Now for something different: I fancied myself a cartoonist and created Friar Puck! The idea was to come up with witty leftist turns on traditional homilies. Since I have zero knowledge of homilies, however, the good Friar never went further, which of course left the witty leftist cartoon field wide open for that Gary Trudeau person.
This one's my favorite, since NO ONE could be afraid of him. He's so cute, and just a bit sad.
Also in my sketchbook was what is apparently a list of bills for the month of July. I would say this was sometime in the mid-70's. How do I know that? I lived in San Francisco and the rent for my one bedroom apartment was freaking $250!!!! And $8 for gas & electric! And $10 to pay a ticket I got when I was driving to the mall in Daly City and nearly plowed into a police car. He was NOT amused and no amount of eyelash batting swayed him from issuing the ticket. Boy, was he MAD!
I think I was considering moving to a bigger apartment or this may have been when I was going to share that house with my girlfriends in the Haight. Considering that the number "516" referred to my take-home pay ($1032 net per month), I think I was also looking for a better paying job!
I was a frequent visitor to the Emporium department store on Market Street and of course my beloved Macy's on Union Square. I can still remember my account number: 533-18-5**. It's been long-closed, but I memorized it because back then, if you didn't have your card, you could just give them your card number and charge away.
Now you practically have to give them a DNA sample before you can charge something!
Haven't heard about Dad yet, but keep your fingers crossed. And hey, did you notice that I posted TWO DAYS IN A ROW? Wow! Have a great weekend!!!