Monthly Archives: September 2010

Full Closet

One of my friends had a baby girl who quickly grew out of her baby clothes, so I was very happy to take them on. There were two garbage bags full of very really high-quality things, including some Baby Gap. The baby is going to be better dressed than I am for the first year of life. Now the closet and the dresser are full of dresses, onsies, coats, shoes and little hats. I like how a lot of little hats have ears on them, which is a new thing I think was inspired by Europe and Japan. I first noticed them at Disneyland Paris during our 2000 honeymoon and am only just recently seeing them in the States. We spent our Saturday at a class on childbirth, always an eye-opener for anyone who goes through it. It’s important to know all of the details about pain medication and how epidurals are administered, but what really stuck out for me was how exhausted all the laboring women looked regardless of how much pain medication they were on. Not from the pain apparently, but from the sheer effort. I’m already tired, I know it all needs to go down the way it goes, but they could at least spare me from calling it the “exciting journey of labor.”

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

Moose and the Bad Back

This was an appropriate strip to reprint since the reason I’m posting later than usual is because I had a scare with the dog last night. Scott is always at poker on Tuesday nights and the dog is with me. I had a busy evening and Moose typically snoozes under the computer desk while I work. I finished work and called him to eat and he wouldn’t eat. I realized he was moving slow and trembling. I thought he might be cold so I wrapped him in a blanket but the shivering didn’t stop. I called Scott and was in luck, he was playing poker with a vet. The vet had me check Moose for signs of shock which got me worried, but we didn’t find anything, so I took Moose out to the poker game so he could be examined. The vet found a very tender spot on his back, and now we know Moose is suffering from some bad back pain. We’re giving him aspirin, plenty of rest and preventing him from jumping on the furniture. He improved a lot today and as long as he takes it easy, should completely recover.

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

Apple Backs Off

The original rabbit looked entirely different, funny how drawing choices change over the years.

This article on Apple’s press release today is a must-read. First it breaks it down to the basics, that Apple had banned third-party app development to enforce the use of their own development tools, not out of an altruistic intention to save their users from apps made from inferior products. And whoops, somebody forgot that apps built on those nasty alternative platforms were already sitting in the App Store. Apple had painted themselves into a corner and out of the chance to profit from hot new games without backtracking. Then the article really gets intriguing with a discussion of Apple’s arbitrary censorship of app content. What makes this ok, that not?

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