Saturday, January 3, 2015

My big Saturday night hoo-hah includes a hot shower, a volume of food and movies.

Following a hypoglycemic episode this morning that jolted me out of a sound sleep I decided to kill a little time by ordering a bunch of excellent food from Artizone, a local virtual gourmet farmer’s market WITH HOME DELIVERY. I ordered all of the following from various vendors: 1) a pound of pimiento cheese; 2) four gorgeous stuffed peppers with red sauce; 3) a turkey meatloaf with spicy things in it; and 4) a cheesy stuffed baked potato. Incidentally, with regard to that last item, I’m a firm believer in the following basic medical principle: IF YOU INJECT ENOUGH INSULIN YOU CAN EAT DAMN NEAR ANYTHING.
My delivery will be here Monday morning between 10 and 12, and I’m so damn excited I can hardly stand it. Sam is in California for his mom’s funeral, and because he had to get out of town on such short notice yesterday he didn’t have any time to go Costco for last-minute provisions for yours truly. (I can’t drive any more due to very shitty knees and also can’t stand up for more than two minutes at a time.) So all this lovely nosh from Artizone will fill the Costco void until Sam gets home a week from tomorrow.

The Howdygram is sincerely grieved to report the following two celebrity deaths for your possible interest. In lieu of flowers you can send cash directly to ME. (Thank you.)
Donna Douglas, who played Elly May Clampett on the 1960s TV series “The Beverly Hillbillies,” died on January 2 at home in Zachary, Louisiana. She was 81. Douglas apparently didn’t have much of a career after “The Beverly Hillbillies” ended except for occasional public appearances in her Elly May outfit. She is survived by her younger cousin Jethro, who is 77 years old.
Grand Ole Opry star Little Jimmy Dickens died on January 2 of cardiac arrest in Nashville after having a stroke on Christmas. He was 94.

Dickens was known for being an extremely miniature human (he was 4'11") with a shitload of custom-made rhinestone-studded jackets. His biggest musical hits began in 1949 and included “May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose,” “Out Behind the Barn,” “Take An Old Cold Tater and Wait” and “I’m Little, But I’m Loud.” (If you think I’m making this up you should check out his song catalog on Wikipedia.)

It’s already 7:30 p.m. and I think I’m ready for a hot shower, a volume of food and movies. I’ve got some good ones (movies, that is) stored on the DVR for just such an occasion. They are: Come Blow Your Horn (1963) starring Frank Sinatra, Jill St. John and Barbara Rush; The Odd Couple (1968) starring Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon and the Pigeon Sisters; We’re Rich Again (1934) starring Edna May Oliver, Billie Burke and Buster Crabbe; and The Time Machine (1960) starring Rod Taylor, Alan Young and Yvette Mimieux.
Interesting tidbit. Alan Young, who was also Mister Ed’s best friend, is still alive. He’s 95. (Holy crap, right?)

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