Thursday, August 21, 2008

Doodles, Passing time with

Librarians can pass the soul-crushing hours spent in committee meetings by doodling in the margins of their notepads. If you're looking for inspiration, consider doodling some of the following pictures:
  • a reconfigured floorplan for your office or workspace
  • caricatures of the other people in the room
  • Pac-Man (eating bullet points)
  • flowers and rainbows
  • genitalia
Ask the readers: What do you doodle during library meetings?

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't doodle, I surf the web with my iPhone :)

Miss E said...

Dinosaurs. If I draw a dino, it's a sign of a particularly bad meeting.

bee said...

I tend to doodle shapes and symbols. But I used to have a co-worker who would draw huge sprawling landscapes and horses. Sometimes horses with wings, sometimes not so much. They kind of looked like Napoleon Dynamite style illustrations, actually.

Anonymous said...

Reference librarians. As animals. One looks like a turtle and another is the spitting image of an owl... well, thankfully she got new glasses recently, but she sure did.

Chloe said...

I doodle dead horses. I then I doodle my coworkers beating the dead horses. But now I have an iPod Touch. I will now be surfing the web like Anon. So much for that art career.

Anonymous said...

Sharks (large, toothy). Always.

Heidijane said...

Well she wasn't a librarian, but someone next to me doodled "NKOTB" repeatedly at a meeting not long ago.

Marlyn said...

Since I now work part-time, I don't attend meetings anymore (thank goodness), but I used to write grocery lists.

Anonymous said...

Food that I'd like to be eating.

Nyssa said...

My doodles are usually abstract in nature but I've done the Pac-Man thing across the tops of my pages, complete with ghosts.

Errand lists and figuring out weekly work-out schedules also work.

Anonymous said...

planning new quilts to make... not that I do this all the time or anything.

Anonymous said...

I start off doodling triangles that quickly turn into a plate of fantasy nachos

Anonymous said...

Grocery lists, to-do lists, and geometric shapes (particularly fond of cubes)

Kat said...

I generally draw pirate-y things: skull and crossbones (with little bows), ships, etc. When that fails, I make up my own word games. How many words can you make from the word pointless; nincompoop; quitting?

annewelsh said...

Flowers and love hearts and bunnies with long ears! Sometimes I practice my alphabet script ...

Lirial said...

I doodled an entire cartoon pirate crew, including the upitty cabin boy. ARRRR!

Sarah said...

penguins.

texasknitter said...

As a former teacher I draw mind maps. I taught second graders 5 of them so I have quite a chioce.

Anthony Adams said...

Mermaids... buxom mermaids. There's probably something there... but maybe not!

Anonymous said...

Geometric shapes and tons of animals. In particular, grinning dogs and angry tyrannosaurs.

Anonymous said...

trees and geometric shapes -- the place I'd like to be and the boxes I felt I was in

Anonymous said...

At the last librarians meeting, I drew a stick figure with its mouth wide open and noxious fumes coming out (squiggly lines, actually) then tons of sad faces surrounding this. Yes, we have it bad at our librarians meetings but no one has the guts to pass the constantly talking Queen of Halitosis a breath mint or a business card of a dentist. sigh.

Anonymous said...

Buckets of fried chicken, mushrooms, mountains, ghetto blasters. Often grocery lists or ideas for meals.

Anonymous said...

I knwo the coworker bee is talking about. She was insane with her doodling.

I'll have to try the pacman thing.