Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Connie


So I was wondering which name was shortened to get Connie and I looked it up but then forgot again. Oh, it's Constance. Apparently it could be for Cornelius as well, which is cool and definitely better than shortening to Corny. And maybe be cautious before asking a short person what their full name is. Make sure you phrase it correctly.

Text:
A: What's Connie short for?
B: O. MY. WORD. You can't just ask people why they are short!
C: *angry*

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Euroclydon


I feel like it'd be a good name for a feisty pet. Do you know what the Euroclydon is? I learned about it from the Bible but apparently per Wikipedia it's mentioned in Moby Dick as well. And Rudyard Kipling referenced it too! Such a literary name. I was thinking *that* character from BBC's Sherlock was named after this but actually her name is Eurus which is the Greek god of the east wind but I'm thinking the names are related. Oh they are, the storm is derived from the Greek east wind and north wind.

Text:
A: My son Euroclydon is being such a problem.
B: You brought this on yourself with that name.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day Chocolate


Happy Valentine's Day! Take time to think of those you care about today, and call them or spend time with them if you can.
This is my take on a kinda famous quote (the famous one is anonymous I believe and has the chocolate and love switched). I do really like chocolate, specifically dark chocolate. But I love the love of my life more. But he gives me chocolate, so it's like a win-win.
I thought this up while eating a bar of minty chocolate at work - it's a vegan one so there's no dairy which is awesome for those of us who can't handle it.

Text:
M: Forget chocolate, I'd rather fall in love!
L: How could you forget chocolate? It's amazing.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Violet and Green


Why are some colors fine to use as names, but not others? As for 'acceptable' colorful names, I think Sapphira is a beautiful name but sadly has that connotation with lying and death from Acts. Well now I might do a gemstone version of this because some stones are fine but others are not.

Text:
P: Here are my kids, Violet and Green.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Overture


I thought this up when we did a double-date to see Anastasia - it was a great show. We plan on seeing Aladdin when it's in theatre this summer. I like musicals, specifically Disney-style ones. The wardrobe is always so intricate and the sets are fantastic and the music is beautiful. We have the Kennedy Center near us, and they put on some great performances. There's also Wolf Trap, but we have only seen music performances there rather than plays.

Text:
M: The first song listed is Overture - why do all musicals start with the same song?
L: **facepalm**

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Bane of My Existence


Superhero time! I'm not a fan of Batman because he's quite violent and the movies are physically dark, like hard to see. And it's all sad. I prefer Marvel, since they tend to be lighter movies, both in theme and in lighting. They still totally have sad parts but not as much as DC. However with superhero shows, DC's The Flash on the CW is a very light-hearted show and I usually like watching it.

B: You are the Bane of my existence!
B: lol, so original.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Using a Crutch


I have never used crutches but I probably should have with some of my leg injuries. I have used a wrist brace after I broke my arm in high school (sledding). Being braced is annoying but necessary when injured.

A: He's using that medical device as a crutch!
B: Yes, that's what it is though.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

First Time Husband


I tried this one with typing because it was looking very crammed when I wrote it.
We had a pastor give this illustration when talking about hiring a pastor who had not pastored another church before.

A: Do you have any misgivings about Barry?
B: Well, he's never been a husband before so I'm not sure I want him to marry my daughter.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Grocery Store Fruit


Durians are a very pungent fruit. Peaches are not in season currently. Mark and I had a funny exchange in the produce department and this is the result. Wegmans has basically every fruit in the world and you can be very adventurous and just try one but you could end up with a durian (to be fair, I haven't tried it but I have heard that it's very strong).

A: Durian, stinking foreigner! Peach, you're not from around here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Panicking Car


I taught my little siblings a helpful rhyme:
"When in danger or in doubt,
Run in circles, scream and shout!"
It's super helpful in nearly any situation. I highly suggest trying it any time you feel in danger or in doubt.

L: Why is your car spinning donuts with the radio on max volume?!
N: Oops, I hit the panic button.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Steering Through Life


Happy Birthday to my youngest sibling! He's still a minor for another year but he's old enough to drive and that's scary but he's a responsible kid so that's good.
Maybe more people need to carry around steering wheels. Maybe this will be the new classic graduation present - instead of a GPS or compass, a steering wheel!

L: Why are you holding a steering wheel?
N: I'm trying to get in control of my life.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Chicken Lollipops


So I saw boneless chicken lollipops on a menu and my brother-in-law didn't believe me but there they were. None of us ordered them but I assume they meant chicken kebabs. It was an Indian restaurant and it's always interesting to see how words translate into English. (did you know that schnitzel translates to escarole? found that out in Germany. nobody uses escarole over here)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Aquaman


Yes, this is my take on the Superman poster "You will believe a man can fly."
Honestly I liked the Aquaman movie. It has funny parts, likable characters, and a decent plot (but not very original). It does have some very scary parts so definitely not a kid movie, but it is PG-13 so that makes sense (though I am always surprised at the number of children I see in PG-13 movie showings).

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Diabetes Games


This was inspired by a man in my church, who has an insulin pump thing on his hip and it beeps sometimes and he'll check it, and I thought of my little nephew who would snuggle up to me when I had my iPod Touch out (this was in my pre-smart-phone days) and ask "angry birds?" so nicely. I guess kids don't really ask "got any games" any more since most have their own phones (which is just a rant I mean discussion for another day).
Also, you might notice the text looks kinda like my hand writing - I tried out MS Font Maker to make a font of my own and it looks kinda similar. It was fun to make. Not sure if I'll keep using it.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Coffee vs Tea: Cakes


It's a question that you have to answer for yourself. But wait! Someone else already has answered it!

Note: I hope people realize that many of my little text blurbs have hyperlinks in them because if you don't know that, you will probably not get why I say there's an answer but don't say what it is (you have to click through because I don't like re-writing what someone else has already produced). So if something doesn't make sense, maybe see if there's a link in the text? No guarantee though because sometimes my mind is on a different track than most and it just makes sense to me and might not to anyone else.

Text:
A: Why are coffee cakes and tea cakes so different?
B: *shrugs*