Hey, a girl’s got to know her audience! We also stopped in at a local non-comics bookstore and had a late lunch at a Lebanese place downtown.

We have a total of 4 comics shops in town but one really stands head and shoulders above the rest: Secret Headquarters. Think of every stereotype you have about comics shops and then throw out most of them, there you have Secret Headquarters (you know, they do still have comics, longboxes, and gaming stuff, and minis and toys and stuff–otherwise it wouldn’t be a comics shop!). It’s clean, neat, well-lit and the guy behind the counter–owner, Brian–is always nice and helpful. It also doesn’t hurt that when I walk in there I don’t feel like I’m intruding into a boys club.

(A note about the title for this month: Fridays have always been our date-night–the one night where I don’t work on something, usually, and we spend some quality time together, even if it’s just in front of the television. Even though all of this month’s strips don’t take place on Friday nights, it was a nice way to bundle up the next chapter of our dating story. If you want to refresh your mem0ry of “Chapter 1”, start with “Giving it a Try.”)