Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Introducing Lucy

Newborns don't do that much

The first comic inspired by our infant! She is cute and talented. This comic came to me in the middle of the night (of course we were not sleeping since yeah we have a baby). Maybe she will inherit my super sneeze which I inherited from my grandmother (have heard that it can wake the dead).
I'm thinking the person in the comic is Simon Cowell and this is a talent show of sorts. 

Also, Happy Anniversary to my parents!

Text:
S: Your baby is cute, but without special talent.
L: She can sneeze - without losing her pacifier.
S: Ok, one special talent.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Flours for Mother's Day

 

All the glutens!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Especially mine :) 
It's my first Mother's Day as a mom! But I'm writing this beforehand and scheduling it because my baby is coming tomorrow (two weeks before Mother's Day) so I don't have any motherly wisdom to impart yet. Maybe next year I will. I do know that I'll be super busy with a newborn so it's possible my comic update schedule could change. I also have learned that you can't just substitute any flour for another in a recipe - they are different and behave differently. Specifically with the gluten-free ones - coconut or almond flour can't swap out for wheat flour directly. But there are many recipes that call for whatever specific flour so just use the proper one - it's easier than adjusting usually. 

Text:
M: I got you whole wheat, semolina, cake, and gluten-free.
L: Ah, a lovely bunch of flours for Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Gaston in Valheim

Who can make up these endless refrains like Gaston?

So the game Mark is playing is Valheim and it's on his computer, not the Switch, but it was easier to draw him using the Switch rather than seated at a computer. It's a survival game so you have to build a house and boat, and hunt and gather food, and fight off the dwarves and trolls. When you hunt the deer, you can gather a hunting trophy from them sometimes which is their ANTLERS which I believe you can use in all of your decorating. There are birds in the game from which you can gather feathers - not sure if you can gather eggs which would allow you to make a proper breakfast every morning to help you get laaaaaaarge. Until you're roughly the size of a barge. Now that I look up the lyrics, I see the verse about hunting was just in the live-action version, not the animated original Disney version. Here's the live-action lyrics - they actually are a bit different but still carry the original theme strongly. 
And now I have that song stuck solidly in my head, but maybe you do too. 

Text:
M: *playing game which has deer hunting*
L: You should carefully aim for the liver. Then shoot from behind.
M: Is that fair?
L: I don't care.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Surprise Birthday Party

 

Surely someone knows who this is for

Well that would be awkward. Happy Belated Birthday to my amazing husband! His birthday didn't fall on a Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday this year, so he didn't get a spot-on shout out. But usually the birthday party doesn't fall on the day, so maybe this is ok. And the last comic was for our baby's due date, which actually this one would fit for that too. Oh well. Just keep scheduling, just keep scheduling... 

How many people would you need to invite to a party to have the best odds of having someone randomly be the birthday person? I feel like that'd be a cool statistics problem to figure out, but I don't feel like devoting the brainpower to it. Let me know if you do!

Text:
Title: Surprise Birthday Party
A: So, who's birthday is it?
B: *thinking*
C: *shrugging*

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Blowout Sale

Hah, blowout sale on diapers. Hehehe.

My mom sent me a picture of an item in Cabela's and I saw the End of Season Blowout Sale sign in the background of the photo and that's how we got to this comic (for the unaware, Pampers is a diaper brand). If you don't know why a diaper brand having a blowout sale is funny, you are probably more mature than me. Ask any parent of a young child to explain this comic to you. Also, not sure when 'end of season' is for diapers...

My kiddo's due date is today, so yes this comic is a scheduled post because who knows when this kid will decide to make an appearance. This is also a warning that there's a possibility that the frequency of comics could change as I adjust to life with a newborn. I hear they're a lot of work. My kid has been tracking large so there's a decent change we will have already met our child when this posts (I hear only a small percentage of kids are born on their due date). I'm trying to write up all the comics in my backlog and schedule them to hold me over for a bit, as my sleep schedule will suffer and nobody wants to write things while cranky. 

Text:
M: Cabela's is having an End of Season Blowout Sale.
L: I wonder if Pampers will have one, too....