Monday’s Strip Absence Explainedon October 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm
So last night (Sunday) the Schuetzes celebrated my sister Linda’s (inspiration for Xinda, knitter of the Angry Scarf) birthday at my parents’ house. The plan was to start the festivities around 6pm, have dinner, cake and presents, and be done by 8:30 or so. I figured that would leave me enough time to get back to the BOTcave a little after 9pm, and have the strip finished around 1 or 2am.
Well. That was the plan. Unfortunately, my sister’s car wouldn’t start, and after much time spent trying to figure out whether it was her key fob, battery or electrical system, we ended up calling AAA, the driver for which promptly got lost in North Hollywood, and didn’t make it to my parents’ until sometime after 9pm. After arriving and doing some tests, AAA thankfully got the car started and my sister was on her way (I believe she’s taking it to the dealership today.) The point being that after my sister left, and I was able to get all my stuff together (laundry and leftovers and such), I didn’t end up leaving Mom & Popbot’s until after 11pm. By the time I got home my ETA for the strip was somewhere around 4:30am, and I just couldn’t manage it as I had an important meeting at work this morning that I had to get into the office earlier than usual for.
Anyway, this is just a long way of saying that you should totally blame Linda for today’s missing strip while also wishing her a Happy Birthday!
Sorry to hear about the unfortunate circumstances. Hope everything’s okay with you guys. Otherwise, Happy Colombus Day.
thanks, KB – the birthday dinner itself was great and Lin/Xin had a good time (well, before her car went kaput) so that’s all that matters!
Angry scarf karma rebound?
heheh. if only she had knitted herself an Angry Scarf, maybe it would’ve helped, TPC!
I got lost in North Hollywood for few years. I moved to “Valley Village,” but then someone told me it was really North Hollywood and every frickin road lead to Vineland or Riverside Dr.
I thought I escaped to “West Toluca Lake” and then someone told me it was really North Hollywood too. I went walking along Camarillo, and sure enough, there was Vineland. Walked the other way and suddenly I was on Riverside Dr. without even changing streets. Son of a…
North Hollywood/Valley Village/Vineland/Riverside Dr. = all places i know very well, GB! and yeah, it’s hard to escape from North Hollywood. hmm… John Carpenter should make a film about that! 🙂
Well, first of all, Happz Birthdaz Xinda.
Second, Jeff, Life happens. Dont go beating yourself, just leave us a quick note that strip is pushed back to next *Insert day here* and go to sleep. Zou have been remarkably consistent with your updates, so give yourself some slack. Also, so many strips have dealt with consequences of sleep-deprived Jefbot that I would have thought you know not to push it.
hey, thanks, Maryz! i just hate missing deadlines, especially for JEFbot. been so good with this 3-per-week thing up until now! everything just seems to be happening all at once. (as they say: when it rains, it pours.) and yes, i seem to be in a persistent state of sleep deprivation – time to put on my Scarf and stock up on more Code Red Mountain Dew! thanks for the understanding. 😀
Thanks Mary for the Birthday salutations!
And don’t worry about Jefbot beating himself up, he’s got ME!!!!
I don’t think I wanna blame her… being on her bad side seems… unhealthy. Happy birthday Linda
heheh. very wise of you to leave it at “Happy Birthday,” Jiro!
Origato! You may live! 😉
Not gonna blame her. U crazy JB. I blame the car. Its a BMW?
yeah, something tells me Linda/Xinda would not take the blame well, Jf300. and, yep: it’s a Bimmer. 335i, i believe.
It was the key FOB! So, its Teddy Freaks Fault!!! And then when I was driving the light came on the INFO center & said that my steering wheel was locked & to take it to the dealer immediately! (so I kept on driving faster….)
At any rate, thanks again little bro for staying with me and not letting me slaughter the AAA driver, especially after he got lost for an hour!
And for your special birthday – we’re going to jump off a mountain and go PARA-Gliding! And I’m not kidding and I found a place that no one has died yet…
Love you lots!
Warrior Sista Xin ;>
Para-gliding? Seriously? My dad and uncle used to fly those when nobody aroud knew what it was yet. Uncle stopped long time ago, but dad is now pretty important adrenaline junkie community member and trainer. Unce upon a time he landed near a vilage packed the glider by the road and went to have a drink and call for a car to pick him up – no mobiles back then. As luck would have it, he was asked where did he came from and he could only answer: You wont belive me, but i fell from the sky.
Also during those days before GPS when there was a competition they used to photograph certain places – factories with high chimneys and such. If those damn communists knew they would all be either dead or in prison for life on charges of espionage…
So, do you know any good places for (para-gliding)? Is it scary? or boring like when they pull you up in parachutes over the water? or is it exciting jumping off a mountain? Do you think jefbot/scrawn will like it? Do you think we should take a vote on jefbot A. para-gliding off a mountain (w/me) or B. swim w/sharks (like he did in honolulu) or C. a 10k marathon? (destination unknown at this time) D. Race car lessons.
He already swam with sharks so thats out.
Marathon? Nope, he is a geek, do you want to kill him? Too much effort.
Sports cars? Tough one. But since family interactions tend to be fun, Id say go for it and jump of the cliff.
And as for the most improtant question: Its not boring but hope for it not to bee overly exciting – that tends to end up in injury. Good luck!
Maybe it might be fun to go on a survivalist hiking, camping trip together! (in the wilderness) with lions & tigers & bears! If you think of something, please let me know, as we only have 6 more months to plan his special, special day!!! 😉
And thanks again Mombot for making that special “TOFU Surprise! And daddybot for getting me more Killer Shark Cartilage! And for Laura & Kool Hand for the Macy’s Gift Card! And Willie for giving me all his licks & kisses!
P.s. When are you giving me my PRESENT!!!??????! 😉
Happy belated Birthday Linda! No worries Jeff – hope the meeting went swimmingly.
Jeff, why did you not tell me that your lovely sister’s birthday was so close to mine? It’s difficult to find fellow Libras; we could’ve PARTIED together! (okay, a few too many years since I’ve had a party, as you know). By the way, your crucial error was in thinking that the festivities should be “done” by a certain time… the party goes as long as it goes, man… bad karma, and it came back to tell you so. 😉
Libra’s ROCK Kim!!!!
Even the car looks sorta angry. 😀
Happy (LAAAATE) Birthday Xinda/Linda/Jefbot’s evil sister. Hope your car continues to work now.
Thanks Desolada! (love your name)
They gave me a red rental! (I love it)
Happy belated birthday L(X)inda! I hope it was a good one, free from excessive Angry!
It was lovely. Great food & Shootzee family fun is always the best! And because jefbot/Scrawn was there, a man was able to leave unscathed and intact… (I hate late people)
The only thing that would’ve made it a perfect evening, would have been if we played Cool Hand’s Favorite game “Gargoyle” (it’s my FAV as well) 😉
Oh sure Bot. Blame the birthday girl. You’re just jealous that she got attention and you didn’t. 😉
Spot on Jason! 😉
The car in the drawn picture has a striking resemblance to a BMW. Is this true?!?
Yep, Yep, Yep, it is! I told my husband that all BMW owners drive like Ass H*&%’s, so he bought me one… I love it.
ps. now I drive like an Ass $%#….
Well, that certainly explains a lot. 😛
Does that mean that you have one as well? or are you just an (*&^%? 😉
No BMW here. Would love an M3 myself. I’m currently in a Honda, along with a sitting Honda and a sitting Dodge. :@