Finally. Next week I am taking a little vacation. I'm heading to the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award weekend in Pittsburg. The Reuben weekend is a three day event of cartoonist seminars, cocktail parties and an Awards night which is the cartoonist equivalent of the Oscars. I haven't been in about five years so I'm really looking forward to it. The festivities are always fun and informative but the best part is getting the chance to meet up with my cartoonist friends from all over Canada and the United States...and even some from overseas. Of course this means that a little shopping is in order...and I do mean more than a new blush.