Saturday, June 21, 2014

Our happy daily routine: food, naps, movies, repeat.

It’s the wee hours of Saturday morning, and you know what that means? SAM IS COMING HOME TOMORROW! Yee-haw! He has a 9 a.m. flight from Los Angeles to El Paso on American Eagle that connects to a 12:40 p.m. American Airlines flight from El Paso to Dallas. He lands at 3:25. For the record, Sam HATES the plane-change baloney but didn’t have a choice. American has been screwing around with its frequent flyer rules (again) and he couldn’t find any nonstop flights that would accept his accumulated miles. And then they expect him to squash his 6'5" body into a seat designed for Mickey Rooney. Does anybody still enjoy flying?

Hey, I never had a chance to watch those two movies last night — The Dawn Patrol and Mama Steps Out [see previous post] — because I decided to spend a couple of hours at my desk instead with left-wing news blogs and a sack of sugar-free truffles. This was a very intelligent choice and I enjoyed every minute of it. I can always do movies tomorrow.

Speaking of movies, TCM’s lineup of classic films is OUTSTANDING today and I think you should try to record as many as possible. My personal favorites are: The Thin Man (1934) starring William Powell and Myrna Loy; The Maltese Falcon (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor; Laura (1944) starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb; Captain Blood (1935) starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland; and The Sea Hawk (1940) starring Errol Flynn and Claude Rains.
Sam loves ALL of these and I already know he can’t wait to get home and fall back into our happy daily routine of food, naps, movies, repeat. In-between we check email, Sam does jigsaw puzzles (he also has a job) and I write Howdygram posts. There’s nothing like it, people.

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