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What I'm Thankful For

November 26, 2009

Tess Yanisch ’13

Yep, I tried a new style this time. I found out partway though that, with all the doodling I've been doing this semester, my real-type people look better than my stick figures, so it's not as xkcd-like as I originally intended, but it works.

I drew these by hand, took photos, and uploaded the photos here, which is why they look a little gray--the light wasn't great, unfortunately--but my blog should be a much faster read this week than it usually is!


Text: "vacation." Image: stick figure jumping for joy
Text: "my family." Image: stick figure family with two parents and a kid
text: "Friends, here and elsewhere." image: map of the U.S. pointing to various cities
text: "bonding over Joss Whedon." Image: Three figures talking
Text: "Packages from home." Image: figure opening boxes
text: "Increased bandwidth." Image: figure next to a laptop
text: "Dancing to Disney music with the other lifeguard when there's no one swimming." Image: two figures dancing and singing
Text: "stargate" Image: blue orb
Lion king images
Text: "French class - elle est tres drole." Image: figures sitting in chairs speaking french
Text: "Public libraries. All the free books and movies you want." Image: figure in front of a library door
Text: "contentment." Image: figures sleeping peacefullt

**Translation of the French one:

Professor: "It's a rap song! Don't read it! Who can do it? . . . . Anyone?"

Quiet girl: "I can try . . . "

(This really happened. One of our assigned readings was a rap by MC Solaar and the professor had us read/perform it in class. She did a much better job than either of the boys who tried it--though not quite as good as the professor himself.)

EDIT: I just realized I didn't put in my bow in the scene where I'm playing violin. It's now a magic violin. Shh.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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