No, you haven’t posted here in, like, a month.
Okay, cards on the table, I fell off the radar for a bit there. It happens. I’m an introvert with social anxiety and depression who just, y’know, forgets that he has things like a website from time to time.
Anyway, I’m back! Yay! Mostly here to celebrate a milestone over at xeyeti.com, my daily webcomic website.
See, seven years ago, I posted a quick sketch I’d done with a goal for myself: draw something every day for a year. It quickly escalated into something else, and eventually into the comic that it is today. I went from hand-drawing everything to doing the sketches on an iPad to doing them on a Surface Pro. I’ve been doing this for longer than just about anything else in my life.
Next week, I’ll hit the 2000th image for the comic/sketch a day. Another big milestone. Maybe sometime next month I’ll finish up book 5? A man can dream.
I recently celebrated my 11th wedding anniversary with my lovely wife. in the process of buying gifts for one another, we were reminded of the fact that we are not, in any sense of the word, all that traditional.
See, traditional wedding gifts (in the Western European tradition) are a well-established list by now. There’s an updated list as well, but it’s the same sort of stuff, really. You’ve got various materials (wool, paper, wood, various metals and alloys), or you’ve got items like various gemstones or clocks or whatever.
Now me, I have a very specific set of likes and dislikes. The traditional presents aren’t going to do much for me, at least not until I get my loom set up and start weaving my own textiles with the wool. So the wife and I came up with what we think are an excellent list of new anniversary presents for couples to buy each other. They are full of practicality and whimsy. See for yourself:
- Office Supplies
- Something practical but fun
- Groupon Jewelry
- Something whimsical and impractical
- Phone cases
- Matching Tattoos
- Face mug
- Write a song or poem
- Comic Books
- Video Games
- Funky Glasses
- Tombstones because OMG we are old
- Better office supplies you’re fucking adults now
- Fun socks
Any other suggestions?