A few months ago, my thug love friend Kristin turned me on to the witty drawings at the blog of The Animated Woman. I was immediately sucked in by the blend of JC Little’s artistic talent, storytelling, and warmth. I was like, We totally need to be BFFs.
So, I did what any good gangsta would do.
I stalked her.
I friended her on Facebook, followed her on Twitter, and circled her on Google+. I wrote here a couple of times about how ballsome* she was.
Then, I did the ultimate fan-freak move and mimicked JC’s style to draw her as a bad ass gangsta.
Before too long, we were gabbing about gangstas and doo-doo like we were old friends.
On the real – JC is one of those Good People that you would be lucky to have in your corner. I am ever so grateful that I do. She didn’t even blink before volunteering to create a drawing to rally support around Baby M, and she was there for me when I needed an understanding ear.
Now, we’re both writers at Aiming Low. When Debi aka Truthful Mommy arranged an AL-writer holiday mug-swap, JC
politely asked demanded that she be paired with me.
I happy-danced in my chair a bit, and then turned my stalking attentions to my mailbox.
The mug with my mug on it came today.
The other side of the mug (which I neglected to snap a photo of and was too lazy to go back to do it) says “GANGSTAS 101.” I laughed and loved it immediately, and not just because I’m one of the lucky ones who can say he/she was drawn by the Great JC. Little. I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit that it wasn’t until after I’d downed my first mug of gangsta coffee that I realized why we were playing with yo-yos.
I blame it on The Plague having burned critical brain cells earlier this week.
*ballsome (adj.): having the balls to be awesome