Does it take a comic to write a comic book?
Updated: June 4, 2012 11:30AM
Here’s Judy’s pick of coming community activities in the Glenview area, spiced with a little commentary.
I can’t draw, anyway. A Free Comic Book Day, for those in ninth through 12th grades, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. Stop by the Teen Scene to pick up a free comic book, compliments of Comix Revolution in Mount Prospect. For more information call (847) 729-7500:
Comic books are still so popular — with teenagers and adults. I asked my hero if I could interview him and then craft a comic book about what it’s like to live day-to-day with Judy Brinkworth, but he sighed, “No one would believe what it’s like to live with you day-by-day, however comic.” I took that as a compliment, yes I did, and don’t nobody gonna tell me any different. Never, no how.
So I could write about the Glenview Announcements and the interesting and, yes, sometimes quirky individuals that work for this newspaper, but I won’t do that because (1) they might value their privacy, and (2) I have no talent. Actually, (1) wouldn’t be that much of an issue, if (2) weren’t true, but since (2) is true, (1) is irrelevant. All I can say is that my particular column is written by, yes, an always strange individual — but beyond that, my lips are sealed.
Yoo-Hoo, the ladies Crawley … A Ladies Tea, for those age16 and up, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 12 in the historic Kennicott House at the Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave. in Glenview. Enjoy a light tea luncheon, where Grove staff dressed in period attire will give the history of ladies’ teas and storyteller Debi Gajewski will entertain. For fees and to register, visit www.glenview parks.org or call (847) 299-6096.
Ladies Teas — so civilized, so Downton Abbyish. — and for fans of this British television series, I offer my poem: “When I am both cross and crabby, I imagine Downton Abbey/ It’s where I never lift a finger/ But take my tea, with time to linger/ Then at night when I descend/ The golden staircase (let’s pretend)/ It’s Lady Judy in her glory/ So refined, so hunky-dory/ So when your woes seem like a mountain/ Make believe - take tea at Downton!” (Or, better yet, actually take tea at this Ladies Tea at the Grove!)
As dear readers know — even if they want to or not — I was a pom-pom girl in high school. I can prove this by the scrapbook of snapshots I kept (yes, I did) — my favorite being the one where all the other members of the team are standing with their arms raised and big smiles on their faces, while Judy is totally out-of-step and looking worried. Which reassures me how unique I’ve always been, even at that age. Sure it does.
Actually, Any-Season Rolls. A hands-on series of cooking classes with Jennifer Noone — designed for individuals age 18 and up — continues from 7 to 9:30 p.m. May 15 at the Glenview Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Create Asian appetizers, such as spring rolls and lettuce wraps. The registration deadline for this session is May 11. For fees and to register, visit www.glenviewparks.org or call (847) 724-5670.
I already make Spring Rolls a la Judy, in which I mash together left-overs, then divide this mess, er, culinary creation, into roll-ups nestled in sheets of yesterday’s newpapers and serve. No one ever eats them, but my family gets to read about what happened the day before, which I call intellectually stimulating, if not appetizing. OK, OK, see you in class (my hero just read this and made me promise).