Going on four months

The scenario presented in today’s comic strip is ripped from the headlines of my life. I use my travel mug at the office, and I haven’t washed it since I got back to work in September. My theory is this: I only drink black coffee, I finish my one cup of black coffee every day (so it sits empty) and there’s no cream or liquid left to sit and fester in there. Also, I rinse it with boiling water before I put more coffee in it, so it’s not as bad as it sounds in the comic, right?

using a travel mug at the office has been a game changer for me. I am infamous for spilling anything on myself for no reason at all and it really cuts down on that. Also, I used to be horrible at leaving dirty mugs around my desk and now I only have one travel mug!

life hacks!

This ain’t bargain bin

Many artists I know can’t draw in sketchbooks, but they can fill up a Hilroy in no time flat. Hilroy, for people not from Canada, is a brand of cheap paper products beloved by all, loose leaf, lined, all that Jazz. Anyways!

drip coffee isn’t really that smart of a choice when you consider it costs pennies to make it at home and they charge a couple bucks for a cup. The markup on drip coffee is probably higher than the markup on a latte, come to think of it.

here are quintessential Canadian novels I would write:

  1. The Avro arrow goes to mars (I mean, probably)
  2. Tim Hortons- the downfall of a nation
  3. canadian tire- is everything always on sale?

Existential dread

Big thanks to my brother for the help on getting this one sorted out!

Of course, the reason I’m not freaked out by black holes and rogue asteroids is because of this fact, which I learned from Star Trek: The enterprise will always swoop in just in time. “But Rob, the enterprise isn’t real” I hear you saying, “You’re living in a world of science fantasy! Join us in science reality, won’t you?” Well, to be honest, I guess I have just enough little problems occupying my mind that I don’t have time to worry about cosmic cataclysm.

In other news, cataclysm is BY FAR my favourite word.

They have them, you know

This is a regular occurrence, but I really can’t blame my daughters. What I CAN blame is the fact that muscle memory doesn’t do you any favours if you’re constantly using different mugs with different shapes and different weights. When I spill my coffee it’s 100% because I’m not really paying attention to what I’m doing. They should invent coffee sippy cups for adults!

Wait- they DID. It’s called a travel mug. Since coming back to work, I’ve intentionally only used my ol’ Starbucks travel mug and I haven’t spilled ONCE. I think I’ve finally cracked the code!

Animated Charlie!

I love dabbling in animation.  You can expect one of these from time to time! 😀

clearly, i didn’t think this through.

2014-10-23i really want to get a cup holder for my scooter.  I think that would be awesome.  Hmm!  Kurt Burr- if you’re reading this, 3D PRINTING PROJECT PROPOSED.

Yesterday, I met diana for a quick coffee, and found myself throwing out half of my cup because I had to go before I was done and I had no way to carry the coffee on my scoots.

…Not before attempting what is depicted in panel three.

Have a great thursday everyone!  Tomorrow, I have a Bill Watterson tribute planned, and I’m excited as I will be sending off my first draft to the printers!