8.26.2006

Proposals, Etc.

Proposing to a girl is nerve-racking. Nine years ago this month, I proposed to my wife, the lovely, funny, smart Jennifer. Even though we picked out the ring together and planned the date for the proposal, and even though I knew her answer would be "yes", I was so emotional and stressed that I thought I'd blow the whole thing. Luckily, I didn't have to ask for consent from her Uncle Rat. Even though I love Jennifer with all my heart, I'm a chicken, not a froggy.

Here's details from this week's Toon Club entry, "Froggy Went A-Courtin". You'll notice that Mr. Froggy is wearing an ascot. That's because there seemed to be a running gag among the Toon Clubbers about Froggy wearing a tie, and I was late posting. The only tie choices that hadn't been used yet were bolo tie and ascot. I chose the ascot route, which, combined with the drawing, seems to have given poor Froggy a "Mr. Furley" feel.

By the way, this week's topic was from the mind of Seth Hippen. Seth was an animator on Monster House, which I checked out this weekend. If you haven't seen it yet, I suggest you do. It's one of those films that needs to be seen on a big screen. The team over at Sony has really improved their methods of enhancing motion capture to make an appealling product. In addition, it's a cleverly written story with great performances. Well done, Seth and Sony!

3 comments:

S.T. Lewis said...

Furley... excellent. "Furley" should mean "excellent." Call Webster... or whoever determines things like that. These are great characters, Adrian! You're incredibly talented when it comes to... everything.

And what... you can praise Seth on your blog but I can't on mine? Maybe it's just "Seth Week." Well, that's what I'm calling it.

Ms. Baboon said...

Oh, honey, you didn't have to be nervous when you proposed! Of course I'd say "yes!" to the most wonderful man I know! I love you!

S.T. Lewis said...

You're the most wonderful man I know too.