Laughter and books make life a little easier

Mostly about mosquitoes and stuff I have to say

Hey… I’m sneaking back in… I have been in such a slump. (I actually started this post two days ago.) Embarrassed smile


It is much harder to get back into my old blogging after conveniently ignoring it for so long than I thought it would be. I had so many ideas for new cartoons during my blogging sabbatical and I even made myself get up in the middle of the night a few times to write them down lest I forgot by morning, but to actually get back into drawing a series is a lot harder…


Status update: Still alive. Still on a NaNoWriMo-high. Very lazy yet again.
Eating: My bottom lip.
Drinking: Eek! What?
Listening: “Murder on the Orient Express”-soundtrack. Very suitable for literary endeavours.
Reading: Cannot wait to start on “Snuff” by Terry Pratchett.


Let’s get the boring things out of the way first, shall we?


Firstly, the poll I posted (was it two weeks ago?) on whether I should start up my origami site separately from this one here, or whether I should keep it together.

The people have spoken and the votes have been tallied and the majority seems to be in favour of me keeping things together. But… since posting that poll, I have found out a few worrying things. Firstly, that the feature that I had in mind to use to keep things organized and separate on one blog is only available in Blogger. Which is somewhere that I have no intent of moving to. The other thing is space. I prefer teaching origami with photos rather than diagrams, which is something that obviously takes up a lot of space. My cartoons also take up a lot of space, and with free WordPress, I obviously have only so much space. Unless I buy an upgrade. Which I cannot afford.

So, a different media library looks like my only solution there. And to keep organized, a different blog, in that case.


Thus… I have decided. It seems as though the majority of readers would like to see the origami tutorials on here. Well, with a compromise I can make sure that the summary of each tutorial appears on here. Something like… today’s tutorial is to make This model. This is what the finished model looks like, this is the difficulty rating and this is what you will need to make it. Now, click this link to be taken to the tutorial [and you will be whisked off to the other address]. So, it will appear as regular, albeit short, posts here. Call it a teaser, or an advertisement, if you like. I will also make a separate gallery page on here, that will contain all the links to the different address, for easy access.

We’ll try this compromise, right?


The other thing was… oh yes! I am trying to work on a Christmas prezzie for all of you, the readers of my blog. That means a free, downloadable and printable item, and it’s quite a big project. I’m really excited about it and by announcing it now, I am probably forcing myself to have it done by Christmas, else I will look really lame.

As to what it is… well, you well just have to wait and see. Nosy. Smile with tongue out

Oh, and remember to check back roundabout Christmas-time!


Star The boring stuff is over! On to the drawings! Star


I drew the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter. Mostly just because I can:

The Sorting Hat


And… It’s mosquito season here at the moment. I really hate, hate mosquitoes. HATE them. Mostly, this is why:



And that is not the only reason…


I swear, a mosquito will fly right through a company of people, ignoring everyone else and then aim straight for me. *sigh*. Itch, itch.



Right, now I think that is everything. I will be off, but this time I will not say when I will be back. That might save embarrassment for all of us. But it will be in a few days’ time.


Happy holidays! (To those of you that have them!)



5 responses

  1. Hello, – came across this web page by pure luck while roaming around the web this afternoon, and glad that i did! I do like the page structure and colours, but I need to point out that I’m having issues when it loads. I’m making use of Lynx 2.8 internet browser for mac, and the menu bit does not line up nicely. i’m sure I’ve employed an equivalent design on a company’s website, but the menu seems okay on mine. I think the mistake is with my outdated browser & I guess it’s time to switch!

    December 20, 2011 at 08:27

    • Lynx? I thought that was a text-only browser. I have noticed that this blog has rendering problems on old versions of Internet Explorer, but that is the browser’s fault. Personally, I use Google Chrome.
      Although, I have to point out that the menu on this theme is a little crooked. It is designed that way. You mean the part that says “Home” and “About”? It’s supposed to be slightly out of line.

      December 21, 2011 at 00:20

  2. I hate mosquitoes too!! Last summer on a hike I got hundreds of mosquito bites on my legs. It was awful, and it looked hideous. Good thing I like to wear knee socks! I had scars for months and months.

    May 23, 2012 at 23:29

    • That sounds awful! Wow…

      May 24, 2012 at 19:19

      • And the weird thing was I was the only one like that! Everyone else in my family got badly bitten, yeah, but no one was anywhere near as bad as me. I guess mosquitoes view me as a target, too!

        May 24, 2012 at 22:35

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