Archive for March 4th, 2019

March 4 – March 10 (2019)



RANDOM PIC OF THE WEEK

Congratulations Pastor Bob on 50 years of service!

 For some reason I’ve been humming Chuck Mangione’s 1979 hit “Give It All You Got.” It’s a great tune, but I’m not sure how it got stuck in my head.

Monday the 4th – GOOD TO BE BACK! – Even though I had a fabulous time in Las Vegas in the previous week, it sure was good to be back home. I slept until 3, got up and did some work, then met my friends Edi and Elliot Lurie at Chin Chin for dinner. I came home to nap for a bit, then I got up and did a bunch of auditions. I typed out Wally’s Week and then headed to bed. Unfortunately, the lovely croaking frog that lulled me to sleep the night before had moved on down the river. Too bad. I loved his singing.

Tuesday the 5th – TAX TIME TUESDAY! – Early in the afternoon I went to my accountant’s office to have my yearly tax meeting. Then I sped off to my box to get some packages, and on the way home I stopped by Jersey Mike’s to get a sandwich (a giant #13 on white, FYI). When I got home I did some work, took a short nap, and then got up later to do some auditions. It started raining like crazy. Since it was a gorgeous rainy night, I made myself a Chef Boyardee pizza-in-a-box and watched a few more “Addams Family” episodes from the second season DVD set. A perfect night!

Wednesday the 6th – RAINY DAY COMFORT FOOD! – At 2 I woke up and found out I had sold another item on eBay. I packed it up and headed out the door to meet my friend Edi at Lancers in Burbank. On rainy days I used to like to get a window seat at DuPars in Studio City and watch it rain while I ate a grilled cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, fries, and a side of ham. But since they closed I figured Lancers is the next best thing. Edi and I got a great seat by the window and ate our comfort food while we chatted. Delicious! Then I went across the street to Foam Mart to pick up some supplies and it started pouring rain really hard! I ran with my purchases to my car and threw them in quickly. I headed to Plastic Depot to pick up some buttons I had made for my “Heartbeeps” jacket (worn by Andy Kaufman in the movie of the same name), and then I dropped the eBay package off at the post office. I went home to do some auditions, grab a short nap, and then I got up later to do some work around the house. I paid some bills, did some bookkeeping, scanned checks for a deposit, sent out my movie night invites, and hit the hay.

Thursday the 7th – MONSOON MOVES ON! – Mid-afternoon I packed up yet another eBay sale and put my walking shoes on to head out for a nice afternoon stroll. The rain had stopped and it was a gorgeous day. My first stop was the post office to drop off the package, then over to the bank to drop off my deposits, I stopped by CVS to pick up a few supplies, got a cigar at the cigar store, picked up some vitamins, dropped by the hardware store to pick up a few items there, and headed home. What a wonderful walk (about 2 miles total) and an incredible day! I napped in the evening, and then got up to do my nightly auditions. I started writing on a new project, and when it was done, recorded it in my system. I made some spaghetti and started in on watching the “I Dream of Jeannie” season 4 episodes.

Friday the 8th – MAIDS, MAGNETS & MUNCHIES! – Shortly after 1 I got up to let my maids in to clean Planet Wallywood. When they finished I drove over to Fast Signs to pick up some new signage I created for a display in the collection. But the sign had two very visible dents in it, so I refused to take it. I asked them to double check their work in the future so I didn’t have to run all the way over there again to receive damaged merchandise. (Some people just don’t take any pride in their work!) I got some lunch at Arby’s, then I went to the craft store to look at some magnets I needed for my “Heartbeeps” buttons. I picked up some groceries, and then headed home to put them away. I grabbed a short nap, got up later for some work around the house, went over to Denny’s to get some food to go, and came home to eat my dinner and watch a few more “I Dream of Jeannie” episodes.

Saturday the 9th – CHATTER-DAY! – For lunch I walked Roxy down to a local café to meet up with my business associate and pal Joe Garner for a chat. We had a fun afternoon and the weather was delightful. Roxy and I walked over to the hardware store and ran in to my pal Bill Farmer; voice of Goofy and Pluto for Disney. I had just seen him last weekend at the Vegas Toycon. I headed home and started prepping for movie night. We watched a classic from 1996 called “My Fellow Americans.” I had forgotten how funny that movie was. When everyone left I grabbed a short nap on the couch until about 3am. When I got up I made the horrible realization that it was now 4am because of that idiotic Daylight Saving Time. (There oughtta be a law against that!) So I spent an hour going through my house resetting every clock. I hate wasting my time for pointless, useless and purposeless reasons like that. I did a little more work around the house, then I got ready to hit the hay, know that I had one less hour in my day.

Sunday the 10th – SCREWED UP SUNDAY! – I awoke around 4:30, which was actually 3:30, for evening church. I wasn’t much in the mood to take Roxy so I drove over and met up with my ‘adopted grandma’ Shirley. After the service I asked her where she wanted to go for dinner. She said Denny’s, so we headed over to the nearest location. But there was a line of about 7 people waiting to get seated. And we waited. And waited. And waited. I asked Roger the manager if they were short-handed and he said they were. I figured if it was taking that long just to get seated, the meal service was going to be REALLY bad. So we went to Paty’s instead. When we finished I took Shirley back to her place, and then came home to relax and grab a short nap. I got up later to do auditions, do some writing of a proposal, edit some video, and then because of stupid Daylight Saving Time the night before, I made my traditional Saturday Night Super Salad on Sunday night, and watched an old episode of “SNL” with guest host Richard Dreyfuss. Hilarious!

And how was your week??!!