Wednesday, June 4

While you were sweating

Holy hell, it got humid fast. I don't care if "quickly" is preferred standard English grammar there or not. When you're talking about humidity, you spit the words out and get it over with and then go back inside and take a bath in iced tea.

Mmmm, iced tea.

Anyway, I would like to sit and write and write about lots of different things, but my eyes are still dilated from the eye doctor this morning and I can't focus on the damn screen. The good news is that my vision hasn't gotten worse in a year and a half. That's unheard of for me. So I may finally be stable enough to consider Lasik. Which means that if I am in a plane crash and get stranded on an island, I won't be the weakest link because I lost a fucking contact lens during the crash. (I know I'm only on the second season of Lost, so maybe that plot device is yet to come, but seriously — where are all my vision-impaired brothers and sisters who would be up the proverbial shit creek were they to land on an island with a pair of broken glasses or no spare contacts? Yes, these are the things I think about when I watch that show.*)

More good news: Yesterday I came in to work only to find out that I'd won a Scripps quarterly design award. Yee haw! I got a certificate and everything. I'm pretty proud. I've had a lot of help this year and been given a lot of freedom to create some pretty cool designs, so I'm really thankful for that. Here are the pages that clinched the win:


Apparently the judges really liked the tornado A1. We were sure to include the backstory with the description of the page. (That was the night we had to hoof it to the basement twice and lost at least an hour of production time and they still expected us to meet our regular deadlines. Oh, and it was Super effing Tuesday, too.)

*UPDATE: Oh, duh. As someone who does not exist on the internet reminded me, Sawyer has shitty vision. Although, they kind of abandoned that storyline real quicklike.

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Blogger Tangential said...

How long do you think I can keep up this "buy me dinner" crap until you crack and break me in half?

But really, congratulations. It was well-deserved.

Wed Jun 04, 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one in the middle is excellent. Sinister even. Congrats!

Wed Jun 04, 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Lesley said...

Oooh, congratulations!

Wed Jun 04, 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger La C. said...


BTW high today 59.

Wed Jun 04, 02:42:00 PM  
Blogger Newscoma said...

You make some beautiful newspaper art, my cyber buddy.
Just wonderful.

Thu Jun 05, 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous grandefille said...


And well-deserved.

Sending up good thoughts for you in the wake of the latest Pepe-izing. Been there. Lordy mercy, darlin'.

Thu Jun 05, 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Squirrel Queen said...

Way to go.
Those are some incredible designs you tossed together there.

Thu Jun 05, 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

Thanks, everyone! :) :) :)

Thu Jun 05, 01:31:00 PM  
Blogger TVonthefritz said...

I have theories about the contact lens predicament. However, you'll eventually figure it out yourself if you keep watching "Lost." It's like fucking crack.

Thu Jun 05, 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger TVonthefritz said...

Oh, Congrats and all that jazz.

Thu Jun 05, 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Cox said...

Nicely done.

Fri Jun 06, 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous fieldguidetomemphis said...

congratulations!!! it always feels good to get a pat on the back.


Tue Jun 10, 02:09:00 PM  

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