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June 19, 2020:

THE DONUT EFFECT

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Well, dear readers, I am sitting here like so much exhausted fish, listening to the mighty, magnificent Munch doing composers who aren’t my favorites and yet, thanks to him, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and great RCA Living Stereo, I’m even enjoying pieces I’ve never much cottoned to.  But that’s the upside of these big ol’ box sets – you get to hear lots o’ stuff that you’d never ordinarily listen to.  Other than that, have I mentioned I’m exhausted?  I knew it was going to be a long, involved day and I was quite correct in that assumption.  But I’m getting ahead of myself, which happens when you’re of a certain age.  I, for example, am of a certain age.  Did you ever notice that age spelled backwards is ega?  I never knew that, but now I do and I’m better for it, aren’t you?  I’m also still very full from dinner and a donut treat, which I really shouldn’t have done.  For the past year there has been something in the donuts, no matter from where, that is not sitting well in my stomach – and yet, I still try, thinking it might be temporary.  It’s not.  I’m now calling this The Donut Effect. I gotta tell you.

Yesterday was a long, involved, exhausting day that was long, involved, and exhausting, not necessarily in that order.  I did manage to get almost eight hours of sleep, so that was good.  Once up, I answered e-mails, did some work on the computer, and then got ready for the main work of the day, which I began and got about twenty minutes through when I realized no one had called me about the battery.  So, I called AAA and they called the local car place and the battery had just come in.  So, we scheduled the appointment for an hour later.  I went back to work and did what I was doing for the next hour, then the fellow arrived with the battery, so I took a break while he installed it.  I think the guy who was here the other night accidentally took the plastic cover that goes over the battery compartment.  I still had my printout, so I gave it to this guy, and he said he’d check, but I never heard back.  Meanwhile, the car started right up, and all is well with the motor car, thankfully.  That all took about twenty minutes, start to finish.

Then I went back to work and finished what I’d begun and that took another thirty minutes or so.  Once done with that, I went to the mail place where I picked up not a damn thing.  I came home and ordered food – I wanted a treat for all the hard work, so it was my beloved grilled chicken pasta from Stanley’s.  It arrived about thirty minutes later and was great and just what I needed.  Then I watched a couple of Hitchcock episodes, neither of which were good, and then it was time for the Zoom thing, which only took about five minutes.  I got a few tracks to send to singers, which I did, I did a bit more work on the computer, and then began the final disc in the Hitchcock set of season five.  It wasn’t a very good episode that opened the disc, but it did star Judy Canova, which was grand fun.  I adored her.  When Diana was doing my musical, Feast, Judy came to every performance and we just hit it off wonderfully.  I’d met her when she was here with No, No Nanette, but only briefly.  From then on, I saw her every now and then, dined at her house, and she was a treasure.

After that, I went to the donut place, came home and had a chocolate buttermilk bar, which I instantly wish I hadn’t, thanks to The Donut Effect.  Then I listened to music, relaxed, and even did a bit more work on the computer.

Today, I’ll be up when I’m up, I’ll do whatever needs doing, I’ll hopefully get more tracks to send to singers (there are only six left to do), I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, I’ll eat, and then I’ll watch, listen, and relax.

Tomorrow, she of the Evil Eye comes, so I’ll use that time to do the serious hunting in the garage.  Otherwise, it’s Kritzerland show stuff, continuing to work on a little project, and trying to eat lighter fare.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, be up when I’m up, do whatever needs doing, hopefully pick up some packages, get more tracks to singers, eat, watch, listen, and relax.  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, I’m halfway through the Munch set, so I’ll continue that journey.  DVD,the rest of season five Alfred Hitchcock Presents, then The Browning Version and the 1956 version of 1984.  Your turn.  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, hoping I do not have any sleeping issues due to The Donut Effect.

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