…and then I draw stick people.
This post is a prime example of the Little Guy With Pitchfork in action. The exchange went something like this:
Me: Time to write a blog post!
LGWP: You should draw a comic strip instead.
Me: I’m a writer, not a cartoonist.
LGWP: You can draw stick people. C’mon, it’ll be fun!
Me: Well… yeah… I can draw stick people… kinda… *yells* Little Guy With Wings! Where are you? I need you!
*distant sound of the theme song from Jeopardy*
LGWP: Ha! Don’t be such a wuss. I bet you’re too chicken to even try. (Note: The LGWP is a tricky little bastard, and he knows how to push my buttons – see Doin’ It On A Dare.)
Me: Why you little… I’ll show you! *grabs felt pen*
The trouble is, the LGWP is not only tricky, he’s frequently right. I do want cookies and popcorn. The house and the laundry do need attention. And there are only so many omelets you can eat because they’re easy to make at the last minute. (Though I did have a particularly yummy one last night, with bacon, zucchini, onions, peppers, salsa, and feta cheese…)
Anyway, it was fun drawing this strip, but it also took me about ten times as long as writing a regular blog post.
So where was my LGWW all this time? Drinking beer and watching Jeopardy, apparently. I never saw so much as a feather.
It’s so hard to get good help these days.
Does anybody else have an LGWP? Or a better LGWW than mine?