January 1st, 2006

Sunday, January 1

"Good morning!" she said as the clock struck 2. Had a good night, though; hope you all did too!

Now, first of all, what is wrong with the Yahoo! link? http://news.yahoo.com/comics/forbetterorforworse They STILL haven't updated! Do I have to reset or something?

Anyway, the strip. I pretty much TA with comments already posted. My take on the women in the opening panels is that, since Connie is fed up with Elly and Elly avoids Anne because it's allegedly so depressing to be around someone who *has* to keep her randy husband on a short leash, she's developed the habit of plunking herself down at the same table with strangers and joining the convo uninvited. Thus, the incredulous remark was an attempt to make her uncomfortable enough to leave without actually saying, "Excuse me, but who even asked you?"

When John says "How would you like them folded?" the pointiness of his shoulder was misleading to me. For a second, I thought he had boobs.

Okay, so if you want your towels on the rack hotel-style, fine. But really, how much time does it take to refold them before putting them on the rack? I mean, I realize eight hours a week in the bookstore is very taxing, but...

And John looks so sly in the last panel, as if he's masterminded something. You just know that all his enthusiasm and "sure, I'll cooperate!" prior to this is simply a defense mechanism. Anything to avoid another one of Elly's meltdowns.

So I hope the coming week will involve Liz somehow, but who knows.

Monday, January 2

Yay! The site has updated.

Panel 1: Boo! The FOOBiverse NYE is over. Unless, of course, we get flashbacks.

Panel 2: I have to say, that is a very realistic drawing of a hungover person!

Panel 3: ACK! But it doesn't have to be realistic to the point of making her look exactly like Elly!

Panel 4: Hooray! April has boobs again! And she looks positively sadistic. Still, I'm glad she's outgrown that habit of pathetically waiting up for Liz on NYE.

Panel 5: I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean. However, I have never seen a nose like that on a Patterson. I'm not sure I've seen it in the strip at all.

Sigh. We're probably not going to get flashbacks; this is probably a simple matter of, Liz went out and got drunk. No drama, no nuthin'. Grunt, indeed.