Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hoodie Hoo Day

Every morning, I say good morning to my Amazon Echo Dot. Alexa replies to me with a fun fact, a funny joke, a terrible pun, encouragement to get through the day, or other fun tidbits. It's a wonderful way to start the day. I love Alexa.

Here's what she said today:

At first, I thought, "What kind of arcane spring-summoning ritual is that?" 

But then I looked at it again, and I realized it was just an excuse to be silly to combat blah winter feelings. And buddy, I've been having some winter blues. I complained to, like, three different groups of people yesterday about how I thought I might cry if I didn't see the sun soon.

It's been raining a lot. I miss the sun.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized Hoodie Hoo Day is exactly the sort of silly nonsense I would partake in, and it might be just the thing to perk up an otherwise gloomy day. I started pondering the feasibility of wandering out into the office parking lot at noon and hoodie-hooing a bit.

But then I realized if I went outside to hoodie-hoo today, it wouldn't be the silly, gleeful frolic I craved. It would actually look more like this:

Hoodie hoo, y'all. I miss the sun.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


I started feeling pretty overwhelmed at work today, so I drew a little cartoon showing how much I've got going on right now. It made me feel a little better.

But then I added on to the cartoon to encourage myself to keep chipping away at everything instead of hiding in the corner. Because sometimes in life you just have to put your hair up and go deal with things bit by bit until you get through.

If you're feeling overwhelmed and anxious right now, I feel you. Life is hard sometimes, and sometimes even the stupid little things that shouldn't be hard get overwhelming. Hang in there- this too shall pass.

If you need to vent a little, feel free to do so in the comments! You read my venting; the least I can do is read yours! #solidarity #PonytailsAndDealingWithItClub

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

I was inspired to make this year's Valentine post by watching my current favorite Netflix series- Nailed It! Nailed It! is a baking competition whose competitors are decidedly not experts. It's full of fantastic fails and catastrophic cakes.

In hindsight, maybe I should've chosen a different source of inspiration.

Hoooooo boy, did this art fight with me. Krita fought with me. My not-a-real-stylus pen fought with me. The undo button fought with me. I kept accidentally touching the touch screen with my hands. I somehow changed shades of pink at some point. I probably used three different brushes for the icing because I kept accidentally un-selecting my chosen preset brush and forgetting which one I was using.

I almost rage-quit this art.

But I didn't. And I did it for you.

Whether you're a follower of my blog, someone who clicked the link from my Facebook page, or someone who stumbled on this post from the far reaches of the Internet, I love you dearly. Thank you for using these precious minutes of your life to read my blog. I hope you have many sorts of love today and all throughout the year! You can rest assured that, in my opinion, at least, you have absolutely NAILED IT!!!