Your Unemployed Soldier
Big developments with grtoons happening today! I might not have time to give any advice because I'm doing a lot of drawing, but we'll see. I'm sure you've all been wondering, "How can I have access to GR's insight at all times?" Well GRtoons is now on Twitter. You'll still get all of the cartoons and helpful advice that you are used to on GRtoons, but now with a Twitter account you'll gain access to so much more! I currently only have one follower and it is the Onion. To go along with my Twitter account I have created two alter egos. Weekday GR and Weekend GR (the names need a little work). Weekday GR will work diligently throughout the week cartooning and answering all of your questions, but come five o'clock Friday afternoon, Weekend GR takes over. You'll know who's Tweeting because their profile picture will be displayed, both on Twitter and above the little Twitter updates on the right side of the screen. Well, it's been a long week and I think it's time for Weekend GR to take over until Monday. I received one query late today that I will handle next week. Have a great weekend!
Your Unemployed Soldier
"I will remember You. da da da daaa Will you remember Me? dada da daaa Don't let your life pass you by... (somethin somethin) ... memory."
- Sarah McLachlan
Thursday... Going out for beers tonight with my dear friend Andrew for the last time before he goes back to Texas. These winter months just flew by and now he must return to the south to follow his destiny. I pray there is a TouchTunes at the bar tonight so I can play I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan to show him how I feel. Iris finally redeemed her Christmas couples massage today which is why I'm late to the office once again. I've decided I'm going to create a Grtoons Twitter account for all you twits out there. What do you say we strap ourselves in and take a ride on GR's Advice Coaster?!
"The price of a man's wallet can't be measured by his hat, but rather by the soul of the 'parrot' he keeps on his shoulder."
-Ben Richardson in this years basketball program
Well it's Wednesday, which means it's time to break up the monotony of the workweek with an immature butt sketch or, for short, IBS. We won our third basketball game last night preserving our unblemished record. I figured that our team was suffering from P.M.S. (pretty much sweet) but it turns out were suffering from a more serious condition called P.M.D.D. (pretty much "dece" "dece"). Without further ado, GR's Advice Nook.
"Gambling is illegal at Bushwood and I NEVER slice."
It has come to my attention that there is a good chance the Baha Men will be performing this year at the Upper St. Clair senior prom. Let that sink in... If anyone needs a date, and I mean ANYONE, let me know. I will be the perfect gentleman.
In my opinion, anyone who is unemployed for a couple of months should be allowed to add, "chef" to their resume`. The dishes I create with the ingredients in my house and the time on my hands are masterpieces in their own right.
With nothing else to talk about today, I invite you all to join me in GR's Advice Cottage.
"I'm a working man in my prime... Cleaning windows."
Well, It's the start of another work week. I hope everybody enjoyed their weekend. Nothing noteworthy to talk about as the weekdays are starting to run together. Let's all get bundled up with our hot cocoa and sit indian-style around GR's Advice Campfire.
"I was saying Boo-urns."
- Hans Moleman
1:23 p.m. -I'm sorry to say I will not be in the office tomorrow for personal reasons. I already finished my cartoon for the day so lets head right on over to... GR's Advice Corner!
GR's Advice Corner
4. Capstone Grill Express -
All questions that I receive over the weekend will be answered Monday. Until then, take care.
Your Unemployed Soldier
"There's nothing funny about dog fighting... Except imagining one of the dogs wearing handcuffs."
8:53 a.m. - Made it to my desk on time this morning! No Top Plays segment on SportsCenter, very disappointing.
12:00 p.m. - Back at the desk, energized from a nice swim and nutritious lunch, time to toon.
12:45 p.m. - Just finished the cartoon. There are certain points in a man's life where he just knows he is doing what he is destined to do. This is one of those moments. I have just completed a piece of art that defines our generation. In a time of war, swine flu, addiction, steroids and dirty politics, this cartoon takes us back to a simpler time. I pride myself in the fact that I don't resort to the crass potty humor that so many other gag cartoonists use. It is my feeling that this cartoon will go down in the anals... excuse me, annals of history as one of the most influential pieces of the 21st century. Pat myself on the back? Don't mind if I do!
1:44 p.m. - Just woke from a power nap. Time to head over to GR's advice corner.
GR's Advice Corner:
"searching for himself by getting lost in bars, dating, reading, college parties, music, drawing, movies, and dreams."
--Charles Brown in Schulz and Peanuts by David Michaelis
12:13 p.m. - Late on my first day, how embarrassing. My plan to wake up early with the working man lasted all of zero days. I was unable to wake up to my 7:53 a.m. alarm this morning. I slept in until 9:30 then I went to the gym. I finally got to my desk at noon, after buying a lottery ticket and making lunch. This behavior would not be tolerated by a real boss and it will not be tolerated by me. Oh, I almost forgot... I need this Friday off.
1:21 p.m. - Slow morning... The temptation to play video games is great, but I made a promise to myself and my readers to work during the day. ("Work"= Draw a cartoon, improve myself mentally/ physically, help others, brainstorm great ideas.)
2:38 p.m. - Wow, really bored. I severely overestimated the amount of time that it would take to do my work. I'm going to check to see if there are any Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes on. Call it my cigarette break.
3:15 p.m. - No Law & Order, watched a Simpsons episode.
3:39 p.m. - Quitting time. I will think of more ways to fill the day in future entries.
-Your Unemployed Warrior
1. Name for song - "Absentee Ballad"
2. Instead of mints at the door when you leave a restaurant, Gum.
Monday will signify the beginning of my cartooning sojourn. It's Sunday now and I don't work on weekends so I will leave you for the day.
-Your Unemployed Soldier
Actually Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. day and I don't work on holidays so see you Tuesday...