In Which Steff is all, like, “Whomp Whomp!”

I’m pleased to report that things are finally getting back to normal after Hurricane Sandy.

On Sunday, I finally left the borough of Brooklyn for the first time in a full week. Since the trains were still down and my bicycle is in the repair shop, I  ended up walking from my house in Gowanus to the West Village.  The city was still quiet, but less damaged than I thought it would be. In fact, the most startling aftermath of Sandy was actually the gas stations that I passed as I was walking through Brooklyn. There were  lines of people on foot queuing up with canisters to collect gas. The cars were wrapped around the block. I just feel very fortunate that everything in my immediate area (and all my friends) are safe and sound.

A sight for sore eyes.

As a result of my prolonged stay in Brooklyn, I’ve had more time to just pause and catch up on reading, podcasts and creative endeavors.

I even had time to doodle this silly comic about  Oetzi (also spelled Ötzi), the 5300-year-old Copper Age mummy.

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Oetzi is absolutely my favorite archaeological find of all time. It’s really amazing how many secrets scientists have been able to unearth from his well-preserved body. (For example: Oetzi has the proud distinction of the first recorded case of Lyme disease! Also, he had a lactose intolerance! Wow!) NOVA did a really fun yet super-dramatic special on Oetzi called “Iceman Murder Mystery” which is streaming on their website.

Whelp, that’s about it for now. I’m finished ranting about mummies.

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