Today’s a big holiday in the states. Martin Luther King Day. You’d think that a special holiday like that would warrant a special breakfast. Bacon and eggs. French toast. A warmed up Egg-McMuffin. Nope. Half a slice of toast with peanut butter and jam spread RIGHT UP TO THE EDGE so there’s NO PLACE to hold it. And coffee. And a bit of fruit. And ‘C’mon Rudy, let’s eat it out on the patio — it’s SO nice outside’. So that was how this auspicious day began.

Sue did a load or two of laundry. I worked on some new projects on the computer. A few phone calls. Then lunch.

After lunch we drove out across the I-10 to Indio — we’d booked a tee time for 1:12. Small municipal course. Long par 3s. Walking. Hot outside. Course wasn’t great. Sue rates our chances of going back there at 4 out of 10. But we finished 18 holes, and we got in our walk.

After golf we drove back to our house. Time for a cool libation. Sue gave me a haircut. We showered and Sue barbecued hotdogs while I talke to my parents on the phone.

After supper we drove to Cathedral City, to the ‘cheap theatre’, for ‘Senior’s Monday’. All shows $1.25. We saw “Hitchcock”, and we both liked it. Helen Mirren was nominated for a Golden Globe. Anthony Hopkins was also very good in it, and Scarlett Johansson was her gorgeous usual self.

After the movie we came home and watched a bit of TV and had chocolate and diet sodas for night snack. And that was MLK Day 2013.