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).

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Space Tesla

I know this is a bit late, but I thought it up after seeing a Tesla on the road shortly after seeing Mr. Musk launch his into space.
Do they have a hive mind, where you launch one and they all follow? That's not a great business model if they're hoping to sell more.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sushi for dinner

I do like sushi, but not the kind that jumps off the shelf at you. Really not anything still raw - I prefer to play it safe. Also, grocery store sushi isn't playing it safe unless they have a sushi chef on the premises.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Can I Get a Witness


There's a song and I thought of this and now whenever I hear the song, I think of this. It's not a bad song, but now I forever think of saying 'nope, fresh out' whenever I hear 'can I get a witness'. Does that phrase end in a question mark, exclamation point, or a mix of both?!?!? I'm not sure.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Discrete Math


For all the college students in the home stretch, you can do it! There's just finals standing in your way, and you can totally... study your brains out and do your best.
For all the high school students, you're not quite in the home stretch yet (private schools might be closer) unless you're a home schooler, in which case you could be done at this point or have a boat load to catch up and are going into a panic to try and finish before your public school friends (you have friends? lol).
For all the kids pre-high school, yeah this is just getting ridiculous at this point.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Chicken Fight Back


In an alternate universe, do they have Beef-Fil-A?
Can I somehow relate this to Animal Farm? I don't remember enough of it from high school, other than there were pigs and they were bad and it was all political. And I think the horses got turned into glue.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Peaking


Happy Birthday to my amazing Mark!!! I hope you didn't peak at any of your gifts :) My first ever post was for Mark's birthday, back in 2012. Well I guess that means today is also the 6th anniversary of my blog! Woohoo! Here's a link to my first comic: link.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Elevator Baseball Pitch


Well, that would be quite noisy. I guess you have to learn to play in close quarters? Not sure how that'd be helpful. It would be surprising. Maybe you could list that as a special skill - 'has a great elevator pitch'. Can you imagine being asked to demonstrate, so you go the elevator and then pull out a baseball glove and baseball from your purse and are like, ok here it goes! It would be memorable. Totally try that on your next interview, and video it.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Double Standard


Pun pun pun. I was thinking about how that would work, like would it depend on the situation which gear would matter? When on this terrain, the shifter on the left takes precedence, but otherwise it's the one on the right... It'd be super confusing, just like double standards!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tax Forms


Every year, we think there has to be a better way to do this. So many forms, so much paperwork. If you're in the midst of doing your taxes, you must have gotten an extension.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Known By Their Fruit


We have a guest speaker at our church going through the book of James currently. I figured most people (including me) don't even know what a fig looks like in its natural form (they don't grow in newton form) so I went with more common fruits.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Insults


We have a guest speaker at our church going through the book of James and we are in chapter three. This choice insult may have been used by some siblings after being told that we couldn't use mean words like 'stupid' or 'idiot' (followed the letter of the law - we were not told not to use this one).

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

World of Iniquity


"To our right, we see a world of iniquity, we're not stopping there."

We have a guest speaker at our church going through the book of James (links in the previous post). I came up with some doodles/illustrations, and also posted some notes on my other blog.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Blue Whale Tongue


We have a guest speaker at our church going through the book of James and we have made it to chapter three (which talks about the tongue). Blue whales are very unique creatures and fascinating. Their newborns are larger than most full-grown animals. Their age is gauged by the layers of earwax. They are among the loudest animals on the planet. They are larger than all known dinosaurs.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Looking sharp


I'm sure he's never heard that one before.
I tried to get the expressions right - the cheesy grin of the pun-sayer and the defeated look of the pun-receiver.
I remember eating swordfish as a kid (we had a lot of fish in our diet, which was cool since that's healthy and there's a wide variety) - I liked it. It's a lot meatier than the usual white fish like tilapia or haddock.

Text:
G: Hi Mr. Swordfish! You're looking sharp today!
S: *sigh* ... yep.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Princess is in Another Castle

A play on the saying "plenty of fish in the sea" and the old "the princess is in another castle" but when you live in a fish bowl, you have limited access to castles (usually just one).
We've been playing the Legend of Zelda recently and it got me thinking about the games I played growing up. We would play Super Mario 3 on the old NES, with the rectangle controllers and 8-bit graphics. Good times.
Text:
Luigi: No worries - I'm sure the perfect girl is out there for you.
Mario: You're right, Luigi. I'll check the castle again.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sweetie Pie

Have you watched the Great British Bake Off? It is an excellent show - so positive and everything looks very tasty. I thought this up after watching a few episodes.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Poutput

I thought this up at work, forgot what sparked it. Possibly needed to reduce log output.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Blue Dancing Shoes

Inspired by this comic, which is apparently alluding to a song I haven't heard.
Are the blue shoes suede? I would get that reference.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Drivers License


My little brother turned 16 a month or so ago! Belated Happy Birthday kiddo!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Hypo Critic

Hypo is the opposite of Hippo? No wait, that's Hyper. Oh well. Hypo is still low.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Girl Scout Cookies 2

Well that's a winning argument. And two of every kind is half the price of FOUR of every kind!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Double Standard

I was thinking too much about the mechanics of this - like, you can be in two gears but it only cares about one and how many pedals would you have, four? That seems excessive but also par.