Sunday, April 6, 2014

Post 2632 - Sunday

Hi. Remember me?

I'm sorry I haven't written the last few days. A couple of nights I pretty much just went to bed when I got home from work. Saturday, I wasn't feeling well at all. I was asleep more than I was awake. I was dozing pretty hard here in the recroom whilst Patricia was upstairs watching "Bitten" on the Space channel.

Today I woke up at a time that wasn't offensive and offered to make us breakfast. However, Patricia remembered the all-you-can-eat buffet at the Acadian Maple Products outlet in Tantallon. She had promised that to me as a birthday present in February, and today she kept her promise. We drove out there and had what they call around here, a "big feed" of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, all smothered in maple syrup. Plus, there was maple-flavoured coffee. Two plates of food, and I was done.

Afterward, we drove around toward Peggy's Cove, but doubled  back to Tantallon to check out the Shamballah thrift shop. There is a food bank there as well. I ended up buying a touque for next Winter  and a book on cat care that Newbie will probably hide from me after he pisses on it.

We went to the used bookstore in Tantallon. I was all ready to leave when I looked up, way up, and saw a book about Shirley Temple. My mother is a big fan of Ms. Temple, so today when I saw  her out-of-print autobiography for 8 bucks, I had to buy it. Literally, Saturday evening I was on Amazon checking out that very book. It is offered by some third party vendors there for upwards of 100 dollars. I got a good deal today. I will give said book to my  mother next weekend. I figure, once she's done with it, she can donate it to the library at her nursing home.

I will give her the book this coming weekend. Please do me a favour and do not tell her about it ahead of it. Can't it be our little secret until then?

While we were at Superstore I realized that in two weeks' time we will be in the Easter long weekend. That nicely presages our vacation. We have the Friday off after Easter Monday.  By taking the 3 intervening days off, we get something like 10 days off work, including weekends. Works for me.

Oh, here's some news for you. I finished transcribing the Courtney Amirault interview on Friday morning. I emailed the transcript to Courtney thereafter. She will read it over and get in touch with me. We will meet for a beer or something and go over any changes, additions, or deletions she wants made, and I will then make those changes before publishing the interview on this here Blog.

And, tomorrow, I will begin transcribing the first half of the Don Connolly interview conducted in March. It should not take that long to transcribe. Sometime during this process, I hope to be able to conduct the second half of the interview and get some pics of us at the CBC studios. We mostly in Studio D last month, a very small studio indeed. That building has such history! CBC radio has been in that building since World War II, and it will be a day of mixed emotions for all staff when they finally leave it in 2015 to move down to the West End Mall, just up from the rotary.

I don't have to stay up until midnight on Sundays any more, at least not until the Fall, when The Walking Dead returns. This means I should be comparatively bright-eyed and maybe even bushy tailed on Monday mornings going forward. At least, that is the theory.

I guess that's it for this evening, my lovelies.

Take care of yourselves and I will see you tomorrow.


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