this film very much, but I’ve always enjoyed it – it’s pretty typical Fuller, so I’m not sure why this doesn’t get more love. It’s well directed, nicely photographed, has a very good score by Alfred Newman and am happy to say the transfer looks very spiffy.

After that, I had some music to listen to – what I hope will be the next Kritzerland release. I also did some work at the piano. I had two longish telephonic calls and suddenly the night was done, too. If I’d known how I was going to begin these here notes I would have gone out and got a box of cereal, for old time’s sake. But I never know in advance what I’m going to write so there was no cereal for old time’s sake.

Today, I have an eleven-thirty meeting with my Levi set designer. That will probably take an hour, then I might just have to go to the nearby House of Pies for my meal o’ the day – but if not I’ll just come back to the Valley and have my meal there. I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, then I have to absolutely finish the casting and choosing songs as of tonight. I need to get the Facebook event page done and up – we should have done that last week but who knew that finding the final gal would be so hard? Certainly not I or even me.

Tomorrow I have a work session for the Kritzerland show and a possible meeting with Kay Cole. The rest of the week is meetings and meals and going and doing and doing and going.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, have a meeting, eat, hopefully pick up packages, finish casting, finish choosing songs, do the blurb for the Kritzerland flyer, and get the Facebook page up and running as soon as possible. Today’s topic of discussion: What were your favorite cereals growing up?  My Darling Daughter liked all the ones I’d liked, but even more she liked Fruit Loops and Cocoa Krispies.   Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, whilst I feel all cereal nostalgic and dream of snap, crackle, and pop.

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