For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 8 months ago

    good sleep or lack of it. Eating well or not. Exercising or not. All sorts of things can affect the appearance.
    .
    Sometimes it’s just wearing a color that clashes with your skin. Or a hair color that clashes with the skin. Some years back a bottled redhead in the area had orange-red hair that made her face look green.

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Some days we are more willing to and accept and allow for the fact that we are not as young as we are in our mind.

  3. bluskies

    bluskies said, 8 months ago

    Connie’s right- I think like a teenager until I look in a mirror and see this dude pushing 70 staring out at me.

  4. 1MadHat

    1MadHat said, 8 months ago

    I ALWAYS think like a teenager or even younger.
    .
    Growing old is mandatory.
    Growing up is optional.
    8^)

  5. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    I agree with all that, and yet, as I get a lot older I can look back on photos from my HS days and when I was just in my 40s and see that I really DID look great.


    It was all you said, but also who I was comparing myself to “comparison is the thief of joy”.


    And there’s the FACT that we women look in the mirror and see every fault; I don’t think that men are as realistic (or critical).

  6. Adele Derwald

    Adele Derwald said, 8 months ago

    In one of my dance classes the mirrors for some reason were all slanted slightly away from us, so that when we practiced in front of them our legs seemed endless. I used to love latin practice there! :-)

  7. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 8 months ago

    I suspect Elly looks better today because she doesn’t have her usual expression of shock and exasperation we see her have most every other day. She looks a lot better when she is not bug-eyed with her jaw dropped open at something her kids/husband has done.

  8. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, 8 months ago

    water pills

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    Most days Ellie looks great. It is all in how she is drawn.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Nowadays I’m not seeing good and bad days in my figure….I see good and bad days in my face!

  11. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, 8 months ago

    I’ve got a similar thing with my writing. Some nights what I read on the screen looks terrible, but when I read it again after a good night’s sleep, the creative writing fairies seem to have fixed it up for me and it looks much better.

  12. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Heh, Connie looks about 14 in panel 2.

  13. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 8 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Nowadays I’m not seeing good and bad days in my figure….I see good and bad days in my face!

    =
    I sense Lynn Johnston is headed to the plastic surgeon’s office again.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 8 months ago

    Here Elly is going to be stretching and bending along with a bunch of other women. Some women really do need to be in the company of other women in order to perk them up. The smells of other women, the melodic tone of their voices… it’s really too bad my mother wasn’t able to brave the company of other women until later in her life. I think she was too sensitive and fearful of what they thought of her that she was paralyzed into inaction. Yet she needed to be among women.

  15. USN1977

    USN1977 said, 8 months ago

    Connie is in trousers in the first panel, then in her leotard in the second panel. Either Elly is a slow speaker or Connie is Wonder Woman. :)

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