Sunday, March 19, 2023

Entitled BP

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I heard this factoid on the radio and thought up this comic. I have rather low BP (still in the ok range, but near the bottom of said range), so I look for ways to not lower it further. Not sure if entitlement is the proper solution - actually I am sure it's not. 

M: Gratitude can lower your blood pressure!
L: So... I need to feel more entitled?

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Flickering Lightbulb

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No worries, he changed the light bulb. And then a few days later, another lightbulb started flickering. But no worries, that light is just dead now which quite frankly is better than the flickering. It's in a rather high ceiling so it's annoying to get the ladder to swap it out. But then again, we have a dead lightbulb in our bathroom right over the sink mirror and we haven't bothered to reach up and swap it out. But there's a lot of lights in that bathroom so one being out isn't as noticeable or annoying. Someday, we will have all the lightbulbs lit. Only for another to blow. That's how the story goes, as they say. 

L: Could you change that flickering lightbulb?
M: OR we could put up strobe light / seizure warning signage. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Foisting Joy

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Happy Pi Day!
It always makes a task sound better to say that it's an honor and privilege. I'm glad I spelled that word correctly because it's weird with the vowels. There have been a few comics that I've uploaded only to type out something from the text and realize I need to go make an edit. Spelling is difficult. Putting a toddler to bed is also difficult.

Blog Update: I have a due date coming up soon, and there's a chance I'll fall behind with my scheduling so there might be a lull in updates. I don't plan on abandoning this blog, because I find it enjoyable to share my thoughts as comics, but finding the time to draw and upload will be more difficult. 

L: Would you like the honor and privilege of putting our darling to bed, or would you rather foist that joy upon me?
M: *panicked deliberations*
L2: {just happy to be here, not at all sleepy}

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Well Fed Ego

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I forget what spawned this comic but it was something about feeding someone's ego and that made me think of an ego as like a type of pet and I wasn't sure how to depict one so I went with a simple blob. It would be interesting to see people's egos in a visible way, like you could tell who was proud or self-confident vs. humble or low self-esteem. But actions don't always equal ego (you could have someone acting like they have low self-esteem just to get people to praise them and inflate their ego). Oh, now I want to draw a follow-up comic where the ego is floating because it's inflated... 

A: What is that blob?!?
B: Oh, my ego. Some say I feed it too much.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Soup Du Jour

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I thought this up in a restaurant when I saw it on the menu. I'm thinking this comic wouldn't work translated into French because they'd just be like, why would you think the soup of the day is a set recipe?? It's probably whatever is cheapest or about to go bad thrown together, but maybe that's a pessimistic view on the restaurant industry.

Explanation: Soup du jour just means "soup of the day" and it's on many menus because places don't want to reprint the menu daily or however often they change which soup they're offering. 

A: Soup Du Jour is the weirdest soup, like what even is the recipe??? I've had it made so many totally different ways!!!
B: *face palm*

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Lucy vs Susan

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In the Chronicles of Narnia, the character Susan is known as Susan the Gentle whereas her sister Lucy is named Lucy the Valiant. My toddler is constantly being reminded that she needs to be gentle whether that's when she's throwing things or swinging her arms about or (sadly still) biting because she's either irritated or overjoyed or like bored, I don't even know what's going through her head sometimes. I am reminded of a meme I saw which had a huge book with the text "Chronicles of Narnia as Lewis wrote them" then next to it a thin book with the text "Chronicles of Narnia if they gave Lucy a sword." In the books, Lucy is given a dagger whereas her siblings get swords and archery equipment. 

L1: Lucy, you need to be gentle.
L2: Well, you didn't name me Susan!

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Solar Power Producer

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Happy belated Birthday to my Dad! You're the best ♡

So I was at Costco and saw a solar power salesperson and I was able to avoid a conversation but I did think up this comic and was debating if I was bold enough to actually hold this conversation in real life. Time will tell I guess. But also as a human we are kinda solar powered; it's not healthy to avoid the sun completely. As much as it burns me, I realize the sun has some benefits. Opening the curtains is a good thing to do for your household. Even if it super heats up some of the rooms since the front of my house gets like 100% sun and that's why solar panels were a great idea.

Explanation: The salesperson wants to know which company the customer uses for her solar power, but the customer answers where the solar power actually comes from which is the sun i.e. solar. Is the customer talking about herself or her house? It's actually ambiguous! Could go either way. 

S: Are you interested in solar power?
L: We are already solar powered!
S: Oh, where do you get it from?
L: The sun!

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Patience with Patients

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Why do patience (the virtue) and patients (multiple people going to the doctor) sound exactly the same? Why are patient ("be more patient") and patient ("the nurse has a patient") spelled the same? There's probably an etymological reason for that. There's a comedian I follow on Instagram called stage_door_johnny who has all sorts of stories about how English spells things and they are quite humorous. But back to my comic, I'm reminded of the quote I saw somewhere about someone praying "please give me patience - not opportunities to be patient, I've had plenty of those and they don't seem to work."

Nurse 1: Why are people so frustratingly difficult?!?!
Nurse 2: Did you ask the Lord to give you patients or patience?

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Royal Options

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The names listed in the comic are from Disney, the Legend of Zelda, and Mario. Only time will tell if we'll have a Throckmorton Luigi (TLC) or Petunia Vashti (PVC)... Today I learned that Luigi and Mario are not just brothers but actually twins. Hmmm, the more you know. Also Vashti is a complicated character, but I remember that every time I read the book of Esther. There a lot to digest in that book - it's so full of drama and interwoven plots. 

M: We're thinking a two-syllable royal name, to match with our Queen Lucy the Valiant.
A: Charming!
B: Zelda!
C: Snow White!
M: Suggestions are now closed.
A: Jafar!
B: Tetra!
C: Daisy!
L2: Bowser!

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Steep Pricing

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I don't recall what type of tea we were discussing, but it was a more pricy kind. Personally, I like Plum Deluxe (not a sponsor) and their pricing isn't bad, especially with sales, but their shipping takes a while. But their tea is quite tasty! We got their Advent calendar this year and it came with a checklist so you could remember which ones "jingled your bells" or were "not my cup of tea." I would like to do it again next year - it was nice to have a new tea to try each day with our breakfast. There was only one tea that we didn't try - it had pineapple (a no for me) and mint (a no for my husband) so we gave the sample to my in-laws. 

S: That's a steep price!
L: Well, it is tea.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Baby Heelys

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You may stand corrected, but those toddlers won't (be able to stand if they have wheels in their shoes). So Heelys are a type of shoe (sneaker) that have like a roller-skate wheel hidden in the heel and you can pop it out and scoot along like a cool kid. The official Heelys site has a size chart which says the smallest they go is 12Y which per a little research is a preschooler size (my toddler is a 7 so that means the smallest Heelys is nearly twice the length of her current shoes). I think it is wise of them to not make the shoes in smaller sizes. 

Also this comic is channeling a little from a character in an excellent show who had great ways to say when something was a bad idea ("that idea just made a bad idea feel a whole lot better about itself")("that idea just gave a bad idea the will to live"). 

A: I cannot think of a worse idea.
B: Baby HeelysⓇ.
A: I stand corrected.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Built-In Best Friend

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Happy Birthday to my niece!
On a related note, I doodled our family on my bulletin and Lucy added her input by scribbling out her little sibling's name heart. So there's that.

A: You're getting a little sibling! A built-in best friend!
L: Spoken like an only child.
L2: *has no clue what's coming*

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Bear Optometry

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Happy belated Birthday to my niece!
There's a song about a bear who went over a mountain to see what he could see. And that's about the whole song, you just repeat that a bunch. OH apparently there's a second verse that says all that he could wee was the other side of the mountain. How riveting. And now I'm thinking about that joke that says not all construction jobs have the same level of excitement - enlarging holes is boring but fastening things together with small pieces of metal is riveting. Also, did you get the pun in the doctor's name? I heard it in a tv show, I think it was Heroes. I am failing to find my source because there are a lot of real-world "doctors" who are considered "heroes" who are named "Seymour" and/or "Clearly" so I need to up my search parameters. Or just take my word for it - I'm pretty sure they show a business card with that name on it. 

Explanation: A bear with poor eyesight needs glasses so he can go over a mountain to see what he can see, like the song says.

Banner: Dr. Seymour Clearly, O.D. Optometry
D: Soon, you will be able to go over that mountain!
Bear: *happy*

Thursday, February 16, 2023


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Sometimes all you need is some attention. Many times when my toddler is whining, my husband will ask her what she needs and I will reply that she needs love and attention. Seriously though, many times my child just wants me to focus on her, which is fine if I'm not in the middle of like cooking dinner or counting stitches with crochet (which is why I don't usually crochet when she's around - also she likes to grab the yarn and that's frustrating). 

A: Yes?
A2: I just want attention.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Heart of Hearts

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I had another comic in mind for Valentine's Day but sadly my computer is being weird so I can't draw it BUT I have this comic that I drew at some point for this very holiday which is quite handy! Past Lauren planned ahead, which is great. So now you know what to picture when someone mentions their heart of hearts - it's just a heart made out of hearts. Thankfully the cute cartoony kind, not the anatomically correct kind. That would be quite the complicated shape to make using the same complicated shape. 

Image: a heart shape made out of small heart shapes
Inside said image: Happy Valentine's Day!
Below said image: from my heart of hearts ♡