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May 1, 2020:

MAY MAY BE A POSITIVE AND GLORIOUS MONTH WITH A LITTLE LUSTY THROWN IN FOR GOOD MEASURE

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Well, dear readers, tra la, tra la, it’s the lusty month of May.  And it is my fervent hope and prayer that May will be a month filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful.  May May be a positive and wonderful month because I’m tellin’ you we need it.  We need it now more than ever.  We need like musicals need songs.  We need it like novels need words.  We need it like fishies need water.  In other words, we need it.  Bad. Bring it on, May, bring on the positive and wonderful and, of course, the lusty. Have I been clear enough?  I do hope so.

Last night’s third test went off rather well, I thought.  We had the most watchers we’ve had, and people are getting used to coming to that page on Facebook and my channel on YouTube.  Were their hiccups?  On Facebook yes, but we had a couple of video freezes but that was to do with Facebook itself, because it was glitching on all live videos – that said, some got no glitches.  But over on YouTube, everything worked perfectly and for the very first time there, as soon as it was over it was archived and posted to the channel.  I had a grand old time and there were lots of Facebook hearts and thumbs up and explosions.  I’m also told that in the comments section there were prompts to turn on being notified whenever a live video came up on that page, so that’s great.  And it, too, posted right to the page afterwards.  So, it was a pretty successful test, and I think we’re through doing those, although I may do a couple of short ones just to keep getting folks used to coming to the page.  Oh, the other nice thing that came up in the comments section was the ability to share it to a personal page and Hartley, acting on my behalf, did exactly that and it worked perfectly.  So, that was all very promising.  For those that may have missed it, here it is on the Tube of You.

Other than that, yesterday wasn’t so bad.  I got eight hours of sleep, got up, answered e-mails, did stuff on the computer, and then worked with singers for most of the day.  But I also found I could not do a live Facebook stream from my personal page or the business page on this big boy computer.  I found that very strange.  I could do both from the phone, and I did both from the phone, so that at least worked.  Then I went to the mail place and picked up a surprising package – my free softcovers of my book – they arrived in a mere three days.  I also got two important envelopes, so that was good.  Then I came home and did more stuff that needed doing, worked on some of the show stuff, and had a Chinese chicken salad from Stanley’s.  That arrived in a mere twenty minutes and it was, as always, grand.  Then it was finally time for our Facebook and YouTube Live thing.  That you know about.

After that, I took a drive and decided to go to Ralph’s, just to see what it was like at 8:45 at night.  Well, turns out it was not really much different for that time of night from before this whole thing began, so that was good.  I got three twelve-packs of Caffeine free Diet Coke (the last three) and a couple of Red Baron frozen pizzas.  There was almost no ice cream on the shelves because, you know, that’s what people hoard during all this time at home.  I could see there was plenty of meat and chicken and seafood.  I was in and out of the store in ten minutes.

Once home, I had a couple of evening snacks, nothing major, and then I started to watch something but wasn’t in the mood, so just did more stuff on the computer, whilst listening to musical music.

Today, I’ll be up no later than eleven, then I’ll do some banking, then hopefully pick up some packages, then I’ll come home and do whatever needs doing, eat something light but fun, continue our private testing of things, go over all of those details, and then at some point I’ll be able to relax, watch, and listen, not necessarily in that order.

Tomorrow will be all the finessing and getting through the show, and that will take up most of the and evening.  Sunday is, of course, the big show at five o’clock Pacific Daylight Time and 8:00 for our East Coast denizens.  Hoping to see ALL of you there and praying it all goes as it’s supposed to.  Then next week I can breathe somewhat easier but will need at least one major miracle or I shall have to commit Hara Kiri, which is messy but effective.  IF the hardcovers arrive quickly, we’ll get those all shipped out.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, be up no later than eleven, bank, hopefully pick up packages, come home and do whatever needs doing, continue private testing, go over details, relax, watch, and listen.  Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Friday – what is currently in your CD player and your DVD/Blu and Ray player?  I’ll start – CD, Billy Goldenberg’s soundtrack to The Domino Principle.  Blu-ray, probably this new Blu of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief.  Your turn.  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, as we welcome in the lusty month of May, and it is my fervent hope and prayer that May will be a month filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful.

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