October 27th, 2006

Saturday, October 28

Panel 1: Ah, that old familiar sound! Phil playing his trumpet! As usual, I needed a moment to realize that's Liz, not Elly, but it should have been obvious: Elly would never have been upstairs looking down, and certainly not elbow to elbow with The Creature. And what's up with April's hair? Also, can this even be a true statement? Practice is not always soothing. He might be going over and over the same piece, trying to get it just right. Or playing scales. Georgia probably enjoys it, because it's part and parcel of Phil, but to someone who's not used to it, practice can often simply be annoying.

Panel 2: SHE'S GOT HER HAIR DOWN! And I still know who she is! And she looks good -- and older! Which is fortunate, because she's back to asking babyish questions.

Panel 3: Well, that's actually pretty interesting. Although I'm sure there's a bit more to it than that: a trumpet is different from a French horn is different from a tuba, and all of them are different from those "Ricola" horns that are not bent at all. And I guess I'm supposed to be amused by April and Phil channeling Bill and Ted. Unfortunately, all I can think about is the amount of spit that accumulates in a brass instrument.

Panel 4: Uh, it looks like a beer bong. And April is way too excited.

Panel 5: Ah, jeez. Well, whatever it takes to stop 4-Evah whining. And to get April's hair down.