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Posted on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 under Sketches | 4 comments

Ferdinand

Let me just start off by saying that, as boring as my dayjob feels this morning, I had such a great time this weekend with my family. Everybody ('cept Jess and Joey) were up here for Jodie's graduation on Friday (yay for my girl!) and then stuck around until Sunday afternoon.

In the way of delicious food, we hit up Roadhouse, Sonic and, most wonderfully, Whataburger. Oh, man. I though my Dad was crazy for all the talking he was doing about their food, but really I was the crazy one for not believing him. Such amazing hamburgers, onion rings and french fries ... and don't even get me started on their milkshakes! Even coming in at a whopping 1,100 calories each, those Large vanilla, strawberry and chocolate wonders will melt your heart away. Or at least get it started toward a heartattack. :)

So these past few days Jodie and I have been working at getting ready to move (we hear back either today or tomorrow on whether or not we are approved for the apartment, so keep praying for us!) ... so things are looking so miserable at the house. Boxes and crates all about, empty walls everywhere you look, and lots of sadness at the ending of such great times. By the way, in case you haven't heard, our good friends the Wilsons (you know, Adam and Vanessa) are packing up and moving this Thursday/Friday and will be leaving us for the more pleasantly weathered Kentucky/Tennessee area. So if we seem a bit down and moppy during the next couple days, weeks, years ... you know why. So far the only ray of sunshine in THAT gray sky is that if everything works out, Jodie and I will be heading up to Louisville, KY for the National Christian Convention (that's right ... looks like I will be rockin' it on the bass for the worship sessions) and we will get to spend some time with the Wilsons.

The sketch you see is my idea for what I will call a "consistency excercise". I am looking to develop one character that I can use for a long while and through him (Ferdinand), refine my ability to draw consistenly ... a much needed skill in animation, cartooning, etc. Hope you like his little Mexican mustache (that was for you, Tyler) as much as I do.

Here are some
Random Thoughts for the day:

“Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.” - Abbie Hoffman (that guy in the American flag shirt in Forrest Gump)

One Hebrew name of God that Jodie and I frequently discuss (thanks Doc Smith!) is Yaweh Yireh, which means "God Provides". It is so amazing how when you depend on God (i.e. financially), you can easily see the ways he does provide.

Looks like Thursday night is going to be Fat Kid movie fun, with at least Jodie, Tyler, Missy and I watching that great '95 movie classic, Heavyweights.

Ultimate Avengers was an "okay" Netflix rental, but I ended up not being able to finish it ... it just got way to campy for me. And there was definitely something that bothered me about a few of the voices that were chosen, especially Iron Man's.

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Comments

Got somethin' to say? This is the place ... just try to play nice.

I remember when we talkedabout watching this but never actually did.

 

Comment on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 by missy rocks

So true ... and I even mentioned it to the peeps last night ... why we no watch Fat Camp? :)

Oh this post feels like it was so long ago ... I think even when I just had met you and the Fat Kid reference was only because of our discussion about hiding candy in your pockets. tear Sweet memories.

 

Comment on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 by Oscar

We were going to watch that movie but some people decided to paint instead and it never got started! (much like Elf and some other movies)

I got to watch it with Michelle, Matt, Courtney, Jenn, and Nils one night while you were home. Why didn't you want to watch it then?

 

Comment on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 by Jodie

Your mom decided to paint! ;)

Eh, who knows ...

 

Comment on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 by oscar

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