Archive for May, 2011

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The eyepatch look can be overdone.

May 30, 2011

The picture above is my third attempt at this comic.  My wife laughed at the first two tries, but not in a good way.  Instead, she was laughing at the drawing.  It’s rare that she openly mocks me, so I kept trying until she gave me the nod of approval.

I’m not sure the joke was really worth the extra effort (or bruised ego).

 

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The doctor recommended…

May 11, 2011

One of the biggest side effects of my recent surgery is that food sometimes gets “stuck” after I’ve swallowed it.  When it happens it doesn’t look anything like the picture, but that’s exactly how it feels.

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Lucky rabbit’s feet…

May 9, 2011

Today, my Mother spent her evening after work at the hospital.  X-rays confirm that she has a broken toe.  She was told that there may be more broken bones in the actual foot, but that they weren’t sure because there were no “doctors” there tonight.

Wait… what?

They guy who examined her (nurse, technician, or maybe even night custodian) said that there were no doctors in the building, but “even I can tell that toe is broken.”

Not exactly words to inspire confidence.

He also said that there would be a doctor tomorrow who could read the x-ray and call with further (and hopefully more professional sounding) findings.

In the meantime, the guy gave her some pain pills.  Whoever he was…

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Obviously, he’s all talk.

May 6, 2011

Our younger daughter is now 14 months old.  So far, she appears to have very little interest in talking.  She can say “Mama” and “Da-da.”  Sometimes she even surprises us with “no.”

Usually she just shrieks.

If she is happy, she shrieks.  If she is frustrated, she shrieks.  If she is excited, she shrieks.  What is strangest of all is that it is the exact same shriek in every situation.  No matter what she wants/needs/is trying to express, she uses the same noisy nonsense.

I’m thinking she has a future in politics.

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Yanking his food chain.

May 2, 2011

This is a good time for some (more) blog stats:

  • Total number of cartoons = 203
  • Total number of comments = 506
  • Most visitors on a single day = 3,147  (Jan 27th, 2011)
  • Different visitor countries of origin = 73  (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, Kenya, Egypt, Finland, Kuwait, Portugal, Syria, Qatar, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Peru, Latvia, Croatia, Mauritius, Tunisia and Hungary).
A quick Google search says there are 195 countries in the world today.  That may be, but obviously there are only 73 cool ones.