5. April, 2006 - better?

Went to the doctor yesterday. My ears were screwed up, which confirms what I thought was going on. Then to Target to fill the prescription and pick up a few necessities, and back home to sleep away the afternoon while “watching” a couple movies. The only one I completely slept through was something on the TiVo that I didn’t really care if I saw or not, so that was just fine by me. I’m feeling a little better this morning, but think I’m going to take another day off. My brain still feels fuzzy, and my ears haven’t stopped hurting. No point in going back only to feel miserable and have to head home mid-day.

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More pictures of things on horses’ butts today. A grinning cat (?), an Indian Head and an eagle. The first still intrigues me, and I wonder if there’s a story behind it. The toothy grin just catches my eye, I guess. And the crude lines work better for me than it if had been sculpted more realistically.

No Wooden Nickel
No Wooden Nickel
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To the right, a carved Indian Head, similar to that found on US pennies around the turn of the century or that of a Cigar Store Indian. The gold paint around the edges stood out nicely, and it was just visually appealing.

Eagle
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Finally, there’s a gilt eagle. I pumped up the highlights a little to get it to look more like what I actually saw, and I like the way it’s peering over the rump of the horse. Again, it was something that caught my eye, and I think I got a fairly accurate rendering of what I saw almost two weeks ago.

I think that’s going to do it for today. I’m a little light on the links again. At this point, I think it’s as much due to it being a slow news day as to my not feeling well. In any case, you get what you get. Here’s hoping I’m feeling better tomorrow. I’ve used up all of my sick-time at work, so today’s probably going to be an unpaid day off. Kinda sucks, but there you have it. Hopefully this is my one big illness for the year, and I’ll be in good shape once I kick it.

Copyright 2009, Dave Polaschek. Last updated on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:00:39.