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October 1, 2019:

THE TENTH MONTH

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Well, dear readers, I am sitting here like so much weird fish after a weird day of weirdness.  Some days are just weird, and the final day of September was weirdly weird.  But wait, what yonder month is now upon us?  Who cares about a weird yesterday when a new month is upon us, specifically a little month I like to call October, the tenth month?  And it is my fervent hope and prayer that October will be a month filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful.  So, farewell weird September and welcome positive and brightly shining October.  But wait, what paragraph shines from yonder notes?  The second paragraph, methinks.  What am I, Shakespeare all of a sudden?

Yesterday was a bit of a weird day.  It wasn’t a bad day, which was good, but it just had a weird feel to it.  I did get nine-and-a-half hours of needed sleep and didn’t arise until noon-thirty.  Once up, I had a lot of e-mails to answer, and a few telephonic calls.  The helper’s mom, I was told, would be here at four to bring me some Henry King at Fox CDs and to pick up some stuff.  So, the first of the weird things happened at 1:45 as I went to the motor car to go to the mail place and then lunch, to be back at four.  I pressed the door handle button to unlock the car.  Nothing.  No noise, no unlocking of the car.  Weird.  I could not imagine it was the battery, since that was fully checked out when the new engine was put in.  So, the fob has a key in it for emergencies, so I unlocked the door and opened it and the car alarm went off.  I tried pushing all the buttons on the fob, to no avail, until finally the fob worked, and the alarm shut off.  I started the car and all was well. That led me to believe that maybe the fob battery is going – I have an extra fob that I’ve never used, but one wonders if the battery in that one is any better than this, since I got them both at the same time.  But I do think I’ll go over to the nearby Infiniti dealer and either get two new fobs or see if they can change the battery in each of the ones I have.  I really have no idea how those things work.

Then the second weird thing happened.  I saw there was a car in my driveway.  The helper’s mom had come two hours early with no one alerting me.  Two minutes later and she would have found no one home.  She gave me CDs and I gave her stuff, and then I moseyed on over to the mail place, where I picked up a couple of packages and an important envelope.  Then I went to Jerry’s Deli, since I felt I should do at least one Jew thing for the Jewish New Year.  I had chicken tenders – they were cooked this time and fine.

After that, I went to Gelson’s to return the Pesticide Matzoh.  The manager smelled the contents of the box and agreed with me that it smelled like pesticide.  They gave me a credit and I came back home.  I had yet more e-mails to answer, and I began listening to music.  I heard about potential replacements for the play and What If and am awaiting responses from various and sundried folks.

After a while, I went to Ralphs, bought some egg and onion matzoh (different brand – Streit’s), beverages, which I was out of, and six shrimp cocktail shrimp and some fresh crab meat.  I came home, made some cocktail sauce and ate the shrimp and crab – excellent and no calories to speak of.  I also had a matzoh, and they were fresh and great, so I’m only buying Streit’s egg and onion matzoh from here on in. I had a few Milk Duds for my sweet.  Then there were some assorted telephonic calls, but mostly listening to a LOT of music, most of it very, very good.  The two composers I’m really enjoying right how are Julius Rontgen and Laszlo Lajtha.  Also, Brits Richard Arnell and Stanley Bate.  And thankfully, the weird was pretty much in absentia for most of the evening.

Today, I can sleep in a bit, then I have a lot of stuff to do – some work at the piano, some work on the computer, I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, I’ll eat, and then we’re reading a few candidates for the leading role in The Man Who Came to Dinner.

The rest of the week is busy – tomorrow night, Doug and I are going to see another potential candidate in a show, then it’s meetings and meals, more auditions and choosing someone, hopefully having our What If replacement, and doing whatever else needs doing.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in a bit, work at the piano and the computer, hopefully pick up some packages, eat, have some auditions, and then relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: What are your favorite fish dishes – which fishies do you love, which don’t you love, and what are your favorite fish dining adventures?  In other words, what is it, fish?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy the weird went away, and more than happy to welcome in the month of October, the tenth month – and it is my fervent hope and prayer that October will be a month filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful.

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