Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I have been trying to do about eighteen things at once all day and now I'm doing the same thing on my computer.


I got a new sewing machine yesterday, a Bernina 220. I've named her Dizzy because I like that word and it felt right. Then I started feeling bad because my computer doesn't have a name and it's one of my best friends. So...Dizzy, Pony, and ... what? I'll have to think about it some more.

I made the mistake of letting one of my coworkers read my zine, the coworker who, bless her, thinks she's my mom sometimes. I saw her yesterday and she said, Virginia, I think you need to have a hobby. So I asked her why. She said that I spend all my time drinking and dancing (okay, I do spend alot of time drinking and dancing.) I didn't argue with her, but I was thinking:
A. It was Derby, for christ's sake.
B. A fucking hobby? Are you kidding me? I sew, knit, make jewelry, write, draw, ride bikes, try to teach myself Japanese, read ... I don't think one more hobby is going to magically cure my latent alcoholism or my dancin' feet.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Makin' Out In the DJ Booth.


Thanks to Josh for this one.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dear God, Someone Please Buy Me a Wacom Tablet!

This drawing is wretched, but it's been so long since I posted a comic. And yes, I know I'm not taller than JWoolard.


10 for Portland

-Seeing Daniel and Kayti (duh)
-Being a block from Whole Foods
-The Know Bar (it made me realize my favorite bars are the ones where I'm scared of the bathrooms)
-Vegan everything, everywhere holla!
-The Max (Get real! Max weighs 55 tons.)
-Friendly peeps, for the most part
-The IPRC (serious love. every city should have one.
-Powells (again, duh)
-Decent beer selection
-Meeting Janet Weiss!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

In the Faraway Land of Portland, Oregon

Hey! I'm back! It was a really fun trip, including several celebrity sightings, vegan donuts, near wrecks, rain, 95 degree weather, long walks, Japanese skateboarders, domino games, dirty martinis, Elvis and more! Some of my trip photos are up at:

NOW AVAILABLE: Milkyboots #3: April-May 2008 Derby Diary

That's right, I finished my zine! It's a comic diary of my experiences from Thunder through Derby this year. It's got everything: girl drama, boy drama, snarky comments and lots of crying and drinking. If you'd like a copy, please email me! vlpaine(at)yahoo(dot)com


Thursday, May 8, 2008

A Brief Hiatus! PDX Get Ready!

Sorry guys, but I'm not gonna be able to post for about a week and a half, due to desperately scrambling to get my zine done before the 12th/being in Portland until the 17th.

Derby punched me in the face, but I've hit the ground running and haven't stopped drinking to recover. Buy me a drink 'cause I love y'all.