Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thanks for Your Patience

It's been a while, eh?

The quote: "Enjoy when you can, endure when you must." —Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

The quote: "Men have become the tools of their tools." —H.D. Thoreau

The pencil sketches were actually done on the 18th on the train in the morning.

There's been so much going on lately that I did not make it to the Chicago Bike Show. It used to run Friday through Sunday, and it was great to pop over there Friday after work. Now I'd have to make a special trip into the city—far less tempting. Sounds like that is one vote for adding Friday back on. Who's with me?

The quote on the 11th (added on the 12th): "Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from the things she found in gift shops." —Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

The quote on the 12th: "One should, as a rule, respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyrany, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways." —Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

The quote: "There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like and idiot." —Steven Wright

The website: As you might have noticed from all the little notes about meeting realtors, I'm in the process of selling my house and buying a new one. After 11 years in my little townhome, I'm ready to find a lawn to mow all by myself. In the way of pipedreams, I was doing a little research into installing solar panels on my imaginary new home. I don't want to say it's impossible, but it's pretty far out there. If you have copious quantities of loose cash around, and want to help the environment, check it out for your home.

No quotes here. Sorry. There is, however, a giant colored dinosaur egg for Easter. Wasn't that a tradition in everyone's home, you know: The giant colored dinosaur egg in the driveway with a big bow on it, and men in lederhosen blowing long horns attempting to get the dinosaur to hatch? Well, wasn't it...?

The quote: "Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies." —Woody Allen. Just had to laugh when I read this one. In my opinion, Woody Allen is better on paper. I get too distracted by all his fidgeting when I see him to pay attention to what he is saying. This is a problem, of course, because he says some very funny things.

The hands were doodled while riding the train on the 18th. The vase was drawn Saturday morning (the 14th) in a fit of self-recrimination for not doing enough drawing.

By the by, the Easter bunny made an early appearance on this spread. Can you see him?

The quote: "The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best—and therefore never scrutinize or question." —Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002)

How's this for a hideous background? Sometimes the muses are napping. I think mine had had a fifth of vodka and passed out cold. Mid-week too...naughty muse.

Thanks for stopping by.


dcpeg said...

You just keep getting better, Nan!! Your imagination is really expanding and your drawings reflect that so well!

I'm SO GLAD to hear you're thinking about buying another house!! Wish I had loads of cash lying around to help fulfill your solar energy dream.

Nan said...

Thanks Aunt Peg!

Oh dear, I didn't mean for that to come off as a plea for cashola. I just meant for folks to look into it for their own homes. Gonna have to edit it. :-D