Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Spineless Slinky

Well, he's right, a slinky does not really count as a spine as that needs to be more firm. Does that make Slinky Dog an invertebrate? Possibly. Did it take me a bunch of tries to get Slinky Dog getting remotely close to his big screen inspiration? Yes, yes it did. Also I tried drawing from memory and wow I watched Toy Story quite a while ago and I was rather wrong. Ended up getting a picture off a Google search and that turned out much better.

SD: Do you think I'm some spineless -
H: Yes.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Spork Dork

I'm doing that dangerous thing where I post using characters from a movie I have not seen. Yep, I have not seen Toy Story 4. I haven't seen several of the recent Disney sequels. The first are usually good, why keep going? Anyways, my work comes up with internal names for things (as previous companies I've worked with also did) and the name Dorky Sporky was introduced and then this comic happened. But not just this comic, this week of comics! It's all about Toy Story this week.

S: I am a Spork, not a dork!
H: You are both.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hospitality Hospital

Well, that's not good. I am grateful for my amazing husband who helps me (or usually takes the lead) with cooking and usually the meals turn out great! To my knowledge, no one has gotten sick from eating here. And that's good. Because I eat here all the time! :)
But now I want to know if the words are related. It seems they are both from Latin through French and are based on the same word. Well, that's confusing.

A: Why does someone always get sick when you host dinner?
B: You can't spell hospitality without hospital!
A: ...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Change Hater

I think we all have at least one person like this in our lives. It's important to not get bent out of shape over things outside of our control. And also it's important to remember that God is in control. There is a lot going on in the world (I'm writing this on the Ides of March as my state is going into quarantine protocols with schools closed and many workplaces are going fully remote) and that can cause stress but being stressed is not helpful. Remember to keep your head clear by reading the Bible and "thinking on these things" as it instructs.

A: What's wrong with him?
B: He hates change and can't stand the way things are.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Asaph vs Aesop

I think my dad was doing a devotional one of the times we were up visiting and asked this question and this response came to mind and I probably said it rather than keeping it internal. But the names are both under-used and slightly similar. (I believe the actual answer to his question is in verses 25-26.)

A: What did Asaph say about contentment in Psalm 73?
L: Wasn't he the guy who wrote the fables?

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Remember Me

Not gonna lie, this song goes through my head nearly every time I pull up a login screen at work and hope that my login is saved and I won't have to recall whatever I set that login as. At work there are just so many things to have logins for, it makes sense to use some sort of software like LastPass (not a sponsor) to keep them all straight.
Also, I liked the movie Coco. I thought the animation style was great and colorful and the story line actually had a twist that wasn't obvious a mile away! Also taught me about the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) Mexican holiday, which was something I knew little to nothing about.

* Trying to login to server *
* don't remember password *
* isn't auto-filling *
M: Remember me

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dole Whip

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Also, Happy Half-Birthday to ME!!! Maybe we'll go out for Irish food like we usually do on my half-birthday. It's a great tradition.
There is a restaurant near me (Peri-Peri, also known as Nando's) which has a Dole Whip machine and one day I was wanting dessert and I thought hey, it's dairy-free and I'm lactose intolerant so I can have it! But then I realized the Dole in the name stands for pineapple, which I am mildly allergic to (I won't die, I'll just be uncomfortable as my mouth will be itchy for hours) so I didn't get any.
But there are other desserts I can and do enjoy, like this sleeve of Oreos which are dairy-free. I was going to save a few for Mark when he gets home from basketball but I have eaten all 6 which actually is good so I won't tempt him with them. I'm helping!

L: Dole Whip is dairy-free!
L: But it's pineapple. *facepalm*

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Dry Skin Problems

After I did this.... many times, I decided to comic it. I'm sure others can relate. After documenting this, I feel I haven't done it as much, but also the weather here has warmed up so my skin isn't nearly as thirsty. Or maybe I'm putting on my chap-stick before I lotion my hands, that could be it too. Also, spell check is telling me 'chapstick' isn't a word and it needs a hyphen. But I just Googled (not a sponsor) it and chapstick, namely the brand ChapStick (not a sponsor), is very much a word. Apparently 'lip balm' is the non-branded term, but it's like Kleenex (not a sponsor) in that it can be Burt's Bees brand (not a sponsor) but you still call it chapstick.
I feel super official when I use (not a sponsor). In case you are wondering, I don't have sponsors (yet?) so any brand I mention is actually not a sponsor, even if I forget to caveat it.

L: Why are my hands and lips so dry all winter? Ugh.
* puts lotion on hands *
* tries to open chap-stick *
L: NOOOoooo!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Safari Puns: Panther

Is the panther just a filled in version of the cheetah? I'll never tell. I usually think of the Steve Martin movie rather than the cartoon when I think of pink panthers. Now I want to know the origin - why would someone think up a comic about a pink panther? Oh, it's named after the diamond with a flaw in the center that is said to resemble a panther. Allegedly.

Panther: This news has me tickled pink!
Zebra: You are not a pink panther; you are a black panther.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Safari Puns: Lion

Comic two of the safari pun series! I don't think this zebra has many friends. Puns sometimes have that side-effect. I have crocheted both of these animals and given them to a niece and nephew. The zebra was not as difficult as I thought it would be - just had to keep switching colors as I went along and it made counting rows much easier since there was a visual.

Lion: I'd be lying if -
Zebra: You're always lion - it's who you are.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Safari Pun: Cheetah

I know there are many puns about cheetahs being cheaters, but this might be my first one. Also I have a three comic series on safari puns. I don't have much to say about this, I think the comic really speaks for itself.

Cheetah: I'm no cheater!
Zebra: You are, in fact, a cheetah.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Miles of Kilometers

I forget what inspired this, but I have no desire to run a race in either miles or kilometers. But I'm sure the runner has a great story.

R: There I was, at Mile 8 of the 10K -
S: Wait, what?

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Raisin Awareness of Currant News

What's the currant news? Well, my dad's birthday is tomorrow! I hope he has a splendid day.
Also, it's hard to draw raisins (and currants) - they are just little blobs and I looked up sketches but didn't get inspired by any. So there are my little blobs.
Raisins and currants are dried fruit.

R: What are you raisin awareness about?
C: Currant news!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Giving Flours

Our Pastor went through the book of Ruth one chapter at a time (so four Sundays) and I thought this up when he was covering chapter three, which is when she goes to the threshing floor and lets Boaz know her situation with the whole redeemer thing. I like the story of Ruth - it's an unconventional love story and I appreciate that.

Naomi: How did it go?
Ruth: He gave me flours! *holding bag of barley, presumably in flour form which it probably wasn't since it was freshly harvested but to make the pun work we're saying it's in flour form*