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Good Morning, DMV

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Obviously, DMV stands for demons missing voices.

The only things she said to me during the entire process were as follows: “Forty-three!” and “Wait over there!”

But all in all, despite everyone working there professionally scowling and not saying many words, it wasn’t too bad. I got my driver’s license renewed and updated the photo since the previous one was from eight years ago. In the new pic, my chin is much bigger. Oh well. Won’t have to go back for four years, and when I do…I think I’ll save my warm greetings for someone who deserves it.

This probably won’t work out
We might not live forever
While there’s nothing to confess
Please pay attention

– “New Hampshire” by Matt Pond PA

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May 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm

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Paul 01, the License Plate

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I’ve been thinking about this for some time now, and I can’t quite determine exactly what is being declared on the license plate. Is this a claim that Paul–Pauls in general, actually–is #1, meaning the best of the best, meaning one heck of a trophy-taker, meaning GO TEAM GO? Or is it, in fact, pointing out that the driver of the car is none other than Saint Paul, the first of them all?

Who knows? I’m just a guy that draws comics.

And so I’m reaching out for the one
And so I’ve learned the meaning of the sun
And all this like a message comes to shift my point of view
And watching through my own light
As it tints the shade of you

– “Sleep” by Azure Ray

Written by Paul

September 4, 2009 at 9:24 am

The Broken Windshield Wiper

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Us Abbamondi folk…we’re like everyday MacGyvers I tell you. I actually first suggested using the string on an extra air freshener in my car so I’m not totally perfect as a resourceful secret agent, but I promise I’m working on it.

Anyways, after the car problems were finished up, all of us went out to eat at Carino’s Italian Restaurant. We nom nomed, we caught up, and afterwards we all went our separate ways (well, not me–I stayed in my apartment for the evening). It was a very nice visit, all-in-all, and hopefully I’ll get down to South Jersey some time in September/October…

Give me all your stuff
Until I can’t get up
Watch the whole world freeze
Counting tin cans in our sleep
Submarines are diving deep
And don’t believe in me

– “Strange News From Another Star” by Blur

Written by Paul

August 22, 2009 at 9:17 am

Things I’ve Named

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So, help me out here and tell me all about the inanimate objects you’ve named so I don’t feel like a complete sociopath. Bonus points for truly geeky names. Not that we’re keeping score or anything, no.

I’ve become just like a terrible mess
Searching the lines in my face for
Something more beautiful than is there
But the crowds keep me coming back
Cheering

– “My Slumbering Heart” by Rilo Kiley

Written by Paul

March 30, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Lights Come On, Lights Go Off

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2008-12-29

That final panel represents my car’s engine light going off. Yup, I’m totally lazy clever.

Maybe the sun will shine today
The clouds will blow away
Maybe I won’t feel so afraid
I will try to understand
Either way

– “Either Way” by Wilco

Written by Paul

December 29, 2008 at 8:52 pm

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Bullet’s Check Engine Light Comes On

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2008-12-28

I’m sure we’ve all been here in this moment at some point or another.

Also, anyone wanna guess what I spent the remainder of my drive back staring at? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

How many times can I break til I shatter
Over the line, can’t define what I’m after
I always turn the car around
Give me a break, let me make my own pattern

– “Shattered” by O.A.R.

Written by Paul

December 28, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Posted in cars, comics, scaredy cat

Speeding Home for the Holidays

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2008-12-23

We’re on a road to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin’ that ride to nowhere
We’ll take that ride
Maybe you wonder where you are
I don’t care
Here is where time’s on our side
Take you there

– “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads

Written by Paul

December 23, 2008 at 8:30 pm

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Trying to X-mas Shop on a Sunday Afternoon

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Anyone that knows me knows this: I’m a patient man hobbit. Yet, in this world of ours, there are a few things that I can’t handle and one of them in particular is parking lots during the holiday buying season. It’s just so…unmanageable. Chaotic might be an even more apt word. People are just the rudest then, jetting forward in their cars to snatch up any free rectangle-shaped space with no regard for those that were there first, blinker at the ready. I even saw some cars double-parking, which is awful for all.

It’s amazing we don’t read more newspaper headlines in December like “Man Shot One Hundred and Three Times After Stealing Soccer Mom’s Spot” or “Target Indeterminately Shut Down, Too Much Blood.”

But I learned my lesson. From now on, if I do have to get some X-mas shopping done, I’m going out Tuesday nights after 11:00 p.m. Granted, no stores will be open then…but at least I’ll get a good parking spot.

I’m making the difference
It just seems pointless
With all the obvious lines all out of focus
Why can’t you just be happy
Why can’t you just be happy

– “One-Eighty by Summer” by Taking Back Sunday

Written by Paul

December 14, 2008 at 10:06 am

Test Drive Into Paterson, New Jersey Proves Scary

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2008-12-13

I was, to really no one’s surprise, afraid for my life. As soon as the light switched to green, I zoomed forward, spotted where the courthouse was, as well as its parking lot, and immediately got the frak out of there. If there’s one part of New Jersey I’ll be happy to never visit again, it’s Paterson (at least the seven streets I saw, that is).

Question of the day: Do you do test drives too or just wing it the day of wherever it is you have to go?

I’m sticking with you
‘Cos I’m made out of glue
Anything that you might do
I’m gonna do too

– “I’m Sticking With You” by The Velvet Underground

Written by Paul

December 13, 2008 at 10:10 am

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Somehow, I Channeled Elmo With Ease

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2008-11-25

Sure, sure. I’ve had this comic Boing-Boinged before (totaling some crazy number like 80,000 hits in two days), I’ve had short stories published both in print magazines and online, and I’ve eaten enough packs of Ramen noodles to feed a small third-world country…but this might very well be one of my greatest achievements. Elmo, perfect pitch and all.

Yes, I’m way behind on the comics. Just know they are coming…eventually. All in color. Cause I’m going to totally spoil you all. Look for a special message about MyLifeComics once I finish up the December ones, too…

It was always worth it
That’s the part I seem to hide
And the busy ant empire
Put all your clothes inside

– “Florida” by Modest Mouse

Written by Paul

November 25, 2008 at 9:28 pm