Puck the Day: 11-12-2015

Thanks for checking out Pluck the Day! A challenge to myself to post an original drawing/sketch/cartoon at least 5 days a week.


What can I say, I love Christmas.  Actually, I love Christmas decorations.  The trees and lights and garland and fake snowmen, I love it all.  I told my wife that my goal each year is to try and make the house look like it threw up holiday cheer all over the place, in a classy sort of way.  So, each year, I buy one or two more items to add to our displays.  I try to remain reasonable and we have even been known to wait for the after Christmas sales so we can get things on big discount.

With Veteran’s Day over, there is only one day to get through until the decorating begins.  In the States it is customary to wait until after Thanksgiving, which is always the third Thursday in November, before you start putting up any Christmas stuff.  I will be ready, with Holiday music, hot cocoa and a Santa hat.  We will start with the trees.  (Yes trees.  We will have three this year.)  Hopefully, by the end of the weekend we will have everything up and I can get an idea of what to add this year.

I’m starting to get so excited!!!

Here’s a slight “bonus’ for this fine Thursday.  This was my initial sketch for today’s installment.  I sort of like them both.


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About OxenTrot

During the day, I am a mild mannered desk jockey who helps to manage a large IT company.  At night, I am a family man, who is insanely in love with his wife and a proud daddy to an amazing girl.  But in the pre-dawn hours, as most everyone else is still asleep, I am my alter ego.  During that time, I am: OxenTrot. Ox was a call sign bestowed upon me while I was an active duty United States Marine, mainly in tribute to the fact that I was a major gym rat. After 5 years and three tours of duty, I reentered the civilian world.  My call sign was replaced by my actual name but the Ox still lived inside. As I began to adapt to my new life, I also began to take on new adventures, such as starting a family, getting a “big boy” job and taking on endurance sports.
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