the holidays can be a time of great reflection for many people and, sadly, i think that has a direct relation to why so many people get so depressed about now. looking back on an entire year, sometimes it's hard to see all the high points and accomplishments and all the good times. things can look kinda sad.
but, to quote a line from the amazing (except for the last 10 minutes) james cameron film, "the abyss", "you have to look with better eyes than that."
this year was a particularly good one for you and you know it!
okay, go ahead--list for me the three BEST things that happened to you in 2006...
take a minute if you need it--i'll wait...
i'm not kidding! don't just keep reading--THINK OF THEM!!!
there, ya got three?
that wasn't so hard , was it?
betcha can do three more...
here's some things that i got to do.
i got to go see saturday night live--TWICE!! thanks to my pal, scott. (THANKS, SCOTT!)
i got to go to the conventions in charlotte and baltimore with my pals and partners, craig and mike!
and scott in charlotte!
and brian in baltimore!
i got to go swimming and dick around with my nephew a few times this summer.
i went exploring up a stream with my niece and nephew.
i got to have sushi many times.
i got to see the second half of the first perhapanauts miniseries published in the first part of the year and the first part of the second perhapanauts miniseries published in the second part of the year.
i got to go for a walk and play with my dog, jake, everyday.
i made a lot of new friends and a couple of great ones.
i got to play volleyball on a pretty regular basis.
and, though this should be at the top of the list but is at the bottom to surprise her, i got back together with sharon and have spent hours and hours and days hanging out with her and that's the best of them all! thanks, shar!
for 2007, my resolution is really the same one i make every year--to be a better person. to treat people with more kindness. to understand that life is about making mistakes and hoping that i'll have the patience and insight to stop and learn from mine.
i wish you all the best in the new year!
thanks for reading this and for reading the perhapanauts!
now here are some goofy pictures to lighten this freakin' blog up...!
also, a few weeks ago i ran our own brian mulcahy's perhapanauts script/story, "down in the dump".
in looking for someone who might want to do a few illustrations for it, we talked with michael kasinger, who was thrilled at the possibilities. fortunately for him, (unfortunate for us) just as he was beginning his illos, michael was tapped to work on another comics project and so had to put this one on the shelf. not wanting to leave us empty-haned though, michael just sent us this black and white cover/pin-up of choopie! here are the black and white and the colored versions! great job, michaeal! thanks so much for the great pic to kick off the new year!!
okay. that's it for me.
wednesday's gonna be all about perhapanauts:second chances #3--don't miss it!
and once you've had a chance to read the story, check out the "inside look" i wrote to go with it over at www.brokenfrontier.com
i gotta go!
smell ya later!