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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Take a Gander


So that's an interesting phrase that makes no sense literally. Apparently per dictionary.com at one point 'gander' was a verb that meant to stretch your neck to see something, and geese have long necks, so that's related. But I think it'd be cooler to say 'take a giraffe at this' and we should all start saying that instead.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Generate a UUID


A UUID is a Universally Unique IDentifier, which is normally used to uniquely identify data in a system. This means, if you're using the proper length, it's extremely unlikely to mess up the above "magic" trick (especially if your audience doesn't know the standard length and therefore/most likely will chose a shorter UUID to generate on the spot and make it nearly impossible to mess up this trick). Try it at home with those around you! It'll be great.

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