Merry Christmas Everybody! May you have a very happy and blessed Season of Joy!
As for me, I`m taking a small seasonal break (in which I will make new comics, and try to stay more then 1 day ahead of schedule). Once Upon A Donna will return after the New Year.
So happy New Year too!
I can't remember which cousin said that, but the they did eat almost the entire jar at supper. With help of course. Although some family friends have taken to eating the relish with a spoon instead of putting it in a sandwich. And then there's the Infamous Pickled Bean Incident.
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and also my Mom's Birthday! So happy Birthday to my caring, and giving Mother!
And may you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Olie had a very strong jaw, and tug-of-war was her favorite game. At this point in her life she had started to think of Chris as a caregiver instead of a puppy. I suppose she figured it was time to upgrade her level of play with him.
Hello my Friends and Relations (you)!
As of today I am off on a 2 week holiday! But don't worry, I have all two weeks of comics ready and waiting to go up on time, as usual! As I may not always be around wifi, I may not be able to share on the usual media's on time, but the comics will go up on this site regularly, so when in doubt check here! And I will try to keep the schedule normal when I do have access to wifi.
Here's to a safe journey.
See you in a couple of weeks!
I didn't break my foot when I slipped on ice, but I did sprain the heck out of it and swelled up to a lovely size and required crutches for a few weeks. Poor Olie tried to cuddle, but just succeeded on jumping on my leg. She jumped off as soon as I started yelling, and settled for just sitting on the floor close to my hands for easy access to doggy ear scratches.
A lot of people hurt themselves by slipping on icy sidewalks. It's pretty common, and happens at least once to almost everyone in this city. I was fortunate enough to take my big spill (a few years ago) close to home, and by kind people who pulled me off the road and out of the puddle the sneaky ice was hiding in. The guy in this comic often caught the bus with me at the same time in the day, and the owner of the dog lived on my block and knew (more or less) where I lived. Even more fortunate, the Principal of my brothers elementary school saw me, pulled over, and drove me back to my house so I didn't have to hobble all the way back! The funny thing is I can remember, through closed eyes, the sound of a dogs collar jingling, then the puppy kisses, opening my eyes, recognizing the breed as a Bichon Frise and wondering if the owner got him from my old neighbours who used to breed Bichons. Don't remember everyone's name though!
Peacocks at the Forestry Farm (zoo) all wander free in the summer time. They're pretty friendly, they won't let you pet them, usually, but they are very used to people and small children. However every kid is a little afraid of them the first time they see a peacock. Can't really blame them when the bird is about the same size they are.
I don't have the patience to learn the rules for, pretty much, any board game. My brother-in-law Will and those kids though. Boy, just get out of their way!
It was Will's birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday Will, hope you had a strategically awesome day!
This children is called a "Video Rental Store" they used to be all over the place in the 90's. Then Internet killed the Video store.
Tomorrow is my sister Patricia's Birthday! Happy Birthday Patricia, may your day be scary movie/story free!
When I was a kid I was a decent skater. However my best friend Lisa and friend Chelsea were both in Ringette for the entirety of elementary school. So they could skate circles around everyone. I could skate backwards!
I forgot that if you go far enough under the stairs you can get into that little area. I just never tried it as a kid because of the dust and how many spiders my imagination told me there were. Chris said he didn't see any, but now he has to help mom clean that area out.
Getting close to Thanksgiving here in Canada! When John was little he never had to worry about getting the turkey leg. Now he has some competition with a few nephews.
Note: John as Piranha Boy made his first appearance Here
John's always been easily jump-scared. Which is a problem for me, because I can see the jump scare coming, but then he jumps, so I jump!
It's October (already) so I'm going to be trying to do spooooooky themed comics this month (except this Friday's). As with all my comics, some will have really happened, others... not so much. But I will leave it to you, the viewer, to decide which is which. ;)
Fall lasts for about a week here. The trees all turn lovely shades of gold and deep red/purple, we get a couple days of hot weather, and then overnight a wind will blow in and knock all the leaves off in one fell swoop.
This was the second time I got left behind on the way to The Lake. Apparently when they turned around to pick me up, they could hear knocking on the door from the inside of the house. Mom said I was knocking on the door because I couldn't reach the lock.
I vaguely remember being alone in the house and thinking that if you knock on a door to get in, then surely you can knock on a door to get out.
Turns out I'm like a goldfish. I have to be in close proximity to someone for a certain amount of time BEFORE I can survive a conversation. Or I'm just someone who gets starstruck. But I tend to react in a similar way when someone talks to me in person about these comics.
I was meeting James Marsters in the last panel, who is a very nice person and didn't seem too phased by the fact that I was fighting my subconscious from folding into myself.
Before anybody talks about the dangers of letting a kid walk up to a strange dog. You are preaching to the choir.
Plus the owner was there and so was Clint, and if my memory serves they had already asked if it was ok to pet the dog before hand. And besides all that, Henry is now a big boy and knows better.
In fact he is one year older today then he was yesterday! Happy Birthday Godson of mine! Hope your day is absolutely wonderful and full of hugs and kisses from those you love!
Believe it or not, you're already someones Hero.
This strip was supposed to posted on Wednesday, since it was also Finn's Birthday on Monday.
Oh well, at least I wasn't sick for Finn's birthday like I was for his brothers.... although I did have to leave the party early for work...
Whatever, Happy Belated Birthday to SuperFinn!!!!
This was after spending the entire day with him, Colleen and Chris at the Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller. Oh well. I still don't know peoples names if I've been working with them for months, so Kettle and the Pot I guess.
So I got my dates confused, this strip was supposed to be posted Monday when it was Isaac's (and Finn's) Birthday! So Happy Belated Birthday to my awesome nephew Isaac!
That is the last time the bear and wolverine invite the squirrel to play strip poker. The deer is a much easier opponent.
Unrelated, It's my birthday today! Send me cake! And in the event of no cake... I dunno, send me your thoughts or something. Have a good weekend!
The better question would be how I got to Paris in 2 seconds.
It actually wasn't as hard to give up coffee as I thought it was going to be. But I contribute that to the fact that I hadn't been drinking it as long as most people, and I had health concerns to think about. Now I can go a long time without having coffee. Unfortunately my immunity to it has tanked, so I've got to watch it when I do have coffee if I want to get any sleep within the future.