Thursday, March 31, 2011

Well, folks... just got back from yet ANOTHER hospital visit. This time I was there for 3 1/2 days. Yes, it was pancreatitis (again) HOWEVER, none of the doctors nor specialists could figure out how I even remotely contracted this for a third time as, for a change I am 40 lbs. lighter, in excellent shape with and excellent diet and exercise routine.
They have now opted to send my blood work-ups, et al to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to see if I am actually one of the "rarer" cases that can contract this terrible ailment without being an alcoholic, etc. I'll keep you all posted.
As for the photo... well, that's pretty much how I felt all of Monday until I went to the hospital.
More later.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Seattle, WA. I stayed downtown in a hotel near Pike's Market and managed to walk all over the place every-single-day, rain or shine. One particular evening I was fortunate enough to get to hang out Cafe Racer with some of the local cartoonists who most I knew either through anthologies we were in together over the years or from various comic cons and what not.
I also was able to visit with my friend, Paul who I knew in college here in California before Paul and his wife, Moxie moved up to Seattle 14 years ago.
Seattle is a pretty cool town.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Bubble Man

I know, I know, I seem to write a lot about my every-other-day hikes lately but I feel this guy is worth writing about. I call him "Bubble Man" and I used to see him A LOT at Peri Park in Fairfax, CA (mostly on the weekends) making these ridiculously huge bubbles with an assortment of sticks and some-sort-of-twine/cord on the ends. Some stick set-ups looked like nets others looked pretty simple like in the pictures above. The bubbles he makes can grow so large that they can engulf an entire SUV, or he can switch out his sticks and cord for another set-up and make hundreds of bubbles the size of grapefruit! He's always a crowd stopper...traffic too.
However, after a while I didn't see Bubble Man for a few months and thought that maybe something had happened. Maybe he got sick, or maybe some cranky local didn't like what he was doing. Bummed, I thought that the era of "Bubble Man" was at an end.
Then it happened this morning.... It was Bubble Man and he had turned up but this time his location has changed to the old Lucky/Albertson's parking lot right next to the Java Hut.
It's great to have the bubbles back in Fairfax!