Two updates in a row! Plus state of the comic and plans

And then, after nearly three months, there were two new comic episodes within a week. I am going to try to pull this comic out of hiatus and back to some sort of regular schedule. I miss doing regular art and want to get back to it. At the same time, I still have a …

Groceries and tenthousandaire status

Before I forget: Grocery expenses on Saturday totaled €23 – more than in the past month but I decided to relax the standards a little. Which is just as well because I found out on Sunday that I’d lost 4 pounds in a week. The good news there is that I’m now back at the …

Hyperinflation I

Drawing that just popped up in my head the other day, after talking to Aggie about the economic crisis. Of course, after the drawing pops up in one’s head, one has to do the hard work of drawing it – including research for things like wheelbarrows full of money. When I googled for “Wheelbarrow full …

Trying to fathom the magnitude

Is it too much of an exaggeration to claim that the Bush presidency is over, and that President Bush hasn’t been succeeded by Dick Cheney or any of the four people on the Presidential election ticket, but by an unelected Chancellor? From Naked Capitalism: This is a financial coup d’etat, with the only limitation the …

On learning to drive as an adult

For the record? Driving is awesome. I just had my first driving lesson and I’m really glad I finally got started on that. It’s a lot of fun. I must not be completely hopeless at it, because I was allowed to drive (slowly and awkwardly, and with the instructor keeping close to his shotgun seat …

Personal finance sites and why I read them

While discussing this post privately, Aggie pointed me to the Tightwad Gazette’s website, which hasn’t updated since the time when the earth was still cooling, and the blog The Simple Dollar, which, it turned out, is good enough to keep me reading for hours on end (though I’d like some higher ratio of meaty to …