The original plan was to go into Manhattan, where I'd hang at MoCCA for a few hours and Lily would walk around SoHo, and then we'd take a train to see my dad's side of the family up north in Croton-on-Hudson and go to an engagement party there. My sister wanted to stay at home on the net for the most of the day, though, so I scrapped the plans to head to my alter-family's house.
So I hopped on the subway, takin' the 7 from Flushing into Manhattan, and then the 6 down to Lafayette. Entered the Puck building, and met the following people: Ian Jones-Quartey, Josh Mirman, Meredith Gran, R Stevens, Brian Carroll, Dan Piraro, Jim Mahfood, Sophie Crumb, Ryan North, Bill Plympton, Alex Ross, some 6-year-old art prodigy or something, and a lot of other people who I've probably forgotten to mention. Very good times meeting all of them.
I hung out around the Dumbrella booth, where r stevens, Ian J, Josh M, and Mer G were hangin'. I bought an ANGST shirt from Josh, like I said I would, or something. Josh sketched Shane, and Ian sketched Cherry (although I felt bad not requesting Plum instead since no one ever likes Plum but I do :\ ). Attended a slide show where some cartoonists read the speech and/or subtext to their comics, frame by frame. Also walked around SoHo a lot, and had some totally grate pizza. I really like Manhattan. Walking around there, looking at all the art, stores, restaurants, etc. was quite fun. And quite hell for my feet.
I ended the day by following the Dumbrella crew over to the ACME diner, where we all pigged out on burgers and Ian Josh Mer I talked about how "Chris Crosby" could be used as a verb.
And then I took the subway and then the bus home and got off really far away from my grandma's house accidentally so I walked a lot and now my legs are dead!
And I wake up in 3 hours to go on a plane back home so bye!