- Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
- His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling-Free.
- She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like the sound a dogs makes just before it throws up.
- He was a lame as a duck. Not a metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
- My personal favorite: Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
On Sunday, I went to Artstreet in Green Bay. The weather was perfect for absorbing some creativity, and I ran into a few friends. Paul Benson, from St. Paul, was there with his beautiful dichroic glass work. I think I might add some of his pieces here at LDD. Greg Pagel and John Salerno, both Lakeshore natives, were playing with a jazz ensemble on the mainstage. John, now Dr. Salerno, teaches at UW-GB, and Greg plays in any number of combos in the area, and is an amazing musician. Try to catch him next time you see that he playing somewhere.
Greg, and his friend, Jeff, a screenwriter, and I have an interesting project in the works. Because Jeff does not live in the area, we will be working long distance. We think that computers may ease the challenges, but I'm not so sure of that. I have given us three year to complete, Greg thinks it will take four, and Jeff hasn't chimed in yet. So far, our preliminary work has consisted of Greg and I brainstorming, and then Jeff going into work mode. I also suspect he gives up sleep during these busy spells, since he comes back to the table with some nice work. Our goal is to start work in earnest this fall when both of Greg's wee ones will be in school. That's all the information you're getting on that!
Hey kids, if you're headed back to school soon, I'm sure your teachers have a load of great books to suggest. You do the same. I know you have been reading, too, and have many fine opinions on what you have enjoyed and why. And, if you're asked to write an essay at some point in the semester, please try not to mix your metaphors, and never begin or end a sentence with and.