Friday, October 31, 2014

My Week in Sketches

Happy Halloween! Here's what I've been up to:

Last week one of my coworkers brought her dog to work and kept him outside in a gated area. He somehow got free and started wandering through our office halls, much to my delight.

On Friday I found out that one of my teeth has been gradually imploding into a monster-cavity, which I was so sad to discover. But I am so happy to know the cause of this jaw pain!

I went to a children's book writing conference with a friend. We both thought it might be kind of lame, but then loved every minute of it! We've both wanted to write children's books since we were little, and this conference offered so much insight.

I got to spend some quality time with my parents (playing our favorite family board game, Rummikub...)

My friends and I carved pumpkins together. I felt like a scrooge as I gently tried to tell a five-year-old that no, she couldn't draw my jack-o-lantern for me because I wanted to do it myself.

And the night before I left on a trip to Chicago with some coworkers, we were texting each other non-stop with giddy packing questions.
And then I went to Chicago!! I'm looking forward to sketching that out.

Friday, October 24, 2014

My Week in Sketches

This was my week!

I'm not a drinker at all...so when I was the one claiming our evening's alcoholic beverage got stronger towards the end, it was assumed that I was just a wuss.

I attempted "pancake art" for the first time, making pancakes in lots of fun shapes.
My favorite was when the four-year-old asked if I could make her a "double-decker couch like in 'The Lego Movie'", which resulted in this:
(I like to think that perhaps I am the first person in human existence to create a double-decker couch pancake.)

At my soccer game this week, the other team's coach and substitute players kept "warning" their team about me, as if I was a threat that needed extra coverage. I was so flattered.

I went out to sushi with friends, and I tried not to make it obvious that I don't like sushi...which lasted about four minutes.

Playing and eating and chatting with my friends' kiddos...

This is me in shock as the fire marshall approved our building after weeks of not approving us. I just couldn't believe how nonchalantly we finally passed inspection! 

When I have a straw that sticks really far out of my cup, it's one of my biggest pet peeves. I cannot stand it. So my mind imploded a little when I discovered one of my friends chooses it on purpose.

Friday, October 17, 2014

My Week in Sketches

My friends and I discovered a dice game called “Tenzi”, which involves a lot of rolling dice and shouting nonsense.


You know how sometimes kids try to give you a present, but it’s really just a wooden skewer that they colored with marker? Yeah.


My friend and I had THE BEST DAY watching a Downton Abbey marathon.

I went to my friends’ wedding and it was like a magical reunion with all kinds of wonderful people. It was such a great time.


This week included a spur-of-the-moment trip to my parents’ house for an evening, which is always a delight.


My coworker and I discovered how tricky it can be to hang sticker-signs on glass.

I was trying to squeeze out of a table where there was no leg room, and it ended with me virtually somersaulting out of the booth.