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May 18, 2020:

A BROKEN CLOCK IS RIGHT TWICE A DAY

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Well, dear readers, I feel that it is always important to remember that a broken clock is right twice a day.  I have no idea why I feel that it is always important to remember that a broken clock is right twice day, however.  Well, this is what I found out.  This saying originated with Herman J. Clock, a broken man who was only right twice a day.  He was right every morning at 10:03 and right every evening at 8:08.  And every day the neighbors would gather at his door at those exact times so they could hear that a broken Clock was right twice a day.  Herman J. Clock was doing a research paper on why hermaphrodites like fish with the bone in, and he was laughed out of his post at Grover G. Pratt college.  He began drinking heavily and no one would speak to him, deeming him a pariah.  He would occasionally leave his home and would walk the streets aimlessly whilst occasionally passing gas rather loudly.  And the neighbors would whisper about this loud passing of gas and bemoan that they call the wind pariah.  Herman J. Clock, who was right twice a day, died at the age of forty-six of hummus poisoning.  Does anyone have a clew as to what the HELL I’m talking about because I certainly don’t.

Yesterday was certainly day, I think we can at least say that.  I did get almost eight hours of sleep.  Once up, we fixed the track that needed fixing – it was harder than it should have been, but then again when working without an actual chart it’s not easy.  But we got it done in about ten minutes, I got the track, approved it, and off it went to the singer.  So, one more song and that part of this is done.  After that, I did some work on the computer, then ordered a Chinese chicken salad from Stanley’s.  That arrived about thirty minutes later.

I ate it all up – they really do make the best Chinese chicken salad and it’s not too fattening as their dressing is very light.  After that, I had some e-mail volleys, got something to listen to from Christiane Noll, which she sent just so I could hear the interpretation and it was great – just had to correct one wrong sung note and that was that.  And then I wasn’t in the mood to finesse, which I’ll do today, so I sat on my couch like so much fish.

First I finished watching Brides of Dracula.  I really enjoyed it – it’s fast, the cast is great, especially Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, and Mona Washbourne, the photography is great and so is the transfer.  After that, I watched a motion picture on Blu and Ray entitled Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.  I enjoyed it when the Blu-ray came out but didn’t really remember much about it other than it was yet another reliving the day over and over again movie.  It’s not bad, mostly because Emily Blunt is a really good actor and Cruise is pretty good in it.  It’s a little silly after a while but it moves along at a steady clip and I enjoyed it again.  The worst thing about it is the supporting cast that plays the “soldiers” – it’s like casting must have one template for every alien vs. the earth movies where there are soldiers – each character and the actors who play them are all the same in every one of these movies.  It’s annoying.

After that, I did a Gelson’s run and now have the next three days’ meals planned and so I won’t spend any dough for the next three days.  There was almost no one in the store (at 7:30) and I was in and out of there very quickly.  I did note that they had a LOT of toilet paper and paper towels, so that was good for those who need such things.  In fact, they seemed to have mostly everything.  The funny thing was rather than take out my credit card I used Apple Pay, but it needs face recognition to go through and guess what – it doesn’t recognize a face with a mask on, so I had to put in my password.  It was funny.  Then I came home, put stuff away, then sat on my couch like so much fish.

Then I watched another motion picture, Seven, starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt.  This is my third time and I do like it pretty well.  It doesn’t quite lend itself to multiple viewings like some other films, but every five or six years it’s worth a viewing.  It’s very well done, the Howard Shore score is great, and the acting is terrific, as is the script.

After that, I had a bagel for my snack, listened to music, answered more e-mails and forwarded a few orders, and that was it.  And then I had my epiphany that a broken clock is right twice a day.

Today, I’ll get up when I get up, I’ll finesse commentary, I’ll make food, I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, I’ll do whatever else needs doing and then I’ll watch, listen, and relax.

The rest of the week is Kritzerland show stuff, including the two group numbers and then our first Zoom rehearsal.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, get up when I get up, finesse commentary, make food and eat it, hopefully pick up some packages, do whatever needs doing and then watch, listen, and relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: What are your favorite films of Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy to have given the real-life true story of a broken Clock is right twice a day.

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