Mirror, Mirror

(Mummers Parade. January 2007. Photo by Robin)

These were the cutest Mummers in the whole parade. They also won a prize.

We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. ~Japanese Proverb

Learning to draw

(Penguin. Drawn and photographed by yours truly. 2007)

It’s been a football weekend here in Sabbaticalville. We went to a fish & chips place last night to watch the poor Eagles lose. On the up side of that, last night was pretty quiet around here. For the past week we’ve had groups of drunks outside in the middle of the night singing the Eagles’ fight song. Fly Eagles, fly…..

I’ll never get that song out of my head.

I’m not a big fan of football (not American football, at any rate; soccer is a totally different story and you’ll find me glued to the television set when the World Cup is on). Having to spend my evening (or afternoon, as was the case today) watching football is not my idea of a good time. The only good thing about it was the fish & chips and the pints of Boddington’s. The fish & chips were advertised as the best in the U.S. I can’t vouch for that, but they weren’t bad. Not as good as the real deal in London, but not bad.

One of the ways I’ve been spending my days during the week is learning to draw. The penguin above is one of my first attempts and it’s brought to you courtesy of a children’s book on how to draw. I figured I might as well start at the beginning because, really, I’ve never done much drawing.

M has suggested I send the penguin to our granddaughter so she can hang it on the fridge (“Look what Grandma did!”). Smart ass.

I might send it to her, anyhow. I’d like to do a series of penguins, but the penguin drawing sheet I have shows you how to draw a penguin in one position and one position only. I’ll have to sit down and figure out how to make my penguin move, or at least wave.

That’s about it from Sabbaticalville for now. There’s really not much going on these days, other than eating out, shopping, and drinking more than I ought to given that I’m trying to lose weight. Empty calories. Wasted calories. Just think of the hoagies I could have if I skipped the beer.

It might be time to jump on the wagon soon.

One reason I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time. ~Lady Astor