Working the Angles

September 7, 2006


I chose this classic, i.e. old, A&J, because it called to mind my own activities of late. I’ve been frantically busy—sweating and getting dirty and feeling virtuous—doing stuff. I was rather enjoying myself, because it’s easy to fall into the trap of doing nothing when you’re a cartoonist. Apparently, though, I received points off, because it wasn’t approved stuff. Back to the ol’ drawing board.


29 thoughts on “Working the Angles”

  1. FIRST! We survived a lengthy tornado warning last evening. Several touches within a few miles, though nothing too serious. Wish we could have known that THEN….

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  2. Clear, hot weather up here. However, we did have a power outage this morning but didn’t even notice it until I tried to turn on the AC and nothing happened. We knew it couldn’t be the bill because Marcia’d just paid it and a quick call to the power company confirmed it. Less than five minutes later it came back up.

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  3. Jimmy:

    I know what you mean by doing approved stuff.

    This summarizes my life right now: “Retirement. I am now free to do whatever my wife wants me to do”

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  4. My wife and I just returned from visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was impressive except for Saturday when the smoke from the California/Oregon fires reached it. Fortunately the worst of it blew away again Saturday night so we were able to go back yesterday and take comparison photos. Also, Sunday night we found an open spot near our lodgings where we could see the Milky Way from one horizon to the other! Sadly we returned to find the smoke hasn’t left Utah, though the air in our valley now is merely rated “Moderate” with visibility merely up to 3 miles. When we fled south it was rated as “Hazardous” with visibility down to about a mile.

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  5. No tornado warnings this evening, just severe T-storms. At least, that’s what I think. I don’t know for sure because we lost power for 5 hours…so, no TV or internet to check on what was headed this way. Not a secure feeling.

    Had to administer four sets of eyedrops to my MBH by flashlight – interesting, but doable.

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  7. This has been a summer storms. Nearly every year my grass is burned to a crisp by August. However it’s a green as Dublin this summer.

    We are in Northern Michigan this week at a spring fed lake 30 miles west of Alpena. Getting long walks in and relaxing. Spent all afternoon at the lake, then grilled a bit early. At about 6:50 a sudden storm blew in and knows out power. Which meant no water. Fortunately my wife and just finished the dishes (I cook she cleans)

    So we went back down to the lake with a bucket to be able to flush and finally saw a sunset. We went back down later and saw the most beautiful sky imaginable. Power came back on at about 10:00. I was relieved because I use a CPAP.

    Still no WiFi, but I brought books. Need to bring a radio and a lantern next year!

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