No videos this time, but guess what? It’s a boy!
When the obstetrician said, “Oop, I think I know what you’re having… Yep, there’s something between the legs there!” Poor Justin heaved an anguished sigh and crumpled forward, NOT because he was at all disappointed, but because I had made such a fuss about hoping it was a girl. But to be honest, I just laughed, so happy to see my little guy squirming around in there. A whole eight ounces of healthy, tiny boy human, with his little Who from Whoville nose.
I can feel him moving around sometimes, when I lie still. Justin can’t feel it from the outside yet, but he’ll still fall asleep with his hand on my belly, waiting for that first good kick. Of the two of us, he’s the only one who knows squat about little boys. He’s going to be such an awesome father.
I have less and less anxiety about it all. I used to have fears about my body distorting, but I’m already pretty big and it’s not anywhere as bad as I thought it would be. Things are coming together, and we’re getting comfortable with the certainty that we won’t know everything, we won’t be ready for everything, but we’ll do just fine in any case.
His name is David.
My sister’s little man, my soon to be nephew. I had this vision, before we found out, of what her child would be like if he were a boy. Smart, bookish, funny, thoughtful. I can’t wait to meet him.
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I’d started uncontrollably daydreaming about having a couple of snail pals, and then lo and behold, I found these two little dudes hanging out on my lanai. I set up a wee terrarium and they seem very happy. Still deciding what to name them.
I was flicking through the “vote up or down” list for Threadless t-shirts today and i found a lot of exciting ones I wanted to share. These, of course, are done by regular ol’ artists like any of us, who will get lots of support if their design gets printed. Also, there are some awesome, super amazing designs that we may never see as shirts if they don’t get picked. Just gonna share some favorites and the links to vote for them below!
Young Master Lovecraft Finds A Friend (aaaaahhhhh! A favorite!)
El Coleccionista de Calacera de Azùcar (another big favorite)
These are just some of the ones that excited me, but there are billions more here!
Found a gecko egg in my room. When I hold it up to a light I can see the baby move! Gone hatch me up a dinosaur.
You want art? I got art! Get a little snapshot of color to spice up dem walls (and help me between paychecks maybe). I have many sizes and oddball styles here!
You want free shipping too? For you, I make such a deal! Use coupon code SHIPFREE at checkout and you pay no shipping. But only cause you’re my homie.
Like it’s such a new thing.
Thanks very much! It’s such a frustrating, completely unjust situation, from beginning to present, and it’s so hard to talk about at all without just shouting curses and biting my fist. It’s good to know I can make some amount of sense and not sound like an utter cave person. Thanks for writing in. Let’s all hope for a sensible, just solution very soon!
CAPTAIN JOHNSON NOW IN CHARGE OF FERGUSON SITUATION
"I’m going to march with you. There won’t be a police line."
"Crowd Shouts ‘We Love You’." This is killing me. I just need to take a minute to stress this. The crowd started shouting “we love you”.
Just like that, THAT quickly, did it turn to love. Do you see? Before that, the police who were so intent on dehumanizing the protesters and the victims of their own abuse, were trying so hard to make them out to be violent, animalistic, hateful. They were angry, certainly, and had the right to be. But this just shows, in seconds flat, how quickly all that energy turns to thoughts of compassion and love just as soon as someone stops the bullying.
He did not pander to them. He did not even tell them they were right, didn’t say what evil assholes the other cops were, didn’t say anything except that there wouldn’t be a police line, and that he would walk with them. I will walk with you. That simple. I hear you, I listen to you, I will not pretend you are wrong or inhuman, and I will walk next to you. And just with that simple gesture, that tiny little bit of compassion, immediately comes the word love.
It’s so easy for people who think they’re in a war zone to brand others as their enemy. It’s so easy to just say “enemy” and have no idea what that means. With nothing more than a tiny bit of understanding, just a calm word, a bit of give on your part, you can stop full on murderous inhuman unconstitutional insanity. You can stop the pain and instantly hear words of love.
The crowd, who had watched a friend and companion gunned down without justice, who had been beaten for standing there to say no, who had been tear gassed, shot with heavily bruising pellets, arrested without cause, laughed at, called disgusting names, the crowd shouts “we love you”. The second someone tells them he will walk with them.
My source was an email, so if you know the original source for the photos, please let me know!
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
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Drew this very very poor drawing several years back when college kids were getting pepper sprayed in the face by policemen. I think it’s time to bring it back out. The signs may be very different, the cause significantly more vital and deadly, but I feel similarly.
Cap would be pissed. What’s happening in America right now is so wrong and so scary. I could say a lot more, but better people than I are saying it better than I could. I’ll let my old, embarrassingly bad, but well meant drawing speak for itself.
Be safe, people.
New Redbubble shop open now! Loads of clever shirts and STIIIIIICKEEEERRRSS, whaaat!
New book, super yay!
Vote for Snap on TopWebcomics here! I do so need your votes, and you can do it every day!
You are such a doll, you anonymous huggybear, you. I agree, never grow up. It’s better to just grow. You are wonderful, in more ways than I know, what with you being an anon and all. But what I do know is that I think you’re the bee’s knees. Thanks for saying hi!