Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Out With the Old or In With the New?

Since it is the beginning of the new year, I've decided to post the happenings of the holidays up to the present day. We began the holiday months by spending a quiet Thanksgiving at home, and let me tell ya, the good folks at Del Taco out did themselves once again.

We started off the Christmas holiday by being laid off from my job. Just before Christmas, the studio I worked for decided to pull the plug on our project which sent me into the realm of unemployment. Between putting together portfolios and trying to find a job, I now pass the time listening to the Mamma Mia soundtrack and putting Legos together. The highlight of my day is checking the mail, which usually contains 20% off coupons to Bed Bath and Beyond. The other highlight of my day is watching Cash Cab on the Discovery channel. It hasn't been all humdrum and glum. We didn't let this setback keep us from enjoying the season. Since money is a little tight, we had to be a bit inventive with our gift giving. Luckily for us I have been doing a bit of inventing, which mostly consists of me duct taping flashlights to different things. I also decided to just return items that we've borrowed from others over the years. This year, I gave my mom back her spatula but with a brand new flashlight taped to it. My dad got a new Blue Ray player this year, so I gave him back his Ambervision glasses.
And I gave each of my brothers a new Norman Rockwell calendar. Our insurance company sends us one each year, so I just gathered the ones we've collected from years past, scratched out the old year, and put 2009. I also threw in a few 20% off Bed Bath and Beyond coupons for them.

We spent New Years with friends playing the Nintendo Wii. They got a new game called Wii New Years, so we just played that all night.

Well, out with the old and in with the new. We had a good year. It was a bit rocky towards the end, but we're optimistic for what's to come.


Ryan said...

Hello Andy,

Just stumbled onto your blog this evening. Absolutely fantastic artwork. Happy to see you're doing what you do...despite the minor unemployment setback.

I yearn to hear your Richard Kimble impression from "The Fugitive"


REM-Brant said...

Sorry about the lay-off. Hope someone quickly sees your amazing skills and hires you on the spot!

Geoff Shupe said...

sucks dude. i heard about the cut at Laika and wondered if you had been involved. good luck.
come to think of it, i could use a spatula with a flashlight...