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October 27, 2019:

IS IT THE BEAR OR THE NAISE?

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Well, dear readers, I am sitting here like so much fish eating a filet mignon with béarnaise sauce and a lobster tail with butter, a baked potato with sour cream, chives, and butter, a peanut butter pie with whipped cream, and… oh, wait, I’m not really doing that, I’d just like to be doing that because, well, why not?  Is bearnaise sauce made from an actual bear?  Or is it from an actual naise?  Inquiring minds want to know, and heaven knows I have an inquiring mind that is constantly inquiring.  I did eat a little too much food today, but not really – I mean, maybe I had 2000 calories, but that’s not horrendous – you just can’t lose weight, or I can’t at that calorie count.  But I’ll go back down to the usual 1000 to 1500 today and try to stick to that for the next two months.  I seem to be rambling here, don’t I?  I seem to be jumping from thing to thing randomly and without purpose, don’t I?  I wouldn’t be, of course, if I had a damn filet mignon, lobster tail, baked potato, and peanut butter pie.

Yesterday was a bit of a day.  I was up at eight-thirty after about five-and-a-half hours of sleep.  She of the Evil Eye arrived and I left the home environment and moseyed on over to Jerry’s Deli, where I had the usual bacon, eggs, toast, and fruit.  After that, I moseyed on over to Amoeba to kill time.  I spent the entire time in the classical CD section looking at the classical CDs.  I found five CDs at $2.99 each and bought them.  Then I headed home.  I ascertained there were no packages, so I didn’t stop at the mail place.  Only later did I find out there was indeed a package delivered later in the day, so I’ll pick that up today when I’m out and about.

Once home, I wrote the blurb for release announcement on Monday and got everything prepped for that.  I did a few other odds and ends on the computer and listened to the CDs I bought.  So far, so good.  I did sit on my couch like so much fish and I dozed off for twenty minutes or so.  Then, as long as I was there, I listened to the Cindy and me commentary – I think I’ll be comfortable approving the disc come Monday morning.

Then I went to the local pizza jernt I like and got two pepperoni slices and a small square thing of Sicilian style cheese slice.  I came home and ate them all up.  I liked the square Sicilian thing, so I’ll definitely have that again at some point.  I have little bite-sized Halloween candies here, so I had a few of those for my sweet.  Then I sat on my couch like so much fish again.

Last night, I watched a motion picture on DVD, the first DGA screener we’ve received, said motion picture entitled Us, from the director of last year’s very good film, Get Out.  I read a lot of negative stuff about this film when it came out.  As always, critics tend to be tough on a filmmaker’s second film, when the first was a sensation.  Even though they called it a horror film in their reviews, it’s not really a horror film.  I must say I kind of liked it and will even watch it a second time.  Several critics tried to say the film was hyper-violent – the same bushwa they said about Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  One wonders if these idiot critics have actually ever seen a hyper- violent film, because there was nothing hyper-violent in Us.  The performances are excellent, it’s occasionally amusing in a dark way, and it moves right along and is never less than interesting.  The director is obviously very talented.

After that, I listened to more music, organized some stuff in the book room.  Since the Indiegogo campaign, that room has been a mess, stuff on shelves, stuff all over the couch.  I bought two shelving units on Amazon – eighteen bucks each – they assemble in about a minute, they fit perfectly in the closet, and they’re great and I got everything filed away in there and there’s still plenty of room left.  So, the book room is now presentable.  Then I relaxed.

Today, I’ll sleep in. Once up, I’ll answer e-mails, I suppose, I’ll pick up the package from the mail place, I’ll eat under 1500 calories, I’ll do a little prep work on The Man Who Came to Dinner, and then I’ll relax.  At midnight, we’ll officially announce The Creature Wasn’t Nice for pre-orders.

Tomorrow, I have a lot of stuff to do, and then we’ll have our meet and greet and begin rehearsals for The Man Who Came to Dinner.  It will be a light rehearsal.  I’ll just start at the beginning and try to block the first three or four pages.  The rest of the week is rehearsals, meetings and meals, and, of course, Halloween.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in, pick up a package, eat, do some prep work, relax, and announce the new Kritzerland release, the director’s cut of The Creature Wasn’t Nice.  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, pondering whether it’s the bear or the naise.

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