Thursday, June 21, 2018

A Feather in Our Hat

And I'm proud to be from Connecticut, where at least I know there's .... nutmeg? (to the tune of "I'm Proud to be an American"). We also have tobacco, insurance, and high taxes.
Yes, the state song of CT is Yankee Doodle, and I was at work a while ago and a manager sent out a memo saying the above statement and it took all of my willpower not to react in the above way. Because what else do you call a feather in a cap? (If you are unaware, back in the Colonial days French fashion was called 'macaroni' and hence the lyrics of the famous ditty. It was supposed to be a derogatory song but instead we made it our state anthem.)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy Father's Day

Happy belated Father's Day!
So when we were kids, there were massive barn spiders in the house. They were horrifyingly big, and we would get my dad to kill them. At the time, it was just me and my sisters and my parents, so my Dad was the only man in the house; we had to stop using 'man-eating' as a descriptor for the huge spiders because 'you girls and your Mom are all safe then!'
How big were the spiders? Well, this one time we trapped a spider under a cup to await my Dad getting home from work so he could kill it, and the spider MOVED THE CUP and we put a dictionary on top of the cup so it wouldn't scoot away.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Germany and Switzerland, Part 4

I wrote up another one! So many memories made. I don't know why schnitzel has an English word that nobody uses, but yeah we saw 'escarole' on menus and only knew what it was since the menus had both English and German on them. And the tuna sandwich wasn't bad. Tuna in German is thunfisch, which I always read as thunderfish. The vending machine was in the airport and we had to hurry to find our gate and as a result, didn't have time to get lunch and the two-hour flight from Zurich to London didn't serve food so I needed something before boarding and the vending machine had a sandwich with cheese or a sandwich with fish, and I'm lactose intolerant so that limited my options. But it was tasty (and also I was quite hungry).

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Germany and Switzerland, Part 3

The last of my travel comic pages. I could draw more in the future, but who knows when that will be. If you're curious about the statue in the bottom panel, it's this one (as cautioned in the comic, it is a nude one). The center left panel about the vending machine is a completely true story. And they only had the plain flavor of each - not even multiple flavors (maybe they only had plain because it was an airport and they're all about planes). Thankfully we found a water fountain not too far away.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Germany and Switzerland, Part 2

More from our trip to Europe. It was awesome and I highly recommend traveling to places you've always wanted to go. It is good to brush up on the local language in case you want to, say, read a sign.
The character in the first panel is saying "yes bird, I am a cheese cat." It does not make sense, but it is in German.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Germany and Switzerland, Part 1

I got a blank comic book and was filling it out on my flight back from our trip to Germany and Switzerland. We had a great time over there and I highly recommend traveling the world. We learned a little German before going over, and it was very helpful but man were we lost when trying to read a huge sign all in German.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fishing with Elsa

Kristoff: Is Elsa coming fishing with us?
Anna: No, she just lets everything go.

And you think, why are you talking about Frozen in the summer? Have you forgotten that it's all about snow? Well, have you forgotten that it's a summer movie and it's just Elsa's powers that are making it winter? So now is an appropriate time to discus the movie, as it is a summer movie (also, I dislike the summer and would rather be thinking about snow).

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Reverse Evolution

Is entropy the same thing as devolution? Is devolution a real thing? It isn't getting underlined with red squiggles so I think it must be. I think they are separate things since they have different names. Surprisingly, someone else has ridden this train of thought and came up with: Devolution—meaning the decentralization of power—is the geopolitical equivalent of the second law of thermodynamics: inexorable, universal entropy.
I haven't read the article fully so I don't know if I agree with the author's point about government, but I do find it interesting that he has the perfect phrase for my ramble. 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Bees in a Bonnet

In my family, yesterday was a holiday known as FRIDGE DAAAAAAAAAAY which commemorates the time my mom got a fridge and didn't clean out the old one until the new one arrived because she didn't utilize the barn fridge to hold things in the intermediate time and it was a stressful day. But we kids all kept declaring FRIDGE DAAAAAAAAAAY and that made it less stressful (for us).

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Wandering Thoughts 3

And we've finally gotten there - the corral pun. I just realized I could have given one of them a coral colored bandanna to further the pun. Oh well. But he found where his thoughts had wandered off to and is gathering them back up so that's good! Way to go, cowboy.
Happy end of May! Oh man, that means summer is really here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wandering Thoughts 2

Sometimes you just stand there and wonder, where did they go? They have wandered off I know not where. Oh where, oh where have my little thoughts gone, oh where, oh where could they be...

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Wandering Thoughts 1

Just a cowboy trying to find where his thoughts wandered off to... I might have come up with this during a sermon that I was struggling to focus on... I just keep ending my sentences with prepositions and it is not the proper way to grammar...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Accidental Severance Pay

Accidental Death and Dismemberment seems like it should be related to Severance Pay, but they are quite different things. I think I came up with this one during my HR indoc for my current job.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Rest Stops

I'm sorry I had a lapse in posting and you didn't get your Sunday comic! I was stressing over scheduling comics through my upcoming vacation that I was focusing on writing comics and kept postponing when I would schedule them and I'm sorry :(
On the happy side, this comic is about driving down Highway 95 which is right by my house but it has rest stops for some reason.... like people use this road to travel long distances instead of just to the grocery store.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wax Impaction

And this is why I switched to over-the-ear headphones (for most of the time anyways). My sister-in-law is a nurse and enlightened me about this. It is quite ear-itating when your ears hurt. I use headphones quite a bit at work since my team is spread out so we all call in for them, and also I like to listen to music and not share it with everyone (I think they appreciate that).