I recently had an opportunity to appear on KCPT’s locally produced program "Check, Please!". On this program, viewers are asked to nominate their favorite restaurant for review, visit two other restaurants nominated by other guest reviewers, and then we meet to discuss all three restaurants on the air. If you are a Parkville Branch customer, you have probably driven by my favorite restaurant, Nick & Jake’s. My fellow reviewers nominated the Avalon Café in Weston, and Grunauer in the crossroads arts district.
Things I've Learned While Working at the Library: I Need a Jeeves
One of the things that makes working at the library such a great job is that one thing I find in the library may lead me to discover something new. I find an author or a book I knew nothing about, and end up going off on a voyage through the library to find out more. Let me give a recent example, wherein I learned that there is nothing more valuable than having a "Jeeves".
The enormously popular sitcom, I Love Lucy, premiered on October 15, 1951. TV’s first smash hit starred the real-life husband and wife team Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball as Ricky and Lucy Ricardo. This was the first sitcom to be filmed live before a studio audience, and it did extremely well in the ratings, both the first time around and in reruns. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951 to May 6, 1957 on CBS.
I admit I am a Pawn Stars junkie. For those who don't know what that could possibly be, I will explain. Pawn Stars is a television show on the History Channel featuring the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop opened in 1988 by "Old Man" Harrison in Las Vegas, NV. It runs on Monday nights, but sometimes we get blessed with marathons that run through the week. People bring in the strangest things to either sell or pawn. My goal is to go to Las Vegas and find this place. Forget "The Strip", baby I want to see this pawn shop.
Happy Birthday Sesame Street! Sesame Street premiered on November 10, 1969. It is one of the longest running children's programs on television, as well as being the longest running series broadcasted on PBS. Children, for the last 40 years, have been learning with the Sesame Street Muppets. Which Sesame Street muppet is your favorite? Ernie, Bert, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Elmo, or Mr. Snuffleupagus? I myself have always been rather fond of Cookie Monster, and his catchy tune, "C is for Cookie."
My favorite movie was The Wizard of Oz. I know the monkeys really creep some people out, but I still love everything about the movie. As time passed, I remember when they added technicolor to the scene where the house lands in Munchkin land. Now, that was something to talk about. It was such a drastic change from black and white film.
Remember all the great TV shows like: Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, Daktari, Tarzan, My Mother the Car, and My Three Sons. I could just go on and on naming all the fun shows from the past.
Some of our memories of happy days are of the television shows that we have watched. The Mid-Continent Public Library has television shows that are current, even as recent as last year. The library also offers shows from as far back as the 1950's. Whichever is your favorite show, give the library a try and enjoy the happy memories again.
There are leaves to rake, if the wind will leave them alone long enough to bag. There’s a meal to cook, but my imagination level is low today. A cold front is coming in, but ho hum, that's to be expected. It's November.