[Groop] Did you ever have one of those moment?

comics230 at cox.net comics230 at cox.net
Fri Aug 15 04:27:18 PDT 2008

Last night, I did.

I’m on vacation in California. I am visiting my sister in Baldwin Park. Now, you have to know my sister. She is, to say the very least, an extremely out going person. We went to Universal Studios and she initiated conversation with a least 5 different strangers. Some who didn’t even speak English. 

Well, Baldwin Park is near Pasadena and Pasadena is the home of our very favorite letterer. Through a different set of circumstances, I happen to come across his contact information. 

Last night, in all innocence, we crossed the line. 
She called Stan Sakai. 

They had what appeared to be a very nice conversation. She explained that I was in the area, and asked if he was appearing locally. They talked about a local art gallery that has a Japanese influence to it, and some local Japanese artists. (My sister is very active in the local arts (re: poetry) scene.)  She invited him to lunch. He did decline. He probably thought I was a 12 year-old fanboy, not a 45 year-old fanboy. It was a long shot. 

Despite its true innocence, it was wrong. I never should have allowed her to invade his privacy like that. I knew I was I coming out. I knew he lived in the area. If I wanted to attempt to set up a meeting, I should have gone through proper channels before hand.

If anybody on this list knows Stan personally, please pass on my apologies. 

John P. Torregrossa
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Providence, RI 02908-0184
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