Maybe it's just because I'm a guy, but is anyone else starting to get the impression that Dawn is hitting on Ned, and not the other way around? Or is Dawn saying things that accelerate the relationship without actually intending to establish a relationship? After Sunday's strip, and today's, I'm not so sure what's going on anymore. Actually... I never have been.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Careful, here, Dawn. This isn't some widowed art professor who takes you to lunch at the student center cafe. This is Dr. Ned Fletcher, Divorcé, who takes you to dinner at Le Cochon ("The Pig" - French foreshadowing) and makes a point of telling you how excruciatingly "lonely" he is. When he invites you home to practice yoga, he won't mean it literally this time.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
"Well, first of all, you should know I'm not your employee. I'm a temp. An independent contractor. Second, I already have a history of inappropriate relationships with older, creepy men. And third, I sunk a cruise ship."
[Sidenote: Did anyone see this and NOT think of the Hoosiers?}
Friday, July 28, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Every day, in every way, this is looking more and more like my college summer job working at the Medical Group. I hope Dawn doesn't have to put up with the same kind of sexual harassment I had to put up with from some of the ladies on the staff. Of course, back in those days, I had no idea what sexual harassment was. I only know it made me feel uncomfortable.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Woah, Mary. Not medical practice. Medical group. They don't have to practice anymore. They know what they're doing.
I'm sensitive to this, having worked at the Palo Alto Center for Pulmonary Disease Prevention and Smoking Cessation Medical Group when I was about Dawn's age, summers, while I was in college. Making appointments, filing, running errands... as I mentioned a few weeks ago. Wait. Is Dawn going to live my life now?
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Oh! Oh! Let me answer! Let me answer! It was the best cruise EVER! I especially enjoyed the many offshore activities such as door kicking and horseback riding on romantic isolated beaches! But there were very good onboard activities, too, like browsing the photo gallery and towel folding. And the FOOD!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
If this story is truly over, maybe it's time to award the word "Good" for being the most used word in this story. I always enjoy a nice love story. They're good. Now, where'd I put my cigarettes?
Good: 21 Enjoy: 19 Love: 18 Nice: 7
Sunday, July 16, 2017
It would also be a shame for them not to work things out because Derek lied to Katie after she caught him making out with a flaming hot strawberry blonde whom he spent hours with, smoking cigarettes and singing show tunes. But, yeah, misunderstandings are also bad.
Good: 21 Enjoy: 19 Love: 18 Nice: 7
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
Katie's Thought Bubble: I love him, but can I trust him again? That look in his eyes tells me that he wants to quit smoking and shipboard entertainers for me, but he lacks the confidence in himself that he needs to succeed. Is there anything I can do to help him? Is there some change I need to make to help him overcome the powerful addictions he has to tobacco and show tunes?
Derek's Thought Bubble: I'd like to eat now, but I can't be the first to break eye contact.
No change today in our verb and adjective tally, but I missed a few days so I want to post an update. "Good" took the lead on Thursday:
Good: 20 Enjoy: 19 Love: 17 Nice: 7
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017
I'm not sure how Derek intends to fulfill his promise never to look at a cigarette. Maybe he'll put the patch over his eyes.
His sudden visual aversion to cigarettes, however, reminds me of our oldest daughter who as a very young child would freak out if she even saw someone smoking. She'd make quite a scene. One day, when she was three, she said to me, "Cigarettes are yucky! My friends smoke cigarettes and they say, 'yuck!' John says yuck! Ashley says yuck! They just like normular food, like canola bars and juice."
Enjoy: 19 Good: 19 Love: 14 Nice: 7