Thursday, October 18, 2018

Aquaman and Manatees


Haha, manatees are kinda useless. I'm sure someone can think up a scenario where Aquaman needs to control them but I am not that creative currently. My husband has a story about manatees and that's why he thinks they're disgusting and gross.
I looked up the plural of manatee for this comic and both manatee and manatees are proper.

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.

Text:
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

Daydreaming


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" :) :) :)

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.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sure Thing Babydoll


So this is close to a true story - my amazing husband and I went to Assateague and Chincoteague and between the two we stopped at a little diner for lunch and the waitress was very Southern and used the dialogue above but Mark did not respond wittily because he was just confounded with the greeting. Also I don't remember what he ordered but I got the shrimp and fries and they were good.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Gyro Worship


Here's a link to the passage. Yes, this is inspired by a sermon I heard at my church. The sermon is up on my church's SermonAudio, and this was not the main passage but he referenced it. I also was reminded of how to say gyro. Per the lyrics, gyro is pronounced "yeer-o" as in "No more fear-o, you’re a hero, cuz now I know it’s yeer-o!"
There's a lot of links in that paragraph, but so many things are referencing other things. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Haircut


My husband looked at this (I just gave him a haircut) and said "nope, that's not how that works." I kinda want to try this at a salon, but then you're messing with someone who can really make the next few weeks unbearable depending on what they do, so maybe don't try this.
This one time we were at an Orioles game and they have a player named Adam Jones and there was a little clip with a jingle "Adam Jones gives a fan a haircut" and he just buzzed a line across a guy's head and said "You got Jones'd" and it was memorable.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Intense Job


Some of my sister-in-laws are nurses and I'm sure they've never heard this one before. I am also sure someone else has most likely covered it in some way, but I wanted to put my own spin on it (especially after holding it in every time I ask my sis-in-law how her job is going). My sister found a cute comic with the pun "Peek-a-boo ICU" and it was a good one but it was just a picture and not a link so I don't know where it is now. Somewhere on Facebook, but where.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Name for the Order


Will someone be so bold as to try this?
We are reading through the Bible in a year and in Numbers and Deuteronomy they keep mentioning Og of Bashan. Wikipedia has quite a bit to say about him - including an anecdote about his bed. That seems very random to me, but it is interesting.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Motivational Oil


I thought of this while finally folding a load of laundry that had stayed in the basket for a few days. Folding laundry is loads of fun. It helps that I have a few favorite dinosaur t-shirts that I like to wear so I have to finish the laundry to get them back, but my dinosaur t-shirt collection is growing (I found this out when we had a week-long vacation and I was able to pack only dino shirts - it was awesome) so I have plenty to cycle through before running out.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Gaveling for Attention


They think they can just make rulings on matters in which they aren't involved! And they just excuse themselves from matters in which they are involved?
But it is true that if you call someone judgmental, then you yourself are being judgmental. I also realized I had misspelled judgmentally in the comic because I thought it had an extra 'e' as in judgementally but the wonders of spell check in this comment helped me out so I went back and edited the comic so no one would know. I think I did a pretty good job with it.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Humble Pie


We were talking about humility in Sunday morning and my teacher was saying how yielding to the Holy Spirit requires humility and I was truly trying to focus but sometimes I just think in comics and this happened. But it is a conundrum - how to complement someone's humility. I wonder what humble pie would taste like, would it be sweet or savory or am I thinking too much about this instead of absorbing the lesson on humility? Who knows.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Regression Tests


Regression tests are a good thing. They ensure backwards compatibility, so when we make new software features it ensures we didn't break any of the old things. But it is annoying to make the new wine fit into the old wineskins. But constantly changing the wineskins is also annoying. I think I've taken this metaphor too far. Any puzzle piece will fit if you try hard enough?

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Legend of Zelda BotW


This is a pun on the Zora (shark people) in the Zelda video game, specifically two characters in Breath of the Wild, which is a very fun game that my Mark and I have been playing for a while. The designers did an excellent job making a very detailed world that is very fun to explore (or you can complete quests if you so desire).
I highly enjoy highly enjoying an activity with my man, and it is truly a blessing that we have so many common interests and can have fun together, whether it is playing a game or doing an extreme winter sport or exploring a new travel location or cooking an adventurous meal.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Radio Killed the Video Star


Wow, someone should make a song about this.
Disclaimer: this is a pun on an old song, and is not related to any particular star.
There are a few channels I like to peruse on YouTube - Binging With Babish, Good Mythical Morning, and Studio C are probably my top ones. The food created on BWB is super tasty and you can learn some good cooking techniques. The food created on GMM is usually terrible and not to be tried at home, but also they have some good blind taste tests and so much random content. Studio C is clean comedy and some of the sketches are truly hilarious every time I watch them, such as Embarrassing Favorite TV Show and Diabetes Intervention.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Litterally Trash


Don't litter! Unless you're using the previous comic's version of the word and want to just make a batch of something, in which case that's fine provided it's cookies or something good like that.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Litterally a Dozen


Because they have their kids (kittens) in litters! Do they take their kids litterally? Can I make litterally any more puns? Well, wait for Thursday :) Can we make litterally a word that means by the batch, so like I litterally made cookies yesterday or my dog just litterally had her puppies? I think that'd be a much cooler word than whatever the current slang terms are.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Tater Totchos


Have you ever had tater tot-chos? Think taco salad, but with tater tots instead of tortilla chips as the base. Here's a recipe! They are very good and great for a big dinner party or a small dinner for two or really any occasion.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Flying Sauces


Who wouldn't want to see a condiment circus? I mean, it could be interesting? I didn't include purple ketchup because I just remembered that was a thing a one point. There really aren't that many condiments. Unless you start thinking through the sauces at Chick-Fil-A because they have lots but let's face it, most people just get CFA sauce. It's so tasty.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Blue's Prints


Oh, Blue's Clues. Not the most intellectually stimulating of shows. I much preferred Kim Possible. That show was excellent - dry humor, loads of puns, what more could you want.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Camel's Nose


I heard this phrase in a sermon a while ago and decided to draw it. Here's the meaning, because I didn't figure it out right away. Mark explained it to me by reminding me of my parent's dog Tana (a newfie mutt), who would put one paw on my lap and if you didn't push it off she would put her other front paw up then heave herself onto your lap (she was like 80lbs) and you couldn't easily push her off and also she was so happy on your lap. She was a very good dog.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dairy Interactions: Soy


Yet again, a very true story. She stated it very matter-of-factly. I just rolled with it. I get that people think all milk comes from a cow, but there just isn't a word for milk alternatives.

Text:
A: Do you have non-dairy milk?
B: No. We only have whole, skim, and soy.
A: ... Ok, soy please.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Dairy Interactions: Salad


Yet again a very true story - they remade my salad but the waitress acted kinda surprised that I wanted no cheese on my salad AND no cheese in my dressing. I believe people are under the impression that only people trying to lose weight would avoid dairy instead of realizing that there are many people who just can't eat it.

Text:
A: I asked for no cheese on my salad.
B: We didn't put cheese on your salad. That cheese is from the dressing on the salad.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Dairy Interactions: Skim

Sadly a true story. I now know to just say almond and they usually will suggest a proper alternative, but not always. It is annoying to be lactose intolerant, but there are many worse health issues out there, like being actually allergic to dairy.

Text:
A: Do you have non-dairy milk?
B: So like, skim?
A: ...No.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Appendix Arriving

Mail order organs? Especially one that you don't get replaced - once it betrays you, you never trust one again. This seems like a bad plan all around, and also most likely illegal. And also deadly. Don't get your internal organs on Amazon.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Appendix Leaving


My brother-in-law, who's only slightly older than me, had his appendix try to kill him a few weeks ago. He was able to get the surgery before it exploded in him. It's so weird that we have an organ that can just decide to mount a mutiny and we don't know what it does but we just leave it alone until it tries to rebel, at which point we throw it away.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Romans 5


So we had a speaker preach and he was going on and on about how our father Adam sinned and it's just hard to focus on what he means and not take it personally if your real Dad's name is Adam. I'm trying to find the sermon and I think it's this one but if you're wanting to hear a variety of speakers, my church is currently without a pastor so we have many different men on rotation so you can go to one place and get a wide selection! Want to check out our sermons? Go Here.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Letter Switch


The more you know... Technically it's just that they both start with the same stroke (of differing height) and it's all about how you finish the letter that determines the letter. But it is a weird saying.