Sunday, October 9, 2011

Some drawn dumpy thoughts (Drumpughts? Mmm. Drumpughts.)

While not all of our stuff has made it to Japan yet (including my big happy funtime computer, tablet, and all picture editing software to speak of), one wonderful piece of my life is back: THE SCANNER! So while I can't do my long, coloriffic drawgs yet, I can scan and post the tiny thought dump drawgs that I've been keeping on the back of index cards for the past few weeks. Oh yes, sans scanner, I've still been drawgging. I'm always drawgging, yo.

But if you can't tell from the index cards, life is wonderful and amazing and good here so far. Japan is full of lovely people and lovely things and we're so dang lucky to be here. And I'm so happy to be back on the internet where the rest of the world's lovely people and lovely things hang out! (Yes, I'm talking about YOU.) So, come on ye olde dusty scanner. Process whatcha mama gave you. I gots me thoughts to dump.








Whelp, this might have been a bit more of a thought dump that I had imagined. I REGRET NOTHING.

18 comments:

Kristan said...

LOL oh man, I missed your drawgs. The spiders weren't as bad as the toilets... And the poptart cracked me up!!

Izzybaz said...

Sad about the dog. :-( And you must...MUST explain what "Hiney on the Liney" means.

I now officially can never live in Japan. The spiders would be the death of me. :-0

I will be purchasing bee keeper outfits to sleep in when (not saying IF) I visit.

Charles Eubanks said...

Yay!!! These are awesome and hilarious! (Except for your allergies -- poor Baloo, we hardly knew ye!). <- iOS insists on putting a period after the close paren. Also, I want to know what a wolfspider is!

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

Oh I SO missed your drawgs. Sushi-Go-Round looks awesome. So sad about your dog, and the spiders sound horrifying! I have nightmares about having to drive on the left. I would probably kill myself. Eek!

Shell Flower said...

I am still laughing about the heated toilet seats. Icky is right, but that is soooo Japan.Sometimes technology isn't in our favor.

Jolee B. said...

I. Love. You. And your drawgs! So glad you're back, and look forward to learning everything about Japanese culture through you. :)

Queen 'Bina said...

Welcome back to the interwebs. I missed you so! And your drumpughts were positively yummy. I think I'd like another. And could you pass the Nutella, please?

Adam Heine said...

YAY! And welcome to Expat Asia (which is slightly different from Native Asia, as I understand it). I have shared 50% of these experiences (spiders, left, sushi).

Peggy Eddleman said...

You KILLED me with that heated toilet seat one! KILLED. ME. (You also killed me with the spider one, but it killed me with a whole lot less drink-spewing laughter and with a whole lot more Get it off! Get it off! willies. I still feel like something might be crawling across my toes.)

Dang, I missed your drawgs! My day feels all kinds of complete now.

Free Ice Cream said...

Your back!!! My life can go one.

K. Marie Criddle said...

Kristan - Thanks so much! I was hoping someone would get the pop tart thing. :D

Christine - The guest room is made up and ready for you! No, I'm serious. COME! I'll even convince the spiders to stay away for a week. Also, "Hiney (heiny? idk) on the liney" means that when you're driving, it's good to imagine your bum sitting close to the dividing lane. It keeps me from drifting (sometimes). Mostly thought, I'm just screaming "LEFT" in my head. :D

Charles - I know!! I had no idea I was allergic until I started connecting the dots of "playing with dog = sudden and immediate rash". (<---my punctuation goes where I tell it to go. :D) Also, the wolfspider thing? Oh man. I fear another drawg coming on.

Keri - I just about died the first time out on the road. Apparently, they frown on you making "really WIIIIIDE left turns." But I'm getting better! So glad to be back, I've missed you guys!

Shell - Seriously! Just because they CAN make it doesn't necessarily mean they SHOULD.

Jolee - Yay! Lots of love for you, too! (And future little boy-Jolee!! I know, I stalk your FB.)

Robin - Well, dear, I'm glad you enjoyed them. I shall try to make them again soon. Nutella, yes...would you like some Tang with that? :D

Adam - No heated toilet seats?? LUCKY. It's good to be here in Expat Asia. Shall we start planning the Expat Asian Writing Conference?

Peggy - Ha! The spiders are getting better at leaving the house to us, but the garden is still THEIR territory. I fear for my toes and life as well. Good to be back!

Heather - Yes. I am here to give your life meaning. :D

Adam Heine said...

No, in traditional Thailand, there are no seats at all. Also no toilet paper. In language school, we learned that you're supposed to accept and give things with the right hand, because the left hand is the one you use to...

You know what? Never mind.

Jessica Lemmon said...

Apparently, even smiling cartoon spiders give me the heebie-jeebies. *cringe*. Congrats on your move to Japan, and lol on the heated commodes!

Jenny Phresh said...

Happy to see you back on the interwebs!!! I love SUSHI-GO-ROUND. The sushi on the little boats, sailing past, easily snatched and snacked. A delightful dream...as long as the sushi has not been on the high seas for too dreadfully long and has not grown fur and eyes.

K. Marie Criddle said...

Adam - Ha! GWOSS.

Jessica - Thanks so much for stopping by! I tried to make the spider cuter with a smile but I agree. STILL CREEPY.

Jenny Phreeeeesssssshhh - (That's how I say your name every time I see it.) Oh yes, I'm pretty sure I saw some fuzzy melons swashbuckling about. Heh. Fuzzy Swashbucklin' Melons. NEW BAND NAME, I CALL IT.

abby mumford said...

the life size elephant is my favorite. the larger than life size spider is not. GOOD LUCK.

and welcome back. us interwebians missed you!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Missed you too, Abby! Happy to be back. I will promise to stop drawing giant spiders if you promise to keep tweeting how awesome Boston is. :D

Tina and Dan said...

I have to say I rather like Drumpughts. Its fun to hear little tidbits of life in Japan. Hope all is fun and well with your little family!