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October 20, 2020:


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Well, dear readers, do you know what I hate?  Well, let me tell you what I hate – I hate burning the roof of my mouth is what I hate.  You know how it goes – you bite into a hot piece of food that’s TOO hot and you burn the roof of your mouth and then that takes days to go away.  I did that with one of those pizza bread things and I’m still paying the price ($3.52 plus tax).  Furthermore, what is a roof doing in my mouth?  Who put a roof in my mouth?  Is there a porch in my mouth?  No.  Is there a floor in my mouth?  No.  But is there a roof in my mouth?  Yes, that we’ve got.  I gotta tell you.  Oh, well, I’m sitting here like so much fish, listening to some music by some Dutch composer.  I feel one must listen to an occasional Dutch composer or you’ll be in Dutch.  In any case, I’m letting all you dear readers know that we are having a forty-eight-hour flash at Kritzerland – all in-stock in-print titles are 30% off.  I know most of you dear readers have what you need, but our CDs and Blu-rays and DVDs make loverly gifts, and we do have dear lurkers who may not have all our wonderful items.  Here’s the information:

Because PayPal is not set up for discount codes, here’s how we have to do this:

You’ll note whatever titles you want to purchase. Then you’ll go directly to paypal.com and click on “Send money.” You’ll fill in the total price for your item or items – those are all listed on the specific item pages. You’ll fill in our PayPal address, which is kritzerland@adelphia.net.

Most items are $19.98 so those would be $14. $23.98 items would be $17.00, and $29.98 items would be $21. Then you add the shipping charge – for the US it’s $4.50 for up to two CDs, it’s $7.50 for three to six CDs, seven or more, it’s priority shipping so $14. International rates are: $15 for one or two CDs, $21.00 for three to four CDs, $28.00 for five to ten CDs, and $38.00 for eleven to fifteen CDs, and $48.00 for sixteen and above. You must put the titles you are ordering in the invoice (there is always somewhere to leave a message for the seller). And be sure your address is in the invoice – very important! It’s that simple. This offer does NOT include books. And – go!


Whee!  Which is better than “wee”, in my opinion, but not better than “we”.

Yesterday was, well, I have little memory of it and it’s still happening for another thirty minutes.  I did get ten hours of needed sleep, so that was a good thing.  I answered e-mails, I worked on project one, both at the piano and at the computer, and then I moseyed on over to the mail place and picked up a package and some unimportant mail items.  Then I came directly home.  I had a brief visit with someone, then made myself a Marie Callender’s frozen chicken pot pie.  I like them pretty well – not like getting it at the restaurant exactly, but they’re good for a frozen thing.  600 calories for that, although it sure doesn’t seem like it should have 600 calories – it’s really not that big and certainly it’s not that filling.  I had an apple, too.  Then I did more work on project one, didn’t really hear from anyone, I set a Zoom rehearsal for today at four, and then I sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I decided to watch the Hitchcock remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much – I saw it not all that long ago, but I figure since I’m going through the set, why not?  I do love it just as I’ve loved it since seeing it in 1956 at the Lido Theater on a double bill with Autumn Leaves (well, just look at the cover of Benjamin Kritzer).  The not lovable thing about the Blu-ray is the quality, of course.  There’s weird color pulsing, and it never looks sharp enough.  This was shot in VistaVision but there’s never been a transfer from the large format negative – they need to do that for all the VistaVision films that haven’t yet had that treatment – the film should look spectacular.  The DVD was a complete travesty, and this IS a step up from that, but it’s just shoddy to shove old transfers on us.  I watched about forty minutes of it, then figured I’d save the rest for tonight.

After that, I had the pizza bread thing, 300 calories, so 900 for the day.  As you know, I burned the roof of my mouth but otherwise it was decent.  I had some grapes and that was the food intake of the day.  Then I sent the eBlast for the sale and the rest you know, including the Dutch part.

Today, I’ll be up when I’m up, I’ll do whatever needs doing, I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, I’ll eat something – I could do two frozen dinner things again, but I may do something I bring in, we’ll see.  Then I’ll do work on project one, then it’s a Zoom rehearsal for our group opening number, and I’m still waiting on three or four tracks for the singers, which I hope to get today.  After that, I’ll watch, listen, and relax.

The rest of the week is more of the same, perhaps a few Zoom rehearsals for the cast, working on project one, which is coming along decently, and making sure everyone is on track for the Kritzerland show.  Speaking of that, here is the flyer for the November show.

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, eat, work on project one, have a Zoom rehearsal, hopefully get more tracks, and then watch, listen, and relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: Obviously, everyone hates burning the roof of their mouth with too hot food, but what other food irritants irritate you?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, wondering why it is exactly that I have a roof in my mouth.

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