Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Unresolved Comic-Con

So we went to Baltimore Comic-Con which is always a good time because there are some truly amazing costumes (saw a perfectly Tangled Rapunzel and Eugene, and two kids in those inflatable t-rex costumes, and loads of superheroes) and interesting comics and nerdy stuff and super crafty stuff like wood carvings and such. We got an expansion pack to Pandemic so that game just got harder and it'll be awesome hopefully (we'll play it when we go visit family in VA). I also got a super cute coin purse that I like a lot and I walked by it like three times then went back to buy it.

L: I determined to get pictures with cool costumes and talk to artists and exchange info and you know what I did?
M: What?
L: Not that. None of those. Again.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Don't Eat Here

I had a great time in CT recently and during that time I realized my littlest brother just keeps getting taller than me and also he has rather quick comebacks.
To answer the question, I would name my restaurant Taters Gonna Tate. Just kidding, but it would be a potato restaurant and "The Kartoffel Restaurant" is already taken - I think The Great Potato might be as well. (Kartoffel is German for potato.)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Glasses Swap

Sometimes sharing is caring, but sometimes things can't be shared. I couldn't figure out how to draw glasses on him - it seems flounders are not made to wear glasses. Hammerheads are not made to wear glasses either. But I did see a Liz Climo cartoon where a hammerhead wore a t-shirt and his eyes were out the arm holes.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


I thought this up when I zoned out for a moment at my day job and then thought of my sis-in-law who's a nurse and works a rotating schedule which means sometimes it's at night. She is not fond of the night shift. I wouldn't be, either.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Tarrying Tares

I thought this up in a sermon a while ago - here we have some wheat talking about their unwanted neighbors. Yep, that's my interpretation of ripe and unripe wheat. I'm not an agricultural person.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Contrails VS Superman

The little-known nemesis of Superman and his visibility (PUN PUN PUN).
I found how to draw the airplane on Pinterest! You can find useful things on there. And also lots of non-useful things.
Also, Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy Birthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to my nephew :) he's adorable.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Chrome Incognito

Do you know about incognito mode? It's how you can open a page that the rest of your browser won't track or know about, so you can like log into a site as two different people at the same time. The more you know...

Monday, October 1, 2018

Happy First Octobear

Happy First Octobear! But it's Monday and this comic posts on Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday? Well, this is a special occasion - the first Octobear of the year!
That's a good reason to wake up when September ends, so you don't get overtaken by the Octobear. Or maybe you should just sleep through it? Not sure which would be better. But the Green Day song takes me back to high school. Most Green Day songs do that.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Appalled or of Apollos

Happy Birthday to my oldest little brother! It's your last year of being a teen.
I believe I thought of this during a sermon on I Corinthians 3 and 4. I don't believe this is what the pastor was hoping I got from it (I did get something related to what he was saying I'm sure, it just didn't make its way into comic form).

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Scent Trees

Well, if you have enough of them maybe the smell would keep out intruders? But also would keep out the people who should be there.
This one time I pulled into work and parked nose-to-nose with this little car and it had at least a dozen fully opened Black Ice scent trees (it looked like a compressed forest) hanging from the rear view mirror and I don't want to know what happened in there.
My dad bought a used truck that had a smoker as the former owner and he put in some scent bombs to handle the odor but the only scent he could get was bubble gum so his truck smelled strongly of sugary sweetness for a while but it was better than cigarette smoke.

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" :) :) :)

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.

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.

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