Last year, Christine and I discussed what she should wear for Halloween…
I told the one person that would get it about my brilliant Bat Out of Hell costume idea and he had a good laugh. I’m so tempted by the idea, but I don’t want to have to explain it all night long.
Anyway, there you have it.
For Halloween (or maybe just in general) I think you should knit a shirt where each of your arms is the trunk of an elephant (two elephants total) and then you should hang a sign around each of their “necks” saying Gerald, and then you could be Elephants Gerald all night.
(This is a punchline both Mark and Evan came up with independently)
I have illustrated the concept:
That is pretty freaking funny. I don’t know that I have the time to knit an entire elephant sweater before halloween, but I could probably come up with something. I do have a grey long sleeve shirt I almost never wear anymore… What else do you have?
I am pretty sure that I would never ever have come up with that ever, and yet you know two other people that did independently. Weird.
Carry a spear. Shake it at people.
“I’m Shakes spear.”
Wear a bathing suit, with a sign around your neck saying “one last time!”
“Once more unto the beach, my friends!”
Carry an oar and a dagger.
“Murder, she rowed.”
Dress as a lizard, but your tail has fallen off and you’re holding it in your hand. “Reptile dysfunction.”
Oh man those are all so good! I like them all so much! The swimsuit one is good, I may have to wear it over my clothes though…
What about an elaborate shiny rock costume with dreadlocks. “Dread Pyrite Roberts.”
Dress as a gnome who is wearing an impeccable new suit and man purse, and incidentally keeps excellent time. Metro-gnome.
hahaha. incidentally keeps excellent time. hahahaha. i could put my metronome in my pocket and just beep all evening in perfect time. i love it.
I can bring my computer into meetings now.
I’ve been experimenting with fabric design over at Spoonflower.com, using Paint of course. If you know how fun it is designing anything in Paint, just think how fun it is trying to create a repeating pattern!
Here’s a few, created for the contests they hold every week:
“Swirl of Chicks”
(based on this original)
“Where do Pysansky Eggs Come From?”
“A Buncha Budgies”
Spoonflower has an entertaining function where they show what your stuff would look like as wallpaper:
Friend Adam P, who is also into MS Paint, sent out a party invite today ending with:
Bring: Your party pants. And some booze.
Hope to see you all there - if you have friends, relatives or dogs that you want to invite, please forward this e-mail to them. All are welcomed (except cats).
The following ensued:
this is amazing!!!!!
he can come.
This jerk is NOT allowed!!!
He’ll eat all the cheese and scare all of the children!!
I hate him.
oh no! he should have quit while he was ahead
If we allow the cats to show up, this is what I’m assuming will happen.
Touché, touché. You win this round, Adam! And every round, because you are amazing.
My maternal unit has accused me—me!—of not posting enough. And since my mother is always right about everything, I will attempt to rectify this issue. I’m still snowed under at work, but surely there must be some prolixity to consolidate?
Yes indeed. To start with, Aemon and I have been beavering (space-beavering??) away on spaceoters.tumblr.com. Here are the posts that have gone live since my last round-up:
Pyrithian Moon Hawk
Bardakian pronghorn moose
Pyrithian Moon Hawk is probably my favorite so far, but I pretty much love all of them. It has been great fun working on a project with such an enthusiastic and talented partner!
In the MS Paint category, here is a banner I made for the blog:
Obviously the image is Aemon’s, but the bottom maroon bar and lettering: that’s all MS paint, baby!
Haven’t been MSPainting much lately, but here’s one for the ol’ portfolio:
Based on a conversation Evan heard in his office:
Evan: “april is the month that we’re REALLY just going to be focusing on cats, and really any kind of cat content.”
Evan: delivered in 100% serious business tones.
Evan: earlier, “yes, of course, i love the idea of cat videos.”
Evan: another bit i overheard from her a few weeks ago concerned a “cat portal.”
me: that’s how i imagine the internet talking to itself.
In his new role as young entrepreneur, Mark sometimes goes off to see “the Small Business lady.” This is what I picture, each and every time:
Happy New Year, all! Here is a recent MS Paint concoction, presented without explanation:
May all our 2013s be sweet and bizarre, in equal parts.
This is my last week at work, and I’ve been feeling very mixed emotions. Although I’m excited for a new challenge, it’s difficult to leave teammates and co-workers as great as mine have been for the last two years.
Illustrated notes from a meeting in April:
Mark: What are you guys reading for bookclub this month?
KJ: Tender Is The Night.
Noah: It’s a romance novel, set in medieval times.
I loved that joke so much that I reinterpreted it:
Which just goes to show that I should never be allowed to illustrate babies. Terrifying! But even more terrifying, I just did a search and discovered that this actually exists:
A card I made for a coworker recently who received a (well-deserved!) promotion:
At work, right after I got back from Africa…