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prank war (spoiler: i lose)

The first thing you have to know is: my boss Alan is awesome. He’s kind, courteous, funny, helpful, generous, knows how to build things, knows how to art things, and his cooking is divine. He carefully marks the store prices so that we’re making enough to run the shop, but helping out the customer the […]

A Grateful Year (1/2)

There will be two posts this year about Thanksgiving. I realize everyone is making these posts, and I’m sorry to clutter your feed with multiple yammerings about what a jackpot this year has been for me, but the truth is I doubt most of you will read these anyway. They’re long, and there’s more text […]

Arcely, cephalopods, & yeti

My friends Nicole and Arcely came to draw with me on Sunday. Arcely drew me two pictures, and Nicole doodled the name of her forthcoming second spawn like fifty bazillion times. I drew some sasquatches, but those weren’t as cool as what Arcely drew, so I’m going to show you hers first. Nicole was horrified […]

Friends photos & buttons

Nicole, my last boss, visited me at my new job. She bought smelly markers for her kid (not the kind you huff if you’re a celebrity who ran out of coke, but the kind that say they smell like fruit and totally don’t). Then we went out for gelato and chocolate as if it was […]


I am re-employed! I’m now the instructor of a new life drawing class, in which you draw people who want you to knock it off but are too polite to insist so they just slink away. In between classes, though, I’m in specialty sales again. This time, instead of education about human sexuality and all […]

Raffle Winners!

I’m working on a post with surgery info and photos, but I keep getting interrupted, so for now, here’s the late raffle results: Or, if you don’t want to watch the videos, you can cut to the winners here (and info on future raffles/merchandise):

How I Didn’t Get Robbed

At about 9:30 p.m. my boss calls to let us know that there’s been a string of robberies in the past few days. The perpetrator was a white male in black clothes who told the clerks he had a bomb hidden under his clothes; alternately, he would show them a butcher knife. Now, I don’t actually […]

They Taught You In School

I’ve never been trained as management. I’m learning by watching my boss. Who has ALSO never been trained as management. You’d think this was a recipe for disaster, but for some reason our store has the lowest turnover rate in the company. (Knock on wood!) Most of our employees have been here for four years […]