The thing with stupid answers and explanations like that is that you probably remember them better than right ones. The best case scenario is that you learn the real explanation later (usually when you embarrass yourself by explaining what you just learned to somebody else) and thus remember it even better! Maybe Julio isn’t mean, maybe he’s just a master pedagogue!
Being well prepared is much more important when you’re on a plane than when you’re in a car. After all, you can’t just stop for gas, snacks or a bathroom break. Speaking of which, I just realized that Chuck forgot to mention an empty Gatorade bottle among the necessities!
I think the most important characteristic you can have to achieve any goal in life, is determination. If you really, really want it, and you have the ability to go through adversity, there will be a way. And if it was easy, the feeling of reward and sense of achievement would be much less. Oh, yes, and no matter what you’re trying to achieve, money always helps too.
It’s been a while since I had to study so much that it made my head spin, but I remember the feeling well. Nowadays I usually need to dejam my brain when I’ve been sitting in front of the computer the whole day, coloring comic strips. There’s no way around that though, because I usually get most productive when I’m in that “zombie state” as I like to call it.
By the way, I apologize for the slight delay in the upload, folks! Yesterday, I made the mistake to move the water-tap of our washing machine, which obviously hadn’t been moved since the machine was installed, many years ago. So, naturally, it started to leak, and I had the plumber in the house today, which messed up my daily routine a bit.
In school, our teachers would pull that trick all the time, and I think it usually worked. And let’s be honest, we would probably have made fun of our teachers if they confessed their ignorance about a certain subject. Kids can be jerks sometimes, especially when they’re in a pack. I know we were!
But the older you get, the more you respect the answer “I don’t know, I have to look that up first”. I guess that doesn’t come with age per se, but with the experience of how much you can’t remember yourself!
The plane you see in this strip is supposed to be the “China Doll”, a Curtiss-Wright C-46 based in Camarillo, CA. Since Mike used to work in Camarillo for a long time, he grew fond of it and that’s why we decided to feature it in one of our strips.
And yes, I know, the scale is a bit off. But otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to fit it in the pictures.
As Mike and I are off skiing in the wonderful mountains of Salzburg, Austria, here comes an automated update for you! That’s one of the upsides since switching to Comicpress for this website. But I rarely ever use this pre-uploading feature and still usually update manually on the same date, which is why it’s sometimes a bit later. I guess old habits die hard…