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lesstitsnass:

It’s a two-fer! Courtesy of @dcwomenkickingass, and specifically this post, I had to do an edit of these, while my storyboards wait. 

I’m not going to go into long explanations here, I hope the drawings do speak for themselves. In the first case, it’s a Land being Land, although I do have to say that he did give a butt to Silk, as opposed to his usual ablation of hips and gluteus maximi. However, he unfortunately did it wrong. 

Artistic anatomy is all about drawing structure, from the inside out. Your muscles by themselves can’t look right if they aren’t placed on top of a properly proportioned skeleton.  Boobs won’t look right if they aren’t drawn as following the curve of the ribcage, its center line, or the movement of the arms which either pull or push on the pectorals on which the breasts hang. The arms back mean the shoulders are lowered, and the angle of the hands will be different since there’s a 3/4 turn on the torso. It shows that Land is drawing by guessed shapes, copied contours and practiced repeated motions. There’s no real structure underneath his shapes.

And if we look at the legs, I can only picture Kitty Pride phasing out of a wall: the legs look like they got mangled up to look like stumps. But even structure-wise, there is no thought put into whether the pose actually works, which is why it looks so clumsy. The legs should be reversed due to the line of action that’s in the torso but not followed through into the pelvis and legs. And I’ve been using the coil technique a lot in order to make my volumes work - it should be obvious by the roughs above - which help me figure out things like foreshortening. 

Silk too was a problem of lack of structure, proportions all over the place, and lack of weight and purpose, but it felt moreso than Spiderwoman. I used the same pose Land did but worked out the skeleton first, using rotation arcs in order to properly proportion the length of the various limbs. I don’t know these characters and I might not have used these poses, but Silk here definitely looks like she’s dancing.

The variant cover by Manara looks like a pose right out of porn, pelvis up and cheeks spread, costume looking like body paint, and it makes me very uncomfortable. She doesn’t look like a superhero about to strike, she looks like she’s about to get… well, it’s a porn pose. This is sexualisation. It also reminds me of the Dog Bone sexy shape. 

So I turned the pose sideways to figure it out, and to see what would work better. The sideways pose as is, as you can see, is angled to do quite the opposite of ass-kicking. Were she to try to leap from that pose, she’d fall flat on her face. The second pose is the “coiled like a spring”, but in the camera angle of the cover, it’s an ugly, ugly pose. So I tried to do something in-between, and just by making the pelvis horizontal and lifting the torso off the ground, I’ve managed to move the center of gravity so her weight is on her feet instead of her knees, she can use her arms to maneuver in most directions, and you still get an interesting body shape to look at. I think this works better, and much more ready to spring into motion.

Wanted also to say thanks for all the reblogs, likes and recent follows! I appreciate each one of them, and it’s because you’re still sharing and commenting that I came back to do this. However I’m still really busy! I won’t be posting a lot, but I do plan on posting more than I have. Back to storyboards for me! 

ADHD Shame: How to Stop the Self-Blame and Apologies

I ran across this article this morning, which was interestingly timed, as I just yesterday had a crippling panic attack brought on by my ADD.

I realized that shame has ruled my life for the past couple of decades. Although I’m an introvert, I do love being around people — but the behaviors brought on by my ADD (chronic lateness, the inability to keep things orderly or organized…basically, everything that I refer to as my “wake of chaos”) make me feel somehow broken and ashamed.

For example, I’d love to invite friends to visit our home, but it’s constantly cluttered and messy — mostly because I can’t deal with it. I’m always kicking myself for running late to things (especially client meetings), and I have persistent guilt that I’ve yet to make time to pursue cartooning like I’ve wanted to for the past 2-1/2 decades (because I am unable to manage my time and organize my work area properly). I shame myself for not being able to manage my business effectively enough to grow it, even a little bit.

…you get the idea.

At any rate, here is the article condensed into one page.

——-

SHAME and ADHD
by Ned Hallowell, M.D.


Living with ADHD can feel like a constant stream of apologies: we’re sorry we’re late, sorry we lost our keys, sorry we can’t keep the house neat — no matter how hard we try. If you have ADHD — especially if you were diagnosed late in your life — these endless apologies and self-blame may have added up to a crippling sense of shame. If you won’t even look in your purse anymore because you’re tortured by how disorganized it is, you may have a problem controlling your shame.

1. What Is Shame?
Shame is characterized by a constant sense of inadequacy and agonizing feelings of embarrassment and humiliation. You may even feel like you’re developing a secret life — you’re so ashamed of who you are or what you’ve done that you’re certain you’ll never pass for “normal.” Shame is arguably the most painful of all the symptoms associated with ADHD. We carry it like a heavy anvil around our neck, telling ourselves, “I’m bad. I’m stupid. I’m just a loser.”

2. Consequences of Shame
Shame can lead to deep depression, crippling anxiety, and in some cases, self-medication with drugs or alcohol — all of which can make it more difficult to solve problems and get out of the negative cycle. Shame can make you defensive, which can come across as anger — if you lash out at the people closest to you, you may push them away just when you need them most.

3. Confronting the Skeptics
Unfortunately, pockets of society still view ADHD as a moral deficiency, and ADHDers as nothing more than lazy slackers. If you’ve heard the judgmental whispers all your life, it’s likely you’ve internalized them. When you look at your chaotic purse, you think, “My problem is that I lack discipline.” When you’re late to yet another meeting, you turn on yourself: “I’m a mess. I’m lazy. I’ll never get ahead.”

4. Getting Started: Break the Moral Diagnosis
In order to fully conquer shame, you simply can’t view it through this moral framework. Instead, start looking at your ADHD from a neurological perspective. ADHD is supported by real science — like MRIs and genetic studies — so don’t view it as a personal fault. Acknowledge that yes, the condition exists, but it doesn’t have to be a weakness; it’s simply a matter of brain chemistry. It’s your challenge to overcome, and it’s up to you to decide how to face it.

5. Adopt a Strength-Based Approach
Embrace the positives that go with your ADHD, not just the negatives. Whenever you feel shame raise its ugly head, take a second to take stock of your talents and strengths. ADHD is characterized by creativity, initiative, persistence, originality, and more. Learn to recognize these traits in yourself, even at moments when it seems impossible. If you do the work to draw them out and strengthen them, you’ll better defend yourself against feelings of shame.

6. Expect Respect
People who are buried by shame sometimes let others walk all over them. You may be afraid to disagree with your boss, for example, out of fear that you’ll blurt out something stupid. But this is a self-fulfilling prophecy — if you don’t expect respect, people are unlikely to give it. When you learn to recognize your own strengths, instead of being held back by shame, you can set healthy limits to how people can treat you.

7. Never Worry Alone
Don’t be afraid to enlist help, whether it’s from a therapist, a friend, or your spouse. Having people on your team who “get it” and are looking out for you can work wonders. To find a coach or a therapist, begin by looking in the ADDitude directory. Don’t let your location hold you back! Many therapists conduct Skype or phone sessions, and online support groups like ADDConnect can give you a sense of community wherever you go.

8. Come Up with Anti-Shame Systems
Tackle your shame head on, directly targeting the issues that cause it. For example, if you feel ashamed because you’re always losing your car keys, come up with a specific system to keep track of them. Try taking a small basket and putting it on a table by the front door, and train yourself to put your car keys in the basket every day when you come in. As your track record slowly improves, your shame will turn into pride and higher self-esteem.

9. Don’t Make Excuses
You can’t say to the IRS, “Look, I have ADD, so I didn’t remember to pay my taxes.” Don’t become so consumed by your shame that you excuse yourself from inappropriate behaviors. Instead, acknowledge your ADHD as an underlying cause, and do the necessary work to overcome it, even when it’s challenging.

10. Don’t Give Up!
People with ADHD are unbelievably tenacious. They keep trying, even when it’s hard — it’s part of what makes them special. Once you identify your positive traits, build your support system, and find out where you thrive, you can work towards putting your shame behind you.

For as much as I preach the words “never stop drawing”, I make precious little time to do so myself of late. This was just a freehand ballpoint pen face that just sort of drew itself. Funny thing was, I was trying to draw more simplified cartoon character designs, which were all forced and wrong. It was as if the pen was reminding me where my comfort zone was.

For as much as I preach the words “never stop drawing”, I make precious little time to do so myself of late. This was just a freehand ballpoint pen face that just sort of drew itself. Funny thing was, I was trying to draw more simplified cartoon character designs, which were all forced and wrong. It was as if the pen was reminding me where my comfort zone was.

The Hospital (a poem)

For some reason, I was inspired to write a poem after the last round of (positive ending) visits to the hospital for family.

Trouble is…I don’t really ever write poetry — but since I’ve promised myself I’d spend more time being creative, I figured I’d share this attempt. So…here goes:



The Hospital



At the hospital
    for the second time in a month.

Not for me,
    but for those whose blood made mine.
Both of them.
    Separately.

The smell is stale and familiar.
    The air is heavy with mortality.

I was born here —
    In this very building.

My sisters were born here.
    The first one didn’t make it.
        I never knew her.

My mother nearly died here.

    My niece was born here.

        My niece and nephew were born here.

    My daughter was born here.

        My son was born here.

My father nearly died here.

    Then my mother again.

        Then my father again.

            Then my mother.
                Again.

So grateful I don’t yet know what it feels like to lose a parent.
    Many friends and family cannot say that.
        But I know it’s only a matter of the next time…
            …or the next…
                …and I will.

    Will my father die here?
        Probably.

    Will my mother die here?
        Almost certainly.

Will I die here?
    
    It seems inevitable.


When I do,
    Take from me what others need,
        Burn the rest, and let those in my tribe
            Remember me how they wish.

DENIED! (animated gif, for illustrative purposes)

[NOTE: this is a re-post from a moment ago, after I realized tumblr wouldn’t display an animated .gif. Hopefully, the link above works.]

I’m not a sports guy, but this is (I think) a good illustration of what happened to me this morning.

This week, a customer called and asked about the status of the part I had ordered for his computer. I came in last week, but I had forgotten to call him to let him know (which is why I always ask customers to call me if they haven’t heard from me…because, well…ADD.)

So I said, “Sure…the part’s already here, and I have it ready to go. How about Friday morning?”

So, I get in the car to head over to his house, and…

<cut to metaphor>

I (represented by the white player, whose name I don’t know and can’t see, with the ball), was ready to deliver and install the part (the entire job is represented by the ball), when ADD (represented by LeBron James), with complete confidence, jumps up and pimp-slaps the job out of my hand.

<cut back from metaphor>

I swear I remember putting the part and paperwork in my car to deliver when it arrived, thinking “see? I’m planning ahead!”

I just scoured my car. It’s not there. I’m tearing apart the house looking for it…it’s not there either.

So, I had to (embarrassingly) call the customer to reschedule, explaining “uhh….I don’t know where I put the part.”

<shakes fist at sky…CURSE YOU, FAULTY BRAIN!>

Would-a, Could-a, Should-a

I’m watching Stripped, and now all I want to do is drop everything and be a cartoonist for the rest of my life.



Like I should have done 25 years ago.

#drawsomething2 #griffin (#dailydraw, #march22) &#8212; a #mythology/#macfarlane mashup: #PeterTheGriffin

#drawsomething2 #griffin (#dailydraw, #march22) — a #mythology/#macfarlane mashup: #PeterTheGriffin

#drawsomething2 #zoo (#zoolander, #benstiller). This isn&#8217;t actually #bluesteel, this is #magnum &#8212; this was a #dailydraw from a month or so ago that I forgot to post.

#drawsomething2 #zoo (#zoolander, #benstiller). This isn’t actually #bluesteel, this is #magnum — this was a #dailydraw from a month or so ago that I forgot to post.

Healthy (?) lunch choice

I decided I’d make a smoothie for lunch today, so I stopped by the store and picked up some ingredients:

Carrots - check
Kale - check
Nonfat Greek Yogurt - check
Milk - check

I got home, and mixed the ingredients together. I tasted it — a bit bland. What could give it a little flavor? Put a little sugar in it, and, hey — garlic is healthy, right? I sliced up a clove of garlic and blended it up some more.

Note to self: find some good smoothie recipes. Sweet carroty-kaley garlic chunks just don’t cut it.

That moment when you realize that, as of this May, @sirpatstew will have appeared in more movies as Professor X than he has as Captain Picard. #nerdmindblown

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=fibiYqJ4lp0&u=/watch?v=OCbuRA_D3KU&feature=share

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! Stay safe!

(Thanks to Shawna L. for sharing this in Facebook).

t-campbell:

aluox:

me

And me

Ditto.
(BTW — LOTS of fun trying to run a business with a brain like this.)

a bit late, but&#8230;(twitter: please RT when you get it)(facebook: please &#8220;like&#8221; when you get it)

a bit late, but…

(twitter: please RT when you get it)
(facebook: please “like” when you get it)

This is just a little remembrance I made to note the passing of Harold Ramis yesterday. I posted it as my Facebook profile pic, but I figured I&#8217;d share it here for anyone else to use, as well."Catch ya on the other side, Egon."

This is just a little remembrance I made to note the passing of Harold Ramis yesterday. I posted it as my Facebook profile pic, but I figured I’d share it here for anyone else to use, as well.

"Catch ya on the other side, Egon."

lesstitsnass:

It’s a two-fer! Courtesy of @dcwomenkickingass, and specifically this post, I had to do an edit of these, while my storyboards wait. 

I’m not going to go into long explanations here, I hope the drawings do speak for themselves. In the first case, it’s a Land being Land, although I do have to say that he did give a butt to Silk, as opposed to his usual ablation of hips and gluteus maximi. However, he unfortunately did it wrong. 

Artistic anatomy is all about drawing structure, from the inside out. Your muscles by themselves can’t look right if they aren’t placed on top of a properly proportioned skeleton.  Boobs won’t look right if they aren’t drawn as following the curve of the ribcage, its center line, or the movement of the arms which either pull or push on the pectorals on which the breasts hang. The arms back mean the shoulders are lowered, and the angle of the hands will be different since there’s a 3/4 turn on the torso. It shows that Land is drawing by guessed shapes, copied contours and practiced repeated motions. There’s no real structure underneath his shapes.

And if we look at the legs, I can only picture Kitty Pride phasing out of a wall: the legs look like they got mangled up to look like stumps. But even structure-wise, there is no thought put into whether the pose actually works, which is why it looks so clumsy. The legs should be reversed due to the line of action that’s in the torso but not followed through into the pelvis and legs. And I’ve been using the coil technique a lot in order to make my volumes work - it should be obvious by the roughs above - which help me figure out things like foreshortening. 

Silk too was a problem of lack of structure, proportions all over the place, and lack of weight and purpose, but it felt moreso than Spiderwoman. I used the same pose Land did but worked out the skeleton first, using rotation arcs in order to properly proportion the length of the various limbs. I don’t know these characters and I might not have used these poses, but Silk here definitely looks like she’s dancing.

The variant cover by Manara looks like a pose right out of porn, pelvis up and cheeks spread, costume looking like body paint, and it makes me very uncomfortable. She doesn’t look like a superhero about to strike, she looks like she’s about to get… well, it’s a porn pose. This is sexualisation. It also reminds me of the Dog Bone sexy shape. 

So I turned the pose sideways to figure it out, and to see what would work better. The sideways pose as is, as you can see, is angled to do quite the opposite of ass-kicking. Were she to try to leap from that pose, she’d fall flat on her face. The second pose is the “coiled like a spring”, but in the camera angle of the cover, it’s an ugly, ugly pose. So I tried to do something in-between, and just by making the pelvis horizontal and lifting the torso off the ground, I’ve managed to move the center of gravity so her weight is on her feet instead of her knees, she can use her arms to maneuver in most directions, and you still get an interesting body shape to look at. I think this works better, and much more ready to spring into motion.

Wanted also to say thanks for all the reblogs, likes and recent follows! I appreciate each one of them, and it’s because you’re still sharing and commenting that I came back to do this. However I’m still really busy! I won’t be posting a lot, but I do plan on posting more than I have. Back to storyboards for me! 

ADHD Shame: How to Stop the Self-Blame and Apologies

I ran across this article this morning, which was interestingly timed, as I just yesterday had a crippling panic attack brought on by my ADD.

I realized that shame has ruled my life for the past couple of decades. Although I’m an introvert, I do love being around people — but the behaviors brought on by my ADD (chronic lateness, the inability to keep things orderly or organized…basically, everything that I refer to as my “wake of chaos”) make me feel somehow broken and ashamed.

For example, I’d love to invite friends to visit our home, but it’s constantly cluttered and messy — mostly because I can’t deal with it. I’m always kicking myself for running late to things (especially client meetings), and I have persistent guilt that I’ve yet to make time to pursue cartooning like I’ve wanted to for the past 2-1/2 decades (because I am unable to manage my time and organize my work area properly). I shame myself for not being able to manage my business effectively enough to grow it, even a little bit.

…you get the idea.

At any rate, here is the article condensed into one page.

——-

SHAME and ADHD
by Ned Hallowell, M.D.


Living with ADHD can feel like a constant stream of apologies: we’re sorry we’re late, sorry we lost our keys, sorry we can’t keep the house neat — no matter how hard we try. If you have ADHD — especially if you were diagnosed late in your life — these endless apologies and self-blame may have added up to a crippling sense of shame. If you won’t even look in your purse anymore because you’re tortured by how disorganized it is, you may have a problem controlling your shame.

1. What Is Shame?
Shame is characterized by a constant sense of inadequacy and agonizing feelings of embarrassment and humiliation. You may even feel like you’re developing a secret life — you’re so ashamed of who you are or what you’ve done that you’re certain you’ll never pass for “normal.” Shame is arguably the most painful of all the symptoms associated with ADHD. We carry it like a heavy anvil around our neck, telling ourselves, “I’m bad. I’m stupid. I’m just a loser.”

2. Consequences of Shame
Shame can lead to deep depression, crippling anxiety, and in some cases, self-medication with drugs or alcohol — all of which can make it more difficult to solve problems and get out of the negative cycle. Shame can make you defensive, which can come across as anger — if you lash out at the people closest to you, you may push them away just when you need them most.

3. Confronting the Skeptics
Unfortunately, pockets of society still view ADHD as a moral deficiency, and ADHDers as nothing more than lazy slackers. If you’ve heard the judgmental whispers all your life, it’s likely you’ve internalized them. When you look at your chaotic purse, you think, “My problem is that I lack discipline.” When you’re late to yet another meeting, you turn on yourself: “I’m a mess. I’m lazy. I’ll never get ahead.”

4. Getting Started: Break the Moral Diagnosis
In order to fully conquer shame, you simply can’t view it through this moral framework. Instead, start looking at your ADHD from a neurological perspective. ADHD is supported by real science — like MRIs and genetic studies — so don’t view it as a personal fault. Acknowledge that yes, the condition exists, but it doesn’t have to be a weakness; it’s simply a matter of brain chemistry. It’s your challenge to overcome, and it’s up to you to decide how to face it.

5. Adopt a Strength-Based Approach
Embrace the positives that go with your ADHD, not just the negatives. Whenever you feel shame raise its ugly head, take a second to take stock of your talents and strengths. ADHD is characterized by creativity, initiative, persistence, originality, and more. Learn to recognize these traits in yourself, even at moments when it seems impossible. If you do the work to draw them out and strengthen them, you’ll better defend yourself against feelings of shame.

6. Expect Respect
People who are buried by shame sometimes let others walk all over them. You may be afraid to disagree with your boss, for example, out of fear that you’ll blurt out something stupid. But this is a self-fulfilling prophecy — if you don’t expect respect, people are unlikely to give it. When you learn to recognize your own strengths, instead of being held back by shame, you can set healthy limits to how people can treat you.

7. Never Worry Alone
Don’t be afraid to enlist help, whether it’s from a therapist, a friend, or your spouse. Having people on your team who “get it” and are looking out for you can work wonders. To find a coach or a therapist, begin by looking in the ADDitude directory. Don’t let your location hold you back! Many therapists conduct Skype or phone sessions, and online support groups like ADDConnect can give you a sense of community wherever you go.

8. Come Up with Anti-Shame Systems
Tackle your shame head on, directly targeting the issues that cause it. For example, if you feel ashamed because you’re always losing your car keys, come up with a specific system to keep track of them. Try taking a small basket and putting it on a table by the front door, and train yourself to put your car keys in the basket every day when you come in. As your track record slowly improves, your shame will turn into pride and higher self-esteem.

9. Don’t Make Excuses
You can’t say to the IRS, “Look, I have ADD, so I didn’t remember to pay my taxes.” Don’t become so consumed by your shame that you excuse yourself from inappropriate behaviors. Instead, acknowledge your ADHD as an underlying cause, and do the necessary work to overcome it, even when it’s challenging.

10. Don’t Give Up!
People with ADHD are unbelievably tenacious. They keep trying, even when it’s hard — it’s part of what makes them special. Once you identify your positive traits, build your support system, and find out where you thrive, you can work towards putting your shame behind you.

For as much as I preach the words &#8220;never stop drawing&#8221;, I make precious little time to do so myself of late. This was just a freehand ballpoint pen face that just sort of drew itself. Funny thing was, I was trying to draw more simplified cartoon character designs, which were all forced and wrong. It was as if the pen was reminding me where my comfort zone was.

For as much as I preach the words “never stop drawing”, I make precious little time to do so myself of late. This was just a freehand ballpoint pen face that just sort of drew itself. Funny thing was, I was trying to draw more simplified cartoon character designs, which were all forced and wrong. It was as if the pen was reminding me where my comfort zone was.

The Hospital (a poem)

For some reason, I was inspired to write a poem after the last round of (positive ending) visits to the hospital for family.

Trouble is…I don’t really ever write poetry — but since I’ve promised myself I’d spend more time being creative, I figured I’d share this attempt. So…here goes:



The Hospital



At the hospital
    for the second time in a month.

Not for me,
    but for those whose blood made mine.
Both of them.
    Separately.

The smell is stale and familiar.
    The air is heavy with mortality.

I was born here —
    In this very building.

My sisters were born here.
    The first one didn’t make it.
        I never knew her.

My mother nearly died here.

    My niece was born here.

        My niece and nephew were born here.

    My daughter was born here.

        My son was born here.

My father nearly died here.

    Then my mother again.

        Then my father again.

            Then my mother.
                Again.

So grateful I don’t yet know what it feels like to lose a parent.
    Many friends and family cannot say that.
        But I know it’s only a matter of the next time…
            …or the next…
                …and I will.

    Will my father die here?
        Probably.

    Will my mother die here?
        Almost certainly.

Will I die here?
    
    It seems inevitable.


When I do,
    Take from me what others need,
        Burn the rest, and let those in my tribe
            Remember me how they wish.

DENIED! (animated gif, for illustrative purposes)

[NOTE: this is a re-post from a moment ago, after I realized tumblr wouldn’t display an animated .gif. Hopefully, the link above works.]

I’m not a sports guy, but this is (I think) a good illustration of what happened to me this morning.

This week, a customer called and asked about the status of the part I had ordered for his computer. I came in last week, but I had forgotten to call him to let him know (which is why I always ask customers to call me if they haven’t heard from me…because, well…ADD.)

So I said, “Sure…the part’s already here, and I have it ready to go. How about Friday morning?”

So, I get in the car to head over to his house, and…

<cut to metaphor>

I (represented by the white player, whose name I don’t know and can’t see, with the ball), was ready to deliver and install the part (the entire job is represented by the ball), when ADD (represented by LeBron James), with complete confidence, jumps up and pimp-slaps the job out of my hand.

<cut back from metaphor>

I swear I remember putting the part and paperwork in my car to deliver when it arrived, thinking “see? I’m planning ahead!”

I just scoured my car. It’s not there. I’m tearing apart the house looking for it…it’s not there either.

So, I had to (embarrassingly) call the customer to reschedule, explaining “uhh….I don’t know where I put the part.”

<shakes fist at sky…CURSE YOU, FAULTY BRAIN!>

Would-a, Could-a, Should-a

I’m watching Stripped, and now all I want to do is drop everything and be a cartoonist for the rest of my life.



Like I should have done 25 years ago.

#drawsomething2 #griffin (#dailydraw, #march22) &#8212; a #mythology/#macfarlane mashup: #PeterTheGriffin

#drawsomething2 #griffin (#dailydraw, #march22) — a #mythology/#macfarlane mashup: #PeterTheGriffin

#drawsomething2 #zoo (#zoolander, #benstiller). This isn&#8217;t actually #bluesteel, this is #magnum &#8212; this was a #dailydraw from a month or so ago that I forgot to post.

#drawsomething2 #zoo (#zoolander, #benstiller). This isn’t actually #bluesteel, this is #magnum — this was a #dailydraw from a month or so ago that I forgot to post.

Healthy (?) lunch choice

I decided I’d make a smoothie for lunch today, so I stopped by the store and picked up some ingredients:

Carrots - check
Kale - check
Nonfat Greek Yogurt - check
Milk - check

I got home, and mixed the ingredients together. I tasted it — a bit bland. What could give it a little flavor? Put a little sugar in it, and, hey — garlic is healthy, right? I sliced up a clove of garlic and blended it up some more.

Note to self: find some good smoothie recipes. Sweet carroty-kaley garlic chunks just don’t cut it.

That moment when you realize that, as of this May, @sirpatstew will have appeared in more movies as Professor X than he has as Captain Picard. #nerdmindblown

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=fibiYqJ4lp0&u=/watch?v=OCbuRA_D3KU&feature=share

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! Stay safe!

(Thanks to Shawna L. for sharing this in Facebook).

t-campbell:

aluox:

me

And me

Ditto.
(BTW — LOTS of fun trying to run a business with a brain like this.)

a bit late, but&#8230;(twitter: please RT when you get it)(facebook: please &#8220;like&#8221; when you get it)

a bit late, but…

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This is just a little remembrance I made to note the passing of Harold Ramis yesterday. I posted it as my Facebook profile pic, but I figured I&#8217;d share it here for anyone else to use, as well."Catch ya on the other side, Egon."

This is just a little remembrance I made to note the passing of Harold Ramis yesterday. I posted it as my Facebook profile pic, but I figured I’d share it here for anyone else to use, as well.

"Catch ya on the other side, Egon."

The Hospital (a poem)
Would-a, Could-a, Should-a
Healthy (?) lunch choice

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I'm a Mac geek, digital culture junkie, cartoonist, husband &
father in Virginia Beach.

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