Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Missing blog entry for March 27, 2005
Still upset about the U of A loss to Illinois on Saturday night. Much gnashing of teeth by all my fellow Cat fans. Charlie Waters, an actual U of A grad, lays the blame on mental toughness, saying, "Tough teams don't lose 15-point leads in the last four minutes. And this is not a tough team overall. Shakur played well the first 10 minutes, then disappeared. And Salim was basically shut down by Williams. Frye, Adams and the freshman McClellan busted their butts."

Robert Chenalt (summer intern, Marine and friend of Thomas Charles) called me from a bar after the game and said he was crying, and that he almost got into a fight with an Illinois fan.

My son, Tomas, sent me this:

"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment."
—Marcus Aurelius, Greek Philosopher

I hate it when my kids are more mature than me.

Went over to Betty Radina’s for Easter Sunday dinner. Deena Bell joined us. Brad and Carol, EJ and Mercedes came. Debbie and Kenny came later. Nice feed and fun talking. We shared bar fight stories. None of us could top Debbie and Ken’s story, but the closest thing I had was in 1980 I went to a disco in Nogales wearing shorts and cowboy boots and three Nogales homeboys called me out, but a guy we were with, who was so drunk, he mumbled, "You wanna see my face on your dashboard?" and the guys stopped and said, "Wha?" Save my life. And, of course it’s become a family catch-phrase: "Hey Deena, clean up your room!"— "Wanna see your face on my dashboard?" (we do move it around).

Everyone played Scrabble and I read AARP magazine and kept score. Ha. Got home at about eight.

Finally started on the Papago Station painting, laying a big, blue wash. Got the roll of the brush going and got some happy accidents (puddle dry up creating little edges that could be construed as steam, or clouds). Thrilling when that happens.

"Tradition is what you resort to when you don’t have the time or the money to do it right."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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