Happy Birthday James Andrew Collins.You're old now. And yes, I may be older than you. And I may always be older than you. But that does not change the unmovable, unalterable truth that you are old.
- Secondly. Yes, the comic has not come out yet. Work has been a little hampered by some stuff this month, including a spotty, semi-unresponsive keyboard. That should be fixed soon. If I can, I will make it up with two issues in one month. One can be dedicated to the aforementioned James and his aforementioned birthday.
- and Third. All good things come in three. Quickly put, I'm trying to do that whole betterment thing. I've been hanging out with some of you more recently and as a result, remembering some of the dynamics of how our friendships (and associations) work. The cynics and the fascists and the narcissistcs (who am I kidding... who in this group is a narcissist... well, except maybe...). But I can't recall anyone being an optimist except me at the closest. And I'm more a realistic optimist than a true optimist. Anyway, that bit aside, to test whether I could actually retain that optimism (if it's still there) I need to push myself toward more optimist-sapping stimuly. This is more of a request for James and Jimmy: I need a suggestion of several books that I should read. I have been bad about reading in the last few years, and I have a personal goal (yes, what a waste, blah blah blah) of reading twenty books before the end of the year. If others have suggestions just for the hell of it, post them and I will pick and read. Or not. We all know how "personal goals" go.
September 04, 2008
2 Quick Ones and Another