Monthly Archives: April 2010


The drive out to Long Island to retrieve one college student has not returned any high scores today, not for best mileage (scroll down) or worst, not for best transit time (40 minutes) or worst (5 hours in the Dakota, rarely getting beyond 1st gear) though 2.5 hours is far longer than this trip should require.  But it’s great to see the kid, and the hours of Long Island traffic will never deter me from dropping everything to bring her home for the weekend.

When I arrived, Felicia was at work on her laptop. I’m ever amused by her  laptop’s screen backgrounds, usually featuring some favorite anime or graphic novel art, such as the image below. She’s informed me that  in the last week (even while taking 18 credits, working one job on campus and an internship at Marvel) she’s read 13 graphic novels. I blame her parents, that’s what we get for raising a kid on Starblazers,  Moonknight and vintage X-men comics.  I’d worry if her grades were suffering, but she’s been on the Dean’s list throughout her time in college. I’ve already asked her to throw me a few graphic novels she’s finished. I’ll admit, it’s her screen background from Runaways, the series she’s currently immersed in, that caught my attention.

Go figure. Yes, the subject matter all makes me smile.  I love the way this image so perfectly captures the energy and motion of the moment.  And for those who don’t know the series,  not to worry.  The duckies will be fine as will the little girl leaping to their aid. The same can’t be said for the lovely red semi.

(This blog slightly cuts off the image. For the full image, click HERE.)

Silver linings?

It had been a long, brutal day, heading bow on into driving southwest winds, spray, then thunderheads ahead and astern. So we duck into a sheltered harbor and tied up, soaked, cold, miserable and questioning our reasoning on many levels. No sooner than we tied up the sky began to clear… everywhere but directly above us. It was like something from a cartoon; there was a single black cloud hovering over Annabel Lee,  pouring down, and Frank remarked that it pretty much summed up the way things were going at that point.  As we plodded up to the marina office to pay for the dock this lovely craft caught my eye and I snapped a quick picture. Around us I noticed several people stopping and staring back from where we’d just come and Frank said, “I wonder if the boat’s sinking.”  We turn to see this…

And suddenly everything didn’t seem so bad.

Quote of the day:  If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.   – Lewis Carroll

Kid (yet again and again) on the interwebs…

House renovations have frustratingly put boat work on hold for longer than we’d like, so for the moment I have no updates for the ongoing projects.



Feliciacat, Cosplay

Ooops. Lost some content here. Sorry.


Felicia Grundler