Friday, June 27, 2008

killing time w/jenn

I needed to kill some time before I head out to the airport. Thanks Jenn!! (

illustration friday - fierce

all I could think of for this weeks topic is my fierce backyard hunter. when she gets bored chasing moths she usually eats a bunch of grass, comes back into the house and spits it up all over the carpet, what a pain!

woof - day 2

ugh - very late night working, why does the east coast have to wake up so early? I think my dog is in cohoots with my client -- this is the "let's go to the beach" face that I woke up to at the crack of dawn. I kept hitting the snooze but it was all cold and wet.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

ack - day 1

okay, gulp, following the lead of one of my inspirers (say that three times fast) sketched out I'm going to try and do the 21-day-self-esteem-buster creative challenge in hopes of improving my technique.

I probably should start this when I have more time, but then that would be never. here's my first installment...a very quick doodle of my kitty helping me last night with my needlepoint. yes, the cat spit did make the yarn easier to use.

Friday, June 20, 2008

illustration friday - hoard

Saving a little somethin-somethin for later (it is the longest day of the year after all.)

Friday, June 13, 2008

illustration friday - punchline

One of my fav-o-rite jokes:

A panda walks into a bar, sits down, and orders a sandwich. He eats the sandwich, pulls out a gun, and shoots the waiter dead. As the panda stands up to go, the manager shouts, "Hey! Where are you going? You just shot my waiter, and you didn't even pay for your sandwich!"

"Hey, man, I'm a PANDA!" the panda shouts back. "Look it up!"

The manager opens his dictionary and reads:

"Panda: A tree-dwelling marsupial of Asian origin, characterized by distinct black and white coloring. Eats shoots and leaves."

Sunday, June 08, 2008

church ladies. well, isn't that special?

Okay I'll stop complaining about poor grammar because these goofs really made me smile.

Thank goodness for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences appeared in church bulletins or were announced during church services.

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.

The sermon this morning: "Jesus Walks on the Water." The sermon tonight: "Searching for Jesus."

Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say "Hell" to someone who doesn't care much about you..

Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.

Miss Charlene Mason sang "I will not pass this way again," giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

The Rector will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing: "Break Forth Into Joy."

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What Is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice.

Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.

Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.

The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.

Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.

The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.

The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.

The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use the large double door at the side entrance.

The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday : "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours".

Saturday, June 07, 2008

I've been feeling really sad for the people of Burma (maynmar) as of late. I guess since no aid is getting to them all we can do is send them our prayers. helps feed the world, it's the least we can do.

Friday, June 06, 2008

illustration friday - forgotten

Have you forgotten we have illustration friday to do?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

pet peeve

Why does the NYT and the AP insist on misspelling Navy SEALs? Does this bug anyone else? The editors seem to think Navy SEALs are pinnipeds and constantly refer to them as Seals. Ouch, it's like nails on a chalkboard, much like when people say they are doing good, instead of well. My husband has started calling me "Orwell" because of my habit of saying under my breath, "or well" when people misuse the word good. He claims it is perfectly correct to use the word "good" as long as it is modified by "pretty" and you add a slight twang to your voice.