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Happy Halloween from the Tethered Hawk!

Posted in Drawings, Somewhere Else on October 31, 2009 by gladlad

ScreamingWilderWallpaperWe had a Halloween party at the after-school hangout spot I volunteer at (Somewhere Else), and watched Young Frankenstein with our projector.  We have blackboard walls there, and my friend Dave made the brilliant suggestion of tracing a freeze frame from the movie on the wall, which I did.  The party was a blast; the staff are awesome, lots of kids came in costume, I couldn’t ask for a better group of young people to spend time with in general, and I got to eat lots of chili dogs, which are among my favorite world cuisine.  Mergatroid.  Here are some of the staff:

HalloweenIt was a great end to a really crazy month.  Stressful, fun, busy, exciting, frustrating, relieving, tiring, and many other descriptions apply.  I have been doing much less drawing than I could have due to being very tired pretty much every day, so I’ve been feeling really guilty about how procrastinative I end up, as well as how little I’ve added to this page.  I went to a sweet comic convention, too, and haven’t even posted pictures!  But I’m slowly finishing up the stuff I’m doing for various people who’ve asked me to do things, and I hope November holds more energy and focus, and some actual finished projects.  For my friends’ sake, I sure hope so.  Soon, I’m gonna post some fun vaguely Halloween-related stuff, so check back in a few days for some visual stimulation.  Love and peace!

Celebrating Bad Poetry Day

Posted in Blogging, Miscellaneous, Somewhere Else, Writing on August 20, 2009 by gladlad

For the tiny minority of you who didn’t know that August 18th was national Bad Poetry Day… it was.  We held a reading at Somewhere Else, the hang-out spot we staff at in Cambridge.  Don’t you wish you could staff at a “hang-out spot”?  I did, when I was seven and watched a lot of “Silver Spoons“.  Dreams DO come true!

Anyway, here’s a picture of us getting ready for it,

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Click “read more” to experience the three poems I crafted just for the occasion.  Drumroll, please:

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