I spent today’s writing-time allocation doing an update for Let’s Panic and getting ready for a weekend in Pismo. So, uh, you know. Sorry. You’ve seen a lot of family photos lately, so here’s a photo from our last trip up here:
I don’t know what to make of holidays that can’t seem to be appended to a Sunday, but here we are, Veterans Day. I honestly did think of my dad this morning and to honor him I put on some Warner Bros. cartoons (he loved Daffy Duck). On the way to the mall to celebrate our nation’s sacrifices with a 40% discount on all name brands, Jackson started grousing about what a stupid holiday it was. After a brief discussion on the origins of the word holiday (“Holy day” “You’re making things up again, aren’t you, Mom?”), I felt obliged to give him an overview of World War Two, which went a little like this:
From the same photo album as the others:
On the back it identifies them as (top row, l to r) Keith, 11 yrs; Scott, 8 soon; Billy, 9 yrs 9 mos; (front row, l to r) Lowell, 18 mos + getting over the flu; Lyle, 4 yrs 9 mos. It was taken in 1961 and Lyle’s had just about enough of this nonsense. This has got to be one of my favorite family photos of all time and, again, I have no idea which side of the family these boys belong to.
About a year ago, one of my former-job coworkers happened to park next to me and noticed that the tread on my front right tire was so thin that the steel belt was coming through. This highly observant coworker spent her weekends wearing a helmet and driving a Lotus around a track in the desert, so I took her judgment about the state of my tread fairly seriously, and after work I drove (slowly) to the tire shop. The tire professional who looked at my tread actually gasped. Maybe he does that to everyone? It’s a sure way to sell some tires.
I’m taking orders for Adam & Eve logo t-shirts! They’re not printed yet, but you can go to my t-shirt page to order them. I decided to put them on gray because white shirts never sell. Also, my t-shirt guy asked me to change out the Old English font for ink-related reasons, so I used American Typewriter and I think it looks pretty good. (It will look better in real life than it does in my crappy jpeg, but since the shirts don’t actually exist yet we have to make do.) Shirts ordered now will be shipped out the second week in December!
P.S. Please let me know if you think gray is lame.
I don’t know who took this photograph I found in an old family album or who these women were, but I love that they’re holding hands and it makes me happy to think I’m probably related to at least one of them.
My mom was so lovable I have to avert my eyes from her baby photos lest my tear ducts begin to swell and leak, but I think her dolls were haunted.