The Countdown Has Started!

Did you hear about the baby born in the high tech delivery room? It was cordless!

We are now 24 hours away!  Except for a trip to the Cerritos Performing Arts Center, it was a stay-at-home and rest day!

We are expecting rain in the near future so I hopped in the car and went to Lowe’s to get some new “tarps” as the ones I had over things in the back yard were getting worse for wear. 

Did You Know? The word tarpaulin originated as a compound of the words tar and palling, referring to a tarred canvas pall used to cover objects on ships. Sailors often tarred their own overclothes in the same manner as the sheets or palls. By association, sailors became known as “jack tars”.

Back home again and we did some chores, had a lite lunch and readied ourselves to see “An Evening (Afternoon) With Shirely McLaine”.  Oscar-winning Hollywood legend Shirley MacLaine has done it all: television, movies, Broadway. In a free-wheeling, fun-filled afternoon featuring stills and clips of her acting career, the icon shares details of her life as an actress, author, political activist, and spiritual searcher. MacLaine will answer questions from the audience on a wide variety of topics.

I was prepared to walk out if she went too far left but she probably knew half the audience would walk out if she acted like the rest of the liberal looney left so she restrained herself.  I was impressed with her restraint!  Taken by aliens, being reborn 100 times, etc. makes you cringe but she was interesting and had some good points about “knowing thyself!”.

She was quick witted but certainly a “lefty”

We got home about 5:00 PM and I continued water proofing the yard from the forecasted wet weather. Everything that should not get wet is well protected under a double layer of new tarps!

If it is like normal. no rain…just a false alarm!

We watched Gilmore Girls and another “interesting  series called “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”.   Winner of 8 Emmy Awards. In 1958 New York, Midge Maisel’s life is on track- husband, kids, and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she’s good at – and going from housewife to stand-up comic is a wild choice to everyone but her. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls).  Sometimes the language is a bit raunchy but it is pretty funny.

It’s a funny show. Rachel Brosnahan does a great job! 

We turned off the TV at 10:00 PM and tried to get some sleep for tomorrow comes early!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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