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Day 145: Happy Towel Day!

25 May

Hey friends! In case you don’t know what Towel Day is, it is celebrated every May 25 as a tribute to the late great author genius, Douglas Adams. He wrote one of my favorite books of all time: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s called Towel Day because in the Hitchhiker books, it is said that a towel,

“is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”

If you read through all that, congratulations and I love you because you are a true friend hahaha.

In honor of Towel Day, I made this thing.

This is Arthur Dent, unwilling hitchhiker, clutching his towel and trying real hard not to panic.

Also, over at Tumblr, people are celebrating Towel Day by posting pictures of themselves with their towels. So here’s a bonus picture of yours truly with my towel. It is blue and soft and it smells nice.

😀

That’s all! Happy Towel Day and see you tomorrow!

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Day 125: A Friendly Greeting from Mr. Happy Burrito

5 May

On the 8th day of this year, I made this. As the months passed, this little guy slowly developed its own personality and back story in my head. He is Mr. Happy Burrito and he comes from Mexico. Today is Cinco De Mayo, a very important day in the history of Mr. Happy Burrito. And so here he is once again with a friendly greeting.

I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING WITH MY LIFE ANYMORE.

Day 123: Hedgehog!

3 May

Did you know that May 1-7 is Hedgehog Awareness Week?

Here’s a hedgehog!

BE AWARE OF IT.

See you tomorrow for Star Wars Day!

Day 74: Ancient Roman Doodle

15 Mar

March 15 is the Ides of March. On this day a million years ago, Julius Ceasar was stabbed 23 times by a bunch of Roman politicians. He died.

Some of the politicians were ninjas. Trufax yo.

I don’t know what I’m doing anymore.

Blargh I’m just so sleepy. I just want to sleep! Good night!

Blarrrrgh.

Day 73: Pi Day Pie

14 Mar

Today was Pi Day! So I made pie! It’s a Chocolate Cream Pie but instead of cream, we used marshmallows. So I guess it’s a Chocolate Marshmallow Pie. My sister, the pastry chef, supervised and would like to state for the record that she did not have anything to do with this pie because if she did, she would have made her own pie crust from scratch, instead of just using one that we bought from a store. So here we go.

Ingredients: cocoa powder, eggs, corn starch, milk, sugar, bittersweet chocolate, butter, vanilla extract, marshmallows and store-bought pie crust (I am a noob so this is not cheating).

Step 1: In a bowl, combine two eggs, some milk, some cocoa powder and a bit of corn starch.

Step 2: Whisk until there are no lumps! Lumps are evil and certain pastry chefs wil roll their eyes at you if you have lumps in your chocolate mixture thing.

Step 3: In a saucepan, heat some milk with some sugar in it until the thing boils.
Step 4: Pour about half of the boiling milk into your bowl of chocolate and whisk furiously. This is called “tempering.” If you put your chocolate mixture with the eggs in it into the milk in the saucepan without “tempering” it first, you will get scrambled eggs in your chocolate. “Tempering” is your friend. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
Step 5: Pour your “tempered” chocolate in with the rest of the milk in the saucepan.
Step 6: Whisk until it boils. And when it does, don’t stop then. Whisk for two minutes more. Just whisk. Whisk like your life depended on it.
Step 7: After the two minutes are done, add in a bunch of bittersweet chocolate buttons and a few tablespoons of butter. Because butter makes things shiny and it also brings out the rich flavor of the chocolate. Look at all the things we are learning today. When everything is melted and combined into this shiny, chocolate goo of paradise, dump everything into a bowl and let it cool in the fridge for about the duration of a Dr. Who episode.
Step 8: When it’s all nice and cool, pour the chocolate into the pie crust. Make sure it’s level!
Step 9: Add a layer of marshmallows on top.
Step 10: Decorate with more chocolate.

And that’s it, pancit! Happy Pi Day! See you tomorrow!

Day 69 (teehee): CHUCK NORRIS

10 Mar

I think it is a testament to how amazingly legendary Chuck Norris is that he was born on the 69th day of the year. I mean, of course. And then God saw that it was good. And he declared it International Day of Awesomeness. It’s true. I checked.

Technically, in human years, Chuck Norris is 71 today. It is a known fact, however, that Chuck Norris doesn’t age, he just gets more and more lethal. Also, Chuck Norris died 20 years ago. Death is just too afraid to let him know. In any case, I made Chuck Norris a birthday card.

Here he is, half-Texas ranger, half-black-belt karate master, applying violence to his cake because Chuck Norris does not blow out birthday candles. He roundhouse kicks them in the face.

Also, Chuck Norris is the only person who can have his cake and eat it too. So happy 71st, Chuck Norris. And to everybody else, Happy International Day of Awesomeness!

See you tomorrow!

Day 66: Grrl Power

8 Mar

Last night I began what was supposed to be a 2-day project to redesign this site. I started last night but didn’t like any of the sketches I made and I was supposed to continue said task tonight but once again I have to put it off for tomorrow because

TODAY IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! REJOICE!

In celebration, I put the site redesign on hold and made this, erm, thing.

This post was brought to you by the letters I, W, D and the numbers 1,0, and 0. And some clouds.

It’s supposed to be a woman flying in the air. Because women can do anything. We discovered radium, invented kevlar, and wrote Harry Potter. We can do whatever the hell we want. Especially when wearing red shoes and red lipstick. And this includes flying in the air.

And that’s the truth.

Day 34: Fun with Numbers

3 Feb

Wow. How stupid was yesterday’s post?

To make up for that, and in celebration of the Chinese New Year, I made something completely cute and clever and it has a carrot and Chinese calligraphy in it and the font I used is Clarendon (alliteration is awesome.) Behold!

Happy Year of the Rabbit! See you tomorrow!

Day 9: Make a Holiday Card.

9 Jan

It turns out today is Static Electricity Day. So here. Have a card.

Balloons are static's best friend. Real talk.

I will be extremely busy this week as I have joined The Sketchbook Project and the deadline to turn in our moleskines is on Friday. And since my 40-page sketchbook is presently blank, I will probably spend all of my free time cramming like a champ. And that is why I cannot promise that the quality of my posts for the next few days is going to get any better. It’s not like I’ve been posting any real gems anyway, so thankfully, the bar I’ve set for myself is very low. Hooray, me.

See you tomorrow!