Lady of the Day.
Posted May 12, 2006 at 02:01 am

(photos by my roommate Kris Thacker)

Everyone say "hello" to Sonja. Now try saying "goodbye" to her. Not easy with a face like that, is it?

Well, I had to do it tonight. Which is why I'm going to be awhile with the strip today, much apologies to you all.

Sonja is an exchange student from Germany who lived down the hall from me when I lived in Shaw Hall at Shepherd my sophomore year.
I thought she was way too cool for me (and still do), so I made up excuses to get to know her, such as doing an interview on her for a class.
After awhile I realized that "cool" must not translate into German, 'cause she started hanging out with me every so often, and the next year she lived with my pal Val and I, along with our friend Amy, in one of the suite dorms down the road.

Funny how you take things for granted when they're handed to you.
I didn't hang out with her that year, but as the years went on we became closer, and in the past year I feel we've made up for lost time.
Sonja graduated a little over a year ago, and she only had a year and a few months to either find a job (one that would sponsor her, that is - she's not a US citizen) or get out of the country.

Almost needless to say, she's getting out of the country.

She's leaving Saturday morning and tonight was my last chance to hang out with her before she left.
I'm planning to see her in July after a trip to Spain (fingers crossed!), but it's gonna be tough getting that Sonja fix while she's in Germany!

So although the strips have at least been coming along, this is the main reason I've been late recently, guys.
And I must say, it's been well worth it.

Love you, sweetie - we're gonna miss you like hell!

Extra! Extra!

Just a few extras for you guys. First, while researching Jello shooters (see? I do my homework!), I found this awesome site. Check out the recipes, too!

Next, a few after-convention sketches I've done:

The Death is missing her ankh, I know! Forgive me, Gaiman worshippers.

The next one is a drawing of Hazel and Jamie I did for Paul Taylor, a loooong overdue thank-you gift for the lovely Monica drawing he sent to me outta the blue last year.
(That's the hotness of Prismacolor markers on watercolor paper, by the way - check out the effect in Hazel's hair!)

Next up is, well, pure lesbian fantasy for my favorite rug-muncher.
Nothing X-rated, of course, but it IS Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl. I mean, c'mon. Where else are you gonna find this stuff??

Lastly, I was feverishly wanting to change my MySpace profile pic to something that I'd actually DRAWN.
So here's my shot at a color self portrait. And yes, I was generous with the boobs, but y'know what?
That's called "artistic license," baby. So shove it!!

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Danielle likes to read...

New faves!!

Underpants and Overbites
My Giant Nerd Boyfriend
Up and Out
Alison and her Rock Awesome Robot
Kevin Budnik's autobio comics


Questionable Content
Something Positive
Dumbing of Age
Diesel Sweeties
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Johnny Wander
Octopus Pie
That Deaf Guy
Sufficiently Remarkable
Blaster Nation
Ramen Empire
Jump Rope
Outlander Man

Too Sexy For Work!
Chester 5000 (too sexy for work!)

Oh Joy Sex Toy (also too sexy!)
The Rock Cocks (careful: sexy!)

Finished, but worth re-reading!
The Bad Chemicals
Cul de Sac 

I also love the podcast My Brother My Brother And Me!

My old pal R. Stevens and I used to do a podcast called Coffee and Cider! It was mostly about being work-obsessed idiots and human beings who like beverages and have cats.