April 2, 2007
I got Tomas Bell on an April Fool's joke. I had Kathy leave a phone message saying Lute Olson has been fired as Arizona Wildcat basketball coach. He lives in Philly so I knew that even if it was big news around the nation he would never hear it because those eastcoast Bastards never cover anything from out here. Plus, it has been a rumor ever since the Wildcats lost to Purdue in the first round of NCAA tournament. He told his mother, "Dad totally got me."
So I've got that going for me.
Now about that photo of those laughing women in my office. It looks quite perverse, no? Like I called them in and let a mouse loose on the floor, perhaps? Actually, I asked them to come in and look on my computer screen at Dan Harshberger's proposed cover design for the June issue. And as Meghan, Sam, Trish, Carole and Sue gathered around the far end of my desk, I stepped out, grabbed my camera and took the below shot. I think they're laughing at me taking the photo, but whatever the reason it's uplifting to see so many staffers being so happy, and in one place, at the same time! Ha.
Carole needed a house warming gift and asked me to bring in some of my small painting studies. She ended up buying two, and here they are:
The dry lake one you've seen before, but the next one I just did last week and was inspired by a photograph taken by Gil Gustavsen of the Cave Creek Complex Fire. I really liked the dramatic, sparkling ridgeline fire effects and tried to capture the feel of it. Carole is so thrilled with them she asked me to bring in another batch tomorrow.
Onion Headline de Jour
Frances Bean Cobain Enters Prehab
"I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you're going to work here you will be sodomized."
—Jon Steweart, on The Daily Show
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