The Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull

Not the skulls over the pond that have been deemed fake, but the Mitchell-Hedges skull. The one that is two pieces (movable jaw, just like a real skull) made from one stone. The one that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was inspired by. This thing is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen (and touched.)

Oh sure, there’s controversy. So what?

Zane and I went to see the Indiana Jones movie in the morning–we had the entire theater to ourselves. Zane thought he was pretty damn special. After, Zane put on his “Indiana Jones” hat and tied a piece of leather to his belt loop and whipped his whip all day long. Then we headed to a nearby city where the heir of the skull, Bill Homann, was giving a free talk and viewing of the skull.

The sun was setting, coming through a window and illuminating the skull while we watched a short presentation. The photo here isn’t the best quality because I had to zoom, but I love the way it came out.

I touched the skull but I don’t think I was supposed to. Bill Homann said, “Oh. oh. Oh. No. don’t touch it!” Zane followed the rules.Now how cool is it to see the movie and then see the REAL skull? I hope this is one of those things Zane never forgets!

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Today’s agenda

  • Cook Spaghetti for the IHW retreat.
  • Take Zane to 4H
  • Listen to this clip from Rock-a-Doodle of Chanticleer (chant-ah-claire) singing Sun Do Shine three hundred eighty five more times. I was talking to a friend about how Chanticleer is my all time favoritest word. Like cotton candy melting in your mouth. And I remember how much I loved this movie (I was 19 when it came out) and I’m pretty sure I still know all the words. Then I found this at Wikipedia:

    “Upon its initial release, Rock-a-Doodle was not well received by critics or audiences, judging by its subsequent poor financial performance and contemporary name recognition (possibly due to the film’s dark, worldly setting and frightening villain and his plot to eat the farm animals).”

Star Wars

So I’m a little behind. A lot behind. Go ahead, make fun of me, Heather does.

Last night I watched The Phantom Menace and Attack Of The Clones with Zane and Phil. They fell asleep during Clones, but I watched the whole thing. I never, ever thought I’d like Star Wars. Now I’m ready for Revenge Of The Sith.

I’ll never catch up with all of you Star Wars junkies, but I can see these will be movies I’ll watch more than once. That’s saying a lot since I barely watch movies once!