Thursday, August 26, 2010


Had to improvise some MacGyver skills this morning when my son's new bakugan toy fell into a locked storefront gate.  Chewing gum [selected Bubblicious for its stickiness] and a twisted stick pulled from a fallen tree branch.  Took some doing, and a steady hand, and nerves of steel, and several pieces of bubble gum [yuck, I don't have a taste for that stuff anymore!], but by the mighty beard of Odin, I got that toy back....

Friday, August 13, 2010

Businessman's Special

Have always wanted to get out to Flushing for a weekday afternoon game. Yesterday, my son and I did just that, and Santana threw a complete game. My hopes for the first-ever Met No-Hitter were dashed in the top of the second, but you can't have everything.  The rain held off, my son had cotton candy, I had a Blue Smoke pulled pork sandwich, and we made a visit to the Mets Hall of Fame. A great day for us. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


The last year or so, I've been hand-painting posters for my day job at the LIU Brooklyn Campus Library Media Center, having fun with some different genres.  Here's the three I've done so far. 

They're all acrylics and cheap poster paints and watercolor on heavy duty contractor's paper.  I found a roll of paper in a dumpster and thought I'd put it to use.  I started with the robot one, which was inspired by an old serial, then the musical one, which was inspired by Busby Berkeley musicals, and the beach one is up now.  That seemed right for summer.  For the fall, I might do something inspired by Pam Grier action movies from the 70's, though I'm not sure about that yet.

And I guess they're all inspired by the posters you see made all around the world, just that kind of handmade, casual, folky appearance.  And they're all the size of a big bulleten board, about four feet tall by six wide.  Approximately.