Monday, February 23, 2009

Diorama Book Party

Last Saturday night we attended a Diorama Book Party.  Huh?  Well, you select a book, build a 3 dimensional model describing your book and build it inside a shoe box.  While many people built elaborate dioramas, some complete with electric lights and remote controls, we didn't.  HRC flattened an inflatable globe for The World is Flat while I pasted a bunch of photographs onto an old Amazon box for The Sex Lives of Cannibals.
Ours sucked.  Even so, it was fun.  In fact, when the prizes were handed out, one of us won a Blue Ribbon for the impromptu category of Most Provocative Title.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mac Man

My home PC died in late January.  With SRC's enthusiastic encouragement, and with JQ's good-natured willingness to teach this old dog a new trick, one week ago I bought this MacBook Pro:
One week later, Mac and I are still adjusting.  They say it takes 2 weeks.  My current observations are that the Mac is beautifully engineered and that I am an old dog.

Elaine and Mona visit

In the early 1980's, our friend Elaine moved out of state.  Fortunately, she stayed in touch with our mutual friend, Mona.  Last week, and 28 years later, Mona brought Elaine for a visit.  We laughed, watched old home movies ...
and then laughed some more.  While Helen may have maintained her dignity and poise ...
I didn't ...
It was fun.  Yea for old friends!