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February 2, 2018:

DELICIOUS DELICATESSEN

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Well, dear readers, February is flying by, like a gazelle wearing an itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny yellow polka dot bikini. I was hoping for a little respite from the merde but it hasn’t shown up yet. Ah, well. We’re ever hopeful for some respite, we need some damn respite, we need to breathe, we need some merriment and mirth and laughter and legs.

But other than the merde, it wasn’t at all a bad day yesterday. I got seven hours of sleep, got up, answered e-mails and tried to figure out why what I added to the book yesterday wasn’t making me happy. I did figure it out and I also figured out a solution that I’d discuss with Muse Margaret later in the day. Then I had to be on my way to Langer’s Delicatessen. It’s kind of a crazy drive, but I didn’t actually realize the subway goes right there, so next time I think that will be the plan.

I lunched with Rob Stevens to go over the details for his Robby Awards ceremony of February 26. I arranged for it to occur at LACC, so that’s good. He’s had trouble finding a host and kindly asked if I’d consider co-hosting and of course I said yes because I’m sure I’d have fun. I had my beloved number one – pastrami (extra lean) on rye with Russian dressing and cole slaw. I was fantastic. We also shared an order of potato pancakes. They were a shade too well done, I think, but still yummilicious. And the good thing about Langer’s sandwiches are they’re not so loaded with meat that you can’t actually eat them properly. They’re just the right size. They also have fantastic pickles.

After that, I was amazed at the police activity around there – by that I mean how many cops were stopping people for traffic violations. I saw at least six in a two-block radius. The drive back to the freeway was much easier. I stopped at the mail place, picked up the important envelope, then went and did some banking. After that, I came right home. I caught up on stuff, did some work at the piano, made sure I was happy with my solution and also wrote down a few pertinent pages that basically did what Muse Margaret wanted. The problem with this book, which is kind of a first for us, is that I made so many adjustments in part one but she never got those new pages, I just read them to her. So, it’s hard to remember what got changed and what didn’t.

Then I called Muse Margaret and we talked through the little thing I added and I gave my reasons for thinking it just didn’t feel right, then told her my solution and that solution made that section work for her and I must say it was a really good solution, another small cut. I then read her the pertinent pages from part one that did what she wanted and she remembered them and liked them, so I think we’re fine now.

I was not in the mood to watch anything, so I just did stuff on the computer and at the piano and listened to a lot of music.

Today, there’s a possibility I may have to have a lunch – I’m actually hoping not, but we’ll see. Otherwise I’ll eat, hopefully pick up packages, work on the Kritzerland show and at the piano, and ultimately relax.

Tomorrow is the musical theatre workshop at Group Rep, which I’m looking forward to. That’s three hours in the morning, then I’m sure some of us will go eat something fun somewhere fun. Maybe even Dino’s Pizza! If not Dino’s, then maybe some of us will instead go to Barone’s for a square pizza. Sunday I have a little meeting and give the hard copy of the book to the hard copy proofer. Then next week is a lot o’ Kritzerland stuff, both show and releases.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, maybe have a lunch, maybe not, hopefully pick up packages, work on the Kritzerland show and at the piano, and relax. Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Friday – what is currently in your CD player and your DVD/Blu and Ray player? I’ll start: CD, various Kritzerland things. Blu-ray, Eye of the Cat. Your turn. Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy to have been back to Langer’s for their delicious delicatessen food.

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