I finally finished reading Benvenuto Cellini's autobiography - what a story, what a life, and what an abrupt ending - he heads off for Pisa and that's that. He lived for eight years after that but didn't write down any more adventures or stories about what was going on. So it goes. He wrote extensively about casting his Perseus sculpture, and that is one I am familiar with as it stands in the plaza in Florence. However, he also wrote about all the coins and medals he created the dies for, and I have never seen any of those in person.
While cleaning my house, however, I found two more books about Cellini - one about how to cast metal, and the other was an extensive catalog of his life's work. It is full of pictures of all of his sculptures and many of his coins. Very nice work indeed. Not saying he was an Augustus Saint-Gaudens, but Ben did okay for an Italian, just sayin'.
I built a base to support the sculpture now it will take a much larger cat to knock it down. I am not going to allow a much larger cat into my house voluntarily.
I got a lot of work done yesterday, but today is mainly a rainy day, so I have been watching movies. I watched "Bubba Ho-Tep" again, based on a story written by Joe R. Lansdale, an author whose works I like. I see that his "Hap and Leonard" series has been cancelled, which may explain why I haven't seen a new season of that lately. Come to think of it, where the hell are the latest seasons of shows like "Bosch"? Will they ever return?
I then watched "The Odd Couple" movie, it starts out weak, gets better, hits, at least for me, a high point at "Whatever happens to me will be on your head Oscar!" "On my head, what is that, the curse of the Cat People?" I guess given the theme of this post that struck me as funny. But then the writing goes downhill and the ending is weak - it's almost as if he was leaving the story open ended so that it could become a tv series. But maybe that's just a cynical view of Neil Simon's writing.