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cap, captain miss america

I’ve been failing at updating this week, even though I have so many things to say.

Last weekend was Comic-Con. [info]andrewfarago came out to visit and so did [info]liret. Andrew was mostly here to interview Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey, and to present him with the Sparky Award, which is an awesome little (and heavy!) statue of Snoopy.

The Con itself was pretty uneventful, though I got to see a bunch of people I like to see! The most exciting part of the weekend was that I got to meet Caroll Spinney and got a book signed by him– with an illustration of Big Bird that he drew in it! Plus, I went to a panel that had him, plus David Newell, AKA Mr. McFeeley, and a whole bunch of other puppeteer-and-child-television types. It was one of the best con panels I’ve ever been to!

In the midst of all this, on Sunday, our Pink Comics went live and you can see them all on the site now!

Then, on Monday, Norm Feuti launched his Retail site, which I built and helped him design. Score! Retail is a really funny comic; you should check it out if you don’t know it; there is a full five-year archive up.

On TUESDAY, we launched kids’ activities on the Oh, Brother! site. I designed those, too! The woman who wrote them, Donna Erickson, is pretty awesome and a lot of fun to talk to.

That is all my crazy updates. Also, on Tuesday, I got the best smelling mail in the world, from [info]karnythia. She sent me my skirts that she organized a mass order for, and they are super pretty; I wore one of them already. Also in my box were vanilla beans and a jar of homemade sugar scrub! The sugar scrub is amazing; I used it twice already. Seriously, though, when I got the box, it smelled like sugar scrub, even before I opened it. So good.

I’ve also been reading a lot more than usual lately– I’ve been going through about a book a week, after, well, um, not reading more than a book or two a year for a very long time. I blame this change in my literacy on my newfound commuting time– reading is much more exciting than playing Frozen Bubble on my Android for the fifth time, even if Frozen Bubble is kind of addictive. I will admit to still pretty much exclusively reading YA fantasy.

On the downside, I feel like I’m coming down with a little cold, and I am hoping to stave it off. Lots of tea and honey? I hope so!

What is going on with all of you?


Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

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My most successful tactic for heading off a cold is 8000 units/day of vitamin d. hope you feel better soon!

Wow that is a lot of D. But bunnies like carrots so it makes sense.

I was at Comic Con last weekend! I should've suspected that you were there, but I didn't really think about it. If I had known, I would've tracked you down to just say hi. But yeah, that's what's going on with me. It was my first time in NYC, too.

I hope you don't get too sick!

Yes, I definitely did! The sheer amount of people at Comic Con was a bit overwhelming at times, but I managed to keep calm for the most part and get to where I needed to go. I didn't see everything that I wanted to see, but I did get what I went there to get, so it worked out. I'm going to try and go back next year.

Awesome! Did you get to see much of the city, or were you mostly at the con?

I was mostly at the con. We stayed outside of the city, so I had to be mindful of the last train out, which meant that I didn't do anything too late. And I didn't do a lot of research as far as "cool places to see", so I didn't wander too far away from the convention center during the day time.

If I had more spending money, I definitely would have tried to eat my way through New York, though. Everywhere I looked I was like, "I WANT TO EAT THAT."

We do have good food here! And yeah, the convention is so far from anything interesting, it's hard to sightsee or even check out fun restaurants. But nom nom nom is the way to go.

Hi there! Yes. reading while commuting is a good thing. This is why I'm on my 54th book of the year!

imafarmgirl told me you were going to the Big E. Did you end up going? It was so crowded the day we went!


Yes, I did! I was there the same day as you! I saw you guys were going the night before and I meant to message in the morning and see if we could meet up, but then I woke up at 6 am to drive up there and was not at all awake enough to remember! :-(

I love the Big E! Did you get the amazing bacon ice cream they had at the Connecticut house?

No bacon ice cream but did get the chocolate covered bacon! Yum! And of course the Maine baked potato and hte lobster roll. Sarah ate the crazy burger. And cream puffs! Yum! Well, maybe next year we can figure out a meet up. Hugs.

Great seeing you, too!

And yes, it's hard to tell whether the highlight of the weekend was giving Mort Walker a lifetime achievement award (shaped like Snoopy!) in the midst of conducting a career-spanning interview with him or meeting Big Bird in person. If Adam West, Bugs Bunny and Cookie Monster had shown up, I'd have realized that the whole weekend was just a fever dream that six-year-old me was having.

I got to ride in an elevator with Big Bird, Oscar, Gary Gnu, Alice Snuffleupagus, Mr. McFeeley, and Barkley the Dog. But I think it actually happened!

I always drink lemon and ginger tea when I'm sick to get better faster. I think a lot of it is mental though, since I usually start feeling better as soon I buy it :P

Do not get the sick!

I am waiting for a briefing on tomorrow's exercise.

Whoa! Retail is one of my favorite comics! Very glad to see it has its own site now, because I was always reading it on the Seattle PI site, which was full of ads and sucked. The new site looks great!

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