Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Lots Of Waiting

Started this morning by trimming my beard to a goatee. The sides were starting to look like a ragged cloud, and don't trim down to stubble very well. I started my bearded life with a goatee, so it looks natural to me.

This was after a rude 6 am low blood sugar event (60), which was treated with two glasses of chocolate milk. Sleep all night was fitful. Spook was there for most of it.

Spent the morning filling out and printing the Advance Health Care Directive, which took extra time because the pages are numbered incorrectly (page 1 is the page on the other side of the cover. Should be page 2.) And they throw in pages 10-11 as instructions which belong after the Notary page, which is 12.

By the time I got to the nearest notary, they were closed. Used to be they were closed on weekends, but they announced Saturday openings recently, I missed the part about closing at 1:30. So I went to the UPS store on El Camino, because the nearest one is across from Levi's Stadium which is hosting the Grateful Dead final concerts this weekend.

UPS store was one I used to have a PO box in, and I've used them before. Nice folks.

All they needed to do was log it, check my ID, have me sign and thumb print the log and stamp the Notary page. They do not keep a copy.

AFter, I was feeling hungry, and KFC was nearby so I stopped in, intending to eat a small meal there but instead I bought a bucket dinner to take home. They were out of biscuits. FAIL. They gave me a choice of corn on the cob or cookies instead. I chose cookies.

Home, I scanned in that page, and emailed it and the PDF of the filled out original 12 pages to my US sisters.

It was too hot and bright outside to sit on the porch, even the hummingbirds were hiding. But I did see a pair of carpenter bees as I was doing the Saturday hanging plant watering, and got some good photos:

They are about the same size as bumble bees, maybe a tad bigger.

Had some of the KFC for dinner. I love the cole slaw. The extra crispy is now way too battered, and the original isn't battered enough, which means it really is not the original.

Watched some TMZ, and some random TV, but eventually turned off the set and napped in the recliner. Because I didn't feel like getting undressed and in bed, partly because Spook was taking up my spot.

Next thing on the agenda wasn't until 6, head for downtown San Jose for Iolanthe. Due to the Dead concert Hwy 101 exits being between home and SJ, I took the scenic route, had Central Expressway all to myself. Found a good spot in the parking garage, and had an hour to kill. Walked up to the Paseo, somehow resisted the bakery, and sat on a park bench reading a Kindle book. A pair of woodpeckers, one male with a bright red crown and the other female B&W were taking turns at a water fountain, I got some photos with the phone, wish I'd had the 300mm Nikon lens. I'll look at those online tomorrow. Probably not good enough to share.

I had the best balcony seat in the house, front row center. No one on my left, skinny people on my right. The two on my right traded seats at halftime.

Long story short, I saw pretty much what I expected. A lot of gorgeous voices, too much stupid choreography, the women's chorus was superb all around, even down to some complicated makeup. Then men were disappointing. Especially when they were moving. Afterward I got lots of hugs from the ingenue, whom I adore. Stunning soprano voice, professional acting skills, and just plain fun. Most of the cast was happy to see me, if the director was there she didn't make herself known. The choreographer was not listed in the program, which I was of two minds about. 

Home in half an hour.

Got one copy of the Plan into an envelope to mail to Kaiser. Another copy printed, to go on the fridge or someplace else easy to find. Maybe the whiteboard.

Plans for tomorrow:
Maybe a movie
Maybe Starbucks
Take out the garbage

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