Friday, October 20, 2017

Mary Worth 2722

I think this Ask Wendy column would be more interesting if there was just one little change to context:

Dear Wendy, Does true love exist?

[Signed, Dr. Jeff Cory, M.D.]

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Dear Jeff,

In our chaotic and unpredictable world, that [you] dare to believe in true love is cause for applause. True love doesn't always appear as we expect it. Sometimes the love that exists in our lives is not romantic, but that doesn't make it less real. We can experience real love for a partner... or for a parent... for a child... for a friend.. for a pet... or for God. When we think of true love, we often think of romance, but we are given more options than that. As we look for true love, let's stop and think about the good things and people in our lives. True love exists if we know where to look for it. [I'm sure you'll find it someday.]

[Signed, "Wendy" aka Not Your True Love]

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mary Worth 2721

There were many great entries in yesterday's caption contest, but this morning's last-minute entry by Meg pretty much sums up my feelings today:

Congratulations! Meg, if you have a favorite Halloween song to add to the jukebox for the big blow-out bash at the Charterstone clubhouse, let me know! You've earned it.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mary Worth 2720

This is fun. Come up with your own advice column and I'll post my favorites.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mary Worth 2716

Any concerns I had that Pedro and Fabiana were merely grifters looking for an easy mark evaporate when I see the distress in Pedro's eyes as he watches with horror as Wilbur profanes the sensual art of dance. Pedro cares for nothing except the salsa!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mary Worth 2715

I'm thrilled for Wilbur! He's obviously found his soulmate. I haven't seen him this happy since Kurt Evans tried to convince him that Kurt was Wilbur's son. And that turned out great!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mary Worth 2714

WHOOPS! I wrote this morning's post and forgot to upload it to the Interwebs. Here you go:

I'm rarely too dumbfounded for words, but every time I look at Wilbur, I don't know what to say. He looks like a hedgehog next to the Fabiano's.

I just want the salsa lesson to begin!

¡OlĂ©! Or as they say in Colombia, "Hooray!" Apparently.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Mary Worth 2713

Just when I thought the Biddies would drive this blog into retirement, Fabiana comes along wearing leopard skin pants! She's wearing leopard skin pants! Please, oh please, oh please let this be a story about Fabiana and salsa dancing!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mary Worth 2712

It's really not that big of a switch since no one can tell the two of you apart. You know what would be a switch? A STORY THAT WASN'T ABOUT THE WESTONS OR THE BEEDIES!!!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Mary Worth 2711

"My dealer knows a few people in Colombia, Ma, if you want me to do sometin'..."

Tommy's last line, "Aw, Ma..." reminds me of a family vacation we took when the kids were younger. We stopped at a gas station in Pennsylvania on our way to Niagara Falls. We started giggling when we saw the name of the station was Wawa. I couldn't stop laughing. The rest of the trip, anytime anyone had to stop to use a restroom, we'd call out, "I have to go we-we at the Wawa, Mama!"

I've since moved to New Jersey, where Wawa's are almost as common as Dunkin' Donuts, and frankly, they're pretty awesome.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Mary Worth 2710

Maybe you shouldn't have broken up with him before he went on his trip...? I'm just wondering.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mary Worth 2708

Fabiana will fill your life with Fabulousness

I'm not surprised that we've dragged out the assumption that Fabiana is a romantic interest for another day. Won't we feel foolish next week when we find out Fabiana is Bogota's most famous tortilla maker. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Mary Worth 2707

Is she 22? Maybe it isn't too late for Iris to go crawling back to Zak.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mary Worth 2706

Not while Karen Moy is writing your life! See below for a few examples of how much Karen Moy hates the thought of Dawn finding happiness:

(Don't forget your free secret messages.)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Okay, you know that I think Mary Worth is an amazing comic strip. I loved Joe Giella, but it's days like this when Karen Moy is able to craft human sounding dialog because she knows that June will capture all the unspoken emotion of the moment, that I just want to put snarking aside and say, "Well done."

Of course, if this scene goes on too long, I may feel a little bit ill, so bring on the pool party!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mary Worth 2703

It's hard to use quote verbal quotation marks endquote, but it can be done. Mary is a true quote friend endquote so I'm sure it didn't sound quote sarcastic endquote at all.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mary Worth 2702

By all means, Dawn, please, tell us what happened! We'd all like to know. Maybe you could make your account even more exciting by using a series of flashbacks. This should be good.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Mary Worth 2701

I love June's interpretation of Dawn's "ugly cry." No matter how ugly Dawn gets, she's still adorable. And no matter how bad her timing, Mary knows that (where Weston's are concerned) if she comes attached to a warm pan of muffins, the Meddling Door swings open wide.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mary Worth 2700

Having achieved total enlightenment from her summer job adulting, she is ready to form her own Monastery for the Forlorn. Jared would make an excellent first disciple.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mary Worth 2699

"Be a dear, Jared, and let Sue know I'm quitting since she's the one who contracted with my temp agency. She'll want to file a complaint about my unreliable performance, and my dating her boss and stuff."

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mary Worth 2696

Oh, how I wish Mary had used air quotes, instead of real quotes, when she was talking to Dawn.

By the way, June Brigman is a great artist, as evidenced by the nuanced expressions in Panel 2. I'm officially a fan.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mary Worth 2695

Okay, first off, you're a TEMP, Dawn. You were supposed to stop working weeks ago when the semester started. And second... well, the secondary stuff makes comparisons to the real world, so they're irrelevant.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mary Worth 2694

"...but she does normally date doctors, and he's both, so she's conflicted."