Friday, November 8, 2019
I'm either getting forgetful, or my Pooka was getting bored.
Elwood P. Dowd and Harvey. This is a picture of cinema's most endearing couple. Yes, they are likely a "same sex" couple, but not a "same species" couple. Never once was Elwood known to say anything bad about his favorite pooka. This is better than most couples I have come into contact with over the years.
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When I woke up this morning, I was still sleep deprived from last night. Yet, I had to get moving and out of the house a bit early, as my cleaning lady was likely to come today. (It has been 6 weeks since her last visit, and I have gotten used to her missing a visit now and then.) So, I got showered and dressed, did some last minute straightening up the clutter in my apartment, and went out the door to have lunch with Vicki #2.
It normally takes me about a little over a half hour to reach Hastings on Hudson. So I took it slow, and overshot the town a little on the way there. Yet, I still made it to the place with time to spare. Vicki sent me a message, asking if we were still on for today, and I messaged her to let her know where I was. So she rushed from her place, and met me about 15 minutes later.
Wild Culture Waffles is a little shop set in the rear of Hastings' former movie theater. It's a pleasant place to pick up a specialty waffle with a cup of coffee to wash it down. It is not a place for a "real" lunch, and it is not a place likely to do well in the winter. There are no tables inside the building where one can sit. The only tables are outside, exposed to both cold and heat. This is why other coffee shop like places tended to fail before in this location, and why I expect this business to fail once the weather gets a little colder.
Vicki and I talked about many things. But I dominated the chat today, talking about issues and events I've reported in this (and my previous) blog. Thankfully, she didn't shut me down. I needed someone not too close to me to tell me that I wasn't getting crazy myself - and she did just that.
Around 2:45, Vicki noticed the time, and said that we should get going. I barely had enough time to get to Mercy for my weekly session. Before I left her, she mentioned that she was usually free at this time of day, and that we could make this a regular occurrence when I am in her area. And then, I was on the road. I took a little bit of a chance driving to Dobbs Ferry, as I had to get around a bus (not a school bus) that I knew would have a very slow acceleration time. Although nothing happened, it was a little too close for comfort if I had thought about things. At least, I made it to Mercy on time.
Arriving at Mercy, I couldn't find the check I usually have in hand to pay for my session. I spent some of the time I saved in driving there to find a missing check. So I told the center that I'd make a two week payment the following week. After 45 minutes, my session was over, and it was time to go home. Little did I realize it then, I was in for the night, as I took a needed nap, waking up around 7:30. At least, I found out that my pooka had played a mind trick on me. I looked at my checkbook and found that I didn't write a check for this week's session. And now, I was much more at ease....