Yes, I haven’t posted much. Frank Page is missing in action (or inaction… depending on your perspective)  It really stinks that many of these posts tend to start with those very words.  I’m not ignoring you.  I just don’t know what to say.

Why bother filling up this space with my lunch choices?  Full disclosure: since my diet began in March, lunch is pretty much always the same: turkey burger.  That being said, the diet has worked.  Lez and I have collectively lost over 50 lbs…. I’ve personally lost over 26lbs…  All our old clothes look like tents on us.

I didn’t really feel anything body wise until this past weekend.   I set out to re-tile the bathroom floor.  I’ve tiled almost every room in the house, so I know what my body reaction is after finishing… the bending and ripping and kneeling leaves me sore for at least two days.  Everything hurts.  But, my 26 lb. lighter, but a little older, body didn’t do that.  Sure I did as much bending and kneeling as tiling a floor entails… but I was not sore.  Not even a little.  Granted, the bathroom floor wasn’t a huge job… but the last time I tiled it I was in Advil land when I finished.  Not this time.  So that’s cool.

Plus, I discovered that I love laying grout.  Who knew?

Anyway, the 5000th show took a lot of my time last month.  The show was running in conjunction with the finishing touches on a month-long coloring book project for my day job.  The RETRO ROME coloring book was always something that I wanted to do.  My hometown of Rome, NY has a lot of history.  Last year I started a RETRO ROME website through the newspaper… posting a daily Rome image from negatives in the Sentinel archives.  At the beginning o this year, I thought it might be cool to take it to the next level and put out a coloring book… for me it was personal.  I just wanted to draw the buildings I drove past every day.  I could’ve done that without putting a book out of course, but why not share?

Now that the book is selling and the book signings are over, (you can buy the coloring book online here) I can look ahead to other projects.  Or not.  I don’t know that there will be anything on the horizon… maybe I can just relax a little.

Yeah, right.