Thursday, January 8, 2009

the plight of the tardy


sure, i could avoid situations like these simply by leaving fifteen minutes earlier, but then i would be deprived of good doodling material. so why change? ;)

25 comments:

Dawn said...

I feel your pain!

SofaChip.com said...

I like how you take a rant and make it colorful and almost happy! Do you shine everywhere you go? :P

Krissy said...

seriously, it makes one great doodle :)

peggy said...

See?? There you have it.

Stampmaiden said...

Nothing better than a good doodle so doodle on!
Linda

jess gonacha said...

oh aimee, it's like you're telling the story of my life! whenever i go anywhere i seem to be plagued by horrendous drivers and slowpokes and every red light imaginable. i think my impatience has something to do with it-- i could learn from your humor around it. ;)

Christy said...

Argh -- that happens to me all the time, too!

joanne said...

haha...we were obviously in the same car today...very powerful doodle material :)

(and when i'm late it is always also inevitable that i will walk out the front door and forget a bunch of things i need and have to run back and forth to find this or that and of course the very things i need to find have somehow gotten up and walked away and are never in the expected place where i will swear i left them)

~Barb~ said...

Even traffic and tardiness are the fodder for fabulous art! I love it.
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Bella Sinclair said...

Um...you probably wouldn't want to drive behind me. I'm the gal who lets every earthly being cut in front of her. And I keep within the speed limit. I swear, when I drive, I can see my husband's forehead vein throbbing in my peripheral vision.

Look at you, inspired by even the most frustrating experiences. You're my creative hero!

●• Tiny Red said...

:) oh well, all part of the great tapestry called everyday life...

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

my stomach got all wrangled up in sick knots as i read this one - i think b/c i'm relating it more to life in general at the mo!

painted fish studio said...

on monday, i start working 45 minutes away from home sweet home, and your doodle will pretty much sum up my day. i do not look forward to it. :(

soulbrush said...

now this is what i'm talking about-this is an aimee special...wowie!

Nina Crittenden said...

Oh, man! So true. Guess what? We are getting our new garage door today? I am SO impressed with how many people follow your blog! Keep up the great work!

ambika said...

You would not believe the way the Washington State Dept of Transportation coordinates their red lights just so I'll be late.

Bill Ross said...

All this in Lawrence, KANSAS??? A roundabout?

cindy : quaint said...

oh man, i really feel your sense of urgency in that fabulous doodle!

Kelly said...

yep, that's me too....i'm late everywhere i go.

steve said...

Yes, this happens often to me as well Aimee. I wonder though, is it because we are in a hurry that we notice these things much more - that these inconveniences seem to get amplified in our brains. Whatever the case, I like how you dealt with this on paper!!

Lisa said...

I just peeked around your blog and your journal pages are so unique. I love your simplicity and style. Your lettering is exquisit. Thanks for sharing your work.

Megan Coyle said...

i can totally relate to this one. cute car by the way.

Milkberry said...

Your rant is awesome!

L'Atelier said...

oh no- but then i am glad you late it means i can enjoy your art
xo

aimee said...

welcome barb, lisa and milkberry!

well, i've been guilty of most of these things... therefore i'm entitled to be overly critical of those who do the same, right? although i've never dumped consumer goods on the highway. dallas was famous for it - every time i drove up/down central it was a given there would be something to dodge - chairs, sofas, baseball hats, and so on. once an industrial sized garbage can flew out of a pickup and nearly went through my windshield. and once, on I35, long ago, a truck fell over and dumped popcorn everywhere. plugged up the interstate for hours.

and yes, bill - roundabouts in little lawrence don't really make sense, but here they are... but KC causes most of my traffic angst.