Tuesday, September 13, 2011
These past couple weeks I've been packing for a move, an especially daunting process thanks to several factors. First, we're moving from a house to an apartment, so we can only bring about 1/3 of our material goods with us. Second, we needed to decide what portion of our material goods are absolutely essential for the next year, versus the portion that can go into storage. Third, this isn't just my house — it's also my office. So I've had a complete work stoppage. Fourth, after living and working here for eight years, we've accumulated A LOT of junk, and it's not all going to fit in aforementioned apartment, or aforementioned storage unit. So now we have to figure out what can be discarded, or given to charity. Fifth, Ernie decided that with all this house selling and packing and moving, he wasn't getting enough attention. So he herniated his back again. And then, later, when he still wasn't getting enough attention, he made his lymph nodes swell up to golf ball size.
With any luck, things will calm down in about a month or so. But in the meantime, I figured I better post one last comic before I packed away my drawing implements and computer. Also in the meantime, if you need to get in touch with me, I'd suggest constructing some kind of giant spotlight you can shine in the clouds, that projects a symbol specific to me. I've taken the liberty of putting together two suggestions:
I've also put together suggestions for particular individuals who contact me with great frequency. This one is probably most appropriate for my mom:
Here's one for my dentist:
And since I won't be checking my mail too much, I'll need to get this one 10-12 times a day:
So there you are! Any of these should get my attention. Just shine whichever one seems appropriate, and I'll come a'runnin. At least between 6 and 9pm. Anything earlier probably won't be visible, and anything later and I'll be asleep.