How to Reconsider a Relationship

By the way, Missy, my wife, the woman in the comic … her. She’s started a web comic of her own. It’s kind of a unique idea. Every day she makes a drawing depicting whatever weird holidays it is. It’s designed to be a quick smile each day, and who among us can’t use one of those?

You can find it at Please go check it out.

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Reader Comments (32)

Don't feel bad about being addicted to coffee.

September 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersircod

Aw, Crap! I completely missed "Freddie for a day" again!
However, I blame it on being entirely focused on not forgetting International Talk Like a Pirate Day this Thursday- It shall not escape me this year, yar.

September 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjoseph

I've visited it and bookmarked it. We'll see how it goes.

I went to grinding whole beans a couple of years ago. Then I started using a French press to make the coffee, then an old fashioned stove top percolator when I had enough time. Tastes better to me, particularly since I drink it black. I think it's supposed to be worse for me, too, at least from the French Press. So I drink more of it.

I drew the line, though, when I heard that some people buy fresh coffee beans and roast them in their own ovens.

September 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarco

I laughed out loud about a higher quality Rick.

September 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristina L

The first panel had me wondering if the other three could measure up. They did.

September 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPhaethon

I went French press too, but it's a pretty finicky apparatus. I have a coffee-nerd friend who swears by the AeroPress (yes, by the same Aerobie who make the frisbees). For maximum nerdery, check out his coffee seminar, which has a bunch of great tips:

September 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterX

It's too bad she skips weekends. Sept 7th was World Beard Day, and that could have made for a good picture.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

We, as a society, need manlier coffee grinders.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Real men buy green coffee beans in 20 pound sacks, roast them at home in a real roaster, and then grind them in a noisy grinder. More power tools, real smoke and fantastic coffee. Even my wife loves the coffee I roast at home.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Two words, sir.



Missy may taunt you with the word "French," but it's an awesomely simple way to make good coffee, and you can enjoy the feel of pushing a tnt detonator just before you pour.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

@ Steve wrote:
"Real men buy green coffee beans in 20 pound sacks, roast them at home in a real roaster, and then grind them in a noisy grinder. More power tools, real smoke and fantastic coffee. Even my wife loves the coffee I roast at home."

Real men don't have time to roast their own beans; they are too busy pouring concrete, sorting cattle, hunting deer, fighting the Taliban, or welding on the blade of their D9 Cat. Give me a cup `o Joe from Harvey's café at 5:30 a.m. when I'm heading out for the day, and fill up my 35 year old stainless steel Univac thermos while your at it. Harvey's stuff comes from a can.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHanover Fiste

Scott, I'm curious, which fictional Khan do you consider a role model? The one from Metro 2033? If so, you're absolutely right that he could not be imagined drinking a Big Gulp...

The Rick line got me. Finding out that Misty hates Rick is like a confirmation of what has always been suspected.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTommy

To all of you who like French press coffee, I hope you use a paper filter on that. Coffee that is only wire filtered contains cafestol, and can raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol dramatically in a short period of time. If you have 3 cups a day, you can see an increase of about 10% in only two weeks. This is not exponential, a 10-14% total raise is about as much as you'll expect to see, but still, that's quite a lot.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

Pshaw. Real men drink coffee for the effect. Flavour is for weaklings.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuperversive

Seems like Missy automatically assumes actions are 'unmasculine' if you're doing them.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPrattle Assassin

Bah! If you don't plant your own beans, and then pick, roast, grind, and brew them within a ten minute interval, then you know NOTHING about coffee!

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstephen

A real man disdains even a french grinder. A lever espresso machine is an expensive, messy and dangerously hot chrome-plated machine that leaks boiling steam as it ages. Plus it makes the best coffee by far.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Three words: Cold. Brew. Coffee.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave

...but "real men" don't need coffee. Ever.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

Ah, nice to see Missy's joining the fold of online humor. (Her blog notwithstanding; it's often more serious/educational than humorous, but that's OK!)
When I first read the title, I morphed it into 'Holidoodles.' I suppose 'Holidaydles' would work, too, but my brain didn't go that way.

Oh, as for this strip, I love Missy's "you're ditching Rick?!" expression. Even without reading the text, I laughed out loud at that look and body language. Scott's sarcasm in Panel 3 was good, too. I could see myself responding in a similar fashion.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCR

For a second, in the first panel, I thought Missy was Allison. By the way, WHERE'S ALLISON?!?!

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Ah, I miss making coffee. I still remember what drinking it did to my stomach, though, so I don't miss drinking it so much. Strong black tea is tasty, but it sometimes feels like the methadone of caffeine delivery systems.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

Haha. Americans drinking coffee. I get it...

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermagicsox

@ Hanover Fiste: What do you mean "or"?

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteraustin travis

The first step is to admit that you are powerless over coffee- that your life has become unmanageable.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDoc

What part of grinding your own (there's a euphemism) is unmasculine? Get a hand grinder and work for every cup. Then picture Kevin Costner in "Dances With Wolves" sitting in wordless discomfort grinding some up for the Indians.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

Keep on grinding then. We are still too busy dropping the tranny on a `67 GTO, digging post holes for 10 miles of new barbed wire fence, writing our doctoral thesis, working as a crew member on the Northwestern, climbing Annapurna without supplemental oxygen, building a new garage, playing blocking tight end on an NFL team, working on the kill floor in a packing house, finding a cure for cancer, hiring on as a mercenary in a third world country, running a Freightliner coast to coast every week, drilling for oil in North Dakota, parbuckling the Costa Concordia, trimming the bushes around the house, patrolling the Mexican border, running a John Deere S690 combine in wheat, racing in the Iditarod, working as a scientist in the large Hadron Collider, repairing watches, trading futures at the CBOT, standing watch in the 7th fleet, blowing glass, making steel, laying down fiberglass for a boat in the America's Cup, commanding a platoon in the 5th Marines, designing the vessel that will take us to Mars, trekking across Antartica, machining a chunk of titanium, and also being dads, uncles, brothers, sons, grandpas and husbands and/or partners.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHanover Fiste

Will missy be a conformist who only stick with official holidays? The really good one never appear in calendars - like this one:

BTW: I roast my coffee with a flame thrower, which makes me feel fabulous, yet masculine...

September 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeter
I can picture Captain Kirk drinking a Big Gulp.

September 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThiago Ribeiro

lines about Rick made me laugh!

Also, I've always thought grinding your own coffee was a cool masculine thing, but I'm biased. My father did it and that's totally where my coffee habit came from.

September 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

Beans! Beans! They are good for your heart!
The more you eat, the more you fart!
The more you fart, the better you feel
So let's have beans for every meal!

Wait, what do you mean this song isn't about coffee beans?

September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStupido Comics

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