Monday, January 12, 2009

brought 'em home

Nothing like a great weather day where absolutely everything goes as planned. Not a cloud in the sky and a high of 72 today. Finished the welding at 3:45 and trailered them home at 4:15. Took a quick shower - my 3rd one in a week...now that's a record! Returned Chuck's trailer and took him to dinner as part of a thank you for his grid power over the last couple of days. We went down to the Starlight Theatre for 241 burger night. The place was already packed at 6PM and they were expecting a 100 eighth graders on a school trip - so no room at the inn. We headed down to the Eldorado ....good food but not much ambiance. We stopped back at the Starlight to see what a restaurant full of eighth graders looked like - looked like way too many young strangers in our local hangout.

Just as I walked in the door at home...the phone rang - that never happens. It was my new friend Dan Stricklin from the television program,Texas Country Reporter. I emailed him a couple of months ago about what I am up to out here in the middle of nowhere and they want to come out to do a segment on the Field Lab next week. Check out their style of reporting at http://www.youtube.com/user/texascountryreporter Very Charles Kuralt as Dan pointed out to me. This should be fun - I always loved "On the Road" with Charles Kuralt when I was a kid. The last time I was interviewed for a television program was over 10 years ago when I was a sculptor in Brooklyn. It was a Japanese show called appropriately enough, "NewYorkers". I still have a VHS around here somewhere...

3 comments:

MsBelinda said...

Looks like much deserved recognition is coming your way this new year.

Mark said...

Very familiar with New Yorkers... we are bilingual Japanese/English and, when I had more time, would tune in via TV Japan (NY-based outlet for NHK and other Japan broadcasters to the US). When did the show air? Would love to see it.

Following your blog now as boing'd. Verrry interesting. I take it you have both power and internet? Maybe you would have an interest in monitoring your solar energy production, in which case we ought to chat. Contact offline as able.

John Wells said...

I think the show aired in 2000 - if you can track it down, I'll send you an official Field Lab Fossil.