AT RISE: Back Handed Gammon

Wednesday, May 28th 2020

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AT RISE:  It is afternoon after a long day of “Distance Learning” in Corona Quarantine.  Jennifer and Paul are sitting down to destress over a nice little therapeutic round of Backgammon.

PAUL:  [Shaking the dice cup]:  Are you ready to get your butt kicked?

JENNIFER:  [Unintimidated.]  Oh really!

PAUL:  Yeah.  You were just talking about your weak lower back and everything.

JENNIFER:  Oh I see how it is.  Alright Mr. Sniffles.  I call my weak back and raise you your blocked sinuses!

GAVIN:  Alright you two.  Let ME settle this.  You’re BOTH old!!

JENNIFER:  We’ll see about that.  [Rolls dice.  Moves her pieces the wrong way on the board.]

PAUL:  Wait, did I set up the board wrong?

JENNIFER:  No.  It looks good.

PAUL:  OK.  [Takes his turn.]

JENNIFER:  Wait, did I move my pieces the wrong way?

PAUL:   Yup.

JENNIFER:  And you didn’t say anything?

PAUL:  Nope.

JENNIFER:  Wow.  You think Backgammon is such a pleasant little game…

GAVIN:  But then YOU TWO turn it into a death match!

PAUL:  Yeah pretty much.

JENNIFER:  Sounds about right.  Whose turn is it?

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AT RISE: Helicopter?

Tuesday, May 26th 2020

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AT RISE: CJ & Mommy are tickle-wrestling at bedtime.  An audible rumble begins.

MOM (to herself in her head):  Fart.  A fart.  My daughter’s fart.  Of course.  Wait, what?  Is she still farting?  IS that a fart?  [Leans head in to listen…]

CJ:  Helicopter.

MOM:  Oh. [Pause.]  You read my mind. [Pause.]  It’s a helicopter.  [Pause. Leans in further.]  So that’s what you’re calling ‘farts’ these days!?!

BOTH:  [Laugh hysterically.  Resume wrestling.]

SCENE. 


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Quarantine UkeOke #71 – Steal My Kisses (feat. ClaraJane)

Saturday, May 23rd 2020 – Quarantine Day #71

 

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Song:  Steal My Kisses

By: Jack Johnson

 

 

 

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2020-05-23 Quarantine UkeOke #71 – Steal My Kisses (feat. ClaraJane) [4:14]: 

 

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Quarantine UkeOke #70 – As Tears Go By

Friday, May 22nd 2020 – Quarantine Day #70

 

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Song:  As Tears Go By

By: The Rolling Stones

 

 

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2020-05-22 Quarantine UkeOke #70 – As Tears Go By [4:17]: 

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Quarantine UkeOke #69 – Motherland

Thursday, May 21st 2020 – Quarantine Day #69

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Song: Motherland

By: Natalie Merchant

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2020-05-21 Quarantine UkeOke #69 – Motherland [5:43]: 

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Respect the Death Blades

Wednesday, May 20th 2020

 

I repect them SOOOOO much!

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#deathblades  #toebeans


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Quarantine UkeOke #68 – Butterflies

Wednesday, May 20th 2020 – Quarantine Day #68

 

 

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Song: Butterflies

By: Walter Martin

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2020-05-20 Quarantine UkeOke #68 – Butterflies [5:55]: 

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And here is the beautiful official music video of this song:

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