Yesterday morning, at 8:17am, I was fidgety. For the past four months, every Thursday I’ve posted at 8:00am without fail. Like a machine, I posted, infallible, indefatigable and probably a few other big words too.
But this week, I was cutting back, taking time off, catching up on other tasks. And I felt as antsy as my Butter Bean waiting on her morning kibble.
At 8:20am, Jeff saw the look on my face. “How are you doing?”
“Not well. I should of posted.”
“Who needs a schedule? It’s your blog… post when you want.”
My heart lurched into my throat. I almost ran to my computer to upload a post. Then I thought, how lame is that?
“I’m not some willy nilly hippy dippy blogger! I don’t just post when I want! I said I’m taking a day off and darn it, that’s what I’m doing!” I turned away from the computer, my hands on my hips. I was a woman in control of her own destiny.
Then, Jeff and I went for a motorcycle ride. We were doing a ride to prep for our group trip next week.
When riding, I’m usually working out comic ideas and stories. Then during our breaks, we knock around cartoon ideas. As you can see from my above comic, Jeff always has lots of ideas for me.
Here are a few photos from our ride. As you can see in the following photo, I like to take pictures of Jeff with a nice background.
Jeff in front of Watt’s Bar stacks.
Jeff on the other hand, likes to take pictures of me eating. Not my best look.
Pamo eating snack.
In this next photo, I was still worried about not posting Thursday morning. Again, not my best look.
Pamo on ride 10/9/14… worried about not posting.
Jeff rounds up his photo montage of me with this one….
Pamo eating AGAIN!
Three hours into our ride, a downpour came. We rode for nearly an hour in the rain heading home. Water ran down my jacket, pooled in my seat, and poured down my boots. For some reason as I was focusing on the road ahead of me, I thought of the multi panel comic I drew in February of 2011. The thought of it made me laugh for nearly ten minutes and I knew I had to share it with you. The following story is completely true:
I can still remember the day Jeff did that like it was yesterday.
Well, clearly I’m not meant to take a day off. It was hell not posting yesterday. Hell, I tell you.
Okay, I lied. I actually did post over at Comx Box HERE. Tom and the gang over there make me feel like I’m part of a group of fellow artists. They are encouraging, motivating, and an all around fabulous crew! Thank you Comx Box!!!
Yep- I’ll be back on Monday with a new comic. In the meantime, here is a video we made today promoting our big event at the store on Sunday. If you watch close, you can see Jeff in the mirror filming me and giving off stage directions. It was kind of funny when we realized it, so we didn’t even bother to re-shoot it. If you are in Knoxville on Sunday, October 12th… come join us!
Until next toon,