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My dad is a practical joker and is fascinated by gross things.
A very dangerous combination.
I was eating dinner last night, minding my own business, when my Dad decided to come on up and show me something.
Not gonna lie, I almost puked. As many of you know by now, I HATE BUGS. I will bungee jump off of the world’s tallest tower without hesitation, but I will NOT touch an insect unless my very life is on the line, let alone a wasp-parasite-infested-caterpiller.
Ugh. Ugh! UGH!
But…if you’re weird and interested in that kind of stuff, you can see a high-res of the parasite caterpillar zombie my dad found HERE.
Did you click the link? Gross.
UPDATE: I found out that the hornworm caterpillar that was covered in parasites was actually being a huge pest in my mom’s tomato garden, so I’m kind of glad it was getting consumed.
Plus, I learned that when they transform, they turn into one of THESE.
AUUUUUUUGHHHHHHHHH!!! If I had to rank my least favorite bugs, moths are my number one!
So good riddance, and good job, little waspies!
Between the earthquake and Hurricane Irene, I’ve been spending a lot of time indoors.
The fun events I was planning on partaking in this weekend were unfortunately cancelled, but I’m glad that everyone was playing things safe and staying indoors and out of harm’s way.
As I was sitting in front of the computer, I tried to think of things to write up for my comic.
I thought of covering the earthquake, but I think everyone has heard enough stories about the over-hyped event.
I was then going to write about Hurricane Irene, but (thank God), nothing too dramatic has occurred in my area.
I had no more ideas. The winds and rain were bad enough to prevent me from leaving to gain inspiration, so I thunked my head on the window and tried to think a comic into existence.
It’s a really good thing that I have a quirky sister who noticed my frustration and knew just what to do to make me laugh.
Lol, slightly inappropriate, but it was so random that it made me laugh.
Peter has already left for his last year of college, and Faith is about to go in for her very first. She is all growed up now~
I pray that everyone on the east coast is safe and sound during this hurricane.
I’ll just pass my time watching old Disney movies and Singing in the Rain~
I pinched a nerve in my back last week.
One night, I went to bed, and when I woke up 30 minutes later, I realized that it hurt just to breathe and be in a sitting/lying down position.
I didn’t get any sleep that night, so I had to call in sick. The moment my acupuncturist’s office opened, I went in to get my situation dealt with.
Got the traditional acupuncture done, then got something called “cupping” done (which left some bruises on my shoulder that made it look like I got in a fight with a giant octopus), and then a bit of rough chiropractic.
It alleviated the pain enough for me to sleep that night. Two short days later, I felt completely better!
So I’m back to comic-ing again! Hooray!
On another note, I’ve given up on the last Orlando video. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t enough entertaining footage to warrant an entire post about it, so alas. We move on!
If you’re in the MD/DC/VA area and need a good acupuncturist, just let me know~
Some of my co-workers have been asking me why I don’t wear my hair down very often…
For those of you who don’t know, my hair is actually pretty long and wavy…but on the rare occasion that I do wear it down, it usually gets pulled back up into the ponytail by the end of the day.
Now that I’ve moved back to DC, the rare occasions have become even rarer!
I get (what we like to call) an “Asian Fro.”
Haha, what can you do? Maybe when the summer season is over, I’ll try braving some hair “down time” again.
Sorry for the delay in the final video. Things have been a bit busy with work, and I haven’t been able to make it home at a decent hour yet this week, so things are kind of on hold until the weekend. Thanks for your patience~
It was time for me to get a grown-up person’s computer.
With this blog and the projects I have in store for the future, I knew that it was time to upgrade. Introducing, the iMac!!!
As much as I love mini things…this is in no way miniature…but I still love it so~
I finally showed Mini-Grace my new setup, and she had the same reaction I did when I first laid eyes on this behemoth of a computer.
Those were her actual words when she saw caught me caressing the iMac’s 27″ screen yesterday…when I thought that no one was around.
Thanks to Momma Whang for her cameo~ I’ve heard from many of you how much you enjoy the ‘rents being in my comics, so I’ll try to bring them in more often.
I will post the final video (now that the compy is all set up) this week. Good night!
On my way to work, I saw a sign.
Okay, in reality, there was no extreme wipeout (this time), but there was a stumble, and LOTS of people in Washington DC that got to see me trip into an inanimate object while searching for phantom workers above.
It reminded me immediately about the Aesop Fable about the Astrologer.
To summarize, a famed Astrologer in a town had always boasted of his ability to see the future in the stars. One night, while stargazing, he failed to see a gigantic pit before him, and he tumbled in.
When the town’s folk came to rescue him, one of his rescuers asked him, “What use is it to read the stars, when you can’t see what’s right here on the earth?!”
Aesop’s moral ultimately stated:
“Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.”
Right now, I’m working on a large scale project…for the first few days, I passionately, albeit foolishly, tried to tackle the big parts of the project before handling the little ones.
After today’s little tumble, I realized that I was shown a sign, both literally and figuratively, to slow down, and to tackle the smaller projects at hand first.
I hope this wasn’t just a sign for myself, but helped you all as well with whatever you are doing~
Time for a well-deserved break from videos.
If you do happen to enjoy the videos, though, the final vacation vid will be up by Sunday.
Most people don’t get a chance to see the process behind my comics, so I thought I’d give you guys a sneak peek .
It’s a bit different from how I do my photo comics, though.
This one was from the “You’d Like A What?” Post.
Believe it or not, I can actually read the text in the sketch on the left.
When I come up with an idea or something happens to me, I sketch it out in my little notebook, and draw it out fresh on an 8.5 x 11 piece of white paper, scan it in, color it with Photoshop, and post it up for you all to see.
(As seen above, I also do some refinement and cutting/adding of panels)
This one was from the “Awww Skeets Skeets Skeets”Post.
Even though I usually don’t draw the entire body/context out in the sketches, the facial expressions of Mini-Grace are really the focus of my illustrations.
More comics will be on their way after the last video, so get excited!
. . .
I wonder how many times I’ve written “get excited” on my blog posts.
Too many, I’m sure. But still…get excited.
Are you sick of seeing my face, yet?
Here’s another video! Enjoy!
Only one more to go, and the comics come back. Hang in there!
I know a lot of people that read my blog prefer comics over watching videos…
But I hope you aren’t too bored with my little mini-project~
Here’s Day 2, Part 1. This is mainly for all you Potterphiles out there~ In the video, there’s a super secret link that takes you to an unlisted video, where you can ride along with me to during the 5 minute long, interactive Harry Potter castle ride!