There was a bottle of “The Riddler’s Aftershave” in there too but I decided it was prudent to avoid it.  Novelties are pretty fun; Melanie loves them but I grew up strongly avoiding them.  If I spent cash on something I wanted to make sure it would last, and novelties in their very essence, don’t last.  I have a feeling that if the world were filled with people like me our Capitalist society would collapse into ruin.

A recent novelty for me has been the Sun.  Since I’ve been working 70 hour weeks the Sun has been like a childhood friend whose face I have long forgotten.  It’s not like we were great friends before, but I have a feeling I’m starting to have serious vitamin deficiencies because of it.

Like all things, this too shall pass, and I’ll be happily cranking away at my two comic a week schedule.  This has been one of those times of trial that’s really tested how much I want to do comics.  Luckily I’m a marathon runner, not a sprinter and dammit, I want to make pretty pictures!  I wholeheartedly believe that I’d probably go into a dark, spiraling depression if I wasn’t doing this stuff.  Probably start wearing berets and non prescription glasses and doing spoken word snap poems at local coffee shops, so for the good of the world, I’ll keep comicing.