Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

My excuse is I was only 18, just finished my Freshman year

A memory miracle happened, and I found most of the photos I took while being a studio cameraman in 1969 at the Seattle ABC affiliate. In addition to the news, we had a daily talk show, and sometimes there were famous guests. The one set of pix I didn't find in the stash were the ones of Tiny Tim, or of Don McGaffin. McGaffin started out as the station's investigative reporter, but he ended up hosting this talk show. I was a fan  until he started showing up drunk. His news crew kept him from getting on the set that way. There was always someone ready to stand in.

What I did find was my infatuation with the very sexy Shari Lewis. I'd watched her puppet shows on TV since forever, but seeing her in person was a whole 'nother thing. On the TV all we saw was her head and hands, but IRL she was this super-hot, petite strawberry blonde. Gymnast thighs, and well endowed for such a tiny woman. I remember one of the kids in the audience asking her if she bought her clothes in the little girls' section, and her answer was that while she was as short as a child, she was not shaped like one. That got a chuckle from the crew.

Another sexy guest was Charo, who was a little on the chunky side, but boy could she play guitar!  And what a forceful personality.

And they put her on the same show as Mrs. Miller,
https://youtu.be/fw07CDid0JM whose husband was rich enough to get her horrible voice on vinyl.

And of course the main reason I was looking was for photos of Prof. Irwin Corey who passed away recently at the age of 102. He looked that age in 1969. I found some of him too.

Photos here:

How did I sleep? Not too badly, l not too well. Could have used some Ibuprofen. Spook started out the night camped next to the shower, but the first time I woke up she was in the cat bed by the laundry hampers, so I kept the bathroom door closed the rest of the night. The light from the street lamp bothers me.

Out of bed & on the road 15 minutes early, traffic was fairly light, I could have taken the freeway all the way had I known.

Automation Guy called as I was gathering breakfast from the break room, I called him back later. One of the new hires eating breakfast recognized the ringtone's singer, and was wearing a musicals T-shirt from wherever he was from.

I had the hole to myself till after lunch, and just before lunch Boss got me access to the bits I needed to upgrade the TV on my desk and start testing. So I had actual work to do all afternoon. Much of it was watching Youtube movies. Monday I'll move on to movie movies, and maybe Netflix. It's no longer a challenge to find 4K videos, but it's rare to have actual movies, especially free ones, with actual talking heads. Mostly it's nature with a narrator and audio loops.

Lunch was turkey tetrazini, and Thin Mints. Two different groups walked through on tours. 6 others were parked there on laptops or having lunch.

Left work about 15 minutes late, wanted to make sure the screen saver kicked in, because there's a >1 day test for it.

Not a lot of traffic, I'm guessing lots of people were headed for the ski slopes this weekend. Apparently there is a lot of snow up there and the weather forecast is for sunny & clear.

No snow in SF, but the forecast is for sunny & clear, so Plan A is the Giants Fan Fest.

Dinner was a trio of steamed pork buns, and ice cream sandwich while watching Sherlock. This one was a beast, as they tried to put us inside his head as he was high on 7% or more. It was a strange and forced ode to women's suffrage 100 years ago. Probably the worst episode so far.

Scanned in the photos, several at a time and then used some Photoshop tricks to cut and paste them into individual pix and straighten them. 6 of Charo, three more of her with Mrs. Miller, 7 of Corey, 18 of Shari. Also 2 of Mr. & Mrs. Leisy, who were elderly mentors for my big sister & me back then. I got them audience tickets for one of the shows.

Huge discrepancy in what Quicken shows I owe on my Visa card and what Visa says I owe. It's in my favor, but only half of it was my entering the Conflikt hotel bill twice (once when I made the reservation, which had not cleared, and once when I paid the bill on exiting, for slightly fewer $$). And my Conflikt registration has also not cleared, I'm chalking that up to Beth not being available to handle con business. But those two items are only half the amount.

Plans for tomorrow:
Caltrain to SF, wear my Giants jacket, bring my camera. Free fanfest at AT&T park.
3-ish back to Sunnyvale, maybe will get home in time to got to my wife's retirement party.

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