My Hamster Ball Is Very Large

My new neighborhood participates in charitable events, and when I was asked to take the lead on a holiday event for the few streets surrounding us, I was excited.

I thought: What I great opportunity to get to know my neighbors!

Then I was told about the 45 flyers I would be handing out door-to-door.

Wait, what?

Oh, you just put them on the mailboxes.

Okay, perfect!

Because, as it turns out, my version of “getting to my know my neighbors” is “staying at least 25 feet from their front doors and providing my cell phone and email address in case they don’t understand a flyer.”

My hamster ball is very large.

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Now, I know not every reads blogs or comics, but I’m all set because human-size hamster balls can be bought!

Human Size Hamster Ball
(Thanks Kellie for the heads up! This is much better than say a T-shirt with “introvert” on it.)

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

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