Posts Tagged ‘ink’

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Everyone likes a naval orange.

February 9, 2014

naval orange

Just kidding – those things are the worst.  I prefer my fruit free of pesticides AND umbilicus.

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Cheddar should be sharp enough to cut back.

July 22, 2013

sharp cheddar

For the past few years I have been suffering from eczema on my hands.  After eliminating chemical and environmental sources, I have been looking at the possibility of a food allergy.  Our seven-month-old has had some issues with milk sensitivities and we thought perhaps I was experiencing a similar issue.

I visited the doctor in early summer and had some blood testing done.  As we waited for the results we have discussed how much more challenging it would be to avoid other common elements like corn, eggs, gluten, wheat, yeast, etc (or even worse a combination of more than one).  As my wife is still breastfeeding, we have seen how difficult it is to eliminate just one staple like milk from the diet.  Because we eat mostly food that is prepared from scratch, the idea of avoiding several ingredients seemed quite daunting.

As it turns out I am allergic to all of these and more.  It seems that I am at least “sensitive” to everything from the everyday ingredients listed above to more unusual foods like asparagus, lobster, and litchi fruit.  In fact, the only items that I remember having absolutely no sensitivities to were cheddar cheese, horseradish, and grapefruit.

While I will admit that each is tasty in their own way, I can’t think of many tasty recipes that combine all three…

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Wow!

April 18, 2012

I received an email about two weeks ago from a gentleman named Michael.   The message read:

“I hope you enjoy this! This is my first tattoo.  – Michael”

Wow!  I ‘m completely honored and flattered that someone would like one of these little drawings enough to have it permanently printed on their body.

However, Michael isn’t just anybody… he’s a bona fide rockstar!  His band, The Handsome Scoundrels have just released their first album.  If you have a few minutes, cruise over to their bandcamp page and take a listen.  If you live close enough to attend a live show – make him take off his shirt and flex.

Here is the original drawing:

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This power tie takes it to the next level.

April 25, 2010

Personally, I don’t wear ties very often.  I only wear them for weddings or funerals.  Odd that these two events are at opposite ends of the social spectrum, but they have the exact same dress code.  Hmmm.

I own two ties.  I actually only ever wear one of them because the other is very ugly.  I should give the ugly one away, but I can’t.  I’m not sure why.  It could be many reasons, but I think it could be because I need the illusion of choice.  Obviously I’ll never really wear the ugly tie, but as long as it is in the closet I could. Especially if I ever wear the really ugly shirt that also lives in the closet.

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Cowboy coffee.

April 4, 2010

The above picture is a painted version of the very first sticky note cartoon I drew over a year ago.  It’s something I still doodle variations of when I can’t think of anything else to draw.  I’m not sure why.  My guess?  I’m always dreaming of a cup of coffee strong enough to make the cup grow facial hair.

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Pink. It’s his favorite color.

April 1, 2010

For anyone who doesn’t know, this quote is taken from the Aerosmith song, “Pink.”  The first live concert I saw as a teenager was an Aerosmith concert.  Aerosmith has been around quite awhile, but I was shocked to learn that Stephen Tyler is 62 years old this year.

He looked at least twice that old when I saw him.

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Maybe the broccoli doesn’t like you either.

February 28, 2010

EDIT:  Due to several recent emails regarding broccoli t-shirts, I finally set up something on spreadshirt.com .  I remade the design so that it was more “t-shirt friendly” and I think it actually looks pretty cool.  If you are interested you can check it out at:

http://inkjot.spreadshirt.com/

I always hear people complaining about broccoli.  It seems to be an unpopular vegetable.  Personally, I love broccoli.  I can only assume it loves me too.