Friday, November 30, 2012

Hot, fresh delivery

To be honest, I just really wanted to draw a castle.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ice on fire

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Where's the X?

This actually started out as a Black Friday idea that evolved to this. The more I think about it, though, I probably should have saved it for International Talk Like a Pirate Day in September. Rats!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sleep hour of prayer

Because my son had early morning classes at school, he didn't just take early morning seminary, he took EARLY early morning seminary. Class started at 5:30.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New kid in town

Transfers are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get.

Friday, November 23, 2012

When Black Friday Comes

To me, the Black Friday sales are the perfect excuse to sleep in. I'm especially happy to be avoiding the sales that started Thursday night. It's kind of scary to think that by the time this posts at 5:03 in the morning, some people could already be done with their Christmas shopping. Yikes!

I'm struck by a rather odd question -- does Canada have Black Friday sales? Do they start today, or is it the Friday after Canadian Thanksgiving back in October? Hmm.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Preparing to give thanks

I hear from the elders in our area that this is a concern.

There's a lot to be thankful for! Count your blessings and remember to live in thanksgiving daily!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In the field

Fellow cartoonist Arie Van De Graaff posted a gag about Thanksgiving in the mission field. It reminded me of what it was like in our mission. Korea has its own Thanksgiving, Chuseok, which we gladly celebrated (usually around September or October), so when the American Thanksgiving rolled around, it was up to the individual districts or zones to figure out what they would do. For us, we were close to an Army base, so a member there was kind enough to let us on as his guests and we were able to enjoy a nice turkey dinner and play a little football, just like home...although the Army cafeteria stuffing wasn't quite up to Grandma's, it was close enough!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cooking from scratch

Stuffing (or dressing) seems to be one of the most controversial dishes at Thanksgiving dinner. Dry? Moist? Cornbread? Giblets? Fruit?

At our family gathering, we usually have two or three stuffing variations in order to accommodate a variety of tastes. Unsurprisingly, there never seems to be any left over, either!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Sketchbook: Turkey thanks

So after a nice Family Night lesson on gratitude, we had a discussion around dessert about what sort of things a turkey might be thankful for. These are a few things that we came up with...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Men In Black

I liked the idea of a kid wearing a Pilgrim hat backwards. I thought about giving him saggy breeches, too, but that would have been too much!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I pick you!

I remember a Peanuts cartoon from years ago in which someone was plucking the petals off a flower and saying, "He loves me, he loves me not..." Linus watched for a while, and then said, "It's difficult for me to believe that a flower could have the gift of prophecy!" I wonder if the same holds true for turkey tails?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Keeping it real

It's time to develop that attitude of gratitude and remember those things we're thankful for.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Remember November

There really oughta be one day set aside that everyone could just stay in bed and read a book, don't you think?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Sketchbook: In the service

We have a missionary from our ward serving in one of the New York missions. He was just transferred into the City where one of their main assignments is to assist with the clean up from Sandy.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November 11

Today is the traditional commemoration of Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day/Armistice Day. Not only is it to remember the end of World War I, it's also a day to honor those who have served in the military. For me, that covers a whole slew of family and friends.

The poem "In Flanders Fields" was written by Lt. Col John McCrae (a Canadian!) and is traditionally associated with Remembrance Day.

Happy Veteran's Day! Wear a poppy, thank a veteran.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


As I post this, I have visions of hanging chads and legions of lawyers hanging around ballot boxes. I hope it doesn't come to that!
UPDATE: Glad to see the candidates are (finally) handling the results with some class. Perhaps their supporters can follow their lead... :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I heard the news today, oh boy

This is sort of a rerun from four years ago, but it's so appropriate for the day. I have friends and family from both sides of the aisle who will be very disappointed whatever the outcome of the election may be.

But, doggone it, I'm gonna miss those campaign ads!

On a technical note, this has been colorized from an old scan, so the artwork is a little lacking in quality. I tried to update the look of the TV a little bit, too -- but how many of us these days actually push a button on the TV to turn it off?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Sketchbook: Who's who

At first I was expecting to have some sort of Star Wars/Disney sketch on here, but there have already been so many! I decided to go with this one instead. It stayed in the sketchbook because it's maybe not entirely accurate about the geologists. And we're all about accuracy here!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Companion inventory

I've kind of gone back and forth on using this cartoon. I'm running out of days that it will be relevant, so here it is for what it's worth. Remember to vote, early and often!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012