Post Holiday Wrap-Up, and Happy New Year!
I hope that the faithful, and even the not-so-faithful, readers of this blog had a happy Holiday season, no matter what wacky Holiday rituals your local culture chooses to follow.
We here at Casa de Blanco had a wonderful Christmas, as usual. Perfect Wifey and I had a nice, quiet day, pretty much all to ourselves. The day started with the traditional opening of Christmas swag. Once again, I made out pretty well (Again, I must wonder if Santa is even bothering to check his "Naughty or Nice" list anymore). I won't bore you with a detailed list of of the assorted items I received, but I do want to mention a "Gift of the Magi", experience: Perfect Wifey and I both got each other the same gift!
A few weeks before the Holiday, PW and I were in a toy store, and we spotted action figures based on the film "Gremlins 2". We both were tickled by the figure of the character "George", a sort of cranky Mogwai, based on Edward G. Robinson. I was having trouble deciding what to get PW for Christmas anyway, and, since I feel her collection of action figures is somewhat underwhelming, I decided to get it for her. Imagine our surprise on Christmas morn, when we discovered we had both bought each other "George the Mogwai"! I know, it was a moment that would make O. Henry proud: Two adults buying each other a toy based on a crappy movie. Still, it was a reminder to the both of us that truly, we were meant for each other. A frightening thought, I know. (BTW, if you are a fan of such things, I highly recommend getting one of these figures. They are really great!)
One disturbing note: For the first time in recent memory, I did not receive even one Doctor Who action figure! A glaring omission, one that makes me feel that perhaps Santa is keeping tabs on that whole naughty/nice thing. Or that maybe PW is getting sick of all the Doctor Who stuff "cluttering up the house". All was not Who-less, though, as Fabulous Sis #2 gifted me with a really cool TARDIS tee shirt. This was a gift that was all the more meaningful, because FS2 really isn't in to the whole Doctor Who thang.
Later in the day I prepared a dinner of Roast Beef for PW and I. I have never attempted to make a roast before, but thanks to the assistance of several cookbooks and the advice of my Perfect Sis #1, it turned out pretty good. I also made Yorkshire Pudding, which, to the surprise of all, also turned out pretty tasty. After this heavy meal, PW and I were stuffed to the gills, and rolled around groaning like Chewbacca after a Kessel Run. The rest of the day is kind of a blur.
For the New Year Holiday, we went to visit Newport, RI, a place I had never been. Newport is a beautiful town full of wonderful architecture and history, but the highlight of the visit for me was winning big at a slot club off the highway. Truly a magical start to the New Year!
Ah, yes, but what will the Bill White Cartoon Blog have in store for its readers in the New Year? I'm glad you asked! I don't know. Blogger does has a new format that makes posting images easier, so at least the site will look better. Also, I have recently picked up a few books on cartooning that I will talk about soon. Other than that, I am open to suggestions: If there is something you'd like to see from me, just let me know in the comments section (Speaking of comments, please leave one, even if you have nothing to say. It makes me feel like people actually read the blog. Unlikely, I know, but often illusion is all we have). One thing is for certain, hilarity and insight will ensue. Well, not "for certain", but at least "somewhat likely".
To all of you out there, I wish you a happy and prosperous year!