11 June 2011

LIFE // how I got nommed by a snake

Knocking off Hyperbole and a Half today and bringing you  a badly illustrated (yet hopefully humorous) tale from my childhood.

(you can click on all these to make them bigger.)


It started off with my well-meaning father (at that time with longish hair and beard) attempting to introduce me (at age five/six or so) to the wonderful world of reptiles. I was not afraid of reptiles, but apparently my parents had a tremendous fear of all things Barbie and Princess, so I was raised to play with animals instead.
-----» read more about this tomorrow, with another somewhat-decent comic and a really good explanation of why my personality is so wigged out.


I looked at the snake. I liked the snake. The snake and I were destined to become great friends, I was sure of it. And then — o joy —I held the snake.


The snake was not pleased. It probably knew that in the near future I would be imprisoning its cousins in fish tanks-turned-terrariums.

So it acted.


My dad was not pleased. He probably expected me to burst into tears or fling the snake away or scream bloody murder or something.

I did not.





The End.


ps: in case you were wondering, garter snakes have no teeth. Or fangs. Or venom. Or any of that stuff. So I was not injured and thus not traumatized. 

28 comments:

  1. I am not sure whether to laugh or cry. Since I'm laughing, let's go with laugh. That seems like the right thing to do. This is crazy, bizarre and interesting.

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  2. You totally made my day! I'm a good friend with reptiles too. :)

    ~Avy

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  3. Bahahahahaha!!! Olivia, this is hilarious! I can't believe this is a true story. If that was me, I would have asked my father to exact revenge.

    You are the bravest and toughest gal I know! Seriously.

    By the way, are you scared of spiders and cockroaches? Just wondering.

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  4. haha oh my gosh, those are so cute. love the last one. ♥

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  5. @Hazelnut: Spiders, no... cockroaches, YES. And earwigs. And lakes. Can't stand lakes.

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  6. LOL,I would probably just fling,and be like aw man it bit me. Or stare at it in surprise!

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  7. Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! Love it! SUPER FUNNY! =D

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  8. How hilarious - & your cartoons are so adorable. :)

    Do you own any reptiles now?

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  9. Oh, my goodness! That is SOOOOOOOO funnny!!! lol! I wouldn't have touched the snake in the first place. :P

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  10. I guess I'm like you! My sisters freak out about snakes, but I've always loved them. Yesterday I was swimming in the creek and a water snake was about two feet away, and I just watched it swim to the side. After all, they're probably more afraid of you than you are afraid of them. =P

    Cute story, by the way! ;)

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  11. I cracked up. :)
    --Love MCat
    {glitteringcompositions.blogspot.com}

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  12. Oh my word!!!!!!!! This was ah-mazing!!!!!!! I laughed SO HARD!!!!!!! :D

    xoxo
    kim

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  13. Oh my goooood! That was WONDERFUL!! I luv all things reptile, too!

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  14. Ha ha ha haaaaaaaa! Awesome.

    Love the drawings - I love Hyperbole & A Half too.

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  15. pahahhaha that made me giggle! That's awesome

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  16. Heh, I loved the illustrations. I was bitten by a garter snake once too, and even though it hurt, I wasn't near as freaked out as my mom was. ;P

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  17. Haha! This is just hilarious. I love your illustrations. Thank-you for making me smile :)

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  18. Haha awesome. Hyperbole and a Half is such a great blog.

    strawberry freckleface

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  19. Ohhh my goodness!! Olivia, this is so super hilarious. And the drawings are adorable!! Cuteness!!

    ~Lucia
    www.one-beloved.blogspot.com

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  20. This is absolutely adorable :)

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  21. AHHHHHH! OMGoodness! I LUVVVVV your handwriting! mine, let's just say it's not as good as yours.

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