Thursday, February 25, 2010

Different Things for Today's Update

Well, the ol' arm is weak--I can barely push staples through paper whereas it used to be nothing. I have a long way to go to full recovery, I think, as even trying to perform a puppet wore my arm and hand out quick. It's amazing how bad a broken arm can effect you in strength and pain! I have to make my e-mails and posts a little at a time because it becomes painful. Still, here are some good things to look at and check out and hopefully have some fun with!

MORE THAN MOST

A documentary about Papa Roy is showing at the 2010 Gatlinburg Screenfest Film Festival. Showtimes are shown in the image below, as well as a trailer for the film below. I plan to be there at least Saturday along with Muley.



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CASTAWAY DAY
This is my arm in the cast one last time before it is removed. I sit waiting and nervous, ready to have it removed. I was happy to be rid of this thing.


Here is a picture of the saw with the vaccuum unit attached to it which pulls away the dust as the cast is sawed off. The nurse who too off the full-arm cast came in with a younger nurse whose first time to remove a cast would be on my arm! I agreed. I was glad to be her first time.



This is gross: My hand right after having been cut out of the cast. There is still a crusty batch of dead skin on my hand in this image. Needless to say, after I washed away the month of dry skin and scraped away the crust from my palm, I had such a sensitive touch and the skin was really soft. The other weird thing is that now there is more hair on my right arm than on my left arm (maybe I should wear a cast on my scalp for 2 months?).



The arm with the nurses behind me that cut me out of that arm-shell!



I thought I would be ready to draw as soon as I got out of the cast, but not so. The first really good Muley I would draw would be on a napkin on February 20th at the Crazy Canook (sp?) in Downtown Memphis after dinner with my pal Angie Freeman in celebration of having graduated last December. I signed it and gave it to her.

Unfortunately, they had to slice through Batman's head!



JETTA: TALES OF THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
My ol' buddy Antone had a birthday on February 19th and with only about an hour to spare, my roomie DaMarco painted Jetta on the birthday cake he'd cooked. He actually painted it in under an hour! Happy Birthday to Antone!


CASPER'S BALLOONS
Well, these balloons were actually blown up for the aforementioned birthday party; but, Casper was curious about these things. Now, we know that this was the first time he's had an opportunity to see balloons and as I watched him, his reactions to the balloons were hilarious to me. Here are a few of his reactions:

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