I remember when I had to do these back in elementary and junior high school and I absolutely hated them because…well, I did nothing during my summer vacation. Oh, I most likely went down south to visit my grandparents, read some books, goofed around with my friends, did some writing but that was about it.
And that’s kinda how my summer vacation 2016 went as well as an adult. Patricia and I made it down south to Florida and Washington, DC. While I reveled in the heat as it was anywhere from 90 to 100 degrees every day we were down there, Patricia put our jointly owned .45 automatic to my head and said either I take her back to Brooklyn or I could stay in Florida sans brains. We had a much more pleasant time in our two weekend visits to Washington DC. The first was for her family reunion and the second was that I could go see the “Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains” exhibit at The International Spy Museum. Just in case you haven’t seen them on Facebook, here’s a few pictures:
I saw some movies. Most of which disappointed me. Seriously, I saw better and more entertaining movies on YouTube and Netflix than I did at the theaters this summer. You can bounce on over to The Ferguson Review for some movies I saw such as “War Dogs” “Suicide Squad” “Star Trek Beyond” and “Ghostbusters” among others.
Did I read? Yeah, I managed to read a couple of books. Mike Baron’s “Banshees” (Review soon to come) And two biographies of World War I flying ace Eugene Bullard. I read his bio on Wikipedia and I wondered why this guy wasn’t having movies, television shows and adventure novels written about him. So as it happens so often in my creative life, I figured that if nobody else was going to write books about him, I’d have to do it. So that’s my project for the fall/winter of 2016. You keep me honest and every so often drop me an email and ask me how it’s going, okay?
I did complete a Dillon project but you’ll have to go over to the DILLON blog to see what it is. See what I did there? And there’s another Dillon project I have in the works. If you’re a fan of “The Magnificent Seven” “The Dirty Dozen” and “The Expendables” series then this is one that you’re gonna love. Details will follow at the Dillon blog.
Other than that, everything is cool. How’s thing’s by you? Please feel free to comment on how your summer vacation was. And here’s a picture of Mark Bousquet’s canine companion Darwin for no other reason than I like Mark and Darwin.