Sunday, January 05, 2003

January 4, 2003
Very Springlike out. Birds chirping, quite nice. I still built a fire in my studio stove this morning, but mainly just for the look and sound of it.

I didn’t get much accomplished today. Had big plans. Went up at noon and dropped off recycling, with Kathy then we went to Bashas’ for groceries ($137 House account). Came home and made green chile, guacamole salsa and tacos. Tommy came home from El Encanto about four and we had a big feed. Drank three Coronas. It was fun.

Been watching too much TV. On Friday night we watched the Fiesta Bowl shootout between Miami and Ohio State for the National Championship. That started at six. Got pizza from Barros' ($26 cash). Went into double overtime. Really exciting to watch (Ohio State won), but then T. and I rented “Austin Powers Goldmember” off the dish ($3.99) and watched that until 12:15 (six hours of TV!). Did basically the same thing Saturday night. Watched an Actor’s Studio interview with Robin Williams on Bravo, then watched U of A vs. Oregon State game at nine. Channel surfed and read until about 11:30. Enjoyable but mindless.

I have so many things I want to do, affect, change, complete, tackle and aspire to. My mind burns to do them. Among the projects and goals I'm sitting on:
• I need to paint the cover for The Trophy Husbands new CD by Jan. 22
• I want to do a painting of John Wayne in Stagecoach, when his career "is born”
• I want to clean my studio floor, then clean off desks, file everything. stay on top of it
• edit Cole Younger project and make a CD trailer
• paint an oil cover of Doc and Wyatt at the OK Corral for July issue
• finish writing three Classic Gunfights, three editorials, three In The Works
• finish transcribing the Harry Carey, Jr. interview
• write the Peaches as chicken killer story for website journal and for High Sonoran Style mag
• straighten out daytimer mess, get 2002 complete and in shape, add speaking appointments and dental, etc. to 2003 calendar
• Get Chuck Case pistol shipped to Slovenia: call Steve Vannesdale and get that going
• Develop website BBB project, and add a significant number of original paintings and artwork for sale on my site and on True West site.

I need to risk more this year. I don’t want to get complacent.

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”
—Peter Drucker

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