January 11, 2011

There are no teams (Toon Tuesday)

The awesome and artsy Loretta invited me last week to join her and Anne for Toon Tuesday, where they both create art for their blogs every week. It's something I'd like to do seriously, and the next time I make some art (likely soon), I will share it on a Tuesday. I don't think these are quite the drawings that those ladies had in mind. But I wanted to tell this story a little differently, and drawing really helped me sort through the events and deal with it myself.

In case you were concerned, please know that I will never, ever run out of things to write about ... because as long as I walk this earth, I will have awkward experiences that leave me with way too much to think about - which I will then share with you.

So, without further ado, here you go: here is a pictorial representation of events/thoughts related to my date from Saturday night. (I apologize in advance that all the couch ends turned out looking pretty phallic. And I forgot a couple of torsos. Torsoes? Oh well.)


I have a lot of growing up to do still.


Amy said...

Did you guys meet through online dating?

I'm sorry to laugh in this situation, but I definitely wouldn't have noticed the couches being phallic until you pointed it out - but it's pretty hilarious.

It's a shame it turned out the way it did - but I think that one of the main lessons to be learned is to be more confident...and that you need to buy some forks!

Anonymous said...

This is a pretty awesome post, I must say. Love the 'toons - and love that you're out there, experiencing stuff, no matter what the outcome. :)

Maude said...

This is quite a post. Half of me really just wants to give you a big hug, and the other half of me is just really taken with how you did this post.

First half first I guess - I think it takes awhile for our behavior to catch up with our intentions and our knowledge of what's best for us. It's just really hard in the meantime. Thanks for sharing with us.

Second half - I LOVE your toons! This was so awesome and creative. You're brilliant, girl! Really fun stuff

Amy said...

p.s. I gave you a blog award!

Anonymous said...

Eh, you were just fooling around. He thought you were hot, which you are. It's all life experience, the kind you have when you are young. There are so many Jons (mine were named Kevin, Steve, Danny, Paul). You are awesome and he's an idiot, not worthy.

Life as a Caterpillar said...

Mary, you really don't need this shit, you really don't. No harm to Jon at all, i'm sure he is a wonderful person with many admirable qualities, but i am *your* friend, and i really think you don't need this kind of hassle in your life. You have some major goals and fantastic achievements under your belt, and you need your focus to be on YOU and how Fabulous (with a capital F) you are.
I was thinking of you when i wrote my blog post yesterday, and a few other ladies i follow. Did you read it?

much love

FatAngryBlog said...

Unfortunately with online dating - you run into this sort of thing a lot. I did the online dating thing for 2 yrs before I met Hubs on plentyoffish.com

This sort of thing is part of the online "dating" experience.

If you try POF -- hang out in the forums so you can see what people have to say and how they are -- meet guys at large "meets" with other people or at coffee nights.

As soon as you bring them home (or go to their place) when you barely know them - that's when one night stands happen.

Trust me - I've been there... a lot!

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap..this was the first time you guys met and within that time he went for a boob grab? Dude would've had my fork in his crotch!

Great toons though!

jayme @ Losing Half My Weight said...

oh, this made me laugh as well as feel bad at how it ended. dude, i've been there. but the lessons to learn here are 1) you're beautiful and desireable, 2) not all guys who desire you are going to be good guys (no offense to jon), and 3) have an extra fork and some wine glasses for when the good guy(s) come over. :o)

Jessica said...

I know this is a side point...and not at all what the post is about, but do you only have one fork...or was there only one clean?
I enjoyed the style of this post...and I agree with what shannon said...fork to crotch :)