Archive for December, 2011


He’s determined to keep his New Year’s evolution.

December 31, 2011

It’s been a great year!  My family is healthy and happy, my job is fun, and I wake up each morning excited to see what the new day brings.  As everyone starts talking about New Year’s resolutions, I’m having trouble thinking of what I really want to change…

I guess I’ll just have to resolve to keep it up.  Happy New Year!


I am the 1%.

December 16, 2011

When I log into wordpress to update/upload things to this blog, I see a fancy little graph showing how many visitors visit each day.  I have noticed that this has shown some steady growth in daily traffic over the past six months.  Interesting, but not something I was paying very close attention to.  However, this week I looked at the more in depth statistics and found that over 500 people have subscribed to my blog via email or wordpress!


I feel pretty honored that so many folks are interested in my little sticky note sketches!  I also feel pretty bad that I noticed this in a week where I only posted one new comic.

A thousand (or at least 500) apologies to everyone for slacking off this week!


The royal Wii.

December 9, 2011

We have a Wii in our house.  I want to like it, I really do.

But it’s hard to like something that you are terrible at.

I can’t seem to wrap my head around the fact that I need to physically move the controller to make the people on the screen move.  At first I felt like the proverbial dog trying to learn new tricks.

Then my five year-old beat me in some kind of sword-fighting/jousting game.

About 20 times in a row.

Now I just feel old.


Not all bone china has a floral pattern.

December 7, 2011

It sounds ridiculous, but I swear tea tastes better in a bone china teacup.


His arguments were surprisingly convincing.

December 2, 2011

My 5 year-old daughter has a Christmas list with only one item – a “princess scooter.”  This is not the ideal Christmas gift because: (a) it is winter, (b) we live in Alaska, and (c) winter in Alaska lasts until May.  Needless to say, there was no way I was buying that scooter this Christmas.

I made a point of sitting down and talking with her about the practicality and usefulness of a scooter when there is a foot of snow on the ground.  It was a really great conversation full of lots of heartfelt Daddy/daughter dialogue.  I was really impressed at how grown-up she was about the whole thing.

Yes indeed, that scooter is going to be a great Christmas gift… wait, what?!