I owe it all to Bill Watterson. And Scott Adams.

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Apparently, I'm not really keen on blogging on the third of November, since I could only dig up one entry from the past five years of archives. So much for my great NaBloPoMo plan.

Anywho, behold! I took a break from the boy talk last year at LiveJournal long enough to be even more boring!

Today, I shall dedicate my entry to my new nail polish. It's by L'Oréal, and while the color is something akin to bubble-gum pink, the polish is named "Pow!" This causes me to want to punch people in the face with my ridiculously girly-colored fingernails, but punching with your fingernails is awkward.

Interestingly enough, I was noticing today that my love of violence — punching people in the face, kicking people in the shins, pushing people off of planks — can quite possibly be traced back to Calvin and Hobbes.

Calvin and Hobbes

Reading Calvin and Hobbes is an essential part of every nutritious breakfast I eat (along with the less-than-nutritious breakfasts), and it is largely responsible for my love of pirates, my hatred of tea parties, and my huge collection of stuffed tigers. I'll have to send Bill Watterson a bottle of kick-ass nail polish in appreciation of his good influence on my life.

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

Hmm. Things about you are making so much more sense now.

Anyways, I was always intrigued by the idea of calvinball. It reminds me a lot of politics. I have to wonder if Bill Watterson was making just that point.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Thursday's Child - I'm going to have to state right now that I stubbornly refuse to look for or find hidden political messages in Calvin and Hobbes. I enjoy it with as much childish innocence as I can muster. In fact, I hope to make a bunch of snow goons this winter. In the front yard. For all to see. Right before I run away from home with a peanut butter sandwich and some comic books.

Tez

Tez

YES. Calvin and Hobbes is awesome. I grew up reading those and have every book. It's your turn with those Cool Points this time.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Tez - Yay! I was just thinking that I need to incorporate more Calvin and Hobbes in my day-to-day life. Put some comic strips in the PowerPoint presentations I make, frame some of my favorites to hang in my office . . . I would definitely reference Calvin and Hobbes if I ever ran for president. Maybe I could get Bill Watterson to be my vice president!

Scott

Scott

Forget about punching with nail polish, you should stick with eye gouging. You'll inflict pain and humiliation on countless enemies-with polish fittingly called POW. After all, Pirates always fight dirty.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Scott - I went the punching route because it has more of a "POW" sound effect than eye-gouging or scratching or whatnot.

And yes, I do fight dirty.

Judith

Judith

This blog is totally cool. My eight year old son, Morgan wants to know about Bill Watterson as Morgan feels that Bill's comics inspired Morgan to be the remarkable reader that he is in third grade. Morgan is also thinking about being a cartoonist.

We live in NYC. Does any body contact Bill Watterson? My son would like to talk to him. THanks in advance.