Archive for October, 2009

Monsters, Oh My

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009



I keep wanting to hug him but:

A) Fire hazard and

B) Rogue seeds and/or innards. It’s totally gross in there.

52 Haiku

Monday, October 26th, 2009

…aaaand we’re back. Josh and I had a delightful time in Portland, and real life has rushed back into its usual frantic pace much too quickly. I am formulating a way that I can drink at wineries and sleep in until 9 am full-time. Email me if you’d like to support me monetarily in this effort.


One new project that I am very super-duper uber excited to announce is a collaboration with the very talented DJ Lunchbox, aka the one amazing Will Rutherford. Mr. Lunchbox writes wonderful haiku using contemporary subjects and alternative art. That’s right, no flower-faints-on-wind or lotus blossoms here, folks. There might be blood, there might be adult themes. There might be Stormtroopers.

We were discussing projects and general shenanigans over beers at October’s Podcamp Pittsburgh, and he graciously offered to do 52 Haiku to match my 52 ills.

Pinch me, please. I could not be happier.  He’s already gotten started over on his blog. Each one he posts becomes my New Favorite!

I guess that means I should get my butt in gear and get up to date…

Vacation bliss

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

@joshsager and I are headed west this week. We’ll both be recording our hijinks at Josh and Rachel Take A Trip. Come say hi!


Thursday, October 15th, 2009

SMELLS. I notice it more on guys than gals, but the idea is the same. Cologne? Perfume? Eau de toillete? Febreeze? SOME OF YOU WEAR TOO MUCH.

I understand. Maybe you really like the way it smells. Maybe you’ve been wearing it for so long that you don’t smell it anymore and you just keep putting it on until you can detect it on your person. Maybe your nose does not actually function properly and you don’t know any better.

There is no nice way to say it, but perhaps there is a quiet, humble and private way to indicate one’s feelings as they are being choked to death by another’s overbearing odor. I propose a tiny card: small, simple, but able to communicate the issue. You can quietly slip one to the offending party without any sense of humiliation for either side.

But why stop at smells?

There are some pet peeves that are universal. Open-mouth chewing. Overusing the word “literally”.

If I can garner a list of general pet peeves, perhaps this is a product I could offer for the good of mankind. Society needs you.

What drives you nuts?

Business Cards!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009


Nice job, moo. These are pretty darn adorable.

Robots and Monsters

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009


John Martz originally posted this on Drawn! earlier this week, but I had to spread the love.

Please check out Robots and Monsters! A description per their site: is a charitable art project that matches goodwill and charitable giving with custom-made commissioned cartoon and pop art. Giving just a little bit gets you an original drawing of a robot or a monster of your specification sent to your door – and in the process, you get to sleep better at night, because you know you’ve just helped out a great cause.

Part charitable powerhouse, part experiment in collective creativity, and part underground pop-art gallery, we aim to change the world, one robot and monster at a time.

A donation gets you a rocking picture of a monster or robot, customized according to your keywords, and you get to help out a worthy cause.

It’s robots! and monsters! and ROBOTS! 


SPX 2009 Awesomeness

Friday, October 2nd, 2009


100% Road Trip Success.

After finding out Friday night that our roadmates were unable to make the trip with us, Josh and I piled in the car and made the drive after work. Getting out of town was exciting, what with the G20 wrapping up and traffic at a stand-still while the World’s Important People left Pittsburgh.

It was nice to wake up in Baltimore, especially when your wake up call is a jolly little adorable cockapoo. We had a nice relaxing morning, preaching the gospel of the One-Eyed Egg and getting our game faces on for the day’s main event.

SPX was in full swing when we got there around 1 pm. An SPX is a sight to behold. There’s about a bajillion people inside a giant hotel ballroom, and everything is awesome. Even the not-so-awesome stuff? Still awesome.

In a move that pretty much sums up our personalities, Josh disappeared to make 10 purchases right off the bat, while Justin and I made an initial sweep to get the lay of the land, then jumped back in to buy stuff. I did get to chat briefly with both John Allison and Scott C and I played a little with the knight. Scott C was kind enough to drive home my regret of not having business cards, because he politely asked for one. I tried to beam my information directly into his head, but I regret it probably did not make much of an impression. Alas.


Josh got about fifty pounds worth of goodies, and while I am Miss Frugal, the (Arnold)Sager household brought home some gems. I have Scott C’s Double Fine Action Comics Volume 1 and a print of his Tree Spirit.

John Alison’s Ghost is awesome. Of course it’s awesome.

Dustin Harbin’s Nutted is a mini comic that names a variety of ways to get hit in the nuts and it is about 100% delightful. I keep reading it over and over.  It is always funny when dudes get hit in the nuts. I am sorry… and also happy I do not have the referenced equipment.

I am slowly invading Josh’s pile, and Julia Wentz’s 2nd Volume of The Fart Party is damn good. I was glad to see she had a second volume, since Josh’s purchase of the first volume was our surprise favorite last year.


Josh and I have plans to get a table next year, so we’ll get a whole different perspective. Justin also broke down his first SPX experience — check it out! Vendors take note!


Also, if you find yourself in Baltimore for any reason, eat at Miss Shirley’s. So super tasty!