Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Bloom

Well, the best news that I've heard in awhile is that there are going to be new Bloom County comic strips.  Bloom County, as I've said before, is one of my favorite pieces of art ever.  One of the things that has shaped my sensibilities and tastes.   It is very strange to experience something that I very much associate with my childhood and young adulthood in a modern setting -- on the internet, on Facebook, of all places.  Makes it seem somehow less weighty and real.  Something is definitely lost in the transition from analog to digital.  A lot is gained, but there's some sort of mystical connection between the bottom of the brain and the fingers and the stomach (and maybe the pit of the butthole) that's lost.  No news there, I guess.

Work has been pleasantly slow.  Hopefully summers will be that way for awhile, but I'm guessing they will fill up in future years.  But I've been enjoying some quiet and relatively e-mail-and-headache-free days.

Samuel is a handful.  Super sweet and wonderful one second and a nasty little terror the next.  I think he'll end up OK.  It's like his little molten psyche is still cooling and forming and there are little fireballs that randomly shoot out.  It's weird.

Anna is cute and totally smiley and pretty damned chill.  Jeannie and I worried that easy baby Samuel was going to sucker us into having another one who would turn out to be the spawn of Satan, but so far this does not seem to be the case.

Two kids is definitely tough, though.  I'm hoping that as they get older it gets easier.  From what people have told me, ages 4 through 11 or so seem to be somewhat stable, so maybe it'll get easier in a year or so.

OK, Samuel wants to see a sea plane video now so I must surrender the computer.