#217 ~ Rabid Lamb Comics

I love this one…maybe because it required very little drawing :)

I’m having severe writer’s block…actually that’s not true…that makes me sound like I’m trying.  I’m actually having severe ‘not even trying’.  I’m just down about the economy, worried about my job (and therefore my money), and it has become incredibly hard to concentrate.  I’m in that horrible whining pattern of wishing and hoping  – dreaming about sitting down to write all week – and then given two full days to do so – I roll about on the couch whining about how hard it is and what a failure I am.  I think I wrote about a thousand words all weekend…AND I didn’t do any cartoons…here’s what I did do, by percentage:

2% getting drunk on my new favorite vodka drink Saturday night

8% being drunk or slightly hungover

2% watching Sex And The City (it wasn’t near as bad as I feared)

18% sleeping

10% napping

2% actually writing

10% surfing the internet and reading blogs and other mostly pointless crap

2% cleaning the apartment

8% reading (Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway – excellent!)

8% watching legitimate TV (i.e. things I recorded or was interested in)

5% watching pointless TV (i.e. things I should never bother watching – but watch out of frustration/avoidance)

2% eating (Hmmm – eating and writing – equal percentages – coincidence?  I think not!)

2% catching up on things I should have done during the week – emails, bills, etc.

21% rolling around on the couch whining and feeling sorry for myself.


  1. TK42ONE’s avatar

    Maybe you should have spent another 2% on checking your math. Because using 112% of your weekend is pretty damn impressive!

    And the economy is depressing. I think the only thing keeping me from worrying about it is I have no money to lose. Zip. Zilch. Nada. It has refined how, when, and how much we spend, but that change is mostly due to the money shortfall in my own account, not the economy’s.

  2. Paul’s avatar

    Hee, this was great! 😀

    You forgot to factor in the number of times you are hit on while in the presence of your boy-toy. I apologize in advance for calling him a “boy-toy.”

  3. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    TK42ONE: Wow. The really sad thing is that I DID check my math…and STILL got it wrong.

    My 401K is pitifully small (though I have still managed to lose over a thousand dollars in the last two months – plus whatever it is I’m actually contributing) so that is depressing, but my main concern is more for my company – we’re in a tight spot right now because of a few unfortunate timing issues and not being paid by clients issues and so there’s a chance we won’t be able to survive and while I know even in a bad economy I’ll be able to find another job, I really like the one I have (well I don’t REALLY like it – but it’s WAY better than other job alternatives).

    Also, I have been bad about credit cards in the past and so have way more debt than I should have, and a savings account that is way smaller than it should be. That all adds up to a lot of unhappiness in general…and a lot of lottery playing…

  4. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    Paul: Ha! Yeah, that would be a big ZERO times. A few times I’ve been stared at (usually in the chest area) but nobody would dare to speak to me in Adam’s presence…which is kind of great.

  5. TK42ONE’s avatar

    Nice of you to go back and make it look like I can’t add now.

    Yeah, my retirement is taking one in a very uncomfortable place. But my only hope is, I still have a few decades before I retire. So it should be able to recover.

    Debt and savings, I feel you there. It seems like a no-win situation. Things are bad, but not bad enough that I have to choose between food and electricity. Thank God for that.

  6. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    TK42ONE: You’re welcome! :)

    I couldn’t stand to have bad math on the site…at least I acknowledged it in the comments…right?

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