Today I had a lot of jobs which involved a very slow piece of software cranking out numbers and using up almost all the runtime of the computer, preventing me from getting anything else done in the meantime. Here are a few doodles I made while I waited. For some reason, merpeople were the theme of the day. From the top left: Thoughtful merman (with very short arms) Singer in the Irish Sea Aquatic Male Voice Choir (the huge clamshell is what aquatic choir members use as a music folder - it looks pretty, but the sheets get crumpled really quickly) Creative mermaid intent on a frustrating project (jewellery making or some such) Pregnant mermaid (or, rather, clearly, not a maid - a mermatron perhaps?) Mermaid playing... er... water polo? I don't know Merbaby learning to swim to his mummy Merman breaching (i.e. like a dolphin) Black ballpoint pen on Post-it notes.