Have a Happy New Year! Guest comics will begin Tuesday.

Sunday is the deadline for Guest Strips. I would appreciate entries by Sunday if you’re going to do one. I realize the holidays have people rather busy, so late submissions will be considered, if you submit them with a sketch of a giraffe on a skateboard.

Regarding today’s comic: I’m from the Midwest, so I call the situation in this comic “Waiting in line.” Those of you from the Northeast, from what I hear, say, “Waiting on line.” Furthermore, those of you further northeast, all the way in the UK, say “Waiting in queue,” or something like that, correct? Anyway, I hope it didn’t sound weird to anyone.