Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bad Idea


So many times this is how it goes down. Thankfully it's not the norm at my work but many times we have to argue for it to not happen. Because devs feel very strongly about their ideas but so do product managers. I'm sure there's some sort of parallel to marriage as well.

Happy day-after-your-birthday to my Grandpa!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Peace Dove


On my way to lunch on Thursday, I had the radio on and the DJ stopped to pray for the shooting north of Baltimore (I was listening to 95.1 Shine FM). When I got to my location, I looked it up and there were three major stories of shootings that day - in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. It's a crazy world we live in and prayers for peace are needed, as well as people who are open and willing to help out those who are in need.

Romans 12:18 ESV - "If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all."

More verses on peace: https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/peace-bible-verses/

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Manna Restaurant


We went to the Museum of the Bible down in DC and wow, it's a great museum! So much to see. And the food is good, too! They have a lot of exhibits, including several limited-time ones so look up what's going on before heading out (or just wing it, you do you). We went with my parents and a good time was had by all. There is an amazing array of artifacts, including sling stones from a besieged city and wow, I did not realize they were like the size of baseballs. That's how you kill someone with a sling and a stone. It's not little pebbles flinging around. We spent several hours and didn't get to all of the exhibits (did a quick pass of the last few as it was getting to be dinner time). We got there around 11am I think and left around 4pm (we used the Metro to get in and out of the city so we didn't have to deal with city driving and parking).

The pun is that "manna" means "what is it" :) :) :)

Text:
M: Upstairs is their Manna Restaurant.
L: Oh, what is it?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Commissioned Dinosaurs


I have not gotten a dinosaur fossil (yet) but I had the chance out in Utah because there was this Rock Shop that had so many rocks but also trilobite fossils and old shark teeth and other stuff and at the register I saw SPINOSAURUS TEETH but Mark correctly inquired "what would you do with it?" which is a valid question. Probably just keep it as my prized possession. But really, maybe leave the fossils for the paleontologists. I don't even remember the cost but that's not important. But it was pretty awesome.

Text:
L: Did you know that you can commission dino fossils and keep them in your home?
M: We are so old, our anniversary present to us is an actual dinosaur!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Grand Junction Airport


So we flew out to Utah for my birthday and it was amazing - saw two National Parks (Arches and Canyonlands), one state park (Dead Horse), took several hikes to see dinosaur tracks, and went to some museums (including Moab Giants which has life-sized dinosaurs and wow a full-sized T-Rex is just huge) and it was a totally great time (well, allergies were not cool but everything else was). We flew to Grand Junction and drove to Moab since the Moab airport is super small and hard to line up flights with it so we just drove the two hours. However when leaving we had some time in the airport and wow is it small. I thought Pensacola and Bradley were small. GJ has one spot for arrivals and departures pick-up/drop-off. It has just a bar, cafe, and gift shop (and the workers communicate via walkie-talkie). But we got to see some fighter jets get refueled, so that was cool.

Text:
A: Ma'am, why do you keep walking over to security?
B: It's the only Pokestop in the three-shop airport!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tootsie Pop Hospital


My friend is having a baby shower soon and I'm debating using this comic for the card. Who knows. I was going to add in several Tootsie varieties but it's hard to draw them distinctly - there's the little ones, the little flavored ones, the thick log ones, and I'm sure others. The little flavored ones remind me of going to my grandma's house because she would have a bowl of candy by her kitchen and there would be the little flavored tootsie rolls in there and I think that's like the only place I've had them.

Text:
Tootsie Roll: "Is this the Tootsie Pop Maternity Ward?"
Tootsie Pop: "Yep, a sucker is born every minute."

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Last Jedi


If you want to be hip with the youths, just be like this guy. Don't let Master Luke rain on your parade.
I kinda want to misuse slang like this in front of Awana kids and just watch their expressions. Maybe throw in some random dance moves. Haha no. My little nephews were showing me some moves a few weeks ago and I don't remember what they were calling it but it involved swinging their arms around. They are cute little kids. I didn't get what was going on.

Also, it's less than a week til my birthday!!! Wooho!

Text:
A: "Your dank fleek is bae totes!"
Jedi Master Luke: "Amazing. Every word you said was wrong."

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Saab Story


I don't know much about Saabs, but the name is comic worthy so here we are. My Mark is thinking of getting a new car since his Colby (because it's blue so cobalt which is close to Colby) is getting up there in years (already a decade!) so he's always looking up what's out there on the market. Having a Tesla would be super cool but we don't have a garage or an outlet near our parking spots, and running an extension cord out the front door wouldn't be very safe since we wouldn't be able to close our front door and there's also the price tag. But they look so cool.

Also, Happy Belated Birthday to my MOM!!!

Text:
A: "Your car is pathetic."
B: "Yeah, it's a Saab story."

Thursday, September 6, 2018

False Sense of Urgency


Is this based on a completely true conversation between my husband and I? You will have to decide. But in all honesty, he is a very safe driver. But so am I. Who has gotten in more accidents? I won't say. We have both gotten hit by FedEx trucks, but I wasn't in my car when FedEx hit it (Ruby was parallel parked by my apartment); however it still was FedEx's fault in his incident (he braked, FedEx kept going) so I'm not sure what this is proving.

M: "I can get home quicker than you can."
L: "Only because you have a false sense of urgency and a disregard of speed limits."

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Little Millennial Engine


Since everyone likes to make fun of Millennials, I thought I'd join in. But I'm a Millennial so it's ok? Or maybe I should complain about life not being fair, I don't know. I do know that the book being parodied in this comic reminds me of high school volley ball - my coach read it to us to inspire us to keep going and do our best. "I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!"

Text:
A: "The Little Engine that Couldn't but still Got a Participation Trophy"
B: "A story for this generation!"

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Buffet Your Car


I don't know why I found this humorous but I thought of it during a sermon on I Corinthians 4. Don't buffet your car - do buff it after you wash and wax. How do you know if you're getting beat up (buffet) or getting an endless meal (buffet)? The difference is if you pronounce the 't' or not.
And now I'm trying to think of the hymn that mentions 'buffet' and it's "It Is Well" -
"Though Satan should buffet,
though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control,
that Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
and hath shed His own blood for my soul."

Text:
A: "Why are there dents in my car after you waxed it?"
B: "You said to buffet it."
A: "BUFF!"

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Yard Sale


This is honestly how I feel about most yard sales, but I know many people who are great at finding true treasure amid all the junk that people have horded in their basement or garage or children's rooms for who know how long. Good for those people. I'm not one of them.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Traitor Joes


Not a sponsor, but Trader Joe's Gummy Tummies are the most tasty and best gummy candies. I like them a lot and always try to have a bag for any road trips.
This comic was kind of inspired by my mental image of a black market, which I always thought was a physical market in some darker alley a few streets over from the farmer's market but set up the same way with everyone in their easily collapsible and highly mobile stalls and hawking their wares to shady people who are up to no good (who might have a bundle of fresh parsnips and kale from a few streets over tucked under their arm).

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Can Not Get A Witness


This is related to the same song as mentioned in this earlier comic.
Text:
A: Can I get a witness?
B: Nope, fresh out. But we have a BOGO (buy one, get one free) on traitors!
A: Why would I want that?
B: *shrug* it's a BOGO?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Free Range Aquarium


So I'm not a huge fan of the beach and one of the many reasons is the critters, specifically jellyfish. I really dislike those floating blobs of pain that just ride the waves to wreck your day. Granted where I currently live there really aren't many, but where I grew up and where I went to school there were lots. Down at school they had the clear kind, which do the sneak attack because you don't see them coming. Apparently leatherback sea turtles eat absolute loads of jellyfish every day, so I am a big fan of leatherback sea turtles.