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!