I don't know if I'm actually getting slower or if I just feel anxious and distracted, but I didn't think I'd EVER finish this dang thang! I actually had it mapped out on my calendar to wrap this up Wednesday July 4, so I'm ahead of that. How about you, Jed or Benny or Greg or Bissette or any other creatives: Do you feel "perpetually behind" these days, even when you are not? I think it may have something to do with the fake urgency of modern life and the 24/7 news cycle and the internet and iTunes. Having everything at your fingertips is overwhelming to me! I figured out how to buy songs on iTunes and convert them to the way I want them about a month ago - but it's SO MUCH! I only have about 20 tunes in my shopping cart after 4 weeks, and I want to start collecting them in some kind of organized fashion so it's not just chaos, but I don't want to waste valuable time consuming when I should be producing... whew.
You can click and embiggen the image above - but not enough to read it. Just for a tantalizing peek.
Jed and eeTeeD are duking it out over Stan Lee vs Jack Kirby vs Joe Simon, and I swear, you'd think one of them insulted the other one's GIRLFRIEND the way they go on. But you oughta go read it. It provides a really good foundation for the first Marvel Value Stamps page I'll be posting this week. Click the comments link and read all about it. And declare your love for Lee or Kirby or Simon if you must.
This all brought simoncomics.com to my attention, and I must insist that you got there now, and click on the TEEN-MAN link in the left-hand blue column of the home page. THEN, click on the image of TEEN-MAN! NAMNEET!
I love Hershey's Kisses. They are just about the most perfect treat ever invented. So pure and immediate and instant and yummy! But I think the cumulative effect of each micro-frustration that I experience when I unwrap one is slowly driving me bonkers. You want to unwrap it neatly and carefully, so you don't have tiny little scraps of tin foil and that little paper ribbon to deal with, right? So the first thing I do is gently tug the ribbon to see which way to pull - and it often breaks, so you're screwed right off the bat. Then I try to remove the foil without snapping off the pointy little top of the Kiss, and that also is hopeless 9 times out of 10. So you don't even have it unwrapped yet, and you've already got a tiny scrap of paper to keep up with and a tiny piece of chocolate that you don't want to be wasted, but really, you feel like an idiot for even caring about it because it's so microscopic, but you do care. Admit it. You want that little tip of the Kiss. So you're keeping up with the scrap of paper, and the tiny tip of the Kiss, and trying to get the tin foil off in one piece so it's easier to wad up and throw away. You have to wad it up so it has enough weight to make it into the trash can. If you just toss the un-wadded tinfoil it's like trying to throw a feather. If you don't wad it up you have to manually bend over and place your hand INSIDE the opening of trash can and release, and even then, if it's not wadded up a little stray piece of tin foil or paper ribbon stays stuck to your hand via static electricity.
Don't tell me it's a tiny problem. I know that. But it's a tiny problem I deal with about 6 times a day, and I think that an atom of my brain fries every time I have to unwrap a Kiss and dispose of the wrapping materials.
I'm thinking there should be some kind of Blue Eardrum Kiss Delivery System. I'd call it Blue Eardrum because it will be attached near your mouth, and if they call that ear-phone thing Blue TOOTH I think it makes sense to call my Kiss Delivery System Blue EARDRUM. And please, invent some way to have it refilled that does not involve unwrapping each Kiss when you refill it. Some kind of "master" delivery system to refill the Blue Eardrum.
That's all I'm saying. Is that so hard to understand?
Wooden Bead Burglar Update:
The World's Greatest Cook found the beads! They were in the tall foliage of the plants under the ladder the whole time! So now the mystery is even MORE frustrating - why did the psycho cut the string, if not to steal the beads???
ALSO - The blooms have been cut off of several flowers in the flower beds! This is a recent event! In the past day or two, somebody came into our yard and cut the tops off of some flowers! Again, they are perfect, clean cuts made by scissors or a knife.
I hope it's a child doing this, because if I catch them, and if it's an adult, one of us is gonna get an ass-whupping. And It will probably be me, because I can't fight worth a shit.
If it's a child, I'll just tell him or her to stop doing it.