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September 19, 2019:

TOOTHPASTE IN YOUR EYE

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Well, dear readers, has this ever happened to you?  You brush your teeth in the morning.  You’re still groggy.  You put the toothbrush away.  For some reason there’s still a bit of toothpaste that must have dribbled onto the fingers.  You rinse your mouth you, then splash some water on your face including your eyes, to get the sleep out and to wake up the human face – only there’s that pesky bit of dribbled toothpaste on your fingers that didn’t get washed off when you splashed your face.  And you therefore put toothpaste in your eye.  This is quite unpleasant.  It’s actually beyond quite unpleasant, it is disgusting, and it stings like the devil, and I think we all know how much the devil stings, which is why we don’t pal around with the devil or allow the devil on this here site.  Well, as you’ve probably surmised, that is exactly what happened to me yesterday morning, just prior to the arrival of the helper.

I’d gotten about six hours of sleep, due to being up for an hour around four-thirty for reasons unknown.  So, I greeted the helper with a stinging and quite red eye.  I do not recommend putting toothpaste in your eye.  Anyway, organizing all the Indiegogo perks actually went much quicker than I’d have thought it could – got it all done in forty minutes, and I do believe the helper has already begun shipping what can be shipped.  Obviously, anyone who took the signed DVD perk has to wait for the DVD to be done, and on a case by case basis we’re looking to see if someone took a DVD and other items, whether it’s feasible to ship the other items first.  Once the helper was on her merry way, I went to Staples to get some things Xeroxed, then to Jerry’s Deli (I’ve been there every day this week – must stop that), where I had a Cobb salad and a bagel, both good.

Then I came home and answered e-mails, forwarded orders (we don’t print anymore – I forward to the helper and they go in a folder until we have the product), got the news that we’d have Henry King at Fox on Monday, then I did some work at the piano and on the computer.  I had several telephonic conversations, too, and suddenly the day was done, and evening was falling.  I tried to help evening stay aloft but fall it did.  I then sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I watched a motion picture on Blu and Ray, one of those Eyetalian giallo things, this one called Who Watched Her Die.  I do enjoy some of the better giallos, but some, like this one, have plots that are so convoluted, with so many suspects, that you just give up trying to follow it.  Everyone praises the performance of George Lazenby, but I found it fairly boring, but I did enjoy Adolfo Celi, who is always excellent. The Morricone score works I guess, but it is really annoying after a while.  So, I didn’t enjoy it as much as What Have You Done to Solange or The Bird with the Crystal Plumage or Cat o’ Nine tails and several others, which are really stylish and excellently done.  The transfer is excellent – great color and looking just like a Technicolor Techniscope production.  Of course, as per usual, I did doze off for about thirty minutes, so had to go back and catch up.

After the movie, I did more work at the piano, sent out a new tune to those who needed it, did some work on the piano, took a hot shower, had a telephonic conversation, and then relaxed and listened to some music.

Today, I’ll be up no later than eleven. At noon o’clock I pick up the Xerox stuff from Staples, I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, then I’ll eat something very light, just a snack to tide me over until I can have a proper meal after our casting session, said casting session beginning at seven o’clock, and we’ll have our Sheridan Whiteside with us to read for the callbacks. We’re seeing a couple of new folks who couldn’t be there for the first sessions, plus one of my Levi cast members from LACC will be coming into audition – haven’t seen here since we closed that show. Then after, Doug and I will go to a local eatery, where we shall eat locally and make casting decisions.  Then I’ll come home and relax, and I don’t care who knows it.

Tomorrow, I have a somewhat free day, but I hope to hear some DVD news, I’m hoping the DVD packaging is done and ready for proofing, so we can get that off to the printers, and then Jesus shows up and fixes some peeling paint.  I’m not sure what the weekend holds, other than me really getting the What If benefit material to our cast.

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

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, pick up Xerox stuff, eat a snack, hopefully pick up packages, have callbacks, and then sup and make our final decisions.  Today’s topic of discussion: What’s the stupidest thing you’ve done when tired and groggy – like putting toothpaste in your eye? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, and hopefully there will be no recurring episodes of toothpaste in your eye.

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