Monday, June 18, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Coming Storm

Since it has been so stormy here lately, I thought I would try to paint a storm.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

A short, sad story

Last week, I went to the DPS office to renew my driver's license. I haven't had to go for a while because I am a model citizen and had been able to renew through the mail. Apparently, the cut off age for that is 45, because this time I actually had to go down to the office.

The lady behind the counter takes my license and asks, "Are you wearing contacts?"

"No. Why?"

"Your license has a corrective lenses restriction," She replied.

"Really? I though that had been taken off." I hadn't worn my glasses since I was 19 or 20, and I had passed all my eye tests. Whenever I look at my license I only saw the "M" for motorcycle. Turns out, they'd moved the corrective lenses thing to another line. The bastards.

"Let's check your vision," she says.

"Sure," I said cockily, strolling over to the little box that looked like Spock's hooded viewer on the bridge of the Enterprise. This'll be a snap, I think.

"Read line five," she said.

I peer into the viewer, and see four groups of four numbers. The first two look like a string of 8s. The third looks like it has a 3 and a 5 in it. The last string is a solid gray bar. Apparently that wasn't the correct answer, because she told me to bring my glasses and try another day.

So on Monday I show up with my glasses and she makes me read line number 4! Hell! I had been able to read that line on Friday without my glasses! I guess, if you're wearing glass you don't have to see as well as someone who isn't. And I had already made a reservation for a new eye exam. (Everyone is getting tired of holding my books and magazines four feet from my eyes to read.)

Forty-five sucks.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Triple Falls

I was thinking about Lewis and Clark, and remembering the stories of the first Europeans to enter Yellowstone, and I got the idea for this painting.

Or, after having to give away my paintings with big mountains and large waterfalls, I decided to paint a big mountain and a big waterfall. You decide which story is better.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Date is set

Ann Turner and I set the date for the Reunion. Mark your calendars. Mark your kids' calendars. If applicable, mark your grandkids' calendars. The reunion will be 7/31 to 8/2 at Centennial Lodge just outside of Valera.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

The winner is: Centennial!

With Ann Turner's recent news, and in the absence of any other input, I have decided that the Roger Holt family reunion will be held at Centennial Lodge, in historic, and bustling, Talpa, Texas!

Gary and I will be getting together later in the year to visit with the proprietors and arrange everything. Please check your date books. We're aiming for July, but anytime will do. Let me know when is best for you.