Our Absurd Life: 07/21/20 – Mask Spritzer

Mask Spritzer

Hola Friends & Family

Instead of rushing this email out this morning–with a cup of coffee in one hand, a crust of toast in the other, and my mask all zig-zagging across my face–I chose to slow down, take a deep breath, and put off the email until this afternoon.  Matter of fact, I like the idea of having Wednesday to be the Essential Cartoon Evening Edition.

So today marks 75 cartoons in a row on my slow jog to 90.  But last night I was so tired that I was “Too pooped to pop” and I was a  hair’s breadth away from coming up with nada.  Now, call me crazy, but I’ve never in my life used that phrase–Too pooped to pop.  I had heard it years ago from my late Uncle Glenn’s partner, Rob M.  They had just finished up an acting performance and I was filming and interviewing them afterwards, and Rob says to me, “I’m too pooped to pop.”  Scout’s honor, I’ve got it somewhere on video.  

So, I really don’t know the history of that phrase, but if someone does, then let me know.  Or tell me if you’ve ever used it yourself.  Just curious.  

So, yes, this might be considered my “home stretch” on my 90 in 90 challenge.  And as I’ve told some friends, I will most likely continue doing one cartoon a day after the 90.  I mean, heck, why not keep a good habit going, right?  What else is there to do?  Watch TV? I mean, being creative has got to be one of the coolest things in the world.  And there are so many ways to be creative other than drawing.  But if you like drawing–then by all means Go For It and draw, draw, draw.  Or if you like writing then write, write, write.  We all have things to say and being creative is a great way to express ourselves while enjoying our own company.

Word up, as we used to say back in the day.  

Thanks for listening.  I hope everyone’s day went well, and swell, and without out a lot of hair gel.  (I’m a victim of abusing the hair gel as a teenager and have the lack of hair to show for it.)

‘Ave a good nite, mates! 

Ian S

Salinas!

P.S.

“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

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