Another late post due to sleeping late and being slowed down due to what is now becoming chronic pain in my left hip/leg.
ABC – Alec Baldwin Created
The famous line “ABC – Always Be Closing” does not appear in the Mamet play “Glengarry Glen Ross”, it was created by Alec Baldwin for the movie.
On Friday night I ate a good dinner of a self-selected charcuterie board of pickles, pickled beets, deviled eggs, and bread and then a fried chicken sandwich with a salad, before seeing the play. Of course I also had beer. As I always do when I realize that I am drinking from a chipped beer glass I notified the server when I returned the pint glass to him/her. “You probably should retire this glass.” I tell them with a smile as I show them the chip. On this occasion the waitress thanked me, and notified me that my second beer was on the house because I was such a diligent customer. Cool! For her generosity I added some extra money to my already-somewhat-generous-standard tip.
My first trip to Pinch ‘n’ Ouch was interesting. The theatre is tiny, with a capacity of no more than fifty. In attendance on Friday night were a lot of really beautiful/handsome people, apparently acting students of one of the play’s actors.
With only two, very-sparsely decorated sets “Glengarry Glen Ross” is a perfect play for a theatre company of Pinch ‘n’ Ouch’s size. By and large the actors, and actress, performed their parts very well and I had a good time.
With the exception of a trip to a grocery store on Saturday, lasting all of fifty minutes, and a trip to the QT on Scott Boulevard in Decatur to get gas and cash, I spent all of Saturday and Sunday at the ITP Estate. While I really wanted to do things outdoors on Saturday I couldn’t because my hip/leg refused to allow me to move about without significant pain.
The pain was lessened yesterday, but my confidence that it wouldn’t return was low, so I remained at home.
Oh well, at least I saved some money.
As I was a lazy bum all day yesterday, spending the entirety of my morning and early afternoon watching Silicon Valley and YouTube videos I was alarmed to see a $10 credit card charge appear on my I assumed it was the charge from one of the (too) many services to which I subscribe, but quickly realized that I was incorrect. I looked at the notification and with a little online digging found out that the charge was for a parking lot near the office of “XYZ Corp”, a parking lot in which I do not park.
After contacting my credit card company they confirmed that the charge occurred at 2pm yesterday, when I could certainly affirm that I was not at that parking lot, and their transaction stated that the card was present for the transaction. After digging the card from my wallet I confirmed to the agent that it was impossible for the card to be present because it was in my possession.
I used this card twice on Friday, once at lunch near the office and once at dinner near the theatre in which I saw the play. I also used the card once on Saturday to purchase some groceries at a local grocery store. I shan’t name names for these businesses since I don’t know if any of them are the culprit, or if they are innocent. Of course the card could have been compromised at any time, but these were the most recent uses of this specific card.
Last night I made a list of all of the things, subscriptions, auto-pays for which I use this credit cards. Hmmm, this might be a great time to pull back and save a little more money by canceling some of these.
Hooray For Y’allywood
My commute to “XYZ Corp” was slowed today by the throng of workers getting ready to film something down the street. I have no idea what will be filmed, and frankly am not all that interested to find out. Unless of course they have a need for a middle-aged, white male who increasingly walks with a limp and a pained look upon his face to be their lead actor…