Tuesday, November 28, 2006

odd neighbors

Notice that object in the front lawn? It's not a leftover halloween decoration. It's a real tombstone.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

new treats

Yesterday we got some new kukuruznye palochky from Emma Sometimes. She had some connections!

We have a Russian cartoon on VHS with that guy who's floating there on the right. His name is Carlson and he is Swedish. I suppose he speaks Russian with a Swedish accent.

thanks emma (sometimes)!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

getting extra endorphins today

Here's some notes from Oct. 31. I was drinking a Christmas blend coffee at Starbucks. They had Christmas blend in place of the house blend. How can they NOT have the house blend available? Doesn't that go against all the rules? I think so.

Note these pointers for getting more endorphins into your brain. You'll notice in the things to avoid list, "sad cartoons." This is because I bought a DVD of some very old cartoons, Max Fleischer's Color Classics. And I have never seen so much tragedy in cartoons before. Kids those days must have had a lot of nightmares after watching these. The characters tend to be poor orphans, or cute baby animals that end up dying somehow. There are happy endings, but not without a whole lot of crying first.

Today I decided to scrap a bunch of house cleaning plans, and took Skippy to the park. We finally got some sunlight today. A perfect opportunity to get some more endorphins into my brain.
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Monday, November 20, 2006

what i've been up to

I know I'm long overdue for an update here.

I've been busy with a number of things. Benji and Misty (the two dogs) were here for a visit while my parents were on vacation. Here's a picture of them with Skippy. All with glowing eyes.

I've also been busy adding more stuff to my cafepress shop. I've added a small section called "Jenn's Doodle World," a place for a bunch of cartoons that are set apart from the dog shop. If they start selling well, then I will give this section its own store.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

some pics

We have this cool place here, that's both a farm and a park. Since today was an unusually nice day, I had lunch with George over there, and then took Skippy for a nice long walk. This time of year you can't take nice weather for granted!

"There are so many trees to pee on here. Where to even begin?!"

Who's going to feed Tina?

Maybe it's weird, but I'm fascinated with tree bark.

This little guy does a great job mowing the lawn. We should get one of these and sell our mower, but I guess then we'd need a giant pooper-scooper.

Monday, November 06, 2006

night sledding with Rudolph... now for sale

I had mentioned before that I sold this cartoon as a greeting card, but it never was printed. Since it won't be printed by a card company, I have it for sale now on my cafepress shop.

I can almost guarantee from experience that the colors on cards will be lighter than it shows online. Other things print better, but any paper products come out light.

There is actually a 25% off sale on greeting cards right now.

I added this Rudolph design to some T-shirts and sweatshirts also. The title originally said "Night Sledding With Rudolph," but I changed it because the card company had wanted something different... I decided to go ahead and keep the new "winter games" title.


Do you ever feel like you don't have anything new to say?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Search for the Perfect
Kukuruznye Palochky

For YEARS George has been looking for this snack from his childhood, Kukuruznye Palochky. According to him it is the most tasty snack in existence.

He has purchased bag after bag of impostors over the years.

And time after time, it's just not right.

This Japanese stuff looked kind of like kukuruznye palochky, but was not even close:

Finally, at a Russian store in Brooklyn, George found these Magic Sticks! They are almost as good as he remembers, but he is still convinced that the greatest ones are out there somewhere.

George's mom insists that these other ones are the best kukuruznye palochky. He thinks these are not crunchy enough.

I think that those magic sticks taste like Kix cereal. And the other ones taste like Kix cereal with lots of extra sugar. I just noticed those last ones show them in a bowl of milk. They aren't really like cereal, more like cheese puffs with sweet sugar coating instead of cheese.