Sunday, January 31, 2021

Everything Bagels are the Best

Liking everything doesn't mean liking everything

My sister got me the famous EBTB seasoning as part of my Christmas gift, and it is AMAZING because everything bagels are my favorite and now I can have everything toast and everything anything! It seems fairly easy to make on your own if you're not up to swinging by Trader Joe's for it. And people have lists of what it's good on, which is a wide variety of things! 

Disclaimer: This one is based on a conversation and not an actual scenario because my Mark knows me better that this (I do like blueberry bagels but everything ones are my favorite). Chocolate chip bagels served warm are also really good - I got those a lot during my Panera days in college. But I don't think chocolate and everything seasoning is a good mix. 

L: Why did you get me a blueberry bagel? I asked for - 
M: You said you liked everything so I just picked one at random.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Hair Styles By My Brother

Or lack thereof

 A discussion on hairstyles happened while I visited family and this lovely image was imagined. I hope this was never a thing but I'm a little curious yet scared to look it up. Well, I did not make it through this article but apparently the dual party look was a thing. Ew. Please don't do that.

N: I'd like a mohawk in the front, and a mullet in the back.
L: So a party in the front, and a different party in the back? 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Faxing Phones

Classic modem noise

Happy almost Birthday to my Brother! (not the one in this comic)
We had a conversation about printing out emails and somehow it devolved into a discussion on fax machines and this interaction happened between my brother and mom. And I just went down a rabbit hole trying to find a good onomatopoeia for that sound and I'm pretty sure that xkcd had it in a mouse-over for a comic but I cannot find it. The closest I found is: urrrr EEEE urrr NNNGGGG CRRRRcrrrr KEEEEEEE grrr nnnnnng Ah, the sound of the 90's. Reminds me of playing games off a floppy disc. 

Li: You have a fax machine on your phone?!?
Lu: ... Yes, Mom. *modem noise*

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Lord of the Rings OSHA

Clearly we don't need any railings

My brother had the idea to watch the Lord of the Rings over Christmas break, and it had been a while since I had last seen them. It was nice to rewatch them - they are still great movies after all these years. They went all out on the set designs with the lofty ceilings and the arching walkways and somehow little to no railings. Everyone must have such good balance. 

I had to look it up since I knew the initials but not what they actually stood for - OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Watching Lord of the Rings
L: Middle Earth has no OSHA.
M: OSHA does not inspect after orcs overrun the place. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Addictive Non-Medicinal Drugs

Can I get a prescription for my sugar or caffeine?

An actual conversation from the Christmas holiday. Some members (one member) of my family is anti-sugar but pro-caffeine. I think removing excess sugar is always a good goal, and I should probably watch how much I consume since we still have German Christmas cookies from Aldi's in the house. But they are so tasty. Also, caffeine is helpful to some extent but can easily be overdone. Should watch that consumption as well. 

L: Sugar is a drug! Remove it from your diet!
M: So is caffeine.
L: *gasp of HORROR*

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Chipping Chips

Chip away at that bag of chips

I really like potatoes. Also, plain potato chips (the wavy kind) are my favorite - just potato, salt, and oil. Probably shouldn't chip away at a whole Costco-sized bag of chips by your lonesome self - it would be too easy to overdo it and then you might not want chips anymore and that'd be sad. We use to eat jello a lot until we overdid it one night and yeah, we took a break for a few years. We are back to liking jello, especially a Dr. Pepper jello salad that I found in a church fellowship cookbook from back in the day (I don't put the nuts or cream cheese in it, just jello, fruit, and soda). Also, crisps is just the British way to say chips (because they think chips are fries) - I didn't want to repeat 'chips' in the comic (do you see the name on the bag? It's "Ripples for Days").

A: It's gonna take you forever to finish that bag of Costco potato crisps.
B: Well, I'm chipping away at it.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Dessert at Grandma's House

So much cake

True Story, my grandparents are amazing and my Grandma does indeed have back-up desserts in case the first course is finished. Everything she makes is amazing and the comic just didn't do the mousse justice because when I tried to add whipped topping, it just looked like the cake had holes in it. And the spare dessert was pulled from the freezer because my Grandma bakes ahead of time and freezes for when it's needed, so everything's home made still, just some things are not made that day. And she has family over so much, the extras don't stay in the freezer that long. 

H: And in case we finish this chocolate mousse, I've pulled a carrot cake from the freezer.
M: I love going to Grandma's house!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Train of Thought Derailment


There were no survivors

This is what happens sometimes. Or a lot of times. Once the train hops off the tracks, there's no getting it back on. Might as well just move on to another topic. Also, I like cool socks - totally worth derailing a thought train over them. I got some socks for Christmas which have dinosaurs wearing Santa hats - I like them but it's no longer the season for them. 

A: What we need to do is - oh, I like your socks!
B: Cool... Where is your previous train of thought?
A: Umm... Derailed? No survivors. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Totally Different Movies: Rocky and Mowinkel

Rocky and Mowinkel

This one has been sitting around for a while and might be past due but I was hoping to share it with the Olympics since it was inspired by the last Winter Olympics however the Summer ones didn't happen and now here it is. The movie should be Rocky and Bullwinkle but instead is Rocky and Mowinkel. I don't even know what this movie would be about. It would be nothing like the flying squirrel and moose cartoon, of that I am fairly certain. 

Title: Totally Different Movies Presents... Rocky and Mowinkel
*Rocky Balboa the fictional boxer stands next to Ragnhild Mowinkel the Olympic skier *

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Puppy Charging Cable

Adds a mega-bite

 The item mentioned and sort of shown in the comic above:
I don't recall where I got it but my charger is too fat for his mouth - he's suppose to fit snuggly to your phone to help the charger get a solid connection but he's just decoration at this point. 

The joke is that memory is measured in megabits and megabytes but if a puppy tries really hard he can give a mega bite :) 

A: What a cute puppy on your charging cable.
L: He adds memory to my phone!
A: Really?!
L: One mega-bite :) 

Thursday, January 7, 2021



What is published when an NES console dies

I was mentioning that my husband got me an amazing 8-bit Christmas shirt and then my brother-in-law inspired this comic. Happy Birthday to him! The shirt is really comfy and the design is just amazing. The NES is a rather old game system and I think the one from my childhood (actually a little before my childhood) is still running in my grandparents' basement. Many good memories from that system with the stomp pad and the orange duck hunt gun. 

The pun is blending '8-bit' with 'obituary'. I like the aesthetic of 8-bit games and the sound of 8-bit music (check out The Greatest Bits). Also 'console' as a noun is a game system and as a verb means to comfort. 

A: Nooooo - my NES console died!!!
B: Want me to write up an 8-bituary?
A: ...
B: Would that... console you?

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Sugar, Sugar


Honey Sugar Sugar Sweet-n-Low

We were watching football (Yay Ravens at least they were doing well when I wrote this back in mid-December) and this song came on in a commercial that kept showing up and I don't know all the lyrics but I probably improved them. Actually the lyrics I just saw mention candy, which is not one of the forms of sugar that I supplied here. I didn't add HFCS, that would just ruin the mood. 

M: *singing* Oh honey - sugar, sugar - agave dextrose - Splenda Sweet-n-Low
W: *confused, but might like it*

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Call vs Text

Please text

 A modern take on a classic song? I'm gonna be honest, I didn't know any of the lyrics other than parts of the chorus and I didn't know that it actually mentions New Years Day! So this is fitting as the first comic of the new year? Except the song is about not calling on a special day, just to show your love. So maybe it's not a fitting song. But it's the third of the new year, so maybe it still fits. 

M: *singing* I just called to say I -
L: Please just text me.