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May 25, 2020:


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Well, dear readers, I am sitting here like so much fish, listening to music.  I’d say I’m enjoying the long holiday weekend but since we’ve basically had a long holiday weekend for the past ten WEEKS, I’d say there isn’t much difference.  One day is like another, one night is like another, the hours go by and on we go.  Apparently, many people went out of town, hence the recent surge in traffic.  I don’t know about you dear readers, but I’m ready to bust out of this jernt, I’m ready to have human interaction, I’m ready to sit in a restaurant by my lonesome, enjoying a meal, I’m ready to have a foot rub, I’m ready for oh so many things, as I’m sure most of you are.  But I’m being patient and not doing those things but cannot wait until I can.  But I’ll tell you what’s been really helpful – the Kritzerland shows.  That gives me energy and it’s fun and daunting and challenging and that’s always a good thing. I would also like to brain my neighbors to the south and I would if they had brains, which they clearly do not.  But more about that in a moment.  For now, I’m enjoying the ten-week-long long weekend.

Yesterday was a day in which I wanted to brain my neighbors to the south.  Why is that?  Because these morons are so inconsiderate, so loud, so obnoxious and they began that stuff at seven in the morning, waking me after only three hours of sleep.  Screaming kids, loud, yakking adults, it was unbelievable, really.  And it never stopped.  I did manage to fall asleep again, but they kept waking me up.  In the end, I did get eight hours of sleep, but by the time I got up, they were full out partying with a large group in their yard, none wearing masks, all within an inch of each other.

Once up, I had a telephonic conversation with Hartley Powers, then looked at her handiwork with the two group numbers.  They look really good and it all works really well.  We’re going to have one gal from the trio re-shoot her video, because she misunderstood what the intention of the number was (probably my fault) and looks so different from the two other girls that it’s jarring.  So, she’ll do that and get it to us, and we’ll cut that in.  But boy does it work well, and I was very happy.

After that, I decided on Wacky Noodles for the meal, and rustled up a batch, less than usual.  This time it was bow-tie pasta and it was very good.  Then I sat on my couch like so much fish.

Yesterday, I watched a motion picture on Blu and Ray called Face/Off, starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.  I must say that it’s fascinating how both of them have ended up in recent years doing one horrible movie after another, clearly for the dough. When they have a role worthy of them, they can be great, and this movie is a perfect example of that. I’m not sure I ever watched this Blu-ray – if I did, I didn’t write about it.  I did write about the DVD back in 2007.  I saw the movie when it came out and have seen it twice since and just really enjoy it very much.  Travolta and Cage have a field day being each other and they’re amazing at it and it is, at times, very amusing.  No one does this kind of preposterous plot and action stuff better than John Woo – many have tried, but you cannot outdo Woo.  The writing is fine, Joan Allen brings some humanity to the proceedings, and Dominque Swain is fun as the daughter.  What works here is the switcheroo and having a villain who is interesting and fun. The movie got rave reviews and was a hit.  This Blu-ray came out in 2008 and it sure could use a fresh transfer.

Then I took my evening drive, got a little snack, and came home.  I then watched a documentary on Amazon Prime about Galaxy Quest, made last year.  It’s very entertaining, has most of the cast and the rabid fans.  I recommend it for you Prime People.  Lots of interesting and fun stuff, and it moves right along.

After that, I began my music listening, and was sent the link to an interview for Splash Magazine that Hartley and I did.  Here is that link right now for your mental delectation.  I thought it came out pretty well.


And that was my day and evening, much like every other day and evening for the past ten weeks.

Today, I’ll get up when I get up, I’ll decide on food (I have several options), I’ll do work on the computer, I’ll take a drive (no mail so don’t need to go to the mail place), I’ll watch, listen, and relax.

Tomorrow begins lots of Kritzerland show details to deal with and deal with them I shall. And I’m hoping for all these late errant and truant packages to arrive and hoping that the important envelopes arrive on time.

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, eat, work on the computer, take a drive, watch, listen, and relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: What are your favorite films of John Travolta and Nicolas Cage?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, wishing I could brain the neighbors if only they had brains.

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