March 8th, 2004


Back to Reality? Awww...

Well, I spent most of yesterday in camstone's SUV ... it occurs to me that "Escape" is a very apt term for it. I expect that Cam uses it to make his escapes fairly often! ;)

The Albany-to NYC-to South Jersey-to NoVA trip was mostly uneventful, but rushed. We were trying to get on the road by 1:00 pm, actually got on the road at 1:20, and made good time except for the periodic (but unavoidable) stops.

Unfortunately, some less-than-cool delivery guys tore up the back of smrgol_t_kirin's car, so he had an unhappy surprise waiting for him when he got home. There's not much that'll get that placid dragonhorse riled, but one thing you DON'T do, is mess with his wheels. The smoke rising from his nostrils suggests to me that maybe kirin can breathe fire, after all! They just, y'know, don't mention it. ;) Smrgol did manage to contain his irritation long enough to show off some of his models and artwork -- he is a very adept modeler with a quirky sense of fun. :)

When we got to lowen_kind's place, he was happy to show off his own goodies, such as the railroad crossing signage mounted to the front of his house ;) and all sorts of miscellaneous train and track pieces (that's the second biggest disk brake pad I've ever seen!). He also showed off his happy, silly cat, who gave me a much warmer reception than Kamau's live-in cousin.

On the whole, it was a very nice weekend. These guys are some of my oldest friends in the furry community, and even if a lot of the technical talk goes over my head like whooooooosh, it's always lots of fun to hang and joke and goof around with 'em. Remote control tanks! Haunted houses! Unexpected lion plushies! How can you go wrong? ;)

On an only-marginally-related note, the "Thank You Hikaru" commission auction ends tonight, so if you want in, you'd better hop on! It's currently holding steady at $90, and I've received a few Tip Jar Donations to supplement it. Hopefully, this'll be a nice bonus for katayamma, he deserves it. :)

And now, it's time to look busy. ;) Catcha later!

-The Gneech
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    J. Geils Band -- "Centerfold"
Le Pew

En skunque polecatte de pew!!

Such a handsome devil...

En skunque polecat de pew!!

How can anyone resist those eyes, that bad Maurice Chevalier/Charles Boyer imitation, the endless Algiers references?

Well I certainly can't; grabbing second breakfast at Starbucks this morning, I was compelled beyond all reason to pick up a Pepe Le Pew finger puppet ... utterly adorable and only $2.95. :) Back when there were still WB stores, they had a little mechanical Pepe in the pose above, who lazily waved his tail back and forth while singing something incomprehensible because the motor noise drowned it out. I loved those things and wanted one, but I was never willing to spend the money required (and I'm still not). But a $2.95 finger puppet, I can afford!

Oh, and there was candy too, which I immediately discarded. Feh!

Pepe Le Pew is the only WB character I've drawn in recent memory; I know that I've drawn Bugs in the past, but I don't remember how it came out and I don't think I have it any more anyway. I was fairly pleased with Pepe, but as it was a copy, rather than an original drawing, it only counts half.

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I think, during my wads and wads of free drawing time, that I might try to teach myself to draw him freehand from memory, just for the fun of it. :) Pepe's always been my favorite of the "second-tier" WB characters, and I'd like to be able to play around with him some.

-Un cartooniste du Gneech le hacque!
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    ZZ Top -- "Sharp Dressed Man"