Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Monday, February 26, 2007

Practice, practice, practice

I went to our first "dance" practice for the play this weekend. Yikes. With timing the music to all the steps I have to memorize this won't be easy. But I can always practice at home I suppose. Rockin' out to "Be Our Guest" every afternoon sure won't impress the neighbors but I gotta do something right?

Ok, I'm off. C-ya tomorrow for the conclusion of last week's strip!

Friday, February 23, 2007

FFF anyone?

Ever wonder why people say "God bless you." everytime you sneeze?

Back during the time of the Romans, Egyptians and Greeks, a sneeze meant that your death was slowly approaching. So the phrase "God help you" was said so as to help avoid your forthcoming doom. Years later Pope Gregory the Great would start insisting prayers of "God bless you" to be said whenever someone sneezed. And what do you know? It caught on.

Sneezes have also been considered lucky at times.

If you sneeze to your right.... lucky.

If you sneeze to your left... unlucky.

And if you sneeze to the front... you've probably ticked someone off royally.

Have a great... ah you know what I always say...

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

Short Note

First off, I'm like to thank Mr Roth for the free painting of Isreal Bissell! I love it!

Ok let's get on with the good news. Last week I officially joined the cast of the play "Beauty and the Beast"here in Monroe. I'm nothing but a glorified background character who has 3 roles and 6 lines total to sing. I love it!

So while everyone is busy learning lines, I get to sit in the back, chill out, and munch on those fruit baskets they give the cast before shows. YESSSSS!!!

So what has everyone been up to this weekend pray tell?

Friday, February 16, 2007

What a week!

Oh man! So Wednesday I finally did it. Went out to eat all by myself on V-Day! You should have seen the waitress's face. HA!! I even got half off on my meal they felt so bad for me!! Oh and I hammed it up to let me tell you! Never cracking a smile once!!

But now those times are behind us and it's time to talk about the future! A fun announcement that most of you won't even care about is in store for Monday.

Some of you have e-mailed your concerns to me about the lack of self pictures on my blog..... umm.. yeah, I'll remind you I'm trying to "build" a fan-base here not destroy it.

Also people IT'S COLD!! Geez to frag, I run my heater 24/7 it seems everyday now! My electric bill is already reaching new heights and it's worth every penny to me so I don't mind.

To all my friends up north, this is why I could never move up there. I can only imagine how more aweful it can get!

Later!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Cupid (3)



Happy V-Day everyone! No, I don't have anyone either but it doesn't mean we can't celebrate right? So how did we mark mid-Feb as being the day for lovers? Well I'm sure you've all heard the tale about mating seasons between the birds and what not, so I won't go there.

Back during the Roman Empire at the festival of Lupercian (a party for the God of Fertility) young men would go out and choose a mate. But when Claudius became Emporor he outlawed marriges because he was afraid the men wouldn't want to leave their wives to go away to war.

But just like the songs say "you can't keep love away" men still got married thanks to the help of Bishop Valentine. (oooh... now it all comes together) With the "secret" weddings going on, Claudius (upon finding out) had Valentine put in jail and then to death!

While in jail however Valentine fell in love with the jailers daughter and right before his execution wrote her a love letter which ended in the words "From Your Valentine"

In 496 AD Pope Gelasius replaced the roman festival by honoring the day for St Valentine the martyr. But in 1969 those silly catholics removed it from their book of "official" church holidays. (that's where vows of celebacy get you I guess)

However it's still popular today for children give out cards to fellow classmates that leave people like me and Charlie Brown always left wondering why we didn't get one from the little red-headed girl.

So how did "V-Day cards" get so special? Maybe it was in that last note Valetine wrote for the jailers daughter or another tale is the children wrote them to him while in jail because he was so well loved by everyone in the community. Who knows? Who cares?! I'm still not getting one from the little red-headed girl!!

Ooh and while I'm on a roll how bout this one. Back in the Middle Ages men would draw names out of a bowl deciding which girl would be thier "valetine" for that year. They would walk around for that entire week with the girls name pinned to their sleeve. Therefore coining the phrase "wearing your heart on your sleeve"

Yow! I've this went on way too long! Don't worry, no FFF this week. I think I've already said enough. HAPPY V-DAY!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Cupid (2)

In ancient mythology there are actually two sorts of Cupids. One who spreads love and another who stirs up chaos. I'm guessing the second one's more powerful these days since everyone seems to hate the holiday. But not me! I'm going out for Valentine's Day!... umm.... by myself.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Cupid (1)

This week I'm starting the comic strip early in honor of everyone's favorite holiday. I'll also be giving you little tid-bits of "did you know's" throughout the next few day to tell you a few things you may not have known about Cupid. But we'll save that for tomorrow. I'm been up for hours trying to figure out how my stupid MP3 player works.... ARGH I HATE THESE THINGS!!!

Bye for now.

Friday, February 09, 2007

You know what time it is...

With great anticipation you've checked my blog for this weeks FFF so that you can turn to one of your fellow employees later on that day and say "Hey, did you know that...."

Well, this one you're not going to believe and even may not want to know in the first place.

Did you know they've actually conducted surveys on.... farting.

In fact, the average, healthy person farts 16 times a day, mostly in their sleep. And that's not just guys! It says that woman fart just as much as we do! (I never knew....)

They even showed that many animals fart as well. Elephants being the most. So, today when you turn to your friend and say "Hey, guess what?" and they reply. You can just say "Um... nevermind. I'll tell you next week." I promise I'll have one better for ya then.

As always, have a great weekend folks!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

Just a few news and notes for today. One. The Colts won the Super Bowl, but does anyone care? I watched the game and if you ask me it was obvious by the 3rd quarter who was going to win. I never really was big into the NFL and I sometimes wonder why other people are so much. I mean, there was like 6 commercials the whole time that even made me laugh? But enough of that.

Let's move on to what happened in Boston last Wednesday. You know. The guys hired by Cartoon Network to post "light-up" signs all along the town in an effort to get publicity for the new Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie that's coming out?

Now it happend in 10 cities but only in Boston were people dumb enough to believe it was a a terrorists attack. They threw CTU, FBI and every policeman in the city into this whole ordeal and looked like the biggest idiots on the face of the planet. Now with HUGE egg on their faces, they're trying to convict the people who did this!! How more stupid can you be?

But you know what the best thing about it all is folks? Did anyone happen to see their press conference right outside the station? It was hilarious!! If you didn't please check it out here. It's well worth your time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJkTNJ7BM9I

Ok that's all for now folks. Have a great week!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Another FFF


Back in old England towns were very small and the local folks would start running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a "bone-house" and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they thought they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the "graveyard shift") to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be "saved by the bell" or was considered a "dead ringer."

Thursday, February 01, 2007