Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mary Worth 1,152

For those who are new to this blog, I just want to remind you to read your FREE secret messages from Mary Worth and Me, by holding your cursor over each image.

Well, let's just see how much "catching up" they actually do. I've been waiting all week to see them "catch up," but so far they've only talked about how much they still love each other after not seeing one another for ten years.

"How's your mom?"

"Oh, Bobby, I'm so sorry to tell you. She passed away last year."

"Oh, Gina, I'm so sorry. How hard for you."

"Yes, I used to break down in tears every time I thought of her. I took care of her in her final year, and we grew even closer. She was the one who encouraged me to find you. She could tell I still loved you."

"I'm so glad you did. I have looked for you for years."

"How's your father doing without your mom?

"I'm not sure. We haven't heard from him in years."

"Bobby, how did you end up playing professional soccer?"

"I started playing in college. I loved it right away, and I had an excellent coach."

"Where did you go to school?"

"Indiana University. One of the best soccer programs in the country. After that, the Red Bulls... I mean the Blazes signed me, and I haven't looked back. Except to find you."


There. All caught up.

Today's Full Strip


kathyo said...

"You haven't changed!" = understatement of the year. And who ordered the glass of wine? Maybe Bobby Black and Jill Black ARE related!

heydave said...

Why does this all bring to mind the phrase "binge and purge?"

phoebes in santa fe said...

I'm not really confident this story-line is going to end soon. Despite Wanders attempts to bring the two up-to-date with each other's lives in the last 10 years, there's a lot more bland, time-wasting, verbiage that Moy could inflict on us that this story can go on fo-evah!

Paul Pennington said...

What is that in the background in the fourth panel? The panel in which everything is now an odd shade of blue. A two tiered square topped structure which when viewed from her left isn't in other panels. The other panels feature the neat divider with fake plants across the top. I am about to go beserke not knowing what it is and why it is blue. Help

Anonymous said...

Remember the manager talking about groupies? I think Bobby Black "wins" with a girl in every city he plays in.

Did Gina quit her diner job already?

Cindy said...

I am pretty disturbed by Bobby's use of the Sheenism, "winning". Before Sheen it would have just seemed odd, but now it seems kinda creepy and inappropriate.

Anonymous said...

Cindy, what if that actually IS Charlie Sheen? Does that mean Gina will become one of his goddesses?

--Beagle Vet

Anonymous said...

Paul, I think that object is the Worthiverse Mothership, coming to take Gina back to Planet Ponytail. It emits a magical light that turns people yellow.

--Beagle Vet

Joolz said...

Paul, it looks like a casket on the floor but I think it is actually a corner of the wall/ceiling, showing some kind of inner border or crown molding--see the next panel in the full strip for another view. It's blue because it's in the shadows as we focus on the two lovebirds.

Gina said...

@Cindy, that's what I thought: "Bobby" is really Charlie Sheen looking for a new goddess! Run, Gina, run!!

KitKat said...

Holy moly, these two haven't even ordered dinner yet! The poor service at Santa Royale Hilton Restaurant rivals that of Diner. I fear another week of these two clutching at each other. Notice Gina drinking from the glass (which has an impossibly thin stem) with her right hand, yet the glass is to her left two panels later. Maybe Bobby had a sip. Speaking of Bobby, his "I guarantee that!" indicates that he moonlights at the Men's Wearhouse to supplement his arena soccer earnings.

WV: "blerd": How all of us feel after this week's excursion to the Worthiverse

meg said...

I must admit, I am eager to see what they order. As I recall, first date dining is rigidly scrutinized. So you don't order anything too pricey, too greasy, too fattening, or too hard to eat. No steak, no juicy burger, no dessert, and no lobster. And most of all, nothing which would create breath issues- beer, onions, coffee, garlic, etc. This could be a deal breaker. (This is assuming that there is a waitperson at the Hilton who actually serves people.)

And what does Bobby mean by "stare at you all night"? Is he counting on an overnight visit, or is he just going to peer through Gina's window? I mean, she hardly knows him!