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August 25, 2019:


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Well, dear readers, I am sitting here like so much fish, listening to some marvelously marvelous music by a Dutch composer named Julius Rontgen – he was close personal friends with both Brahms and Grieg, but his music is his own and really wonderful.  He was VERY prolific – I think over twenty symphonies in all, and concertos and chamber music and on and on.  He died in the early 1930s.  It’s fun discovering new composes, especially ones whose music is so accessible and melodic. Most of my recent discoveries are all on one adventurous and great classical label called CPO.  And when I find a CPO disc for three bucks at Amoeba, I take a chance and, on this label, I’ve rarely been disappointed, I must say. Where was I?  Oh, yes, feeling nauseous because I ate a donut and a half when I really should not have.  Live and learn and, conversely, learn and live.

Yesterday was certainly a day and if one wanted to be specific, a Saturday, and if one wanted to be more specific, a Saturday in which she of the Evil Eye came to clean.  So, I only got about five-and-a-half hours of sleep, and I had one of those wacky dreams where my calf muscle is suddenly spasming like crazy and then you wake up and your calf muscle is spasming like crazy.  It was really bad, too.  So, once I got up at eight-thirty, it was very painful, so I knew there would be no long walk or jog.  So, even though I didn’t want to, I went and had a light breakfast at Jerry’s Deli, after which I drove to Amoeba and hung out for an hour or so, picking up a few three-dollar CDs.

Then I drove to the mail place and picked up some packages and an envelope, then I came home.  She of the Evil Eye was gone and I could see immediately that because I hadn’t put the towel I keep on the floor for showering and the towel I use to dry myself in the hamper, she did not wash them.  I couldn’t believe it – it’s not brain surgery to know they need washing. So, I went and washed and dried them. I just scratch my cranium sometimes.

Then Peyton and her mom came, and we went to Hugo’s – Peyton’s choice – she’s been dreaming of it.  But we had a twenty-minute wait and the service was VERY slow.  I had a little barbecue turkey sandwich that was very good – no fries and because the little salad looked like it had been pulled out of the ground – just a bunch of shrubs – I didn’t eat any of that.  Then I came home and listened to music whilst doing stuff around the home environment.  It was so nice to not have any writing to do, although I will do some today.  Then I sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I was absolutely determined to get through all of Last Year at Marienbad and I did – all ninety-two minutes of it – unfortunately I was asleep for eighty-five of those minutes.  One of these days, it will happen, I know it will.

After that, I listened to music, popped some Pepcids for the upset tummy whilst sipping some ginger ale gingerly.

Today, I can sleep in and I WILL sleep in.  Once up, I’ll try to do one of the two sets of liner notes I have to do, then I’ll eat something and if any Sunday packages arrive, I’ll go gather them up.  Then I’ll relax.

Tomorrow and Tuesday, I’ll make notes for the three commentary tracks we’re doing on Wednesday.  Bullet points, just to make sure we’re covering everything we need to.  I think there may be a meeting on one of those days and certainly there will be meals.  Then on Wednesday, I have a super long day – at eleven I do the first of the commentaries – solo on the director’s cut of The Creature Wasn’t Nice.  Then I have a thirty-minute break, then Cindy and I do ours, also on the director’s cut.  Then it’s another thirty-minute break, and then Marshall Harvey and I do our commentary on the released version of the film called either Spaceship or Naked Space. After that, I’m hoping the three of us can dine somewhere fun, and since one of my favorite jernts is two minutes away, I’m hoping it will be there.  The rest of the week is meetings and meals and I think I’m doing an interview (on camera) for a Doris Day documentary.  And then I get ready for the Kritzerland rehearsal week.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in, write, eat, hopefully pick up packages should any arrive, and then 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 a Saturday that was a Saturday.

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