Shark Week 2017: Watching “Shark Exile”.

A huge thanks to my dear sweet husband and my mother-in-law for letting me commandeer the TV and enjoy sharky goodness all week. Last night I was watching “Shark Exile” (about removing problem sharks from beaches in Brazil and the Australian coast instead of killing them) while eating Shark Bites fruit snacks and drawing occasionally, using the colored pencils stored in my shark-covered Vaultz pencil case. 🙂

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My Weird Life: Floor Smiley.

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This innocent-looking knothole once got me in a heap big mess of trouble, if just for a minute.

My mom and stepdad recently moved to a new and smaller home, so I am glad I have a pic of this. This knothole resided beneath the kitchen table in their previous home, pretty close to where my mother’s seat was. When Mother first noticed it in the hardwood floor, all hell broke loose.

She was younger and fitter then, and she came tearing into my room and told me to get into the kitchen NOW. Having a healthy respect for parental authority, I obliged, albeit a bit hurriedly. Once we reached the kitchen table, she grabbed my arm and pointed to the floor.

“WHY DID YOU DO THAT?” I heard in my ear, which made it ring.
“What? What? What did I do?” I asked, racking my brain to try to think of any befoulment of the floor I might have committed. I came up with nothing.
“You drew on the floor!!”
Scanning the floor below, I could only shake my head and say,”I don’t know what you’re talking about! I didn’t draw on the floor!” (did she really think I, a college student, was capable of such idiocy?)
She thought I had drawn a smiley face on the floor. When she got down on her knees and inspected it, she realized that it was a knothole and she did apologize.

It became one for the books, an often-told bit of hilarity we remember to this day. The Floor Smiley isn’t the most pleasant smile in the world. It’s almost evil, a little mocking. But still, once you knew it was there, you couldn’t ever not notice it. To really see it you have to see it from far away.

I wonder if the home’s new occupants will ever notice it.

 

 

Happy Birthday to my brother!

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There’s a bit more to tell about this drawing. I drew a lot of little dog and cat characters in the late 70s and very early 80s, still in grade school. I also had a mouse and bird character, seen here too. The cat’s name was Oglevie..no idea where I got that name…and the bird’s name was Elmo. This was long before Elmo Monster trashed Sesame Street, but oddly enough, the bird was red. I am drawing a blank on the mouse and dogs’ names.

Happy Easter from Daddles and Me!

 

I couldn’t let this one slip by.

Here is my brother and me in probably 1975 or 76, with our Easter baskets. (he says we look like aliens in this pc :D)  I had gotten a white toy kitty in mine, and I’m holding it in the photo. I still have it, but it’s packed away somewhere.

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See the little toy ducky in Scott’s basket?

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This little guy. Well, when we had to clean out my Mother’s house, I found him!

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I remember always coveting this cute fella. I seem to distinctly remember his name being Daddles. I hope it was, because I’m calling him that. Happy Easter from Daddles and me!

Sick as All Getout.

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Dear Readers, if you follow this blog, my apologies for vanishing for a week.

My siblings and stepsiblings and I just moved our parents out of their house to a smaller one. Six months of packing and clearing out a very large house with a HUGE dusty basement was done in a week. My stepdad had some sort of typhoid/ pneumonia hybrid cold that he gave us as well, and it has knocked me on my ASS. I haven’t sat at my desk all week.

On the bright side, I have gotten to catch up on reading these great old horror comics from the 70s that my brother gave me after we did a bit of clearing out last month.

Minerva seems to be enjoying the Swamp Thing issue.