Been a busy time lately and this blog has been a little neglected, sorry about that. Last weekend Nicole and I camped and hung out with her family in Tide Head, a village in northern New Brunswick. We climbed Sugarloaf, a nearby mountain that is a ski hill in winter and mountain bike trail in summer. We went for a nice run on the trail near her grandfather’s camp, and today ran Nicole’s first race: 5 miles in Marathon by the Sea, 56 minutes and change. Not bad.
Work has been busy too, requiring a bit of overtime, which has caused my backlog of webcomics to suffer. I had hoped to stay about a month ahead of the “press” date for Time Wounds All Heels but it’s dwindled down to a week. So, most of my spare time now is spent drawing in Manga Studio, which is fine with me. Jack is spending the week with my parents on PEI and I am taking tomorrow (my 44th birthday) off, so that should help a bit.
Speaking of Jack, I took him to the new Wimpy Kid movie yesterday. It was all right. I don’t expect much from these things. They teach basic lessons about not lying to your parents, being a true friend, and so on. There are a few laughs, mainly couched in mortifying the main character.
I’ve gotten a bit of reading done too; finished Ian Rankin’s The Impossible Dead, the second in his new series of mysteries centered around Det. Fox of “the complaints,” the internal affairs department of the Scottish police. I should soon finish the antepenultimate book of his Inspector Rebus series, “Fleshmarket Close,” and then will read the last of those in time for his next new book, in which a retired Rebus apparently meets Fox. Other than that I have mainly been reading webcomics and blogs, and the occasional zine; I picked one up today called Hollow Round of Skull, edited by Jill Davis LeBlanc of Rothesay, that looks pretty good.
There isn’t much new on network TV to watch; Burn Notice and Longmire, mainly. So, I’ve been rewatching old MST3K episodes or catching up on other stuff in the background, like Paul Scheer’s NTSF:SD:SUV::, The L Word on Netflix, old Dr. Who on the BBC iPlayer, and so on. Plus bits of the Olympics, I guess. Probably the nicest surprise has been WB animation’s Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated, which is very smart and funny stuff.
That’s about all I can think of to say for now. The summer’s going fast. :(