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In a Blind-Men-Describing-An-Elephant Way

There are more substantial posts in the works but I can’t seem to complete them. My days have been long and distraction-filled and my brain seems to have turned to mush (I am not alone in this). Maybe the impending Spring thaw will get my synapses sparking. But lately? By the time I get home and get the boy fed and doing his homework and to bed I’m in duck and cover mode. So for now a little more of the fluff.

Five good things for this hump day:

  • New for Minneapolis - the Minneapolis Indie Xpo will be a one-day show celebrating independent comics and Midwest cartoonists. August 21st at The Soap Factory. Also new in town? Red Bull Flugtag. Practically in my own backyard. Hmm.
  • Available for pre-order now, Squid and Frog t-shirts! Plus a new episode, in Japan. Totally forgot to show it to the kiddo last night. Adding it to our after school activities, along with the latest Axe Cop episodes.
  • Hey, Sponsor a Klingon! It’s for a good cause. And by good I mean, well, picture this: “The awards night is on March 26th. It is a fancypants, red carpet type industry event. A very big deal. Definitely going to be epic, win or lose… however, it would be monumentally MORE epic with a Klingon entourage! Take a second and picture this for a moment. 300 of the local event industry’s top professionals, a gorgeous, elegantly decorated venue.” More photos here.
  • Butch mancakes? *groan* Thank goodness Cake Eater Bakery will be open before long. And they’ll be doing more than just cupcakes.
  • More distractions to come. In the next few weeks several new books by my favorite authors will be coming out. All available for pre-order, in hardcover, at a huge discount via Amazon but I should just suck it up and wait for copies to be available at the library. But waiting is hard! I am so looking forward to Divine Misfortune by A. Lee Martinez, Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger, Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12) by Jim Butcher and Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) by Charlaine Harris. Better yet, I’m looking forward to reading these books on my sunny Spring-y front porch. Even better still, on a warm back deck. But that’ll be a few months down the line yet.

Last night I missed Laura Veirs at The Cedar, and another Lost party with friends. Instead I worked late-ish, took some photos documenting the sweeter side of Clockwork, squeezed in a Wii Fit workout before dinner, and finished reading The Wolf’s Hour. When my son returned home from my ex’s he gave me a hug and randomly declared he wished we were yetis. Perhaps life would be simpler if we were sasquatches.

Carie as cookie monster


  1. Hi Sharyn! Thanks for writing about our event; we hope to see you there. Admission will be free by the way.

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 8:44 am | Permalink
  2. I already registered and have a table at the Minneapolis Indie Xpo! Looking forward to it!

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 9:45 am | Permalink
  3. Sharyn wrote:

    Oh awesome! I’ll definitely be seeing (and possibly photographing) you guys there.

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 10:37 am | Permalink
  4. It would be interesting to finally get to meet you two. To tell the truth I don’t even remember how I found your blog.

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Permalink
  5. Sharyn wrote:

    I’ve only met Andy once - in an alley! But Charles, I think you may have found me via Gwen…

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Permalink
  6. Doh! I knew that, she pointed out your blog at one point… Now I remember!

    Getting old the mind is starting to slip…

    Well that and I am really drugged up do to illness of late.

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Permalink
  7. Sharyn wrote:

    Heh, I’m right there with you with the memory malfunctions (too many head injuries?) but not the illness, thankfully. Feel better soon!

    Friday, March 5, 2010 at 9:03 am | Permalink

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