Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Very Nice Christmas Present

My parents surprised me this year with a wonderful painting for Christmas!  They commissioned local artist Shirley Dickerson of Walla Walla, Wa. to paint a portrait of Tommy and I from a photo that was taken earlier in the year.  The painting turned out great!  There is a special place right above our television for it in our living room.  Thanks mom and dad!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

HiHo Silver!

I will definitely be shuffling my way into the theatre to watch this one.  Halfway decent western flicks are  hard to find, (especially coming out of Hollywood).  But the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were very successful, and this one is made by the same people - so it might be a fairly entertaining movie, hopefully.

When I was a little kid one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning was to glue myself in front of the old T.V. (with the bunny-ears antenna), and watch cartoons and the The Lone Ranger.  I also really loved watching the Dukes of Hazzard, which Hollywood later butchered in a bigscreen version...  So hopefully the Lone Ranger will be an enjoyable flick, and not suffer a disasterous fate.   The trailer looks pretty good:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAUjV2hGuW4