from mudslides to gin and tonics and tying one on with
Hillary Clinton, I absconded
with three of David Macaulay's
Pogo but I gave
& Hobbes to Jim our new "personal" cab driver who gave us his cell
phone number when dropping us off and came in a jiff when we called for 2
a.m. pickup and told us with pride that he's licensed to drive tankers, hazmats,
and passenger busses but it's the rush of cabbing 6 pm to 6 am seven nights
a week that gets him off.
Berry put me to work painting the new Uptown Espresso at 4th and Wall,
paintbrush thick with mixture of joint compound and yellow pigment in one
hand, pallette knife in the other for frescoe effects bordering on Venetian
Plastering. It was good to practice ambidextrous, work material, and balance
all day at tops of high ladders.
After a glass of Gallo white at
Liberty's I showered and put on the dog for
Botsford's going-away party. He and his partner will be sharing a 2 bdrm
apartment in Hell's Kitchen for $3,500/month--and I thought Seattle was pricey!