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March 5, 2018:


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Well, dear readers, we were back in rare form last night at our Annual Oscar Bash. Last year was the nadir for us at under four hundred posts. Of course, that’s a LOT of posts, but back in 2007 on Oscar night we had us over 2000 posts – of course that was before Facebook and all that stuff and we were kind of the only game in town, Internet Oscar partay-wise. But last night we were BACK, we were happening, we were the place to be. It was actually the first Oscar show that I’ve missed since the late 1950s. That’s because when I moved I didn’t transfer DirecTV to the new house, so therefore I have no cable. But I think it was probably MORE entertaining not watching it but reading about it. From all accounts here and elsewhere, people were quite bored by the three-hour-and-fifty-minute show. Of course, every year we get the same people saying “I LOVED IT!” like clockwork. Anyway, it was quite the gay and festive partay. We achieved thirty-six pages and over 1000 posts. In fact, we really weren’t that far off from making the top ten all-time posting days, not that far off at all. So, thanks to those who stopped by and participated and got us back in rare form – it was FUN!

Prior to the Oscar broadcast and our partay, I got around seven hours of sleep, got up, and then got ready for the eleven o’clock work session – well, not really a work session as much as a meeting of the minds. That went well, and then I rustled me up some tuna sandwiches on very low-calorie buns – it was most excellent. Then I did some work at the piano, I did some work on the computer, went and got a donut just because I could, and then began listening to music whilst waiting the start of the Oscar show.

The merriment, mirth, laughter, and legs was contagious and we all caught the bug. I must say, I called every award I knew was coming, so that was fun, but it was mainly because this was a very predictable Oscars. It WAS one of the longest broadcasts I can remember.

After that, I took a nice hot shower and relaxed, whilst watching some very interesting YouTube videos. Recently I’ve become very enamored of the choreography of Danny Daniels – someone whose name I knew without ever being appreciative enough of just how amazing he was. His work on the film Pennies from Heaven is astonishingly good – just one memorable number after another – he was one of the all-time great tap choreographers. I wish there was more of his work to see on the Tube of You, but what’s there is cherce. Check it out, and tell them Bruce-O sent you.

Today will be a busy day and I’m praying I don’t have to wade through merde because we’re kind of at the end of the merde rope over here in the Oaks of Sherman. I need to be nice and up and ready for our long rehearsal day for the Kritzerland show. I don’t think I’ll eat until afterwards – not sure if I’ll eat here or go out with whoever is the last to rehearse, we’ll see how that all goes. I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, and after eating, I’ll watch a motion picture here that I’ve been looking forward to watching.

Then the rest of the week is meetings and meals, our second Kritzerland rehearsal, our stumble-through, and sound check and show. In addition to all that, I’ll be proofing and approving the galley for the new book, as well as making the eBook versions available, probably by Wednesday at the latest.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, have a busy day, avoid merde if possible, at least not be covered by it, have our long rehearsal, hopefully pick up packages, eat, and watch a motion picture. Today’s topic of discussion: What were your favorite and least favorite moments at the Oscars? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, so happy the we were back in rare form.

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