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The Crossword

Close, but no cigar.  I won’t fill in letters just because.  But as you may have guessed, even when life is frenetic, or maybe especially then, I find time to do ‘words’.

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The Crossword

And it’s in.  Complete.  Incomplete.

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The Crossword

It ain’t always easy.

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Warm Yolk on Toast

An ideal Saturday goes like this:

I awake well rested and in time to turn on the radio before “Click & Clack” begins.  We have a weekend breakfast, which means it includes hot, rich coffee, creamy, cold milk, juice and sliced fruit, maybe fresh pineapple, cantaloupe, or strawberries.  The main dish is dippy eggs with buttered wheat toast and smokey bacon or sausage links.  There is hardly a better combination in the world than warm yolk on toast.

As the morning rambles on the radio continues to play the NPR shows I look forward to all week; “Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!”, “Michael Feldman’s Wad’ya Know”, and “This American Life”.

Although I love jazz, if the weather is permitting, then by the time “Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz” begins, it’s time to get outside.  Otherwise, I will go through the early edition of the Sunday paper and start doing the crosswords.  They always run two puzzles; it used to be The New York Times Crossword and the Chicago Tribune, but now they run some other second-rate puzzle along with the NY Times.  Still, that’s the one I start with.  It’s like stretching before working out.

In late afternoon we will have dinner and then I will ask Mycol if he’d like to go see a movie.  Usually he’ll say yes.  After the movie it is traditional to have dessert at Gullifty’s.  I will order the Triple Chocolate Cake and Mycol will order the Chocolate Raspberry Chambord Parfait.  And then I will try to eat several bites of his because that parfait is always better than my cake.

Home again, I will listen to “Rhythm Sweet and Hot”, the old-timey jazz program on WDUQ where they play stuff like this:

Check out Tex Beneke, and then Milton Berle around the 2:05 mark.

While I listen I will continue to work on the crosswords until it’s time to put them down and go to sleep.  I know it sounds like I’m 80 years old, but I swear I’m not there yet.

This ideal Saturday has occurred and will occur again.  Unless it is 75 degrees and sunny or I have to work.  And Yim likes this ideal Saturday, too, but he’s usually at home with his kids.

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The Crossword

Oh, yeah.

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The Crossword

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The Crossword

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