FoxTrot by Bill Amend for February 09, 2014
Peter: You're writing Valentine's cards to YOURSELF?!? Paige: i'm sick of basing my self-esteem on what other people do or don't do. Every February it's the same thing: If I don't get Valentine's cards from certain boys, I totally feel like an undesired loser. Why do I let them have this sort of power over me?! Why should my happiness rely on the actions of others?! It's pathetic! From now on, my self-worth is coming from ME. From now on, I'm writing MYSELF the Valentine's messages I deserve. Peter: "Paige, you are awesome! Love, Billy H." "Paige, you are special! Love, Mikey P." "Paige, you are beautiful! Love, Greggy E." I agree with the "special" one. Paige: Was that the doorbell? I'm surprising myself with flowers from a a super hunky secret admirer.
Opus Croakus about 9 years ago
Most 14-year-old boys haven’t mastered the art of romance yet. Paige just needs to give it a few years.
Wren Fahel about 9 years ago
Our school used to have carnations that a kid could buy and have “shipped” to their Valentine in their class, with a card. A friend of mine told me that she saw my “crush” writing a card out to “Karen”. I was so happy! That is, until I found out that it was to a different “Karen”. That is the closest I ever got to receiving a Valentine in school. (The first Valentine that I ever received that wasn’t from my parents was from my husband.)
Kroykali about 9 years ago
Valentine’s Day should be abolished.Like other holidays (for the lack of a better word), it’s all about money and sales.It puts tremendous pressure on spouses, and brings a lot of pain for lonely singles.
scyphi26 about 9 years ago
You’ve reached a new low, Paige.
RobinHood2013 about 9 years ago
Just wait ‘till she sees it’s Quincy in disguise (courtesy of Jason)!!!
Tedder13579 about 9 years ago
Poor, poor, Paige.
WitcheeMinx about 9 years ago
When I was in high school, my other brother did exactly that. Anyone that showed interest was “warned off”. I never knew until one brave soul thumbed his nose at my brother, told me what was going on & continued to ask me out.
Stephen Gilberg about 9 years ago
The boys’ first names and last initials are based on fellow cartoonists. Billy H. is either Bill Hinds or Bill Holbrook, Mikey P. is Mike Peters, and Greggy E. is Greg Evans.
tarotgal13 about 9 years ago
Paige has it half right…
Doctor11 about 9 years ago
Boy, Paige has gone off the deep end, and Jason didn’t have anything to do with it.
BluePumpkin about 9 years ago
One of the best things that happened in my relationship with my SO is when we decided to stop making a big deal out of valentines day and just enjoy a simple night at home together. My SO is good to me year round . . I have no need of grand gestures one day of of 365.
phoenixnyc about 9 years ago
Have we ever discussed whether Peter is the reason why Paige has no luck with boys? He threatened the one boy who publicly showed any interest in her…
Tijaro over 3 years ago
today for the song I picked our school to play, (we have to put our names) as a joke, i put “Billy H” DEJA VU ALERT.