“Summer” Is Gone;Can’t Wear White!

Can you wear white after Labor Day? This old tradition goes back to the late Victorian era, where it was a fashion faux pas to wear any white clothing after the summer officially ended on Labor Day. The tradition isn’t really followed anymore. Emily Post explained the logic behind the fashion trend – white indicated you were still in vacation mode at your summer cottage.

Up an at ’em…I headed to threw stores this fine am. Staples, Ralph’s and CVS.  But why Staples you ask?  Here’s the truth!

I am getting to know the hood pretty well!

My shop in the garage has a lot of power tools and each of them have “instruction manuals”..great idea!  But, the manuals are printed on 5″x7″ paper so they would easily fit inside the box the tools came in.  Enter me…after 74 years on this planet, me an Mr. McGoo have something in common…can’t see the small print!

What to do?  I got electronic copies of all the manuals (each of the manuals is about 8-15 pages long) and I sent them electronically to Staples with specific instructions on how to print them (plus a little funny note to the operator saying make the reproductions as big as will fit on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ page.

Voila, I sent the 80+ pages in at 8:30 AM and picked them up at 10:00 AM perfectly printed on 60 pound paper and three-hole punched for a who $9.00!  You just can’t beat that!  Thank you Staples!

I walk through the shopping center almost every day

Returning home, we had a quick brunch and then decided to watch some TV as we are now on season 15 of NCIS.  The fifteenth season of the American police procedural drama NCIS premiered on September 26, 2017, in the same time slot as in the previous seasons, Tuesdays at 8 PM. The season premiere was watched by 17.42 milion viewers, picking up two months after Gibbs and McGee were last seen fighting a group of rebels in Paraguay and focused on the aftermath of those events. The season concluded on May 22, 2018 and contained 24 episodes.

Season 15 DVD Cover

We just messed around until about 5:00 PM when we decided to go to Patty’s Place to visit the locals. While Sue took her shower, I watched another episode of Amos and Andy…sure brings back memories.

Did You Know? Amos ‘n’ Andy is an American radio and television sitcom set in Harlem, Manhattan’s historic black community. The original radio show, which ran from 1928 until 1960, was created, written and voiced by two white actors, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, who played Amos Jones (Gosden) and Andrew Hogg Brown (Correll) as well as incidental characters.

When the show moved to television, black actors took over the majority of the roles; white characters were infrequent. Amos ‘n’ Andy began as one of the first radio comedy series and originated from station WMAQ in Chicago. After the first broadcast in 1928, the show became a hugely popular radio series. Early episodes were broadcast from the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, California. The show ran as a nightly radio serial (1928–43), as a weekly situation comedy (1943–55) and as a nightly disc-jockey program (1954–60). A television adaptation ran on CBS (1951–53) and continued in syndicated reruns (1954–66). It would not be shown to a nationwide audience again until 2012.

Sue brought her special wine and I had a new type of gin and tonic, the gin was called Empress and frankly it was fantastic.

Empress 1908 Original Indigo Gin is 100% authentic and all-natural. It’s infused with the vibrantly tinted butterfly pea blossom, adding a singularly distinct expression – an impossibly lush and vivid indigo blue, with a stunning secret to reveal; with the addition of citrus or tonic, Empress 1908 is transformed from its breathtaking indigo to a soft pink.

Only had one and it was really good…back to O’Doul’s

I finished the evening with O’Doul’s.  I ordered their large pork chop that I took home and will make three lunches out of quite easily.

We watched some more TV and crashed about 11:45 PM after having the 11:00 PM tookie time!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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