Thursday, November 21, 2019

Mary Worth 3235

Pretty much not the message you want to be sending right now, Wilbur. In fact, the exact opposite message you want to be sending.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Mary Worth 3234

"The Pina Colada Song" isn't quite "In Your Eyes," but it is about alcohol and cheating, so perhaps it is more appropriate than the Say Anything anthem.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Mary Worth 3232

Now we will find out if Wilbur can actually stalk two women at one time.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Mary Worth 3221

I need not remind you that this dream sequence is no less bizarre than anything else in this strip.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Mary Worth 3228

If by "check on you," you mean, "dump you," then I'm fine with that. However, I'm not sure he'll have much of a cell phone signal at the Cliffs of Insanity.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Mary Worth 3227

Don't be so generous, Estelle. If he was sober, the date would have been even worse!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Mary Worth 3226

... And, scene!

I feel like this entire Thai Restaurant date has been one long set up. I'm ashamed I didn't see where this was going.

I just had to share that last night Mrs. Wanders and I went to see Hamilton in Philadelphia, and stopped at a restaurant on Walnut Street called Chatayee Thai. It was even better than My Thai on Elm Street. In fact, it was the best Thai restaurant we've been to in three years since moving to South Jersey from Maryland. We had resigned ourselves to the belief that the one cuisine missing from the otherwise exquisite regional menu was Thai. But we solved that last night. I've never photographed my food before, and I felt like such a dweeb doing it, but I had to share my order with you: Pad Thai with tofu, of course.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Mary Worth 3225

"When I found out he lived at Charterstone, I wanted to meet him in person. Now I want to move."

By the way, if you haven't listened to the Charterstone Jukebox lately, the new lead song "Once Again" by the Hi-Lo's is the perfect Wilbur anthem.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Mary Worth 3223

I eat a lot of Thai. I'm just gonna guess, based on the waiter's skin tone and chest hair, that My Thai is not the best restaurant in town.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Mary Worth 3221

No, Wilbur. You were happy because you had a Polaroid camera and you didn't have to wait five days for Palgreens to develop your film. Ah, those were the days.

And a very special thank you to Sarah K., Clare A. and Fraser W. for your donations. I've also really enjoyed the kind notes that people send with their gifts. You really make me smile.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Mary Worth 3219

Peanut butter, potato chips and single malt scotch: The lunch cupboard.

I am very grateful for the generous donation from Matthew S. and partner! You guys made my day!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Mary Worth 3218

You can't imagine it? I'm so relieved... because it would be devastating.

And now a huge thank you to Julie N. and Michael B. for their generous donations to the Santa Royale Rehabilitation Fund! I'm glad you enjoy MW&M.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Mary Worth 3217

For all his contemptible ways, you have to admit, he's the one person in the Worthiverse who knows how to hold a cell phone.

I have to give a great big public thank you to Rachel C. and her friends who sent me this inspiring T-shirt. I immediately took Mrs. Wanders out to dinner at our old familiar just so I could show it off in public. THANK YOU!!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Mary Worth 3216

Yesterday, when I suggested that you go on a double date because people love to go on double dates with their exes, I was being TOTALLY ironic.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Mary Worth 3215

Please, please, please go on a double date to that Thai restaurant on Elm. Because couples always enjoy double dating with their exes. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Mary Worth 3213


It's almost as terrifying as Mrs. Wanders and me at the Charterstone Halloween Party this weekend. And, yes, I made the costume and did my makeup myself, thanks for asking. I drew the bones to make stencils and painted them with fabric paint. My date was kind of a deadbeat, though. It's time once again to swap out the Charterstone Jukebox with the Charterstone Halloween Party Jukebox.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Mary Worth 3212

It took me a while to understand what Zak was trying to communicate here, but I think I figured it out. You're extremely busy, but you still make me feel like the most important person in the world. But that's easy to do with Zak because he always feels like the most important person in the world.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Mary Worth 3211

"Thank you, Zak. Your approval means everything to me. I was thinking I'd take a nap, but now that you say it, I'll drop a few classes instead."

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Mary Worth 3210

Love means bearing difficult moments together. Like being tired.

Because you're old.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Mary Worth 3209

Estelle, what do you think dating is? I have to spend more time with Wilbur, before I decide whether to spend more time with him. Or do you mean, I have to go on more dates with Wilbur before I decide whether to keep dating him?

But, MARY! Your relationship with Jeff is like Estelle's relationship with Wilbur? Does Jeff know? Oh, yes, of course he knows. I just always assume that when Jeff isn't in the strip, he's home alone, crying into his pillow.

And again, you guys, thank you to Jim, Buckley and Leslie for making kind and generous donations yesterday. I'm really touched by the comments many of you made with your donations. Thanks everyone. I think I want to spend more time with you. At least another month!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mary Worth 3209

Endearing quirks? Sure, like obesity and unhealthy eating in midlife leading to certain premature death.  Plus, he’s utterly self-absorbed. Those are just two things that come to mind, but there are dozens of other endearing quirks. At least he’s the youngest man on 

I just need to thank Mark, Mary, Cheryl, Deborah, Marilyn, John, Brian and Regina for the very kind and generous donations you made yesterday! Thank you so much for your endearing and enduring support. I’ve really been touched that so many of you have made these contributions over the last couple of days.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Mary Worth 3208

Really? Square one? Where were you before? Square two? Maybe three. You've had a hamburger with him and watched a boxing documentary. What else do you need to know about this buffoon who you thought was The One? Did you not communicate at all while he was overseas? At least Arthur contacted you everyday from Malaysia, or wherever it was. Even if it was just to ask you for money.

Speaking of asking for money, a special thank you to Karen, Meg, Laura and Jeffrey for your donations this week. Hearing my call for help, you decided to keep me motivated. Your donations were really appreciated.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Mary Worth 3207

As the narrative has stalled for the day, I thought this might be a good time to report on my vacation. In photos. Because, let's face it, you don't want to read about my vacation.

We drove this 1997 Subaru Impreza from New Jersey to Utah to pass it down to our son in college.

The handoff was successful at BYU.
At the top of Sundance Resort, my brother Duane threw me to my death singing, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother." I waved at Robert Redford on the way down.
We took Greyhound to Las Vegas, where Mrs. Wanders went for a ride on her dad's Harley.
Then we took another Greyhound to Disneyland where I was more gleeful than anyone else as these photos will attest.

My feelings were decidedly mixed about the new Star Wars land, Galaxy's Edge.
We flew to Sacramento, where we went for a 40-mile ride in my Dad's 1932 Dodge.
We visited the gas station museum in Woodland, California.
Outside the gas station musesum.

So that was my vacation. Now, what was Estelle saying?

Monday, October 7, 2019

Mary Worth 3206

"Meow?" That's a great question, Libby. I was just asking myself the same thing. How can I possibly stand to continue reading yet another story about doomed Weston love? It is so painfully difficult to write this blog. It doesn't make me more than a few dollars a month, so I'm not in it for the money (but thanks to those who make donations despite the tedium). Joe Giella is gone, so I'm not in it for the awesome art. I've been doing this since 2007. A dozen years. And yet, I feel like I'm wasting my life. I don't know what pagan god they worship in the Worthiverse, but please, whoever you are, make it stop. Just make it stop!

Meow, indeed.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Mary Worth 3205

Ew. Just, ew.

Although, I'm not sure whose mangled metaphor disturbs me more, Estelle's or Wilbur's.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Mary Worth 3203

After yesterday's dialog debacle, today's mildly uncomfortable conversation is a quaint respite before we step into the cat poo of Wilbur and Estelle's relationship.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Mary Worth 3202

For those of you who, like me, literally said out loud, “Whose Estelle?” this morning, she’s the older but stunningly attractive widow who went online to meet a man. After dating seven or eight losers and getting taken for ten grand by a scam artist, her expectations and self-esteem were so low that when Wilbur came along, he actually looked pretty good. She invited him over to sing the Pina Colada song.