Life hacks for average joes

The first panel is something I have recently discovered. I used to watch smallville while I walked on the elliptical, but I ran out of that. Then I was watching YouTube, but the ads are the worst. Then we set the tv up in the garage again, so I put the switch on that and it’s PERFECT. I can have half of the controller in each hand and walk for 30 mins straight without even looking at the watch. I might just play breath of the wild and walk on the elliptical forever.

the second panel is something I discovered about 6 months ago. I’ve already made a comic about how much I love using one travel mug at work, but here are few more reasons I love it: 1) it always feels like you’re going somewhere 2) less prone to spill on my clothes 3) when I do knock it over, it leaks and spills slower than a mug

the third panel is outside of my experience, but I thought it was funny. Well, sort of. I don’t think gun violence is funny, but I do think the idea of robbing a bank as being a life hack is funny.

life hack! Make your very own drill from SCRATCH using cardboard, hot glue, and a drill you’ve taken apart.

Cumulative case argumentation

It’s true- being bad at something doesn’t mean you’re a failure! Not inherently. There is no need to be great at everything, and being bad at one thing does not mean you are bad at all things. I mean, at a certain point, with failures mounting left and right, it’s easy to start thinking that maybe failure is a defining factor of your life.
For example, I’ve worked at no less then 5 businesses that went out of business shortly after I worked there. Once or twice, and it feels coincidental, but 5 times? Was I to blame? Meh.

Anyways, I just thought this comic out as I was driving home from work, In response to those positive thinking “success memes” which are omnipresent in my social media feeds these days.

Making friends

Making friends is a bit difficult as an adult, but it doesn’t have to be. People like music or movies or books or whatever. Maybe I’m being naive, but if you get to know someone long enough and you can usually find something you have in common. Not with everyone, but thankfully, there are usually more than one person, and you don’t have to be hang-out buddies with everybody.

We were at the park yesterday afternoon and the first two panels of this comic happened almost verbatim. Pretty funny stuff!


My daughters are a constant source of comedy. My youngest adds a ‘uh’ or an “ugh!” At the end of ‘daddy’ when she recognizes I’m making a dumb dad joke (which I’ve Finally come to understand the purpose of, more on that below). She was so disgusted that I’d think that mermaids were in universities. She said it so matter-of-factly that I knew I had to remember it in comic form.

now, on to dad jokes! I always thought they were either feeble attempts to be funny or regurgitated jokes that at one time were funny, but the truth is, they’re meant to get the type of reaction this comic illustrates. There’s nothing better then trolling your own daughters with a bad joke. ‘DADDY-UH’ is as sweet to my ears as laughter.

A week of snow days

True story. A week of snow days means we worked our way through quite a bit of the Disney catalogue, caught up on new seasons of old classics, and somehow managed to obliterate our data cap (which, if I’m not mistaken, is 500 gigs a month). We got faster internet a while back, which came with a bump in data (from 300 gigs to 500 gigs) for ten dollars cheaper a month without a contract (go figure!), but it looks like even that isn’t enough if we’re all stuck inside streaming our own thing on different devices. Luckily for me, it’s definitely the odd month out, we don’t typically spend that much time watching tv.

that being said, we are prone to binge watching stuff. This week, it was some cheerleading reality show on Netflix. SO MUCH DRAMA! It sucks me in.

150 ggmrs strips!

alright, let’s count it out.
  1. Dumb question
  2. dumb answer #1
  3. dumb answer #2
  4. good idea

    there is some debate as to whether or not a question can be an idea, or if it is the catalyst for an idea, but I think anything your brain generates is an idea, so I think it works. Today’s comic is the 150th comic strip of go go Mach rocket sheep, or as I’ve come to refer to it in my head, “GGMRS”, because that’s what I name the files. That’s in addition to over a thousand charlie and the ghost strips, and a couple space chuck graphic novels, and about a hundred half-started comic ideas.

I’ve always been of the mind that it’s better to run with an alright idea than it is to sit around doing nothing because the perfect idea hasn’t come along. I think the process of failing and make adjustments helps to refine the idea making process to begin with. Of course, it’s easier and much more comfortable to do nothing.

Tunnel vision

One of my resolutions this year is to stop snacking, with some important loop holes. 1) on date night, I can snack. 2) if I’m at an event that has snacking as a big part of what it is (for example, a movie with friends and everyone’s got popcorn). Really, it’s meant to keep me eating food at meal times, and after the meal is over, to stop picking away at stuff. That’s the intent.

the only thing keeping me from breaking this resolution is the fact that I don’t want to be cliche and break my resolution before I’m even out of January.

all I can think about right now is how Diana’s instant pot Mac ‘n’ cheese is sitting in the fridge, begging to be eaten. And if I didn’t eat that, I could whip up some tasty peanut noodles, or popcorn with white cheddar seasoning, or oh man the options are pretty well endless! I’d even go for an Apple.

Here’s what I do instead. I drink tea and sit with a magic bag. I have to microwave the magic bag, which makes me feel like I’m preparing something, and tea tastes pretty good so it feels like I’m having a snack. Also, keeping busy helps.