Saturday, December 31, 2022

Friday, December 30, 2022

Mary Worth 4134

Iris's hearing isn't the best. It sounded like he said, "Growing pot."

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Mary Worth 4133

Of course, Zak is still young and still wants excitment, so plan to see him fall from high places a lot.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Mary Worth 4132

The secret to a good marriage is a simple wedding. Actually, I kind of agree with that. I've never understood going into debt to get married. Use that money on a down payment for your first house. Or in Zak and Iris's case, a second yacht.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Mary Worth 4131

This is why so many marriages fail today. Couples no longer fall off of lovers' leap to see if they're compatible.

Monday, December 26, 2022

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Mary Worth 4129

Elbert Hubbard really sounds like he knows what he's talking about. Sheesh... he sounds like some sort of soap salesman.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Mary Worth 2128

If by a piece of Zak's heart, you mean his bank account, this story suddenly makes a lot more sense.

While you're waiting for the Worthy Award nominations to come out, I want to drop any pretense of snark for a few minutes and share something that put me into the Christmas mood, featuring Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abby) and the Tabernacle Choir. It's a little long, 16 minutes, but I hope this blog hasn't frozen your heart so cold that it can't thaw enough to enjoy this. Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 23, 2022

Mary Worth 4127

No need to be jealous. Nan's upper body strength is nowhere near yours. Plus, her thyroid has absolutely no wonk.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Mary Worth 4126

True. Don't let jealousy and doubt destroy your relationship. However, in this case, Zak's immaturity, lack of respect for Iris's feelings, foolish selfie cliff dancing, and plain ol' idiocy, might.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Mary Worth 4125

"Now you're acting like Wilbur."

Iris definitely needs new friends.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Mary Worth 4124

Wait! You haven't called off the wedding yet? Those aren't jitters! Those are the screams of every rational cell in your brain warning you to get out of this relationship before you find yourself dropping your husband off at daycare on your way to school every morning.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Mary Worth 4123

What are the odds, indeed. As I recall, it was pretty much 50:50. She was either going to be Iris's twin or MUCH more attractive. What we didn't count on was that Zak would regress to his three-year-old self.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Mary Worth 4122

Oh, good. I hope Mary helps. I hate to see these two kids fight. Er, this old lady fight with her kid. Er, fiance who is the same age as her kid.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Friday, December 16, 2022

Mary Worth 4120

"But now I barely even think of her. She hardly even crosses my mind."

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Mary Worth 4119

Zak, are you implying that you could marry them both? Or they should marry each other? I'm really, really confused right now.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Mary Worth 4118

Zak's inability to listen to Iris's concerns isn't a red flag because Iris is blinded by his rugged good looks, and her need to mother a man the way her son won't allow.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Mary Worth 4117

I'm starting to get some Vertigo vibes here. Be careful, Iris. And avoid bell towers.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Mary Worth 4116

For one brief shining moment, I like Iris again. Now psychoanalyze him, Iris. Do it for all of us.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Mary Worth 4115

Just when I thought I couldn't take it anymore, this happened, and I smiled a little bit.

It made me think of other funny twin commercials:

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Mary Worth 4114

I was thinking, maybe the flowers didn't have a reflection, and then I wondered if one of the flowers was actually the reflection. Because I'm almost starting to lose interest in this story. Almost.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Mary Worth 4113

The funny thing is that Nan also messed up her husband's name, which is Fred.
"Zakie's Aura" is the name of Nan's band. Most people mispronounce it.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Mary Worth 4112

If you'd like to know more about what scientists term Cute Aggression and why something is seriously wrong with this picture, watch this video.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Mary Worth 4111

It's like everybody but Zak and Iris know that Nan is Toby's twin, not Iris's. I hope that the Cameron's aren't invited to the wedding. For lots of reasons, actually. But for one reason, the Camerons are much better at peek-a-boo, and it is never polite to upstage the couple at their wedding.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Mary Worth 4110

By all means, worry about the resemblance. Not the fact that his former babysitter is flirtatiously feeding sushi to your fiance. Yes, it is the resemblance that's weird.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Mary Worth 4109

They've only sucked the booze from the parasols' toothpicks and they're already drunker than Wilbur on a jealous rage.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Mary Worth 4108

Iris, I can't believe you've come back to My Thai, the House of Awkward Dates.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Friday, December 2, 2022

Mary Worth 4106

Wait a minute... that means Nan graduated college in just five years. I didn't know Santa Royale offered any five-year programs. I thought they were at least 12-year programs, the 20-year degreee being the most popular.

Unless Nan dropped out. Which was the example Zak followed when he dropped out to start his company. He was so impressionable.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Mary Worth 4105

I might have thought Iris hates My Thai after The Incident at My Thai. It was almost as bad as the Incident at Picadee Falls.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Mary Worth 4104

Well, whadyaknow! It is Nan! And she's coming for dinner. I really hope nothing happens. And the odds are in my favor.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Mary Worth 4103

Suspense suspended. Turns out, Zak was just chatting with the other potential wedding guest. No chance of this turning into a circus with just two guests.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Mary Worth 4102

Wait! "Dear" is what Zak calls Iris. What is going on, Zak? Is Nan still making white rice and hamburger gravy for you on the side? Or could the author be purposely misleading us into doubting Zak's integrity and commitment? Which begs the question, can a red herring really build suspense, or is it just a prelude to inevitable disappointment?

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Mary Worth 4100

I'm on board with this, one hundred percent. Not only do I have the complete 26-volume set of all the Peanuts strips on my bookshelf, but over the years I've worn a few Snoopy shirts myself.

I decided a long time ago that if a T-shirt is worth buying, it should have the Peanuts on it. It probably has something to do with a story I've shared before about my freaky relationship with all things Peanuts.