July 18th, 2011

Not Again

Playing Catch-Up: Squirrel!!

I've let a lot of time slip by -- been busy plus haven't felt overly chatty, but with Comic Con breathing down my neck I figured better get caught up.

First: I've been seeing a grey squirrel in the yard of the house on our left (facing the house.) Just me. No one else. I even saw it on our front porch, but it turned and ran even before I could call anyone.

So I'm nuts, obviously.

Until, one day, this high piercing cry, repeated like a car alarm and coming from the back yard. We all piled outside onto the porch, and I spotted this on the fence across the next door neighbor's yard:

The silly squirrel was giving an alarm at the top of his voice that went on for almost 20 minutes.
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Went to the Del Mar Fair for the first time in 13 years with Anal-Man. We had a good time, walked a ton, saw a few horse show classes, ate junk food -- all the neat stuff you do at fairs. We parked at a local horse park and rode a double decker bus to the fair grounds, and we rode on top with the top open. Loads of fun!

These guys were at the main gate:

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Pissy Methos

Snakes... Why'd it Have to be Snakes... er... Snake?

Then Kaa escaped again, when Karoshi-man forgot to close his cage after feeding him -- again. So we ended up hauling most of the boxes out of the garage looking for this 9 foot boa constrictor -- a whole day wasted for all four of us, but now he's back in his cage, and it gave me an opportunity to take pictures of him with Karoshi-man.

On the other hand, the one good thing that came out of it was that I found our "epic" film: Film at Eleven, the closest thing we have to a home movie. We made it back in '83, before we met any of you people. Young, thinner, more hair -- yours truly in contacts and bad acting -- plus the totally awesome Mr. Roboto video by Johnson, Smith, Smith and Wooten. :)

It's pretty nostalgic for us, too, as our director J.J. Johnson III was murdered 7 years later, and since he was also an actor in our film it was lovely to see him again.
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Commissions Update

Time to start taking orders for August, so if you'd like one of the 10 available slots it's first come first served. Prices are: 9x12 $100 or 11x14 $200, Copic markers, minimal backgrounds. Price includes up to two characters, plus a child or pet. Extra characters can be negotiated.

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