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August 26, 2018:

THE THIRD BIG MEAL

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Well, dear readers, I am sitting here like so much fish, filled to the brim with food, overtired due to not enough sleep, which is usually the cause of being overtired, listening to music after a not so bad day.  I was, of course, up at eight-thirty after six hours of sleep, and shortly thereafter she of the Evil Eye arrived and I actually had to run to Ralph’s to get her Swiffer pads.  As soon as I got back she informed me she was almost out of four other things – had she mentioned that prior to my leaving I could have picked them all up at the same time, but noooooo. 

I went and had a light breakfast to tide me over until dinner, I picked up some packages, got the other stuff she of the Evil Eye needed and came home.  Whilst she finished up, I began the final set of liner notes and got about halfway through them before having some telephonic calls and then answering some e-mails.  I was happy to see that we did get to 70% and had a couple more reservations for the Kritzerland show. 

Then it was time to get ready for dinner with the Pearls at Ruth’s Chris, the final big boy meal this week and the last big meal I will eat for at least a week.  I then moseyed on over to Woodland Hills for my second Ruth’s Chris meal in four days.  I haven’t seen Barry in quite a while (Cindy’s come to some Kritzerlands recently) so it was fun catching up and yakking.  They ordered from the prix fixe menu, which I’d never noticed before and that’s the best deal at Ruth’s, so I ordered from it, too.  For one price I got a filet, a potato dish, a salad, and a dessert.  I’ve only ever had the New York, which has a much larger calorie count of 1390 as compared to the eleven-ounce filet, which is only 500.  And boy was it good.  Everything was great and we laughed and laughed and just when we thought we could laugh no more, we laughed again.  We were there almost two-and-a-half hours and it was all very enjoyable.

Then I came right home, answered some e-mails, and then I sat on my couch like so much fish and watched another of those Ken Russell composer things he did way back before his feature film career.  I’d really enjoyed his hour-long film on Delius.  This time I watched The Debussy Film.  I love Debussy but this one was so outré I just couldn’t get with it – you began to see the real Ken with this thing.  Oliver Reed, an actor I have just never cottoned to, Vladek Sheybal, and many others were in it.  And it’s longer than the two others at eighty-two minutes.  Still, it’s always interesting to see the early work of interesting directors.

After that, I listened to some music, took an allergy pill and some aspirin for a lurking headache and then it was time to write these here notes.  A Lurking Headache – that’s the title of my next novel, the compelling story of a lurking headache.  I just wrote an Amazon review of it even though the book hasn’t been written yet.  I prefer it that way.

Today I must sleep in and get a lot of sleep because this upcoming week is very busy. Once up, I’ll finish the liner notes, write the blurbs for the three releases and get everything prepped to announce same, I’ll eat, and then I must relax for the entire evening.

Tomorrow, we announce three titles, we begin our second week big push for the Indiegogo campaign with some new perks, and we have our first Kritzerland rehearsal, which I’m very much looking forward to, although it will be fairly brief because three of our cast members are coming for their first rehearsal on Wednesday. The rest of the week is meetings and meals, the rehearsals, a meeting on Friday about a potential something, and then we have our stumble-through on Saturday, and sound check and show on Sunday in our new venue. 

Let’s all put on our pointy party hats and colored tights and pantaloons, let’s all break out the cheese slices and the ham chunks, let’s all dance the Hora and the Monkey, because today is the birthday of our very own beloved dear reader Jrand.  So, let’s give a big haineshisway.com birthday cheer to our very own beloved dear reader Jrand.  On the count of three: One, two, three – A BIG HAINESHISWAY.COM BIRTHDAY CHEER TO OUR VERY OWN BELOVED DEAR READER JRAND!!!

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in, finish liner notes, write blurbs, prep the release announcement, eat, and relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: It’s free-for-all day, the day in which you dear readers get to make with the topics and we all get to post about them.  So, let’s have loads of lovely topics and loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy to have had the third big meal and happy that there will be no more big meals for at least a week.

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