Colonoscopy Day: It’s Here

I started counting down the hours when I woke up yesterday and didn’t do a lot after the COVID test except consume clear liquids and run to the bathroom.

Watched a docu-vid about Ursula K. LeGuin and did some very minor puttering outside. It was cold and windy, not the best weather, but the fresh air was a pleasure.

Feeling okay this morning. Have a weight baseline going forward.

Ron cooked a pizza yesterday, as promised, and made coffee for himself this morning. Looking back, when he had his colonoscopy five years ago, I fasted with him in sympathy. Ha!

Fast Day

The COVID test at Falmouth Hospital this morning went very well, the nurse was kind and skilled, there was little delay and the security guard was friendly and helpful.

I drove through West Falmouth and walked a little way at Chappaquoit Beach as a “reward”.

Received sympathetic comments from Facebook friends and followers.

Walking

Saturday I stood out, briefly, with MTR and did a walk in Falmouth Center.

Yesterday I mowed the lawn, front and back.

Today Ron and I did Lowell Holly Reservation, first time for both of us, a mile and a half to Wakeby and Mashpee Ponds round trip.

Have been pruning and weeding just about every day, sometimes for 20 minutes, sometimes for an hour and a half. Have been trying to rid the garden of milkweed.

32 Quarts

Did two hours of green bean picking yesterday and a half hour on the rowing machine.

Ron was hurting from his session yesterday anchoring gutter guards so took the day off to recupe.

Mission

Spent some time with G and Free today shuttling from a medical lab to her doctor’s office to the pharmacy. G was nice enough to treat me to lunch. I got to walk Free.

I picked up the two meds needed for the colonoscopy prep next week. Had a lousy experience yesterday at S&S pharmacy yesterday. Not worth the convenience factor.

Ron has been busy with the gutter guards in the front.

I paid household bills and reconciled the checkbooks.

Vegetables

I prepped and cooked for a good part of yesterday, didn’t leave the property.

Made two salads, kale with tahini and a green; yellow squash, tomato parm casserole; baba ganoush.

Ron did the transfer station run.

We had a delightful cocktail hour on the deck.

Weekend; Filter

Yesterday, Ron did a fair amount of tree work next to the driveway. He’ll cut up the branches. I loaded the truck for Emma’s sheep. Did the MTR standout in the morning.

We’ve been enjoying the rowing machine.

This morning Rondromat did laundry and we changed sheets. I cooked poached eggs with sauteed vegetables and made another attempt at cleaning the oven from the mishap the other day when I burned my hand and spilled a sheet of roasted vegetables. It would be nice to rent a steam cleaner (Home Depot) for the stove.

Changed the water pitcher filter a couple of days ago.

I dropped the leaves off at Emma’s and had a nice visit afterwards with G and Free. G made my day by serving prosecco, which I’d been craving since hearing about a party to which I’d not been invited.

Picked up a few groceries at Stop & Shop.

Top 25 TV, Broadcast, Cable and Movie Heads (NY Times)

25 people run the top TV networks and Hollywood studios3 are Black or Hispanic.

The heads of the five biggest movie studios by box office sales; five streaming services with the largest budgets; five television studios with the most shows in production; and five cable channels and four broadcast networks with the highest ratings reflect a trend that pervades Hollywood. White actors dominate screens, and white directors and writers are overrepresented behind the camera.

Paul Buccieri

Paul Buccieri

A+E Networks Group

Karey Burke

Karey Burke

ABC

Jennifer Salke

Jennifer Salke

Amazon Studios

Jamie Erlicht

Jamie Erlicht

Apple

Zack Van Amburg

Zack Van Amburg

Apple

Kelly Kahl

Kelly Kahl

CBS

David Stapf

David Stapf

CBS Television Studios

Nancy Daniels

Nancy Daniels

Discovery Channel

Dana Walden

Dana Walden

Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment

Charlie Collier

Charlie Collier

Fox

Kelly Campbell

Kelly Campbell

Hulu

Ted Sarandos

Ted Sarandos

Netflix

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos

Paramount Pictures

Tom Rothman

Tom Rothman

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Jeff Frost

Jeff Frost

Sony Pictures Television Studios

Kathleen Finch

Kathleen Finch

TLC and HGTV

Donna Langley

Donna Langley

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Alan Bergman

Alan Bergman

Walt Disney Studios

Alan Horn

Alan Horn

Walt Disney Studios

Toby Emmerich

Toby Emmerich

Warner Bros. Pictures Group

Peter Roth

Peter Roth

Warner Bros. Television Group

Casey Bloys

Casey Bloys

WarnerMedia and HBO Max

Wonya Lucas

Wonya Lucas

Crown Media Family Networks

Pearlena Igbokwe

Pearlena Igbokwe

NBCUniversal Television Studios

Jessica Rodriguez

Jessica Rodriguez

Univision

14 Music Industry Leaders (NY Times)

For an industry that owes much of its fortunes to Black artists, there are few executives of color in the top ranks. These are the chief executives who run the three major label conglomerates that account for roughly three-quarters of the market; the three publishers that generate the most revenue; and the two concert promoters that put on most shows, plus the heads of the six major streaming services and broadcasters.

Jay Marciano

Jay Marciano

AEG Presents

Steve Boom

Steve Boom

Amazon

Robert Pittman

Robert Pittman

iHeartMedia

Michael Rapino

Michael Rapino

Live Nation

Jim Meyer

Jim Meyer

SiriusXM

Rob Stringer

Rob Stringer

Sony Music Entertainment

Daniel Ek

Daniel Ek

Spotify

Lucian Grainge

Lucian Grainge

Universal Music Group

Jody Gerson

Jody Gerson

Universal Music Publishing

Guy Moot

Guy Moot

Warner Chappell Music

Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

Warner Music Group

Lyor Cohen

Lyor Cohen

YouTube

Eddy Cue

Eddy Cue

Apple

Jon Platt

Jon Platt

Sony/ATV