Just wanted to share a couple fun Christmas presents I got this year and a couple of gifts I got earlier in the year that I have been meaning to post some pictures of but had not yet got round to doing so.
The first is an amusing caricature of yours truly, drawn by Gabriel Corral (who was, until recently, one of my co-workers):
He drew caricatures of each of us who work, or worked, at AFS Printing as Christmas gifts.
Next is a painting by my sister, Kindra Pizarro, of a skeleton tree:
Very cool (be sure to check out her Etsy store: Voodoo Kitty Handmade Oddities).
Finally a couple of neat dinosaur statuettes given to me by my friends Don and Gaynell Frack, I think for my last birthday (or maybe even last Christmas, can’t recall):
Apparently they bought them, for a very reasonable price, at an art sale put on by a Buddhist temple. Both are very cool, though I think I like the Triceratops best. The only problem is my ever finding a place to display them where the cats won’t be able to destroy them (first world problems).
So that’s it for now, thank you so much Gabriel, Kindra, Don and Gaynell for the thought and the gifts!
And a happy New Year!
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I tried to keep things a little less complicated this year… I think I succeeded, at least I didn’t feel as stressed at sunset this year. Here are a few pics in more or less the order one would see things as they approached the house.
We had an OK number of trick-or-treaters, though I had hoped for more on a Friday night. It was threatening to rain so that might have kept the numbers down a bit. Here is a video taste of how I greeted them (got a fair amount of scares in):
Next year Halloween falls on a Saturday, so I am hopeful for a better showing then.
A personal message on this most auspicious day!
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