Okay I’m going to admit something. There is nothing more that I like than celebrating things that just exude happiness. And one of those things is Birthdays! No matter how old you are, it’s just a really good time to be appreciated by your loved ones. And I really like that I get a day to make my friends feel as special as they really are to me.
I am so sorry that this post is late. But, I finally got this drawing colored and I still want to make this post super special.
Nancy Tang is one of the coolest people that has ever been in my life. There is something really quite magical about her ability to try everything (and be quite good at it.) There is no sport, or game, or challenge that she hasn’t faced without giving her all. She also has this incredible energy around her that makes you feel like you can accomplish anything, if she believes you can. And I have benefited from that several times. Not limited to the most stressful game of charades that we played this weekend. A pep talk from Tang could get you to run for President… and depending on a few swing states… you could most possibly win.
The best thing about Nancy is that she is the kind of person who you can become inseparable with, and can talk about anything with… and at different times in our 7 year friendship we both definitely have. It’s like having your own personal cast of Golden Girls, but only like 1 other person.
Another lovely thing about being with Nancy is… there is always dessert. Whether it’s deliciously crafted cake… or even home made cupcakes… there is always a sweet time when you are with her. And this leads into the doodle…
Happy Birthday Nancy… have the best 31st year that you can possibly have!
Happy Birthday Nancy Tang! Thank you for being a friend!
Also this year we will master the red velvet cupcake! And we will go to at least 2 super fun concerts. I totally promise.
We all have our protocol quirks in my office.
-Proper phone etiquette is a biggie. (I always tell people to have a nice day when I say my professional tidings.)
-Being more streamlined. (this is all the Professional.)
-Getting our deadlines done. (I think most people want this.)
-Not having a break-room full of ants (sane people.)
-Refilling the water for the Keurig (People who don’t want the world to end. My boss wants coffee.)
-Getting prints at a good quality (the printer is my nemesis )
-Using the tri-pod to take project photos (Ahem, Professional)
-Not having enough bullet points (it seems like enough, now :) )
And well now I know one of my new desk mates big professional gripes… incorrectly folding invoices:
She’s going to judge you and your whole company if it has that weird extra bit folded over the rest of it.
So remember when you send us stuff, and you want Amber to not be mad… tri-fold it like you mean it.
Does anybody else have a serious office procedural quirk? Or just how you think things should be done? Are we just crazy in this office?
The world may never know.
I think Jimmy is going to be mad at me for posting this.
But I have known him for nearly 10 years and sometimes the things he tells me still makes me burst out with laughter. (But hey, I laugh a lot)
We all have really highly specific things that make us smile. For example: Phil Collin’s to me is like a musical angel who makes everything alright when I hear his voice, and Matt&Kim can save me from 99.2% of despair.
We are not all the same though. This weekend Jimmy shared this musical nugget of joy with me:
It’s the one he choo choo chooses!
And just in case you are wondering what the song that is #1 on the charts in the nation of solely Jimmy:
Somewhere at this very moment… he has this queued up to watch on YouTube.
P to the S that crisp white doodle paper that all the kids are talking about can be seen, purchased and hugged right here… emnote notebooks!
I have spent too much time away from my blog.
And I have suffered consequences.
I am stressed, my hair is turning white. I am drinking 2 sodas a week. And umm.. I can’t think of a third thing…. but I’m sure that it’s happening… and that it is on the equivalent of 2 sodas bad.
I guess I have been too busy. But that doesn’t really excuse me, because a lot of my joy is sharing silliness with people. In a strange was it is what calms me. And right now I totally need this before I start work-related-crying. (I have been redoing the same project every other hour for the last 15 work hours… and none of the printers are working and… my head is about to explode.)
So I took a moment during my lunch break to color a few things and this is one of them.
Because I am such an odd bird, I don’t really think this drawing needs much context… because well this kind of stuff happens to me… a lot:
It’s been one of those days. Just hand me my spotted wings.
Today I’m going to tell you a story about when I was in school…
When I was in school I was a good student… which really surprised people because I seemed really unfocused in nearly every lecture class I had.
I just really was good at comprehending the subject matters I studied and once I did… I didn’t have all day to hear the lecturer talk about alabaster in its various applications, I just daydreamed until the hour-forty five had passed. And of course I had read the textbook the day before, so I had all my day to not think about trying to memorize anything but stuff I wanted to.
Now all my daydreaming probably would have been just fine, had I not forced my weird imagination on my friends, especially Jimmy. He wanted to pay attention so badly and all I ever did was distract him. I would spend my time sending him drawings of Jamba Juice cups, Lambs that were striped, and well taco’s and how much I wished I was eating or building a place to hold tacos and not be in that class.
So dedication time… this Doodle goes all the way out to Jimmy who is like many miles away from me right now, but could probably use a laugh:
My favorite part is when he finally gave up on learning and just doodled back instead!
Quite candidly internet, I would list distracting people as one of my finer qualities. If you spend time with me the next thing you know is that it could be hours… or even years. And there is going to be sketchbooks of doodles to go along with it.
Now I must return to some doodles that I am working on like super seriously!
Happy Saturday everybody!
I wasn’t going to post today but… I haven’t been posting all that much lately. And I actually got some time to draw today, and I’m just so happy I had to share it.
My sister-in-law asked me to draw the sad tale of her beta fish Guido and his unfortunate run in with the Goldfish Mafia of Missoula Montana.
It appears Mr. Guido was 86′ed by the golden scaled crime lords… and she just wanted to share the story in graphic form.
Gangster fishes! I have had a few goldfishes in my lifetime and I can tell you they are very much exactly like this. When we cleaned out their tank there were just tons of mini aquatic weapons…
And, even though my scanner is a bit on the fritz, I used my fabulous new notebook that I got from a fellow blogger Edwin at the Awkward List.
I’m in love with this notebooks that you can get at emnote!