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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wordstock was so great! I think this might have been my favorite year apart from Year One. (or was it two?) Anyway. More on that very soon. What I can tell you right now is that Lynda Barry is even more awesome than I thought before (which was PRETTY DAMN AWESOME since Ernie Pook's Comeek, particularly How To Groove On Life , has gotten me through some agitated times). She's solid gold awesome.

This crocodile picture is unrelated, except it reminds me of this imaginary alligator I used to have when I was a kid. His name was Abe (for the president), and he was always dispensing useful advice while simultaneously inciting irresponsible behavior. I'm not sure now if I really really thought he was there, or if I just loved making up his exploits. People asked after him ("how is Abe, anyway?") so he kept pretty busy. I believe this coincided with my espionage obsession, so there were lots of stealth missions and disguises. He was very gifted at hiding for a creature of his size and could work an enigma machine like nobody's business.

The tree picture below is just because I thought it was pretty. I didn't used to have an imaginary tree, although now I'm regretting it! A tree could be a very stealthy ally as long as it didn't do things like drop all its leaves at once or shake uncontrollably. I'm sure I would have had a nervous, terrible liar tree who meant well but couldn't play it cool. A flop sweat kind of tree, if trees could do that. Poor tree. Maybe it should stay home at mission control.

The tree below is a civilian.

2 comments on "crocodile news"
  1. I loved Wordstock as well!!! It just felt super comfy and welcoming and it just felt good. Maybe it was the Obama-fever everyone was still "suffering" from?

  2. Maybe! Whatever it was, I liked it!!

    Now I can't wait till next year.


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