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MEMO 542 #christinasworld, #comicstrip, #memo

MEMO 542

Andrew's note - hi all, I have to admit that I'm only on board with the caption about 60 maybe 70%. Here's the story - I wanted to do something Groundhog day related because it seemed that it was more 'in the ether' than usual. Maybe this is just afterglow after a perceived newfound 'freedom' which people refer to as 'post pandemic', which, when I hear it, I just chuckle. Oh Mary we're still in it, the media just moved on to classified documents (apparently I am the only one on Earth that doesn't have classified documents - but I DID take some sheet music out of the bandroom at Mosinee High School like 40 years ago - some of it may have found its way in to the bench of our living room upright piano - but I think when the music director came to a party once and spied sheet music that so obviously was from his class, he took most of it home with him. But I digress.)

Anyway, I wanted to do a groundhog thing and the only thing that came to mind was a riff on Christina's World. I struggled with getting her to look like she was coming out of a hole and then I had to place the shadow (and it was being awfully fussy). By the time I finished I was a little harrassed and decided that it didn't look right and to maybe do something with it again in the future. Then, Feb 2 whizzed by and I was busy with a work party so I didn't think too much about it. Today, Feb 3 when I was rooting around in my MEMO files, I re-opened what I'd worked on and it gave me a laugh - once I had a little distance from it, I could see that it really 'read'. 

The caption wasn't really coming to me so I wrote "whatever" feeling that the image was more or less strong enough to carry it. I'm not sure that I was right but although I am a perfectionist (well, more or less, lately) I decided to let it go and post. Anyway, thank you for coming to my TED talk. :)


MEMO 518 #vote, #statueofliberty, #comics

“We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. For when we have faced down impossible odds; when we’ve been told we’re not ready, or that we shouldn’t try, or that we can’t, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people: ‘Yes we can.’”
Barack Obama, New Hampshire Primary Speech, 2008
 
Please vote on Tuesday, November 8.
 
MEMO 518

The Friday Jam #journal, #instagram, #newyorkcity



Sun graphicGood morning and happy Friday! If your week has been a bit of a chaotic mess like mine was, i wish for you that this weekend brings you peace. 

I was able to escape from my own frenzy long enough to take a very restorative walk in Riverside Park yesterday. I turned up the tunes, took pics (posted them to the Instagram - andrewaltenburgmemo ), and continued towards my goal of getting back in shape.

Yes, if you walk the Park these days, you may see a super pale, slightly chubby middle aged man walking around at a fast pace without his shirt on. That's me. I'm trying to get back in shape (I've been struggling with the belly for over five years now, Covid just sort of made it worse) and, because I'm a redhead (or, well, used to be!) my skin is super pale and I'm determined to try to get at least a little color this summer - if I get out into the sun on a daily basis, I just might approach "human" color by Labor Day. :)

Last week/weekend I managed to find time to take three walks which together totaled about 20 miles. They were glorious. This weekend I'm aiming to walk from my apartment to the George Washington Bridge. That's quite a hike but do-able, I think. I'll find out. Will let you know if I made it. 

Meanwhile, I found it funny that Andrew Guiliani chose to make some sort of weird ranting speech from a parking lot about his dad being suspended  yesterday. Geez. That family really has a thing for making major announcements from the strangest places. In this case, the broken taillight doesn't seem to have fallen far from the rusted oil leaking car. :) It's hard to take this guy seriously. and he's running for Governor? OKaaayy. What's next? A press conference from the back of a 711? Geez, guy have some dignity! 

Have a fabulous weekend! 

(The sun graphic is something I found on a friend's wall on the Facebook - I really love this style and may take time to learn to create my own sun graphic in the future)