Thanks to all that sent their wishes! The mystery Colorado collector, the mystery original creator and typist for our beloved checklists that were so beautifully posted and edited by the genius of JesseVader08 and the phantom staff member for life will always appreciate the brilliance of what JD.com has become and continues to grow and aspire to be. Without my well-wishers, we would be nothing and they are all to blame for that.
Matt, despite you callous ways, you speak to me the way I need to be spoken to and deserve so much of my gratitude for understanding my plight and absence yet still giving me props. You are way to cool a spirit to occupy that hideous physical shell. But it shines through enough that you can at least make public appearances and represent.
DSJ words are useless to describe my respect and admiration. I send you my thanks through means only known to Canadians and recovering drug addicts.
Brad, I forgive you and hope you are still drawing until your fingers bleed.
I have been in the trenches of our public education system trying to figure out why I still put up with the politics. I guess I just was meant to suffer in one form or another and I love what I do as long as they leave my art program and room alone.
I caught a rather wicked bug from some snot nosed grub of a first grader who couldn't keep the supplies I provide for them out of their bateria laced nostrils and mouths. My hands bleed I was them so much, but alas, it is all in futility. So I spent the better half of my 36th bed-ridden and the worse half at a health food market sifting through soy products and pachoulie to find items my wife can't live without.
The booty was $$$ which will be wisely invested in the ROTS dvd and whatever variations I can happen upon. Also some decent silver age comics and the definitive and giant collection of Calvin and Hobbes. I also was given front row tickets to Disney on Ice by my 4 year-old daughter! Front row! So stupid that I can come into front row for all my daughters shows but sleeping out for 3 days in Colorado winter weather 15 or so years ago for Rush tickets only garnered me 15th row.
I am thankful to be alive and well and living as I do and very fortunate. Thanks for the wishes and I hope you have been able to bear my belated response and update. Hope to make an appearance in the staff forums soon...