The second cartoon is simply one I had to share with subscribers. This comic blends all of the major tasks, issues and idiosyncrasies of lifeguarding into eight neat panels. Also, unlike the other, each panel has a rhyming couplet and many are in iambic pentameter. I guess that Shakespeare fellow really did have an influence on me after all! This comic is also one of the few to feature all of the lifeguards in one comic, so this one is quite a treat! Another amusing point: when I pulled out the older comic this morning, I realized that they are exactly 300 comics apart. The first is number 22, and the second is 322. I can assure you, that wasn’t planned. That’s probably why I laughed out loud when I saw it.
On another tangent, recently my family was coming home from a baseball game and my dad spotted a drafting table sitting on the side of the road in our neighborhood. After pulling around and inspecting it, we figured out that there were no problems with it except that we couldn’t fit it into the car. This thing was 5’ x 4’ x 3’ standing up. We put it on top of the roof, securing it with the runners and our arms. Our arms were about to fall off when we got to the house….just kidding! Well, actually no, not kidding but it wasn’t very far and we drove very slowly.
The next morning, I showed my instructor our “barn find” with pictures on my phone. Thank goodness for cameras, because there was no way I was strapping a drafting table to my four-banger. After he looks at it, he takes me to the supply closet and pulls out a straight edge and says, “The school had these ordered, but they didn’t fit the drafting desks.” So now I have a $200/$300 drafting table with a straight edge which took zero dollars out of my wallet. I know God gave me a sense of humor and a love for comics, but now I’m convinced he wants my to be an architect!