Sunday, December 21, 2008

I GOT A CINTIQ!!!

So a couple months back, for my birthday, my friend and fellow collaborator BEN KALINA came over carrying a box, nay, THE box I've yearned for-- for nearly three years. A Cintiq. For me. On my birthday. I thought: "Either Titmouse is paying better than I thought, or Ben stole that sucker before he left WB!".
His possible impending arrest aside, I giddily accepted the gift and ceremoniously laid it out on my dining room table to open...
To reveal a pixel-based drawing apparatus of SOME kind...just not the one I had thought. Nestled inside and carefully wrapped, the what I thought was an inappropriately priced gift (or stolen) piece of technology I was receiving was instead a Fisher-Price "Doodle Pro"!? I'm not sure what mixture and combinations of surprise, humility, laughter, heartbreak and confusion betrayed on my face--but I was utterly impressed at the amount of creativity that went into getting me disappointed opening up a present (my parents seem to do it every year without a fraction of the thought! haha)--and being humbled that I completely disregarded my own common sense that the box was light as a feather (I thought it might've been a new model!). Ben even included installing instructions and mounting brackets!
The bastard.

18 comments:

Alex said...

HA! Ben is hi-larious!

I love your blog, btw.

Happy holidays to you and the Mrs. :)

From Ben's little friend,
Alex

Mark said...

Argh! Arf!

wolfboy said...

Ahhhh, THAT's who you are, Alex--I had no idea!

RAWLS said...

hahahah.... Classic!!

Custom Coaster said...

Wow wonderful and awful all at once, it's what crime shows are made from. I can see it an episode of some Crime Drama "Cartoonist kills friends..." "What for." "...it looks like over a 'Doodle Pad'" "Drugs?" "Nope, just looks like this Cintiq case is going deeper then we thought." I think I'd keep an eye open Ben might read this blog and know that you know that he stole the Cintiq and needs to keep you quite.

Hey just for shiggles draw a kickass picture to spite him on the dammed thing, ha.

tiny picnic said...

Oh MAN!!!
Doug and I were just as excited as you... until "the big reveal." One of these days Andy... one of these days...

CosmicPencil said...

I was about to say congrats on the Cintiq, something I eventually hope to get although just having a wacom is better than trying to color with a mouse :(

At least your little story put a happy face on me, which was growing difficult with the -12 degree weather here in Minnesota.

Hope you have a fantastic Christmas and looking to what you have in store for 2009.

-matt

SteveLambe said...

That was truly a mean ass joke.

Funny....but mean ass-ed.

Jim Mortensen said...

Nice, he went for the Pro version. The Pro has a nice anti-glare coating that's great for protecting it from strained carrots and baby urine.

Enjoy!

wolfboy said...

Haha, you're right, Jim!

Kristen McCabe said...

hahahaa! That's a damn good prank.

Chris Battle said...

Ben is a genius. An evil genius.

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