December 9th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 10 December 2016

We end the arc with Elly having a stupid and impractical (and punitive) solution to the problem created by the stupid and impractical purchase John made.

(Strip Number 1384, Original Publication Date, 12 December 1987)

Panel 1: As John and Elly look on, Lizzie hugs the evil car while Mike is excited that the thing is theirs.

Panel 2: When John tries to get her to forgive him for not making the sensible purchase, Elly doesn't mind.

Panel 3: He tries to figure out why she's not mad at him and doesn't mind that he traded in his boring-ass sedan for a zippy little number like the yellow one.

Panel 4: Clarity ensues when she says that he's got to drive just that car all winter.

Summary: This is the closest we're going to get to Lynn being a jerk about Rod opening that clinic of his. Just as John is supposed to ride what Lynn thinks would have to be an icebox all winter, Rod is supposed to suffer through snow days because she can't deal with defeat.
Snarky Candiru2

Making gift bows: a video tutorial.

The latest news item on the home page has Lynn teach us how she makes gift bows. Anyone with the eye for body language I lack should find this instructive.

Lynn’s parents, Mervyn and Ursula, owned a jewelry store in Vancouver when Lynn was a kid. Lynn’s mom used to do gift-wrapping in the back of the shop, and she would make her own custom gift bows from scratch, using ribbons.

Lynn’s friends and family appreciate her carrying on the family tradition — you can tell when a present is something Lynn (or her daughter, Katie) have wrapped. Katie’s special talent is gift baskets, but Lynn is the queen of the pom-pom bow. Watch this video tutorial to see how she does it!