Archive for January, 2011


The glasses corrected an issue…

January 31, 2011

I think just about everyone fears death at some level.  For many it is the uncertainty of what happens.  For others it is the worry of what will happen to others when they are gone.  Whatever your fears are surrounding death, try imagining him wearing Harry Potter glasses.

It makes him seem almost cute.


I’m (sort of) famous!

January 28, 2011

I guess the big news of the day is that I was freshly pressed by wordpress yesterday!

… actually, I guess that makes it the big news of yesterday…

Anyway, I was shocked/amazed/unable-to-believe that one of my own little sticky note drawings was sitting on the wordpress homepage.  What a trip!

My wife was almost as excited as I was.  She immediately sat to to email her brother.  When I looked over her shoulder I read:

“Guess who was just freshly squeezed on wordspot!”

It’s nice to know she’s paying attention.


This is her “facebook.”

January 26, 2011

Am I the last person on the face of the earth that is not on facebook?  I’m starting to feel like it.  Apparently, many people even have facebook pages for their pets (click here to read the article on CNN).


Frankly, I don’t think I’m missing out on much.


Bee all you can bee.

January 24, 2011

It’s post number 150 and it’s time for some blog stats!

  • Total number of posts = 150
  • Total number of days since blog began = 357
  • Total number of drawings = 175
  • Total number of comments = 219
  • Most visitors in a single day = 220
  • Different visitor countries of origin = 57  (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Taiwan, Belgium, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Turkey, Romania, Israel, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia, India, Greece, Argentina, Philippines, Denmark, Algeria, Italy, Columbia, Jordan, Lithuania, Ireland, Austria, Norway, France, Netherlands, Poland, Mexico, Armenia, Spain, Brunei Darussalam, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Germany, Ukraine, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, China, Oman, Lebanon, Sweden, Bolivia, Virgin Islands, Czech Republic, Serbia, Iceland, and Hungary).

57 countries and I only had to search google for one of them.  Sorry Brunei Darussalam, I didn’t even know you existed until today.


He could only hope that the garish hat and scarf…

January 21, 2011

I know I posted a snowman joke just last week, but we finally had a few inches of snow here. The weather has been either too cold or too windy for almost a month.  It was (almost) a relief to shovel the driveway last night.


This universal remote lives up to its name.

January 19, 2011

Our family didn’t have a TV that used a remote control until I was in sixth grade.  Before that, we actually had to get up and turn the dial to change the channel.  Luckily, we didn’t have to do it very often because our antenna only picked up three stations.


The trinoculars offered no real benefits.

January 17, 2011

My 4 year old daughter is a clever, smart, and overall incredibly intelligent child.  She knows her letters and sounds, can read and write simple words, and has even madeup some pretty funny jokes all by herself.


Every time she gets ahold of my binoculars she insists on holding them backwards (so that things seem far away instead of closer) AND THEN she walks into things because they look so far away.  Every.  Single.  Time.


Doctopus: the one man surgical team.

January 14, 2011

This guy would spend a fortune on hand sanitizer…


He received poor job counseling.

January 12, 2011

I think the number one question I’ve been asked is, “why is everyone always frowning in your drawings.”  My answer… not everyone.  Check out the smile on that snowman.

Granted, he will soon be utterly consumed by flames –  but hey, let’s focus on the positive.


The interest wasn’t compounding…

January 10, 2011


We recently looked at our long-term finances and found that when I retire we would be poor.  We spent some time making up a budget for our current and future expenses.  Now we can look forward to years of carefully scrimping and saving with the final goal of enjoying retirement in a slightly less-poor fashion.



His propeller beanie exceeds all expectations.

January 7, 2011

You may notice that the rightmost portion of the picture has been chopped off by my scanner (the final letter in the first line is supposed to be a “D” in case you can’t tell).  I would have re-scanned the image, but it is Friday night and I have other things to do.  I don’t know what those things may be, but I do know they don’t include spending time re-scanning this sticky note.  Have a great weekend!


On the bright side, he only had to take one pill.

January 5, 2011

Alternate caption = He was just relieved it wasn’t a suppository.


His mother warned him not to make that face…

January 3, 2011

Our nine month old is teething (again).

The last few nights she has woken up almost hourly.  I mention this only because the dark circles around my eyes are currently even more impressive than those in the picture.