September 5th, 2021


Off Day

Usually there is NFL football on Sundays, but I didn't want to pay the extra $ for all the games when I'm only interested in a couple. Watched some bad college game.

Nothing on Tivo. Weird, there's supposed to have been - oh wait, those are Monday nights now. Teasers in Twitter throw me off.

Delivered - the stick-on aquarium thermostat with replaceable battery. And the record cleaner kit. Just a brush and some spray. But it was what I needed.

Goldwave does not support playing audio as it records, at least not on my PC so I am using Audacity, which is ugly but turns out to be easy and does play the audio.

Jade was up at 1 am and 4 am chomping on kibble. I was up taking a leak both times. Spook was at Jade's door at 4, but is too fluffy to fit under there. Jade may be able to.

I had a tough time sleeping because I had a flash of inspiration, and kept composing lyrics. After breakfast I opened up the word processor and created this:
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The filk community was very kind to me when I posted it.

Breakfast was 2/3 of a Jack in the Box croissandwich. Kind of stale and too strong a flavor. Fruit bowl for lunch. Skipped dinner - the Ozempic is working.

Quality time with Jade was not a success. I topped off her kibble tower, but she freaked out when the bag made crinkling noises. I was trying to close it. She also doesn't seem to love the flavor of canned food I opened this morning.

Started recording LPs. The hootenanny one was okay, turns out there is another somewhere in the pile I'll get to later. Set aside some which I already transfered from CD. Gigi, is one. Also setting aside the movie version of Camelot because it sucks, and I have the OBC one on CD. I recorded Bravo Bikel  long ago. Today's victims included a whole LP of tango music, a Steve & Edie album, perhaps the worst version of highlights from Porgy & Bess ever made (I looked up the lead singers and they were understudies for a couple of the 27 revivals). I was surprised at the high quality of the Sing Along With Mitch album. Columbia records. All male chorus, very barber shop-like.

Why is a neighbor playing Mariachi music way too loud?
Plans for tomorrow:
More recording. We seem to have every Alan Sherman LP ever made. I'll filter out the ones I had CDs of. There are a couple of spoken word Catskills comedians LPs. Lots of Gypsy music.
Not a good weekend to go to tourist places.