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Happy Birthday To Me

It’s my birthday this week! Happy birthday, me! For my birthday present to myself, I almost let myself not update this week. But then I thought better of it and figured I’ll… something else. I haven’t decided yet. But I felt like drawing on a rainy day in January, so you get an update. (By the way, WHY IS IS RAINING IN ALASKA IN JANUARY? This doesn’t bode well…)

There are two Jills which put together this comic. Writer Jill and Artist Jill. Writer Jill is pretty outgoing and she surfaces often. Artist Jill is an elusive beast, who only seems to show up about thirteen seconds before the children make a huge mess. (Monday’s mess included toxic poop and an entire box of cold cereal. You don’t want the details.) There are many times when Artist Jill doesn’t show up at all. Those times make it hard to produce a comic. But she usually shows up eventually, if only for an hour a week or less. Artist Jill wasn’t showing up for about a week and I had pretty much scrapped putting up a comic for this week, on the excuse of the anniversary of my advent into this mortal realm, but then she popped in for a quick visit. I think she left again before the last panel was drawn, but it’s good enough for Dead Timmy standards, at least. Bon appetit!

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In the Now

Hi. I’m back.

Timmy! I was WAY happier with this page when I held it in my hands than when I cast it out into the vast Sea of Internet. I wish I had a super nice fancy-pants scanner that actually makes images like the ones I drew. I was really proud of this week, especially the second panel, but so much gets lost in the transition to internet; really not sure why I shade at all. I’m kicking around the idea of saving for a tablet, but they’re in the ballpark of $200 and I’d have to save for like a year to be able to afford that comfortably. And I don’t feel like doing that to my family just yet.

We’ve had an awesome couple of weeks. It was great to get nearly all of the family back together for the holiday season, if not quite on the particular holidays themselves. It was awesome to see my long lost brothers and to see how my little nephew has grown. (He has grown A LOT. A wonderfully fat boy. He’s like a pint sized Santa Clause without the beard- all chub and joy.) And it was great to hang out with my Papa. We just dropped him off at the airport this morning and he’ll be back in Afghanistan again in another couple days. So we’re all slowly getting back to Life As We Know It. Once again, I’ve given myself far too many resolutions, but have every intention of achieving them. (I usually do, for what that’s worth.) I have four goals for the year, each of which breaks down into monthly, weekly, and/or daily goals. I feel good about them this year- I think, with work, this is all highly achievable.

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Sweet Cuppin’ Cakes!

It’s cold! Hopefully by the time you read this, it will be warmer, but right now it’s like negative fifty! -50 degrees F! That’s cold! My Papa got in last night. (Last night being like a week ago…) We went to the airport to greet him there, and my boys and I made a big batch of saltwater taffy and then handed it out with thank you notes to all the soldiers we spotted coming and going. My little three year old went around handing them out from a sparkly blue bucket. My husband insisted we were bringing too much, but we ended up not having enough! It was a lot of fun. When my dad first stepped outside, he started coughing and hacking as soon as he took a breath and then laughed and gasped, “Wow! That’s really cold!” Fortunately, he’s stationed up in the mountains, so it was at least threatening to snow when he left to come here, so it was only an eighty degree drop instead of, say, a hundred twenty degree drop that my brother is about to enjoy. Mwa ha ha ha…

So, since I’m time traveling from the past to talk to you, I won’t be able to tell you about Christmas until later. I know you’re excited to hear about my mundane life. Just wait.

To tide you over, the staff of Dead Timmy send you this holiday greeting.

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So… sorry I didn’t do that last update.  My whole family was pretty sick right up until the day before we flew out and then we were pretty busy.  And it’s looking like I won’t be updating tomorrow either.  I can’t find Gulliver’s power cord and his battery is utterly useless.  (Maybe I should put a new battery on my birthday wish list.  That and a pony.  Ponies make me think of the Shire and hobbits.  Mmmm… batteries…)  Since the scanner won’t accept the Computer of Mediocrity and the only copy of Brodie is on Gulliver, I don’t really have any way to post anything you might want to see.  So instead, I’ll just put up a video tonight and my sincerest apologies.  I hope everyone had a good holiday!

You also might check out Llamas with Hats, but it’s not quite rated G, so I’ll just make you go through a link to be really sure you want to expose yourself to this kind of sick garbage.  Sick, sick, sick.

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So.  Couple things.  One: you guys rock.  Two: so do husbands and babies.

As promised, another page of Dead Timmy (man, I have a weird sense of humor) and another chapter of Brodie (poor Tillie!).  May you enjoy them both in good health and prosperity.  (Only one more update until I fall off the face of the planet again!)

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The Cuteness

Sorry it’s late today – my child was being unreasonably cute and it’s hard to drag myself away from that.  Furthermore, he’s gotten onto this crazy sleep schedule where he keeps me up until two or three in the morning and then sleeps until noon, so I’ve been trying to drag his lazy rear out of bed at seven-thirty or eight each morning to try to get him to go to bed earlier, but in reality he just naps more throughout the day, leaving me sleep starved and him playful.  Cute.  Anyway, have more Timmy.  I’ll probably put up more Brodie on Thursday.

So, it’s Christmas season, which means I’ll be going away for a few weeks.  Family and I will be gone from December 24th through January 8th.  I might update a bit while I’m down there if I really feel the burning need, but don’t expect any manner of regularity.

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I just cranked out 5,000 words today and I’m still behind.  Mustn’t stop, mustn’t stop, mustn’t stop…

(Happy Thanksgiving, Americans.  And, following quickly on its heels, Happy Rampant Commercialism Day.  Hope none of you got trampled to death outside of Walmart.  [I slept in and played around all day with my husband and child.  And typed.  Oh, mercy, how I typed.])

I’m still planning on updating this Tuesday.  Although, it does happen that Tuesday is the first day that I won’t be frantically writing so I don’t know exactly what I’ll be posting.  Probably just a whiny rant when I inevitably fail.  Tune in next week to find out!

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