Friday, April 22, 2005

And Another One Gone?

Last week I found another name from my youth in the Obits. This is becoming too common.

Mike was a friend of mine back in elementary school who moved away after fifth grade. We lost touch with each other although I heard small bits about him through our fifth grade teacher Miss M.

I tried to find him after I graduated from college and ended up in the same city, but none of the leads proved real.

I missed the funeral because I was out of town, so even now I'm not sure if the person who died is my friend from Elmhust.

Friday, April 08, 2005

The Friday Night: Dinner and a Movie Concept

My wife runs a business Monday through Friday which leaves her with little contact where she can have meaningful conversation. Since our children are all old enough to look after themselves, every Friday is scheduled as Mom and Dad time where we eat out at our normal restaurant and then take in a movie at the world's first cineplex.

We have a standing reservation at 6:45 which gives us plenty of time to eat and make the movie without rushing. The restaurant is a little family operation with a couple dozen tables and a bar. We know what to expect and the wait staff knows us well enough.

Of course we don't always take in a movie and we don't always go out to eat. That all depends on what else is scheduled (like taking kids to college or picking them up). Bookstores are a pleasent substitute for a movie.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

South Park Image

By now everyone knows about the Flash program to draw South Park characters.

The following is myself in South Park attire

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Yeh, its been a couple of months since my last haircut.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Bride and Prejudice Revisited

I received the following from my brother over the weekend. (it was forwarded through my daughters at college.)

> Partly thanks to your enthusiastic "review", we went to see it last
> night with Mom and Dad. What a great movie! We just about died when
> they did the Bollywood production number on the beach in LA, and the
> twist on the familiar plot of "Pride and Prejudice" was fascinating.

> When we left, two college girls behind us were dancing as they made
> their way out, so we were thinking of you two.