Huh. Looks like she’s not there for you after all, Joe. Probably for the best, really – you could be better dressed (especially since both the ladies you’re thinking of there have ‘cat’ somewhere in their name…).

So hello again and welcome back to the wonderful world of Average Joe! For those of you who have come in over the past few weeks, and for all the loyal Averagites who have been dutifully coming back these past Sundays; I just wanted to begin by quickly confirming that I will be away for (archaeological [day job]) field work over the next two Wednesdays, so the once-a-week Sunday update schedule will unfortunately have to stay for the coming fortnight. I really appreciate everyone’s patience with this though, and I really look forward to being able to sit down once I’m back at home for good and really sink my teeth (hand) into the regular twice-a-week update schedule :)

One thing I’m going to have to do is to find out whether my WACOM tablet is still under warranty though! My little button for panning the screen across has died on me this weekend, and I tell you what, nothing quite highlights which button you use the most than having it cark out on you! Failing that I’ll have to see if I’m able to get it repaired, rather than having to replace the unit (I have an Intuos4, if anyone knows whether/where they can be repaired?). We’ll have to wait and see, I guess!

Speaking of waiting and seeing – I wonder what Fatale could be up to in today’s strip (see how I brought that back around like I was driving in the segway championships?)… after all, if she wasn’t after Joe, why was she waiting in the middle of the street there? I guess we’ll find out a little more next Sunday :)

Till then, Averageologists!

Terence MacManus