Sundays seem to be evolving to be no activity days, other than puzzles and paper reading. I finished my prompt response yesterday, and hadn’t written here yet, so I guess it’s time to start getting it back together again, eh?
There was no new movie on HBO last night, so it was all re-runs and patriotic movies like Pearl Harbor and Sands of Iwo Jima. We watched a multi-part series on The History Channel about George Washington that was pretty good. It wasn’t that I learned a lot from it. It was that they had sufficient real, historical input that it wasn’t the usual overblown collection of hyperbole. Washington was the right guy in the right place at the right time, who had a knack for knowing when to bend and when to be strict. Clearly his participation in the revolution was either divine providence or bad karma for George III – or maybe both.
But these days, everybody is wanting to criticize the creators of the Constitution for postponing the real reckoning on slavery. OK, yeah, they did that, but what would we have been for the last 233 years without it? Likely either a banana republic, or an amalgamation of different countries like Europe. I think that’s where we’re headed now, with or without that document. Criticizing it is just the first step to trying to change it, then ignoring it and finally doing away with it. There are plenty of examples in history and in other countries where this has occurred. We are well on our way.
I am looking forward to watching the third episode of Perry Mason tonight. The series got off to a very slow start, but the second episode was terrific. I love well written, well acted shows that are written for a broad audience. The exception to this rule might have been The King of Staten Island, directed by Judd Apatow. I think I mentioned it in a previous post, and said I liked it. Clearly it was directed at Pete Davidson’s fan base, Gen Z’ers? I liked it for a whole different set of reasons than they would. First, Judd was smart to include a few very professional actors in the cast: Marisa Tomei as Pete’s mother and Steve Buscemi as a fire fighter (which he was before he became an actor). Buscemi’s presence gave the group a certain gravitas that was needed. And Tomei is so polished yet natural, that you could easy see a mother/son relationship between her and Pete. But kudos to Apatow for taking on a very difficult topic and handling it with great care, while making it entertaining. That doesn’t happen too often. By golly, I think these kid directors are growing up! By the way, he wrote the script too, with another SNL writer and Pete, who is very good at playing himself. Gee, I should hope so, eh?
Kirsten resigned her job at the correctional facility, a decision I fully supported. They were ludicrous in their requests that she handle cases that had just been transferred in from other facilities that were loaded with Cvirus. There were several articles about prisons in California doing the same thing and spreading infections to many of the inmates. Coincidentally, one of her partner’s co-workers also tested positive for the virus, so everybody is in quarantine for a couple of weeks. When it rains..you know the rest. But I have to say she’s all about figuring out what to do next and being about getting it done. Kudos to my baby girl!
Did I mention that Emily got a job at Duffy’s Sports Grill? If I did, forgive me for being redundant. But here’s another example of one of the kids beginning to grow up. Now she needs to get her learner’s permit and then her license to drive a car. Lucky mom and dad having to put her on their insurance, eh? Kudos to Emily!
I hear thunder outside – guess it’s gonna rain again. That’s alright – it cools things off from these very hot days. There’s not much that can be done with the front garden anyway, so we’re just keeping things at bay until cooler weather arrives – or a hurricane to blow the whole thing to Pahokee. Time will tell.
My temperature is 98.6° F. My blood oxygen is 99% and my heartbeat is 70 bpm. No problema aqui.