February 23rd, 2009


Elly's letter, 23 February 2009

It seems obvious to me that Elly will start off her letter by pointing out that she has no time to exercise and it's useless anyway. What I don't know is what the discussion topic will be. Will she be asking us about Annie-the-swinger or exhorting us to hate John for being a meany-pants picky-face who tries to tell her that she's not fat when she's decided she's the Blob?

ETA: It would seem that Elly has decided to take up running and swimming. She also allows as how John might be right to tell her she's far too self-conscious. We appear to be to have visitors from Corbeil.
Indignant Candiru

Coffee Talk, the week of 24 February 2009

Let's see how may letters stick to the topic of the week. We can usually count on one or two trying to steer things away from whatever topic Lynn is curious about so let's see how fawning their refusal to get with the program gets.

ETA: Since there's no discussion topic this week, we can look forward to Classic Coffee Talk: "ZOMG, Ellie, yew hav a camra in my housse. I feel bloato after eating waffer-thim mints twooo."
Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

It seems to me that sooner or later Elly will look for someone to blame for her getting "disgustingly fat" and "old before her time". I happen to have a fair idea of who that might be: John, Mike and Lizzie. The stress of pretending to raise two children and worrying about a husband who won't put flatware aware properly, points out that she can't stick to anything and lies to her by saying she's presentable looking is going to be too much to bear soon.

That comes later; right now, Lynn's gotta make things timeless again (and fail horribly to do so) by monkeying with the strip that aprilp_katje parodied last Friday.

Panel 1: We start off with a wheezing, out of breath Elly telling Annie she actually can't believe they're going to keep jogging.

Panel 2: She then asks if she can really see the both of them doing this every day.

Panel 3: Annie replies by saying they've got to do it for a few weeks at the very least.

Panel 4: If they don't, they can't justify spending a hundred and thirty-five each on track suits. It should be noted that thirty years ago, they'd only spent thirty-five. Lynn adjusted the price for inflation because of her inconsistent chronology.

Summary: We might be at the end of this arc and find ourselves dealing with something completely different tomorrow or we might have John show up and say something gratuitously stupid about Elly's looks.

ETA: Here's the latest banner for your viewing pleasure. Lynn's got a book to promote and children to vilify and it shows.