The idea for “#ThingsThatiHear” arrived when I was visiting a cookware store in Los Angeles. A young woman was looking at her phone and gave a big sigh, turned to her friend decisively and exclaimed, “He wants to go to Bali. But I say Fiji!” I couldn’t help but laugh. The absurdity of this “first world problem” was too much. From that moment on I started to catch all sorts of real-life conversations, that eventually turned into these illustrations.

The characters in the world of “#ThingsThatiHear” are people we all know: They are our office mates who complain to us about the daily grind. They are the awful online date we are trying so hard to forget. They are the people silently stalking our Facebook. More than anything they are the US when we think no one is listening.

Based on the incredible support I’ve received on social media I am inspired to create a #ThingsThatiHear Book!

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Nadine Ducca
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3 years ago

Hahaha! I'm pretty sure I've seen this woman at the airport.

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Marcelo Ribeiro
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3 years ago

I feel that all the TIME

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KK
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3 years ago

Those are the girls the "Let me live inside my raincloud" illustration a couple of posts above.

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Autumn
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3 years ago

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Get out of the rain cloud! Have some positivity in your life, woman!

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Erin
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3 years ago

Nice way of thinking

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DE Ray
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3 years ago

Yeah. On the nose.

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Autumn
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3 years ago

The pizza box, though... sorry not sorry... 1-800-NOSHAME

DopethronePunkUK
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3 years ago

Pizza is for everyone...fuck that no shame in pizza.

adoracat
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3 years ago

Pizza is for most everyone. Food allergies suck ass, and white pizza is NOT the same.

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Charlotte Nordset
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3 years ago

love the face of the cat. About to pounce the wrinkly paper!

NuckinFutNixxed
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3 years ago

Preach girl!

Alicia Hawkins
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3 years ago

This woman is my kindred spirit.

Pattie Kelly
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3 years ago

Please tell me I have the wrong apartment

Cerys Dunbar
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3 years ago

me in 1/2 a year

Agnew Dellinger
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3 years ago

Heroin is another.. you gonna eat that crust?

Deb Garrison
Community Member
3 years ago

Pizza fit

Becky Miranti
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3 years ago

It's true!

endelbendel
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3 years ago

Right. i do too even tho pizza is always lousy.

Florence Hastings
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3 years ago

Chocolate is another.

Nick Arnado
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3 years ago

pizza is lifer

Jonathan Leiter
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3 years ago

Preach!!

Pedro Purcino
Community Member
3 years ago

pizza-exercises=fat

Kate Edwards
Community Member
3 years ago

The struggle is real....

KT Pinto
Community Member
3 years ago

Pizza will win every time!

Parmeisan
Community Member
3 years ago

This one makes me feel sad because as someone currently in the process of becoming healthier, I just want to hug her and tell her you can have both. I mean, she doesn't look happy. But it's not as hard as it seems like it would be. When you get more active, you get fewer cravings, but you can and should still indulge. It takes time and a lot of patience with yourself (it's much more important to teach yourself how to keep going after a rough, backwards-progress day than it is to try to never have those days) but you can healthy AND happy AND enjoy good/not-so-good food. Either way, it starts with accepting yourself.

eleven's eggos
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3 years ago

Mhmm, there's also ice cream, cake, cupcakes, candy...

James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
3 years ago

Pizza is one of my food groups. Love it cold for breakfast :P

Lee Skyles
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3 years ago

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Pizza may be stronger than willpower, but I bet that couch isn't.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

hahahaha.. Liked the use of Forever 21 bag there...

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Nadine Ducca
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3 years ago

Those noses! Oh, my!

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Marcelo Ribeiro
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3 years ago

That me at every tourist attraction EVER

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Hey! Cab drivers are very interesting!

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Marcelo Ribeiro
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3 years ago

It would be much better to exchange the mediocre human for a dog.

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Mad Haberdasheress
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3 years ago

And here I was thinking my settings were broken!

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Stille20
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3 years ago

Truth!

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Raniya N.
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3 years ago

That do g is so cute!

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Doglova
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3 years ago

I feel ya!

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KK
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3 years ago

His colors are so great!

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Marcelo Ribeiro
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3 years ago

She is probably a lawyer!

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Emmanuel Machani
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3 years ago

Leg day?

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Nadine Ducca
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3 years ago

My favorite comment so far.

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Nadine Ducca
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3 years ago

Poor guy!

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Achim Peter
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3 years ago

Stop reading!

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LoneWolfie
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3 years ago

The noses tho..

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Alysha Jones
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3 years ago

This one is my favorite. =]

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just a thought !
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3 years ago

Yes to positivity !

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Marcelo Ribeiro
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3 years ago

She's right. When I stumble on an ex that wears eyeliner I always want to argue with them

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Then it's gooood B-)

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Autumn
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3 years ago

Ouch. That hit that poor guy in the feels.... Lunch from home tastes better anyways, ignore those jerks! lol

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Pi...
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3 years ago

I feel you.

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mhubert10
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3 years ago

I completely understand his response!

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Nadine Ducca
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3 years ago

Uh-oh! What happened? It's not looking good...

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BoopityBooptiyBooper
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3 years ago

Why is he fully naked with other people in the house anyway?

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Nadine Ducca
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3 years ago

Haha her face!

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Smoofy
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3 years ago

Yes.

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LunasTeam
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3 years ago

smh... I hate those girls that want a bad boy and then complain they aren't nice... then gets a nice boy and complain he isn't a bad boy...

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SarcasticKitten
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3 years ago

Yes, no further communication please!

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just a thought !
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3 years ago

I've heard this many times

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Miriam Pearl
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3 years ago

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The envelope, hanukkiya, and sweater cover it - the hooked noses and fro are a little much. I'm a little offended - not a big deal, just not cool on the part of the artist.

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Mad Haberdasheress
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3 years ago

Oh UGH! *massive eyeroll*

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Yana La
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3 years ago

No, you could not.

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AlmilMilei
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3 years ago

Umm.... ick?

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Leah Spaulding
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3 years ago

What a weird-ass thing to say during yoga lol

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Johanna Zamora
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3 years ago

Deep thoughts from a nitwit

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Mariah Paige Lillian Beane
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3 years ago

Kinda weird

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Holly Hobby
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3 years ago

Ugh

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