This Week in Milford

December 25, 2019

Do They Know It’s Thorpmas?

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp, Kelly Krystek, metapost, Mimi Thorp — teenchy @ 12:32 pm


When I last posted on Christmas Day, I was hanging on a piazza in Charleston with Mr. Bakst.  No such luck today; I’m in a colder place, albeit one that’s not as cold as it used to be this time of year.  I’m also not fresh out of a hospital bed like I was in 2015, and for that I’m grateful.  I’m also grateful that I got to see firsthand something very few people still living got to see previously – a major league baseball team based in Washington win a pennant – and, a few days later, win a World Series, something even fewer still living got to see previously.

My snark isn’t as sharp as it used to be.  In my last two posts I thought I caught a typo where there wasn’t one, and I identified Teddy DeMarco’s knock-kneed stooge as Teddy himself.  I’ve still got some haiku game but I’ve lost a few mph off my song parodies (how many times can I go back to Janet’s Diner?).  Heck, I’m having a hard time finding snark for today’s strip.  The Thorp kids have been so thoroughly retconned out it hardly bears mention.  Maybe Kaz’s scarf?  Looks like one of Mary Worth’s cowlnecks.  What about that gazebo?  Since when did Milford get one of those?  Is that where Mimi entertains the pool boy when Gil’s off at Milford CC every summer?  We don’t even get “Merry Christmas” set off in a fancy font like we usually do.

Anyhoo, to all you TWIMers out there who celebrate Christmas, a merry Christmas to you.  To those of you who don’t, enjoy the day all the same.  Thanks for putting up with me and for the encouragement when I’ve felt like hanging up the keyboard.


1 Comment »

  1. Teenchy, you DEFINITELY have a fan in me and ALWAYS look forward to your poignant, hilarious posts. Today was no exception. Looks like you still got a lot in the tank to me. And congratulations on the Nationals winning the World Series. You have MUCH going for you and it shows when you do the blog. Thanks for all you’ve done for me, especially when I was in the hospital myself. May God bless you and your family.

    As Teenchy pointed out, the gazebo must have been restitution from Chet Ballard, the Milford Circuit Court sentencing him to 100 hours of community service and this was the result. His tool box plus help from the Milford Carpenters Union Local 808 did wonders.
    And the gazebo would STILL add a nice touch if they’d remove that tarantula crawling on Mimi’s shoulder.

    Can’t you see the ’50’s classic?
    “Tarantula!!!: The Nightmare Recurrence at Christmas!!!”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — December 25, 2019 @ 1:32 pm

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