Archive for December, 2007

Heights and Depths

December 31st, 2007


Last night I put up a video diary entry about my day, but I just took it down because it showed my plumber and I didn’t have her permission to broadcast her all over YouTube. Here’s a synopsis of theĀ  movie, though, in case you’re interested in following the ensuing comments.

Yesterday began in a rather glamorous way. I received copies of the Portuguese edition of my memoir Fun Home in the mail. Then the UPS guy brought a box of fancy truffles from my lecture agent. These were all kinds of weird flavors like dark chocolate with ginger, wasabi, and black sesame seeds. Then things suddenly took a turn for the prosaic when the plumber arrived to auger out my clogged drains. There was all this cool noisy footage of her working the snake down into the black sludge. Then we cut away briefly to my cat, who is grooming her nether regions. I ask her how much she thinks the plumber will cost. The last shot is of my bill, for $380.

No, as a matter of fact I don’t have a life.

December 25th, 2007

cat toy

Here’s what I’ve spent my Christmas doing so far: creating a consumer product review video for you of this cat toy I bought yesterday.

Warning, it’s completely laced with profanity.

DTWOF episode #518

December 25th, 2007

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Merry Christmas! Read the rest of this entry »

Xmas mishmash

December 24th, 2007

1. Hats & Wind


The most radiant and sublime Lynda Barry knitted me a HAT! When I was hanging out with her and Chris Ware last month, Chris told a story about Read the rest of this entry »

a white weasel in a nor’easter

December 16th, 2007


I was just looking out the window at the birds feeding in the blizzard when a white weasel popped Read the rest of this entry »

DTWOF episode #517

December 11th, 2007

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It’s the longest night of the year…
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sketch diary 12/10/07

December 11th, 2007

improv detail

I’m visiting my mom, so don’t have proper drawing equipment with me. Or a scanner. Or, as close readers of this blog may recall, the cable for uploading photos from my camera to my computer. But I felt compelled to share with you a Read the rest of this entry »

robes, asparagus, forgotten cables

December 9th, 2007

Photo 155

Here’s my stunning photographic coverage of Phranc’s gallery opening in NYC on Thursday. I forgot Read the rest of this entry »

fumetti update

December 6th, 2007


It’ll be, uh, coming soon. I hope. (see here if you don’t know what I’m talking about) Thanks so much for all the swell submissions. I’ve already picked the winners. Now I just have to figure out a way to make them into a quasi-story. New York City readers, I’ll see you at Phranc’s opening tonight.

Oh my god! I just noticed there are 303 comments on the last strip. I wonder what you’re going on about? I haven’t had time to keep up, what with my cat eating a length of dental floss the night before I had to drive to NYC. At last report, she was fine. But please don’t tell me any horror stories about cats ingesting string because I’m worried enough.