Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mary Worth 2501

Since neither of them are responding to any of Wilbur's emails, his feelings will be spared.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mary Worth 2500

"Oh, hiiii, Dawn... I'm here with a classmate. Who are you here with?"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mary Worth 2499

"And, Dawn, I'm going to mix the drinks myself because I've been studying mixology. I've invented several new drinks this week alone. Also, do you like my shirt? I designed and sewed it myself because I've been taking a class in fashion design. Next semester, I plan to teach it."

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mary Worth 2498

"Also, you might want to send a vague letter to an advice columnist. I'm sure she'd have a lot of great suggestions."

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mary Worth 2497

My List:

First Job:

  • Pays Well
  • Long Term Stability
  • Dull

Second Job:

  •  Exciting Work
  • I can learn and grow
  •  May not be long term
Wow, Wendy, making a list was a great idea and really helped. Thank you so much!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mary Worth 2496

Wasn't the last Ask Wendy letter about taking on a new job after twenty years? And now she has two jobs to choose from? This new economy is really great for our Ask Wendy reader. But if that letter is supposed to be a metaphor for Iris trying to decide between watching an overweight, third-rate journalist for the local weekly type away in an abandoned Antarctic science station, or dancing the night away with a hot MBA student with biceps the size of Buicks, I'm not really seeing a lot of indecision in Iris's body language right now. I really think the letter is just a convenient way to cut away so we don't have to watch Zak dance.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mary Worth 2495

Maybe if Zak builds her a cake, or something, Iris will agree to go to the dance with him. He's pretty much the second best dancer in the whole school.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mary Worth 2494

Yesterday when Zak said he had an activity in mind that Iris MIGHT like, when it comes to bowling, "might" was a very important word in that sentence. Bowling is a declining sport in the U.S., and California has the third lowest number of bowling alleys per capita in the nation, making it seem to be hugely unpopular there. The odds of Iris actually enjoying bowling on a second date seem really slim. Asking your date, "Do you like to bowl?" would go a long way toward avoiding disaster, but embarrassing her with a bowling date definitely makes life more interesting. And if Zak is anything, he is embarrassing... I mean interesting.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mary Worth 2493

I can only imagine the kinds of activities in Zak's mind. Staring at the sun, sitting in mud, jumping bikes off a ramp (*Thank you, Brian Regan). It just sounds like so much fun.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mary Worht 2492

Wait. That's it? No angst? No meddling? Iris knows what she wants, Mary offers almost sarcastic encouragement, and Iris doesn't care what Mary thinks? Remind me again why I read this comic strip? Because it sure as heck isn't for this!