So there IS a story behind this Nate Fakes original cartoon. Nate Fakes of Mad Magazine, Break of Day and commenting here fame was having an ebay auction where the winner would get a custom cartoon created of anything they wanted.
Well timing was good because I just had a cartoon worthy experience with the lovely wife. My wife had just got back from a pedicure to scrub all the debris and fungus off her feet (just kidding honey – not that she reads my blog anyway) and went to get dressed for dinner with our friends. She came downstairs looking beautiful in her black dress and yet was complaining that due to the humidity her toenails wouldn’t dry.
The next thing I know this person, who hates the cold and keeps our house in the mid 70’s in the winter, was sitting on the kitchen floor for 10 minutes with her feet in the freezer! After five minutes, I snapped a picture that subsequently made the rounds with all our friends and family. Thankfully she puts up with me.
But of course, I couldn’t let it end there. When I saw Nate’s plea for bids I jumped at the chance to have it immortalized in cartoon form. And this is the result.