Friday, November 25, 2011

Causing chaos at Wal-Mart and other things

Pretty good holiday week here.  On Sunday we went to my dad's house for an early Thanksgiving feast, in which there was no turkey but there was (H.E.B. smoked) brisket and spring rolls home-made by my technical step-brother's Filipino wife.  I say "technical" because he is my dad's wife's son but we didn't grow up together and I hardly know him.

On the day itself we went to my father-in-law's house and did have turkey as well as ham.  Most importantly, to me, were the desserts.  I was able to have both key lime pie and lemon meringue pie.  After I had let it settle for a while and taken a short walk to burn a little off, I topped it off with some cheesecake.  Today I stayed far away from all the retail store mayhem and did nothing.

I have--at long last--finished uploading that whole album of First Quest:  The Music to YouTube.  So if you remember my old post on that subject and you want to sample some of the sounds, just go to my YouTube channel and they are all there (YouTube links on the sidebar).  I've also uploaded a few tracks from another out-of-print album I've mentioned:  Medieval Music by The Jaye Consort.  I'm looking through my collection now and trying to find something else obscure and out of print to upload.

I did go to Wal-Mart on Wednesday for a few things, and used one of those hand baskets which have that little alert thingy affixed to the bottom of them.  When I came out, there was no stack of them by the exit, so I just dropped it and walked through those alarm detector things, and suddenly this doorbell-sounding alarm started going off.  Customers began backing up because the greeter couldn't figure out if someone was trying to steal something or what--it wasn't the same kind of alarm that goes off when they forget to demagnetize something.  About a half-dozen drones were walking around chaotically because they couldn't figure out what was setting it off until finally someone else walked up and said it was that basket and moved it.  Some old guy was standing there surveying the chaos with me and I told him, "Oh, you know what?  I put that basket down too close to the exit.  It must've been me that set it off."  He laughed heartily at that.  I thought it was pretty funny, too.

1 comment:

  1. Love the medieval music. "Saltarello" and "The Song of the Ass" are two of my favorite pieces of music.