This is actually the entry I was going to post to the blog last night which would have made it my Wednesday entry, but I was so tired last night I jumped into bed as soon as the NEWS @ TEN finished the weather report. That will teach me not to try to clean the house, wash the kitchen floor and make split pea and ham soup all int the same day. The soup was good, but I sure wish I could make drop dumplings for the soup like my mom used to make. She made them from scratch and never used a recipe. Guess that’s why I have never been able to duplicate them.

Anyway, even though I woke up at 7:30 this morning, it took me two hours to get out of bed. But I did run to the kitchen to turn up the furnace before jumping back in bed. (We had a drop in temp last night and a one-inch snow fall this morning.)

 DSC08887  Anyway, armed with a cup of coffee topped with gingerbread marshmallow men I was ready to face the day.  Today’s coffee from the Keurig was …DSC08889I always drink DECAF for my coffee and soda and the melting marshmallows add just a hint of sweetness to the brew. Also while drinking my coffee, I decided to fold the next Origami figure which was a FISH.DSC08890Boy, you can almost see the fish reflected in the water!

After that, I turned on the TV and was as shocked as hell to discover that Will Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES had virtually youthened overnight. Is the new actor playing the part actually old enough to be having a gay sexual relationship? And when did the other Will disappear? Guess this will teach me to watch the soaps on a daily basis. No way!

I did however, finally get to see…DSC08899Having grown up with the Lone Ranger from the early radio adventures through the TV series, I surprisingly enjoyed the new movie version. At least it was as bad as 1981’s Legend Of The Lone Ranger. And Johnny Depp really wasn’t that bad as Tonto. The script almost followed the basic Lone Ranger story of yesteryear. There was one glaring error though … at the ceremony commemorating the completion of the railroad everyone sang the Star Spangled Banner. The Star Spangled Banner did not become the National Anthem until 1931. And at a ceremony held in the 1800s either Hail, Columbia or My Country ‘Tis Of Thee would have been sung. The high point of the movie was when first chords of the William Tell Overture began. I actually teared up a bit. I don’t care, they can change as much of the storyline as they want … just as long as I hear that Da dump, da dump, da dump-da dump-da dumpaaaaaaaaaaaaat! I would have really loved it if they could have used some of the other classical themes from the original radio broadcasts …  including Bizet’s First Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture, and Liszt’s Les Preludes. Those were the highlights of my yesteryears! And also the start of my interest in classical music. And just in case you’re wondering, I have no idea why Tonto was wearing a dead crow on his head.


About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on January 16, 2014, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT! and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. My sister-in-law LOVED this new version of the Lone Ranger. I haven’t seen it yet. I haven’t seen much of anything.

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