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 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).