Thursday, September 23, 2021

Leeky Soup

 

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So first off - leeks are tasty. They look like giant chives (green onions) and are perfect for adding to soups. But secondly, they are quite large and chopping the white and light green portions of one leek gives you way more than one cup of goods. I had too many ingredients to add to my pressure cooker, so we had to split it between that and a Dutch oven. It all worked out in the end, only a little panic in the middle, and now I know to measure as I chop and save off the excess instead of just mixing it all in (but then I had plenty of leftovers and that's always a good plan). Also I did this when my parents and brothers were visiting so my mom is guest starring in this comic. Hi Mom!

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L2: Well, it wanted two cups of chopped leeks but I chopped up two whole leeks.
L1: It's gonna be a leeky soup!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Boundless Art

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So I did a painting recently of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and it's that phrase surrounded by stars and diamonds on a background of a star-filled sky. (Official artwork for that song is super trippy.) To do the background, I painted my canvas dark blue then flicked the canvas with white paint - it turned out pretty nice. I might have added some dots as well to balance things out - I do that sometimes with flicked paints. But after flicking, I looked at my black office chair and... there was some stars over there. But it's ok - it came out fine (both the painting and the chair cleaning). 

Text:
L: True art knows no bounds!
M: You got paint on my chair. 



Sunday, September 19, 2021

Out of Containment

 

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So our little one has had some blowouts of massive proportions and this comic just sprang into my mind. Usually she passes gas so forcefully I just don't see how it could be contained, but that's what the diaper is built for so usually it holds it all in. But sometimes it fails. 

The phrase "asset out of containment" is used in the Jurassic World franchise to say a dinosaur has escaped. I'm using the phrase in this comic in reference to poop getting out of the diaper.

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L2: *LOUD FARTS*
L1: Let's hope no assets are out of containment!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The One Whom My Soul Loves

 

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Happy Birthday Eve to me! Also, the mouseover is totally worth it for this one. As for the passage that I'm quoting here, well, use caution when quoting from Song of Solomon. There's a lot of... interesting stuff going on in there. And the baby is awake again! So much for this blurb.

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M: *humming the Spider-Man theme while setting the table*
L: I have found the one whom my soul loves. [Song of Solomon 3:4a]

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Dinos are a Girl's Best Friend Part 2

 

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Well when you think of it that way... We don't what carbon was compacted to make the diamonds. From the Biblical event of the Flood, all sorts of carbon was plunged beneath the flood waters. I had more to write, but the baby is crying so I need to go get her up from her nap. Glad she slept for as long as she did!

Text:
L: You know the saying - dinos are a girl's best friend.
B: You mean diamonds?
L: Where do you think the carbon came from?
B: Oh...

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Dinos are a Girl's Best Friend Part 1

 

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I misheard this phrase and now like this version better. I might paint a canvas of it, with a dinosaur in a flower crown and the phrase artfully written somewhere around the dinosaur. I have a little makeup pouch from Kohl's that has dinosaurs in flower crowns - it's from the Lauren Conrad brand and it makes me so happy that there are dinosaurs in her jewelry and such. Most of her brand is floral breezy pieces, but there are some dinosaurs and that's amazing. Also, "dinos" is a shortened form of "dinosaurs" and I don't know why spell-checker isn't liking it. 

Text:
L: You know the saying - dinos are a girl's best friend.
A: You mean diamonds?
L: No, pretty sure it's dinos. 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Meat Loaf

 

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So this is probably why in the previous comic I thought meatloaf and beefcake were synonymous. Turns out I confused myself. Meatloaf is something I believe I've only had in a college mess hall - and that was just because I was curious as to what I was missing. I in fact was not missing anything. I'm sure there are ways to make it tasty but the mass produced variety was not enticing. My family ate golabki instead and it is much better than meatloaf :) I never remember how to spell it since we pronounce it like 'golumpkie.' So tasty, just make the meat dumplings and wrap them in cabbage and stew them in tomato for a few hours. 

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A: Wow, what a meatloaf 💓
B: I think you mean beefcake?

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Olive Loaf

 

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Happy early Birthday to my Mom! I'm pretty sure I had olive loaf (the lunch meat kind) when I was a kid which would mean she bought it for us and I don't have negative memories of eating it but now looking at pictures of olive loaf I'm getting kinda grossed out. Who would have thought to inject cold cut lunch meat with olives? Also I'm looking at the olive loaf bread, which is just perfectly fine bread with huge olive warts coming out of it, and I'm wondering why that was done as well. Maybe it tastes good. Hopefully. Not sure if they still make olive loaf meats at the deli - maybe I'll look next time I'm at the store. I usually just get ham and some sort of salami, nothing too adventurous like the spicy pineapple ham they were selling last time I was there - I'm not a fan of spicy or pineapple so that was an easy nope. Is a beefcake a type of food? NOPE I was thinking it was a term that could be used for meatloaf but it is in fact just a term for muscular guys. Not sure how it originated but don't really want to research that.

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F: Some guys are beefcakes, others are more...
G: Olive loaf?

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Armpit of Florida

 

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Happy new school year to those in that section of their life! I recently saw a friend post that Hurricane Katrina was 16 years ago and wow, that was my welcome-to-college experience and it doesn't feel like it should be that long ago but yeah, apparently it was. Anyways, I went to school in Pensacola and that's what this comic is about (Pensacola is up in the panhandle and nearly in Alabama). I'm not a fan of the sun, sand, water, or humidity, so Pensacola was not where I thrived. I did like the college ice rink - that was a fun place to be. 

Text:
L: Bleh - who would want to live in Florida?
M: You went to college in the armpit of Florida; there are many areas that are a bit nicer. 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Twenty Dollar Bill

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On a related note (pun pun pun), I'm glad our insurance covers most of our appointments. Now I kinda want to look into why bill can mean what I have to pay someone and also paper money and also a shortening of "William" which does not have the letter 'b' in it anywhere. I recall overhearing a group talking about how British or Medieval names change the first letter in the diminutive (i.e. Margaret to Peggy) and William would fit that. 

Explanation of the comic is that Mark opened the mail and found a bill from our dentist. I thought he was meaning a $20 green note but he was in fact meaning we needed to pay $20 to our dentist since insurance or previous payments didn't quite cover everything. I mean, it would have been odd for our dentist to send cash to us so the payment request makes much more sense.

HAPPY SEPTEMBER! It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Text:
M: The dentist sent us a twenty dollar bill.
L: Yay!
M: No, not that kind.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Baby Toe Socks

 

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It's an effective word picture. There's a reason babies don't get gloves with fingers, they just have mittens. It's hard enough getting loose clothing on a baby - our kid has started the grabby phase so she's grabbing the inside of sleeves as you're trying to slide them on or off and yeah, not the easiest task there. Now I kinda want to see if anyone has made toe socks for babies. Do places even make toe socks for adults anymore? It wasn't a very good idea to start with but they were popular back when I was in high school. Now I want to see. Ah, they are specialty items for preventing toe blisters when exercising. And now Google and Amazon think I want toe socks. I don't - I remember wearing them in high school and thinking, there's something between my toes. All of my toes. It's distracting. 

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A: What do you think of my idea?
B: That's as ridiculous as toes socks on a baby. 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Adults Have First Names

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I remember having a conversation like this either when I was in college or had just graduated. It's really weird to start calling people by their first names when you've been using titles for the past twenty years or so. And then you also have to learn their first names, not just Mr. Williams or Melody's Dad. Yes, that's a sci-fi reference there. And then you're working with these people in ministry and kids start using a title with your name and it's weird and you've joined the other side! Now you're gonna start sympathizing with the parents in children's movies! 

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D: So, Mr. Williams -
R: Call me Rory - you've graduated college so you're an adult now.
D: ...am I?

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Protein Cupcakes

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Before my recent family vacation, my sister stopped by with her family. My nephew forgot the word for muffin but he found a way to still communicate it. He said he wanted to save one for me but he ate them all because they were good. I can understand that - it's hard to keep some for later when they're super tasty. And now I want to go find a snack....

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A: We made protein cupcakes!
L: So, muffins?
A: Yep!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Lychee Leeches

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 I don't recall how lychee came up on our family vacation, but it did.  I am not a fan of lychee OR leeches. Lychee tastes too floral for me - I'm not a fan of rose or jasmine teas either (I've only had lychee in a drink). The leeches aversion is just common sense - I don't like any of the blood suckers or slug-like creatures, and combining the two categories is a hard pass. My sister-in-law knew a doctor that had medicinal leeches, so there are still those who use them but I think that's gross. I guess it's good that they found a use for them? Bleh.

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M: I love lychee!
E: Leeches?
S: So slimy either way. 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

North & South

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 On the recent family vacation, there was a desire by some to watch North & South. I crocheted from another room and tried to not make comments because it's really not my type of show (I'm not a fan of period dramas, or really any dramas). I did watch a little bit because I recognized the voice of the main actor (he was Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit) but not enough to follow all the misunderstandings that were being had. Because dramas always have loads of misunderstandings and that's frustrating. But if that's your cup of tea, go for it. I get that many people like things that I don't like, and also that I like things that others don't like, but we can all enjoy the enjoyment people get when they get what they like. That is a rather complicated sentence to say don't rain on someone's parade just because it's not your favorite one - let them enjoy their parade. 

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Title: *Watching "North & South"*
S: Her mother is dying so they sent for her brother.
K: What is she dying from?
L: Mesothelioma.