About This Comic: Las Vacaciones
As I write this I have recently finished stuffing two weeks’ worth of clothes into what is essentially an overnight bag. Thank goodness it’s a casual, personal trip with the family and not business. Frankly not really sure which is more taxing. On business trips I have to work too hard but find I skate through the airport security experience solo without worrying about my family’s valuables. I remember someone I knew in the office who would say there are “family trips, and then there are vacations”. This is the former, but I am looking forward to it greatly. I love Spain, we may venture into France in the Basque region because The Girls love all things France and if they tell us it’s for great food, the Boys don’t protest much.
This may not be much of a surprise, but even though I love travel I have of late become what you might call “irritated at the whole travel process”. In particular, the airlines and the security. Do we really have to take our shoes off? Wasn’t the shoe bomber such a miserable fail that we can all laugh about it at this point? If dogs can be trained to sniff for drugs, why not explosives?
Speaking of animals [insert groan at broadcast news-quality type of segue] I was researching the font for the vacation announcement and came upon photos of bullfighting in Spain. Now, it is important to mention that I didn’t find the font I had in my mind’s eye, but I did see a gruesome goring of a Spanish matador on Google images. At first glance I thought he was sticking a huge tongue out in passion, but it was actually the bull’s horn impaling him from the rear of his neck and exiting through his mouth.
Now, I seem to love my violence on “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones“, but there is comfort in the knowledge that it’s make-believe Hollywood trickery. The internet meme about un-seeing things (I know its an old meme at this point) could have been invented for this occasion. That’s what I get for turning SafeSearch off, I suppose.
Have a great few weeks, thanks for stopping by. Try the Archive, there’s a ton of stuff there! No bull.