If you’re scratching your head – and you probably are – I don’t blame you. This is an old college inside joke. Only a few of my close friends will fully appreciate it.
Now, that said, I had this sketch half-finished in one of my sketchbooks. It chanced the corner of my eye earlier this evening, and is got the itch to finish it up. It was fun working on something silly just for the heck of it. Got to do this more often.
On a completely different note, has anyone else ever suddenly realized that you’ve had a subscription to a service for years without knowing it? This happened to me twice, although I’m pretty sure I haven’t been paying for either of these for more than a year (thankfully).
First is Dropbox. For the longest time, I just had the free 2GB of cloud storage – not much these days, but it was useful for sharing the occasional project. Then, sometime last year, I suddenly had a whopping 100GB of storage… and my card was charged for an annual service fee. Initially, this had me concerned, but I didn’t notice any tampering with my bank account… and 100GB of cloud storage ended up being extremely convenient for work. Why not keep it?
Second is Amazon Prime. I do remember signing up for a trial membership a year ago just so I could watch a free movie online (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, if you want to know). However, I also vaguely recall canceling the Prime membership afterward… But it’s possible I just think that I remember doing that. At any rate, I kept receiving suspicious email ads from Amazon Prime referring to my membership. So, I finally checked on it tonight, and, sure enough, I am still a Prime member. On the positive side, It’s only $80 annually (plus free shipping, movies, etc.) and I was only charged once. What’s more, it provided two free movies worth of entertainment for me this evening as I worked on today’s drawing.
I suppose the moral of this post should therefore be that you (and I’m speaking primarily to myself here) should always closely monitor your bank statement. Always. You never know when you’ll suddenly have a paid subscription to something you may or may not actually need. Internet marketers are shrewd that way. Sometimes it’s as simple as clicking the wrong button.
And that’ll do it for tonight. Thanks for reading. I hope to keep posting at least 2-3 times a week, so check back regularly for updates.
God bless, and good night!