There is a nor'easter lashing Halifax this evening. Well, "lashing" may be too strong a word. The snowplow has been by the house a few times now, and not a lot of snow is accumulating in my driveway. If I were not such a lazy son of a gun, I would shovel it off myself. But, it is not to be.
I got up early this morning to go to a friend's house to take him to the Toastmasters thing I mentioned last night. We got there in plenty of time. We have been to so many of those TM events over the years that we know much of the material by rote.
We ducked out a bit early as the weather was becoming increasingly inclement. The parts we missed were the question period and the portion where they stand around and congratulate one another for doing such a good job. That part, I don't need to see, yet again. It is tiresome, and I wish more of them would realize that.
I dropped off my friend and returned home. We watched the last two episodes of the British series "Run" on Netflix. We started to watch "The Usual Suspects", a film we had never seen, but Patricia pronounced it not her cup of tea, so we watched "Galaxy Quest" instead, which resulted in a similar sentiment from Patricia. I think she said it was a floating turd, if memory serves. Even the Sandra Bullock-starrer "Gravity" did not meet her approval.
I spent an hour or so this evening in the middle bedroom, sifting through the magazines I am going to keep and which ones to toss out on Tuesday. I am going to keep the stuff like Alter Ego and Back Issue and some others. I am also going to keep all back issues I can find of The Comics Journal, and I sure do have a lot of them. I grabbed an issue to read in bed this evening before I turn in. It has a long interview with Milton Caniff. A couple of my readers may remember that he wrote and drew Terry and the Pirates in the 1930's and 1940's, before he left that feature and founded Steve Canyon, which he wrote and drew until his death in 1988.
(If you have ever heard of a woman being referred to as a "dragon lady", it comes from a character in Terry and the Pirates, by the way.)
TCJ is one of the few places out there that still run the long form interview, the kind I used to do here on the blog when I sat down with radio personalities. Actually, come to think of it, I still have the full, unexpurgated interview with Don Connolly from 2014. Frank Magazine only ran about 25% of it. I probably should run the full thing here some day. Not sure who really cares at this point.
Think I will turn in. Been a long day.
See you tomorrow.
I'd love to read that full interview with Don C. ....
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