Saturday, April 24, 2010
Robots, Chickens and Scarecrows
Here is some of this week (at least the shallow stuff) in pictorial review. Have a great weekend.
Kenny's recycle-bot is on display in a shop downtown.
Georgia College purchased and refurbished this movie theatre, sort of as a gift to the community.
Its always been called Campus Theatre and Oliver Hardy was supposedly inspired to give showbiz a try when he was working at the theater as an usher.
They had the grand opening this week, which I attended. It houses a beautiful bookstore (which we desperately need since Waldenbooks closed), a new coffee shop called Jittery Joe's (can never have too many of those), and a Black Box Theatre which will be used to show occasional independent films and especially as a small theatre for the college productions. As a theatre geek, the dressing rooms, costume, make-up and acting labs are extraordinary!
At the opening they were showing silent films (Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, etc) which my 9 yr. old adores! He was upset there was no organ music playing (where does he pick this stuff up?) so he provided his own sound effects and animation, much to the audience's delight!
This (its the front and back of the same scarecrow) greets me every morning now. It is standing in my front yard guarding my redneck's watermelon patch. (Same one who drives the truck, obviously) I have yet to go out my door and drive up my driveway without jumping, thinking someone's standing in my yard. What really cracks me up is that I see the back side (see picture on the right). The "front", the one with the face painted on it, faces the woods because that's where the deer are coming from.
Do you think they jump as often as I do?
AND this is another one of my Redneck's projects.
They're under my house. I know, How do you get under a doublewide? I'm glad you asked.
Our house is on a hill and before we moved in two bedrooms were added (so technically we're a triple-wide family) and they are stabilized by a "basement" type area beneath. And that's where the chickens are now staying. He's planning to open a booth or something this summer to sell watermelons and chickens.
He's taking suggestions for a name for his business (along with his junk-hauling that he still does occasionally).
And here's my favorite Kenny quote for the week
While watching brother play baseball he says,
"I don't understand baseball. I only play football video games."
That's some of what we've been up to. How about you? How was your week?