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Chalkboard drawing: “No More Eggs!”

05 Mar

No More EggsEven simple messages get misunderstood. Tragically, I misinterpreted my wife’s statement that we had too many eggs as a frantic plea to get more eggs.

 
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Chalkboard drawing: “Sleep or Socialize?”

08 Jan

Sleep or SocializeAt the end of the week, it’s hard to decide between spending time with friends and getting some much-needed rest. The result: perpetual dreams of greener pastures on the road not taken.

 
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Chalkboard drawing: “Haircut Bills”

02 Dec

Haircut BillsApparently the wife was thinking about haircuts and bills, both of which are sometimes expensive. My solution solved both problems.

 
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Chalkboard drawing: “Dishwasher Running”

01 Nov

Dishwasher RunningOur dishwasher refuses to turn off when the washing cycle ends. Left to its own devices, it will keep humming and heating, wasting energy until someone turns the dial all the way to “off.” The wife was wise to leave a reminder for me when she started the dishwasher one recent morning, and I couldn’t resist the obvious joke.

 
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Chalkboard drawing: “Deploy the traps”

21 Oct

Deploy the trapsThe wife was talking about mouse poop, and we did indeed catch a mouse immediately when I deployed our winter array of mouse traps (not surprisingly, the mice want to come in when it gets cold). Of course, I had to draw a picture first.

 
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Chalkboard drawing: “Doctor”

15 Oct

DoctorPutting off a doctor’s appointment is a time-honored art and an unmistakable sign of a curmudgeon-in-making. Yes, I finally made an appointment, but I am proud that I wasted as much time as possible first.

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Chalkboard drawing: “Groundskeeper”

04 Oct

GroundskeeperSomeone drew the lone flower (on the left) when I had some friends over for the evening. It was too sweet and simple to last for long. This fellow emerged to solve the problem.

Answers to unspoken questions:

1) Yes, expect chalkboard drawings to become a semi-regular feature.

2) Yes, you will see more directions soon, too. Good projects take some time to finish!

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Chalkboard drawing: “Reservations”

30 Sep

ReservationsIt didn’t take long for this reminder to make dinner reservations to turn into unkind social commentary. Enjoy the mid-week palate cleanser.

Context: I’m a fan of having a “landing strip” near the front door for storing keys, wallet, mail, and similar things that people need to grab before leaving the house. I recommend Ikea’s LUNS chalkboard/magnetboard as a great, cost-effective option. Besides hooks for keys and a storage space for everything else, it also provides a place to leave messages, shopping lists, or anything else that you can hang up with a magnet or draw with chalk. In my house, the chalkboard oscillates between simple reminders and a venue for the macabre. It’s like Pictionary (or “Eat Poo, You Cat”) based on a to-do list.

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