Out at Comic Con

Sorry there is no official strip this week. It’s not so much that we were busy preparing for Comic-Con, but rather all Mr. P has done these last few weeks is play Pokemon Go and hasn’t done anything else to create a comic story. He plays at work, at home, when we’re out. When he’s not playing, he’s researching and reading up on the game. If only he was this diligent with other things. Anyhow, we are at Comic Con this weekend, though we are not dressed up like this illustration. Have a great weekend!

Getting Ready for Comic Con

It is less than one week until San Diego Comic Con! It really snuck up on us this year. You’d think Comic Con is all just fun, but it’s also quite physically exhausting, especially if you’re there from start to finish every day. We usually try to do some “endurance” training the weeks leading up to Comic Con so that we’re ready for all the walking and carrying around heavy bags full of purchases and random free swag. I’ve been exercising pretty regularly the last few months, so I think I’m good to go, but since our vacation to Japan, Mr. P has put a permanent snooze on his daily evening calendar reminder to exercise. (I’m not kidding. He used to have a daily calendar reminder at 7PM that would pop-up on his phone to exercise. He kept hitting snooze/dismiss everyday and eventually cancelled it.) Continue reading

Who is Stronger

Apparently my shoulders are much stronger than Mr. P’s. It must be all the years of carrying around a big purse with all the “just in case” essentials. Mr. P didn’t last one day carrying my camera in Japan. It was a nice offer on his part, but I ended up carrying my camera most of the trip.

Lost in Translation

Hello, hello! We are sorry for the long hiatus. Things got busy, then we went on vacation, and now here we are. We have several stories to share from our trip to Japan. Here is the first one!

We actually had an amazing meal at this restaurant– it was just really awkward when the owner kept calling Mr. P “Donald Duck.” Since there is a Disneyland in Tokyo, I couldn’t help but wonder if he thought we were pranking him. The language barrier was quite difficult to deal with since we don’t speak Japanese and many of the restaurants we went to didn’t have English speaking staff. We’ve been to so many countries, but Japan might have been the hardest to communicate in. Interestingly, the “must-try” restaurants that are popular among food tourists usually had the least amount of English spoken and random places we’d stumble into usually spoke more English (probably to attract tourists in).

Storage

Mr. P has this pattern of always storing something I need somewhere very far and completely out of my reach. For example, stacking it on the highest shelf, underneath several heavy boxes. I’m not quite sure why he does this because it’s just more work for him since then he has to get the items for me. Continue reading

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