The Shortest Job I’ve Ever Had [Dork Lifestyle]

Everyone has careers that were short lived. My comic is about the shortest job I have ever had – 5 hours total! Did you ever have a short lived work experience? I am not sure if It was the math that got me on this one, or the idea that in the short time i was there, I took 11 cookies home to celebrate with my family. Feature Image Credit: My Home...

Art Gallery Internship [Dork Lifestyle]

Last time Dork Lifestyle told about my first job. This time I talk about an internship I had one summer at a local art gallery. I sure learned a lot, ha ha.

First Job [Dork Lifestyle]

I’ve been thinking about my career path lately and realized that delivering papers was one of my favorite jobs. It was so easy. I could work, sing along to my cassette walkman and get exercise all at the same time. I delivered the news around the neighborhood for three years, it was the second longest job of my life. Do you remember your first job?

Lost and Found [Dork Lifestyle]

Do you ever lose something, even something so small, and find that later it returns to you? I have this happen throughout my life and at times it feels like a miracle that it makes it’s way back to me! Here are some of my Lost and Found...

Art Teacher Touch Up [Dork Lifestyle]

I always liked to draw, paint, color, and make art. My family encouraged this by taking me to extra art classes outside of school. I did pretty good, until my teacher would touch up my work. Would you paint on your student’s work if you were a teacher? If you liked this post, please do...

College Comedian [Dork Lifestyle]

I was telling my boyfriend about my first few weeks of college. When I told him this story, he said that it would make a great comic. I did learn two things from this event: 1. Don’t be late to a comedy gig, and 2. I am funnier than...

Man vs. Food [Dork Lifestyle]

I love to watch tv while I draw, sew, knit, or do any sort of crafty project. I always have something going on in front of the tv for background noise. Often, I would put on the Travel Channel and see Adam Richman on his show, Man VS Food. I am not sure, but I think I have seen all of the...

I’d Love You Still [Dork Lifestyle]

Sometimes when you love someone you ask a lot of them. Raoul and I love asking each other questions to see how much we truly love one another. What are some questions you ask your significant...

Fat Head Mask [Dork Lifestyle]

It is Halloween time again! I can remember my earliest memory of Halloween costumes that really were like wearing a trash bag. Remember those? Even scarier, I recall the Fat Head...

Hot Pepper! [Dork Lifestyle]

I ordered too many peppers this week. I thought they were all sweet type peppers, but much to my dismay, Raoul was right and some were very very hot peppers! I ate some raw hot peppers, and my mouth was on fire, y’all! My lips swelled up, too – it was that hot. Raoul said...

Summer in Pittsburgh [Dork Lifestyle]

Summer is here! Raoul and I got away from Athens to spend some time with my family in Pennsylvania. We had a good time hanging out and seeing everyone and Raoul got to mark some Pittsburgh sites off of his “Pittsburgh Bucket List.” Do you have a favorite attraction in your home...

Stuffed Animals [Dork Lifestyle]

Truth be told, I love stuffed animals. I have had them since I was small, and I have always loved them more than dolls. I used to have a bunch of them at the foot of my bed when I was little, but my favorites were always in the bed with me, so I could hug them at night. I still like to do...

Fight the Slump [Dork Lifestyle]

I work as an artist and graphic designer as my day job. In my spare time I also like to be creative by running my handmade business, cooking, gardening, and fixing up our home. Is there such a thing as creative overload? Too many projects? Not enough time? Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by this...

Search for Pinky [Dork Lifestyle]

Poor Raoul. He has to deal with me forgetting where I place things all the time. This happens on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. I am always misplacing things, especially my pink Canon...

Talking Henry Rollins [Dork Lifestyle]

We had a chance to see Henry Rollins recently on his talking tour. He is an amazing speaker, so I highly recommend his performances. We had a great time hearing his tales of touring with Black Flag, working with National Geographic, and visiting Costco. You can read more about the show we saw...

Missy Kulik Says “I Like You” Amy Sedaris [XXOO]

March is National Women’s Month, so we’ve decided to admire the heck out of favorite lady nerds with our special XXOO features. Here’s Missy Kulik from Dork Lifestyle: One of my favorite nerdy women would be Amy Sedaris. I admire her because she simply does her thing, is...

Practical Thinking [Dork Lifestyle]

      These days you don’t want anything to go to waste! If you liked this post, please do us the further boon of Liking the Fierce and Nerdy page on FaceBook. Also, we’re giving great stream on Twitter, so do give us...

DIY Band Tees [Dork Lifestyle]

I had the crafty bug at a young age. During high school I felt the need to make my own t-shirts of bands I loved. I did this because I could not always find shirts of the bands I liked, nor was I old enough to attend gigs. DIY or...

Sweet Holiday Memories [Dork Lifestyle]

Do you have a favorite holiday memory? I have many, but this is one of my favorites. I also really like cookies! If you liked this post, please do us the further boon of Liking the Fierce and Nerdy page on FaceBook. Also, we’re giving great stream on Twitter, so do give us...

Hawk and a Hacksaw [Dork Lifestyle]

Okay, I know I sound like a totally anti-social shut in, but what happened to people going to shows for the music? I have been going to shows since I was a teenager, but things have changed. I am not sure if the smart phone revolution has made people’s attention spans super short, but...

Bunny Speak [Dork Lifestyle #30]

Did you ever try and teach your pet a trick or a certain word? I am trying really hard to teach my bunnies a few words. I saw on a podcast that one bunny owner taught her rabbit the word “binky.” So far, they are catching on – a little...

Jury Duty! [Dork Lifestyle]

Recently I want through the long process of jury duty. I was not looking forward to it, but at long last, after going to the local court house two days, we were released. The second day I was there less than an hour! Did you ever have jury duty? Did you ever serve on a trial? If you liked...

Dork Lifestyle: Raoul is so retro [BEST OF FaN]

Originally posted on 01/24/11 Do you ever think back to when you did not use a card to pay for everything? Meet Raoul. He always uses cash. Though I did swipe his debit card for this transaction, he always uses cash. What do you use? Yes, that’s our own Missy in the mood photo! GO...

Broccoli Cat [Dork Lifestyle #28]

Nilla is my kitty. Nilla is also a gourmet kitty. She loves to try new things. Some of her favorites are broccoli, cheese, strawberries, and vanilla ice cream. She can’t have all of these foods3 anymore cos she is on a diet. Does your cat like to eat strange...

Hitchhiking in Newfoundland [Dork Lifestyle]

This comic is inspired by my friends who told me they were going to try to hitchhike as much as they could on their upcoming vacation to Newfoundland. It reminded me of the only time I hitchhiked. Do you have a hitchhiking...

Jumbles! [Dork Lifestyle]

We are happy to report we just adopted a new bunny! We call him Jumbles, and he was adopted form the House Rabbit Society.  Jumbles, originally called Dandelion, is a rescued rabbit. He was adopted as a friend to our bun, Oreo. So far Jumbles has been with us for two weeks and we are learning...

Gluten Free [Dork Lifestyle]

I know it is sort of trendy right now to become gluten free, but I have been trying to be gluten free this year. So far it is going pretty good, but I still love to have pancakes at our favorite vegetarian restaurant, the Grit! But gluten free is difficult for a girl that grew up having...

Dork Lifestyle: The Trouble with Being a Vegetarian … in the Fir...

I was a picky eater. Well, sometimes I still am a picky eater, but I am much better than I was when I was little! I have been vegetarian for a long time now, and while I do not think I will change the world with this diet, I feel happier knowing I left more McDonald’s for everyone...

Dork Lifestyle: I Love Books! [BOOK WEEK 2!]

I love books! I always have. I drew this comic inspired by some of my favorite books. I hope you might be interested in these books, too. Just click on the book to buy it...

Dork Lifestyle: We Buy Gold!

Halloween is a favorite holiday here in Athens. This year my brother and sister-in-law got to come for a visit. We had fun showing them around and dressing up for the Wild Rumpus parade through downtown! Did you dress up for Halloween? We are planning next year’s costumes...

Dork Lifestyle: Oh, Food Network…

Sometimes I like to have the tv on while I do a craft project, draw comics, or while having a snack. There are a few shows that we must see when they are on, like Project Runway! But other times we are not sure what to watch, so we put on Food Network. It seems like Sunday nights is usually...

Dork Lifestyle: Poor Kitty, Super Me!

My family was visiting in September. They love helping us do little projects around the house. The day we made this shelf, we went outside to put a wash of paint on it, and then we saw the new neighbor’s cat on the roof of our home! I decided to save that kitty and get him down. Poor...

Dork Lifestyle: Running Up That (Chapel) Hill

. a web comic by Missy Kulik Click on the links to see videos of my favorite Unrest songs: Cath Carroll, Cherry Cherry, and Capezio Bowler. And click on the comic to visit me at my regular blog, Rancho...

Dork Lifestyle: Bootylicious

Dork Lifestyle: One Day For Fun In Hong Kong

. a monthly webcomic by Missy...

Dork Lifestyle: Super Paws!

. a web comic by Missy Kulik Click on the comic to see Nilla (aka Super Paws)...

Dork Lifestyle: Here’s Looking At You, Babycakes!

. a webcomic by Missy Kulik I am loving the new cookbook from Babycakes Bakery! It is gluten free recipes that are mostly vegan and sugar free. I am vegetarian, so I love cutting certain things from my diet, and this just helps me do that even more. I love trying the different ingredients I...

Dork Lifestyle: Tofu Baby’s Crafty

. a monthly web comic by Missy Kulik We had our handmade goodies at two local holiday handmade markets this year – it was great! We had so much fun meeting people that read our blog and enjoy our work. If you would like to read more Tofu Baby comics, check them out at Flagpole or her...

Dork Lifestyle: Garden Gnomes [Three More Days Til Halloween]

. a monthly web comic by Missy Kulik Happy Halloween! We are getting ready to dress up and eat lots of candy here in Athens! This year we made our own garden gnome costumes. The best part are our fake Ugg boots! Raoul and I match and we bought them in the women’s shoes at Target. Read...

Dork Lifestyle: Pee Wee Herman and Afternoon Naps

. a monthly webcomic by Missy Kulik It’s my birthday month! My friend Leia came for a visit. We had fun talking about Pee Wee Herman, tattoos, and playing with our Blythe dolls! Leia plays in a nice band called The Afternoon Naps and everyone should hear them. She also collects Pee Wee...

Dork Lifestyle: Bunnyfest

. a web comic by Missy Kulik We had a great time at Bunnyfest, and so did Oreo. We can’t wait for the Christmas one where Santa comes, too. Do you have a pet bun that might like to...

Dork Lifestyle: Hello Birdies!

. a webcomic by Missy Kulik We have Nilla our cat, Oreo our bunny, and now we have a family of birds! Just like a regular farm here at the Ranch! . Want to find out more about Missy and shop at her etsy store...

Dork Lifestyle: Eggworth and Friends

. a monthly webcomic by Missy Kulik When other kids had teddy bears, I had stuffed chickens. I imagined characters that were chickens, too. I drew them into comics with fantastic plots about their lives. I imagined that I would one day become famous for these characters and have an animated...

Dork Lifestyle: Snow!

. a comic by Missy Kulik . We had snow in Athens in March! Can you imagine? It never snows here! You can read all about my adventures at Rancho Cocoa and check out my art at my website,...

One More Thing Before We Go: My Little Flossy

Okay, 2 things: 1) Definitely come back on Wednesday, b/c we have a new “Dork Lifestyle” from our resident comic artist, Missy Kulik going up then. And 2) How freaking adorable are these embroidery floss ponies that she made? She’s still on the fence about whether to mass...

Dork Lifestyle: Oreo

. a web comic by Missy Kulik . Here is the newest Dork Lifestyle by Missy Kulik! Read all about her adventures with Oreo at Rancho Cocoa. . [Ed Note: Don't click on this link if you can't stand the cute. Oreo is even more adorable in real...

Dork Lifestyle: Eat More Fruit

. a webcomic by Missy...

Dork Lifestyle: Christmas Pressies

. A webcomic by Missy Kulik I am so excited cos I have just adopted Ariel a manatee from Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park with my Shoppe Sugar Cookie Etsy earnings. Please have a peek at Rancho Cocoa to read...

Dork Lifestyle: Hello Kitty Sailor

. A webcomic by Missy Kulik . [EDITOR'S NOTE: If you're in Atlanta this weekend, I'm so jealous, because you'll have the chance to pick up all sorts of reasonably priced gifts and crafts, handmade by Missy at the Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular 2008. She's at Booth...

Dork Lifestyle: Hug Me

. A comic by Missy Kulik Hey West Coasters! Missy is now showing her handmade plush at Plush You in Seattle. You can also check out her website here, and read her weekly comic Tofu Baby...