Monthly Archives: September 2006

New Monitor

We recently bought a new toy to help us with our work here on the strips. We finally got rid of our old 19″ cathode-ray tube monitor that was about the size of a microwave. We replaced it with a brand new 20″ flat screen monitor that’s a WIDESCREEN!! Woohoo! This thing is awesome! Not only does it take up less space, but it has digital hook-ups that our computer deskt top was already outfitted for so we have a real crisp picture now. The widescreen is almost like having a dual monitor set-up. We have lots of extra screen space to keep multiple windows open on. I really recommend to everyone that the next time you buy a new monitor consider a flat, widescreen monitor and you’ll go “Wow” too.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

Beefy Home Inspector

The home inspector turned out to be a young guy who was impossibly buff. He went through the process very meticulously, and he was initially disappointed that there was no roof access. Not to be deterred, he propped the ladder against the wall, hung onto an open window and swung himself up there. Home inspection is not for the faint of heart. We set a record yesterday for traffic to our website and that’s super encouraging. Lots of compliments on the bigger size and the color. It’s been a week since launch and I finally took the time out to put a simple banner up. I know, it’s not much. I wasn’t sure what to advertise, so I thought mentioning Maridee’s MySpace page would be as good as anything else. Some of my Farks have made the rounds enough on MySpace that it’s fitting to take credit for them somewhere. Who would have thought that many people would get excited about the Burger King in bed with the Quaker Oats guy, that took me maybe ten minutes to make. And frankly it seemed like an obvious joke at the time. Far be it from me though to criticize if it makes people happy. Laughter is really what it’s all about you know, what do I care if it’s obvious.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

Dump the Furniture

As I’m moving in the near future, some decisions were made about our furniture. Some of it is just too big or just the wrong style for the new condo. The office has a bed in it that Scott has had since he was a kid growing up and keeping it just didn’t make any sense. The couches have this Northwestern cabin style I haven’t bought anything to match in ages and they take up a monstrous amount of space. And I bought this glass table when I first moved up here… I was living with a girl who had a friend that was downsizing to a houseboat, and to make everyone happy I bought a few items. The glass table was one of them and I’ve never used it. The top is one big massive glass oval and it stands on a huge black bear made of resin. He’s lying on his back and he holds the glass up with his paws. No kidding. They needed to go so I decided I’d better get them up soon on Craig’s List, this classified ad website everyone in Seattle uses religiously. I thought it would take awhile to sell this stuff so I’d better hurry and get it up. I put the items up around 2 in the afternoon, within 10 minutes I got my first phone call. By 6 pm everything had been sold and removed from the house. I had no idea it was going to work that fast! I got lucky with the table, the woman who bought the couches took one look at that bear and said she had to have it. I’m happy about that, because couches and bear will be going to a cabin being built on the penninsula and that seems like the absolute best place for them. It was interesting getting the couches out, the big one was brought into the apartment through the second story back porch door and it had to go out the same way, but with help we made it work. Of course, now the apartment is without couch for awhile. Hope the inspection today goes well.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter