Speaking of change, I'm not nearly as concerned about how quickly the clouds are rolling in as I am that the horizon east of the mountains has suddenly dropped into oblivion.
Today's Full Strip
Talk about adapting to change. Air for dinner? Now, that's a healthy choice along with martinis.PAX is sure one strange place.
Are they going to spend their dinner snarking about Aggie? Maybe they could have invited her - instead of sniping behind her back.Yes, Shannon is a great yoga instructor! (And Mary looks fetching in her neck scarf.)
The desert atmosphere at Pax Wellness may be arid, but the alcohol flows freely. Mary and Shannon have gone from wine (Sunday) to martinis as they continue to bash Aggie. Wanders, can "Here's to the Ladies Who Lunch" be added to the Charterstone jukebox? We need some Sondheim.
Nah, those glasses are too deep for martinis.Mary looks smug and smirky as she dissects Aggie over "dinner." Pax is less about Wellness and more about Survivor.
I'm still having trouble parsing Shannon's question; does she mean what if they don't adapt, or what if they don't adapt in different ways? But why would she ask either way? If Mary said "Different strokes for different folks," would Shannon ask "What if they all use the same stroke?" This could be a new trend whereby every one of Mary's platitudes is questioned. Mary: "Love is stronger than hate." Shannon: "What if love has the flu and hate is on steroids?"
What's troubling to me is the way Shannon is waving that knife around as she asks, "What if they don't?" Surely the knife isn't being used for her drink.She could go suddenly from the world's most inept counselor to a self-appointed "remover" of those unhappy people who can't adapt to change.
Animals adapt too - like when someone dumped a bunch of pesky sea gulls in the desert and they found ways to thrive, even when major landscape changes occur rapidly in radical fashion.
Aren't we so lucky we're not Aggie?
Just what are they eating? Mary has a spoon and Shannon has a knife, but the pretty pink melmac dishes seem devoid of food--not even the usual disgusting Worthiversian version of food. But these two don't mind because they're drinking absinthe.
Smug? Meet Smug. I'm sure you'll have a great dinner together as long as you both fail to admit you have problems of your own!
Who stole all the seguaro cacti?
Here's a rather amusing interview with "The Silver Sage" of comics:Click here: Joe Giella interview "consistency was important, or you'd hear about it""I provide my own supplies""I've been a little out of touch lately with the comics." He talks about missing deadlines, and also about adding little humorous touches to the strip-6 fingers, anyone.
I also think Mary is rolling her eyes in Panel Two. Pax Wellness or Pax Betterness? As in "I'm better than you". I hope Aggie comes in and busts up this little SmugFest. Aggie: I knew it! I knew I'd find the two of you PLOTTING AGAINST ME!Shannon: (hand to face) OH!Mary: (finger gracefully pointing from upturned hand) Now Aggie, as a matter of fact, WE WERE talking ABOUT YOU. Aggie: (in profile to Shannon) How you kept your job, I don't know.Mary: It's because she deserved to. Just like you deserve to be happy. Won't you join us?Aggie: !?!?
@Nance 4:38 PM: Nance, that is hilarious! Much better than what I expect we'll get... ... I'm hanging out in Charterstone, dining on air and drinking a clear cocktail like the smug ones at Pox Wellness, but somehow, Santa Royale is more interesting. Who'da thunk it?
Wednesday: Oh, so now that Shannon isn't worried about her job any more, she's feeling pompously qualified and comfortable enough to assess others' psyches! "Not that it's easy! All kinds of characters come to Pax...At different levels of emotional growth!" This smugness with a heaping dollop of extra smug is too much. She doesn't even have the training to lead a amorphous support group, much less assess other people's emotional growth. (Yoga poses, yes! Wasn't that her job?) This reminds me of former friends I had in college who creepily felt oddly "qualified" to judge who had an "old soul" and who didn't. It made me want to punch them. But I didn't, because my level of emotional growth wouldn't permit such violence.
@ jennahrationexAT LEAST YOU HAD FRIENDS IN COLLAGE! (SLAM)!Lol!
Jack Worth made me LOL!
ok, so Mary saved Shannon's not-so-easy job and now the Smug Sisters are enjoying psychoanalyzing Aggie and the other "characters" who come to Pox Wellness. Where, pray tell, ARE Aggie, Mr. Boring Town Hall guy and all the others? Are we going to ever see them again or did they slide down the mountain cravasse along with the cacti? Oh, who cares, let's go for another dip in the pool and then a long hike in nature's beauty.
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