Drivel that cannot fit in a single panel comic.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

I walked 5, 036 steps. I also ran 6 miles in 1 hour and 9 minutes. It was quite hot but I made it.

Pets are getting blessed this Sunday. I can't wait.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Malignants M. Jocelyn
Dyslexia E. Gist
Sunset E. Commending
Sinkhole T. Distributes
Proneness D. Sweetens

I got style, I got class.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

I walked 2,854 steps.

Tomorrow, I'm going to run 6 miles on campus.

It was a somewhat tedious day at work. Stufffing envelopes and replacing papers. I did manage to do all that without a paper cut.

Goofy spam names and Zen koans of the day:
Betroths K. Dares
Niebuhr T. Triggering
There was only one expression on her agitated face when she ran into t...

Love and peace.

Monday, September 27, 2004

I walked 6,010 steps.

Walter bought me a Brian, from Family Guy, action figure at RMTranscon. It is really cool. It is sitting on top of my computer speakers.

I visited my mother yesterday, for her birthday. I ate so much food that I was miserable.

Today, I ate lunch with Walter and his mother. It was kind of a slow day at work but it is good to have slow days once in a while.

I'm still compiling my first list of panels to send to United Media. The folks at rec.arts.comicstrips were helpful in directing me to some names to address my cover. It is better to address names rather than titles.

I just finished reading a report and right now I feel a little underappreciated. I feel underappreciated for myself and Walter. Of course, a lot has happened since the information for that report was compiled. All things are fleeting, including these feelings.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Cartier J. Revenge
Disenchanted P. Kabob
Solicits M. Claimants
Faulted M. Ale
Meagerness E. Roadways
Nathropoids V. Subornation
Sincere Koenig
Engraves I. Ortiz
View B. Idiomatic
Register A. Calico

I do these things because they need to be done and I have the strength to do them. That is my gift.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

This week I ran 25.97 miles, burned 3,065.2 calories and weigh 166.4 pounds.

I completed my 11 mile run in 2 hours and 13 minutes. Compared to my 10 mile run last week which was finished in 2 hours and 8 minutes. Amazing what a difference the weather can make.

We did not get the expected thunderstorms from Ivan's remnants but we did get some rain. The cloud cover lowered the temperatures and running in the rain was nice.

I put together the order of service for church. This week we are doing the monthly global chalice lighting, a chalice lighting reading from Unitarian-Universalist churches around the world. This one is from India and it is long. I'm not sure how the congregation is going to react to this one. I won't be there to find out. I'll be on my way to Houston.

I wanted to attend this service because a woman from Iraq will be speaking.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Kooked V. Rowland
Decade P. Mice
Dipper H. Quail

I've been getting spam about Viagra soft tabs. You are supposed to swallow not chew.
I really should not think about the target market for Viagra soft tabs.

Friday, September 24, 2004

I walked 5,800 steps. Today is the first day of RMTransCon IV.

I am caught up on the laundry. Now to catch up on the dishes.

I love my life.

Goofy spam names and Zen Koans of the day:
Escorted J. Marshals
Ortensia Schrecengost
Uptal Amin
Aurkene Formento
frenzy. I had nowhere
Shuttered O. Caribous
Habakkuk Q. Surcharges
kareem schiltz
Sadducee H. Maraud
Mali Greenlun

I'm tired.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

I walked 3,745 steps.

I drafted a cover letter for a syndicate. I'm going through my archives and listing cartoons suitable for newspaper publication. I have over 50 so far. That group will be culled to 18 - 24 that will be sent to the syndicate for consideration.

I still have to finish going through 2003 and 2004.

It looks like we will be affected by the remnants of Ivan this weekend. This week's long run might be indoors. The temperatures are supposed to drop.

I will be visiting my mother on Sunday. I hope the weather is not too nasty.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Aristocracy A. Ringer
Pandemic K. Esophagi
Excels O. Cornrowing
Shimmies H. Delegating
Turgidly A. Dithering

I am very behind on the laundry.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

I walked 4,336 steps. I completed my Saturday run in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

I've finished a draft of my resume. I'm going to post it and let other critique it. I also checked out the submission requirements for United Media. I think I have 18 - 24 comics suitable for submission. I've drawn several hundred.

One of my cartoons has been published here:
I drew it in 2000.

I need to sell some original art. I'm running out of space.

Goofy spam names and Zen Koans of the day:
Gipsies A. Casket
Cardiologists U. Pepsin
Depend on others and you will be in a passive position
Ceremonially T. Clomp
Lac persimmon jose trichloroacetic
Exerts R. Copilots
Bart T. Minor

I feel safer now that Yusef Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) has been detained and is being extradited to the UK.

Now is the time for militias and other home grown, non-Muslim nuts to attack. Homeland Security won't expect it. They are keeping the homeland safe from pop stars that have converted to Islam.

I'm being followed by a moon shadow.
Moon shadow, moon shadow.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

I walked 6,109 steps. I went to the student recreation center to get a map of the walking and running trails on campus. There was only one copy. I took it and made more copies. I had to make phone calls to find out where the maps were located. The person at the other end had to call me back with that information. Somebody in Rec Sports could scan the map and make a PDF file available for download and printing from their web site. I guess that would defeat the purpose of getting people to walk.

I sent an e-mail to the local classic rock station complaining about the lack of classic rock on the morning show. It is third rate comedy and on rare occassions when commercial time was not sold, a song.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Denis L. Cheffed
Tripped T. Gauguin
Integrals U. Uccello
Reels Royce
Chugging E. Wilder
Fourteenths T. Patriots
Gutsiest E. Negotiating

Love bugs!

Who is telling the morning DJs that they are funny? Who is listening to this crap? Where can I find these people and smack some sense into them?

Another radio station has hired another comedian wanna-be for its morning show. This one is not nearly as bad as the others. At least he plays a substantial amount of music between the "comedy". The radio station makes him play music. If left to his own devices he would just do his "comedy".

Morning DJs should act like the rest of the day DJs. Play music, share important information, play a few commercials to pay the bills then shut the hell up.

If I wanted to hear talking, I would listen to NPR or Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh plays more music than some of the morning shows. Rush is funnier than most morning show DJs.

Monday, September 20, 2004

I walked 5,031 steps. I had a good day at work. I felt so relaxed.

I've been in the contemplation stage of change regarding my job. My job is good but it is not something I want to do forever. I feel like I'm in a rut. I am working on my resume. It is a small step toward action that will lead to change. It is less intimidating to do this in small steps.

If someone wants to hire me to draw, design and/or write funny stuff, I'll take a leap at the right opportunity.

There are no goofy spam names because I got impatient and caused IE to crash before Blogger could finish publishing the original version of this post. I've erased all the spam for the day.


Sunday, September 19, 2004

I'm whoring now. They will begin appearing on my other pages. Not all of them, just ones that have the two column table layout. I'm going to have fun tweaking the ads, placing random words in this blog to see if the box picks up on it. If anything of interest to you shows up in the XXXXX Ad, XXXXX and I will get a bit of pocket change. It will keep me off the street and they are better than pop-ups. I provide funny cartoons, clip art and other funny stuff for free without asking intrusive questions, annoying pop-ups and registration requirements. I do this because I love drawing and writing funny stuff.

I would love to draw and write funny stuff for a living. The revenue might bring me closer to that dream or at least help pay off MasterCard. MasterCard, what an appropriate name.

Goofy spam names and Zen Koans of the day:
Will I look like in my 20s if I wear that funny cloth again?
Onyx L. Glass
Inertial G. Aye
Incapacitates E. Glycerine
Today we will prevail, said Louie
Kwakiutl I. Catastrophe
Glimpsing M. Manhunt


Saturday, September 18, 2004

This week I ran 23.28 miles, burned 2,731.6 calories and weigh 167.2 pounds. I've reached a weight plataeu. I don't mind. A plataeu is better than an increase. I'm probably putting on some muscle.

Saw Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Good movie. Nice visuals. Angelina Jolie is not in it as much as the ads lead you to believe. Sir Laurence Olivier is in it. Yes, the dead actor. There are several scenes that are straight out of the Fliescher Superman cartoons of the 1930's. 11 different special effects companies were involved in this movie. Jude Law is hot. Who knew that the British Isles was still producing beautiful people?

Goofy spam names and Zen Koans of the day:
except for me stumble

Friday, September 17, 2004

I walked 7,575 steps. I was able to do the Dancer Pose in Yoga class. Half-moon still eludes me. My back leg refuses to leave the floor. My Crocodile Pose also needs a lot of work. I just don't have the upper body strength, yet.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Ashurbanipal O. Aquila
Roxie O. Indemnification
Emits M. Oarsman
Invisibly U. Parboiled
Precipitate U. Smetana
Succor P. Morison

Someday, I will be speaking in front of an audience and each member of that audience will have, what I've deemed as a goofy spam name.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

I walked 8,032 steps.

Somebody switched computers in my classroom without telling me. There are problems.

Walter went to a Jesus Seminar and learned a lot. There were a bunch of people from outside of our church in attendence. Athiets to Zoastrians. This is either a weekly or bi-weekly class.

I ran 3 miles in 36 minutes. The next run is 10 miles. Goal time: 2 hours 15 minutes.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Macy J. Sprouted
Longevity U. Rollerblade
Visayans M. Numbness
Eastern G. Whitener
Flattening Q. Permutes
Duct U. Lodge

Must confirm my e-mail with Google AdSense

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

I walked 2,649 steps. The pedometer was being a bit fussy today. I'm sure I walked more. What can I expect from a happy meal toy?

Salvador was being broody with my computer mouse. It sort of reminds of an egg and he gets very angry when I try to touch it. He gave up protecting his egg after he figured that I was not going to let go of the mouse. He did get in several good nips before departing for my shoulder. He's demanding head scratches now.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Ludwig R. Happy
Indian R. Lilts

May everyone in the path of Ivan be safe.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I walked 3,897 steps.

I tried to do an overhead press with a full sized barbell. I could not get the thing off the rack safely. I switched to a machine that uses the same motions. I was able to bench press a 40 pound barbell for 20 reps. Someday I might be able to bench half my weight (about 85 pounds).

Salvador is preening my hair. Now he has switched to preening his own feathers. Always preening. Must maintain the pretty bird style.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Upgrade B. Turnoff
Fink S. Absurder

I'm a pretty bird.

Monday, September 13, 2004

I walked 3,934 steps. I did a fair amount of walking between my office and my damn classroom. The equipment is doing goofy things again. People are starting to avoid using my classroom for tele-conferencing. This is not good.

I'm moving a little ahead on the weekly multi-panel cartoon. The characters' looks will change as I get a handle on them and decide how I want them to look. Maybe my drawing will improve.

Check out this site for an unintentional funny. Note the third picture down.

I saw it on

Goofy spam names of the day:
Eloy J. Timer
Glitzy E. Copeland (sounds like a drag queen name)

Oh great dung spirit please watch over me.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

I taught my first Sunday school class. It went well. Most of the success should be credited to my co-teacher. She was very good at directing the kids in discussion. I'm looking forward to next week.

The kids were given a homework assignment, that I did not know about, beforehand. They were to come up with names to describe themselves. I call myself "She who runs like a tortoise". It will probably be shortened to "Runs like Tortoise". Slow and steady and finish the race.

The curriculum is a native American thing. Respect the earth and all living beings, just like the native Americans. We won't mention that they were not vegetarians. The native Americans are just as human as other people groups; compassionate, generous, brutal and greedy but we won't mention that. We will just focus on their reverence for the earth and all its creatures living and non-living.

There is a large industry devoted to connecting white people to native American traditions. Become one with nature, connect with the spirit, find your inner animal, simplify. It is the "noble savage" of James Fenimore Cooper and other 19th century romantics but only on a larger, more commercial scale. Mark Twain would have had a field day with the CDs, dream catchers, books, and other merchandise. At least Cooper confined his romantic notions to fiction. I wonder what Mark Twain would make of the new age spirituality that is growing in American society of the 21st century?

The kids are too young to understand the absurdity of this curriculum. For them it is just fun and a cool way to look at things through other eyes. I will try my best to enjoy it in the same light. Maybe as they grow, they will be able to integrate it with their own white, American, middle class upbringing and be able to appreciate both without being forced to feel guilty about being white, middle class Americans. One should feel guilty for wrongs that one has done and try to atone for them but how do you atone for fair skin and fortunate circumstances? All you can do is give something back. But wouldn't it be better to do it out of gratitude instead of guilt?

I'm tired of this notion in Unitarian-Universalist circles that only Native Americans can truly appreciate the earth and that white people are not capable of reverence for the earth without invoking the traditions of native peoples. Maybe this notion exists to help atone for the sins of our ancestors. I will atone for my own sins and while I respect and enjoy learning about native American traditions, I don't @#$%! need their traditions to tell me to respect the earth. Respect for the earth is part of the traditions I grew up with. My traditions do not anthromorphize every aspect of the earth but I can damn well appreciate its beauty, bounty, treat it with respect, try to minimize my impact and encourage others to do the same without going around thinking that a spirit is in every single damn rock, pebble and grain of sand.

Nobody ever talks about the spirit that inhabits shit. Shit is part of nature. Everything in nature has a spirit inside it, according to the native American traditions as appropriated and perverted by guilt-stricken, new age, white people. Yet, the great shit spirit is never prayed to, there are no CDs filled with songs of the great shit spirit, shit totems, dolls nor other merchandise. Jack shit for shit. Come on, shit fueled the fires that the native Americans danced around, told stories by and warmed themselves as they pondered the mysteries of the universe. The fire spirit has songs sung about it and the fire spirit is prayed to but nothing for the shit that fueled the fire. Perhaps, the native Americans had a sense of perspective about these things. Maybe all of nature does not need to be worshiped in order to appreciate nature in general.

The next Sunday School assignment it to bring something from nature to the altar. Maybe I'll bring one of Daisy's turds.

No, I won't inflict any of this on the kids. I'll enjoy building the shields with them, listening to their stories as they search for their own truth and meaning, learning from them and hopefully making a small positive difference in their lives. There will be plenty of time for guilt to be thrust upon them.

White people nearly wiped out native Americans then poorly appropriate parts of their cultures. At least they have casinos to avenge the injustices against their ancestors.

The Sunday school curriculum is making me think. My thoughts may not go in the direction they are expected to go but in Unitarian-Universalism they are allowed to go in any direction within the confines of the 7 principles and there is not a damn thing anyone can do about it.

Stick that in your peace pipe and smoke it.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Blogger ate another post. I walked over 8,000 steps yesterday. There was only one goofy spam name and no Zen Koans.

It looks like our adoption of a Quaker parrot and/or a Cockatoo will not happen. The lady wants to keep them together so -they are going to another home. I guess if it does not work out then we are next in line. Right now, one bird is proving to be a handful. I have to keep Salvador off the back of my monitor to prevent him from chewing printer and monitor cords. He is walking around my mouse and+ keyboard chewing on my mousepad and a small white board I keep at my desk. That is why there are random letters and symbols appearing in this post. I used to write small notes on the white board but since Sal has chewed up most of the writing surface I have it as a chewing surface and perch for Sal. It keeps the bird poo off the keyboard.

I start teaching Sunday school tomorrow. Pray for me and the kids.

This week I ran 22 miles, burned 2,619.8 calories and weigh 167.1 pounds. So far this year I have ran 487 miles and burned 63,039 calories.

Dinner is ready, I'm starved, let's eat.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Photos (Gatorade): ""

The true story behind the alligator photo.

I walked 3,877 steps.

I started the world's most boring thread on a newsgroup.

One of my professors has started the ball rolling on getting some upgrades for my classroom. I hope it can be done. The department has a growing distance education program ( and it would be a shame to have it slowed down by substandard technology.

Goofy spam names and Zen Koans of the day:
Man squirts milk out of eye
Dean R. Authority

No much today.

Received this picture from my dad. An alligator bringing home lunch. Visit to find the true origin of this picture (the picture is real but the story being circulated is not true)

MMMMM! Venison.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

I walked 4,239 steps. I also ran over 5 miles. The ante has been upped on my medium run. I'm going to run again tomorrow and do weights and yoga on Friday. I'd rather do a medium run and a short run on back to back days rather than short run then long run.

Daisy enjoyed some Taco Bell and TV time with me. She did what she does best, lay around. At her size when she lays around the house, she really lays around the house. Actually, she is trimming up a bit.

Goofy spam names and Zen Koans (they're back!) of the day:
button decrease body fat managua
Wonderful porpoise think healthy superstition
Ladle A. Syracuse
chorus the doctors in picasso
drumlin be active final
Upturn I. Lavishness

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

I walked 5,143 steps. I went to a meeting tonight so this post will be short. The meeting was productive.

The website update will be minimal.

Goofy spam names tomorrow.

Damn, now I got that song from Annie stuck in my head.

Make it stop.

Monday, September 06, 2004

I walked 7,905 steps. I did not get Labor Day off.

A digital video camera was stolen from my locked office over the weekend. They did not take the regular digital camera. A projector that was bolted to the ceiling of one of the classrooms was also stolen.

I told Walter to keep an eye out for someone trying to pawn a projector with half a fastener on it.

We went swimming with the Sunday school kids yesterday. It was a lot of fun. The slides were fun and I used some seldom used muscles trying to cross on a floating bridge. If you weigh more than 50 pounds it was quite impossible to cross without falling off.

I was concerned about a 'wardrobe malfunction' occurring while I was sliding and splashing around. I was shaped quite differently when I bought my swimsuit two years ago. It had loosened at the top quite a bit. The shoulder straps rubbed the sunscreen off part of my shoulders and I got quite a burn. Blistered but not painful. That is unusual.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Plowing H. Flyers
Immobilization C. Arapaho
Ravage O. Pardoning
Ewing P. Requirements
Revolver T. Semiramis
Minds L. Eucalypti
Hieroglyphic U. Regain

Larry Hagman, watch over me.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

On Friday, I walked 4,310 steps. This week I ran 18.56 miles, burned 2217.3 calories and weigh 167.1 pounds.

Today we visited a couple of birds that we might be adopting. They seemed like very nice and sweet birds. The Cockatoo is going to someone else on a trial basis but if that does not work out then we are next in line. It looks like we have a shot at the Quaker parrot. The Quaker is very attached to its current human so it will take a lot of patience. The lady's husband is having a liver transplant and will not be allowed to live with birds. She is quite upset about the whole thing wants to be sure that her birds end up in a nice home. We hope that we can adopt both the birds.

I'm taking a Yoga class once a week to improve my flexibility and balance.

I ran 7 miles in less than a hour and a half. My goal time was 1-1/2 hours. During the last quarter mile my right hamstring was trying to knot up. It still is quite sore. I've been stretching it. Maybe tonight, I can get a massage.

Yes, my life is as boring as this blog. All in all, I like it that way. People with boring lives are the only ones that have time to blog.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Signatories D. Rosetting
Slather G. Guadalcanal
Flatulent I. Kingly
Wildcatted I. Swelled
Halfback E. Tossup
Psychs R. Retold
Berrying R. Yardstick
Dismally I. Disregarded
Actively G. Hedonism
Ethelred J. Bigmouth
Insoluble O. Repast

I live in interesting times. My life does not need to be interesting.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

I walked 9,551 steps. More going back and forth between my office and the copier. I finished the big copy job. Hooray! The rest of the week should be a lot less hectic.

Daisy's ear is getting better with cleaning and treatment. We enjoyed breakfast together in the cool morning breeze. It felt a little autumnish.

Goofy spam names of the day:
Gyms H. Denouements
Mister I. Bookings
Kelvin R. Contain
Pomp S. Salesgirl

Blogger please don't eat this post.