The Trolley That Meets All The Nails #NailArt #MondayRecommends

I looked at my hair in the mirror and this is what I saw: A fat face with a knob sticking up.

I thought, my ghod, I look like The Powerful Katrinka!

Now, children, before there was ENCANTO’S Luisa Madrigal, there was The Powerful Katrinka.

Katrinka was a character in Fontaine Fox’s Toonerville Trolley (That Meets All The Trains). Fontaine was a big name in Louisville; the amusement park that brightened my childhood life was named Fontaine Ferry Park, and was built on a Fontaine’s estate. Sucks to be him, because everybody called it Fountain Ferry and nobody knew or cared about his former estate. Socialist, me.

But that’s not what I came here to talk about. Toonerville Trolley was a single-panel daily cartoon with multiple panels in color on Sunday.

Fontaine Fox was born in Louisville, which encouraged Louisville to claim the Toonerville Trolley was based on the old Brook Street trolley line, while NYC claims it was based on the Pelham line. Fox says NYC is right, and he should know.

I own a copy of a collection of Toonerville comics, and you can too, if you want to. Not mine. I’m keeping mine.

My nails this week have nothing to do with anything except my notion to combine fluid art with thermal polish.

I mixed Baroness X’s Nacre fluid art polish, Fancy Gloss’ Don’t Play With Fire thermal polish, and some company whose name is too dark to read’s Calypso. While that dried, I laid down a base coat of Hunter’s Helper’s Woman in White pearly white. I topped that with a coat of the thermal. Then I cut pieces of the fluid art with the best “cells” and stuck them on all my nails, only doing half on my thumbs and bird fingers. I stamped my accent nails with Maniology’s Stellar and Maniology’s Droplet and Hunter’s Helper’s Sheriff Badge gold. The stamping plate was Beauty Bigbang’s XL-065.

Here they are warm:

And here they are cool:

I had to run cold water on them to get them cold, since my Femara I take for cancer gives me not just hot flashes, but HOT FLASHES! omg, SO HOT!!

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Something or someone needs to be cooled down QUICKLY.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The Trolley That Meets All The Nails #NailArt #MondayRecommends

  1. acflory

    June 27, 2022 at 8:26pm

    Hi Katrinka! 😀 I haven’t painted my nails in decades but I am curious about Femara. What is it supposed to do?

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    • acflory

      June 27, 2022 at 8:27pm

      p.s. I wear my hair in a pony tail most days too. I suspect I look like an egg with hair!

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      Marian Allen

      June 28, 2022 at 2:56pm

      Femara suppresses estrogen. The doctor said blah blah blah estrogen blah blah higher chance of recurrence because your blah is blah, so blah blah blah to reduce the chance of recurrence and blah blah blah. Take this pill. It has nothing to do with nails, except that its hot flashes keep my thermal polish showing its warm version.

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  2. Dan Antion

    June 28, 2022 at 8:38am

    Your nails are cool, and I was happy to learn more about the Toonerville Trolley. Cuz, you know, trolley.

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      • Dan Antion

        June 28, 2022 at 3:25pm

        I’m sure I would. The amusement park in Pittsburgh that we went to as children (and as adults) had a miniature train that ran around the perimeter. Every year on the day we attended with my grandmother’s church, she wanted me to ride that train with her. It’s one of my favorite memories.,

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