Catch Up with Lila
The Meaning of Lila is one of my favorite comic strips and one of the very few to feature a gay character. Every so often one of Lila's strips strikes a cord in my life or is particularly funny and I like to share it with you. I thought you'd appreciate a summary of what's going on. You can follow The Meaning of Lila at GoComic or at Comic.com.
Lila is currently unemployed because she was fired by her boss and nemesis, Alexandra, at MetroMart. Boyd is still there and just met Lila's replacement, Britanny. With no job, no man, and no money, Lila is completely unqualified to adopt Annie. Who's Annie? She's the orphan (yes, little orphan Annie) who's being treated for Leukemia at the Cleveland Clinic. Lila became good friends with Annie when she started volunteering at the Clinic.
Lila, volunteering? Well, it was a selfish motive. Lila wanted to run into Dr. Fine, her former pediatrician and long-time crush. To Lila's great disappointment, she found out that Dr. Fine is gay and partnered for many years to Alan. Lila thinks being a mother to Annie will finally give some purpose to her life, but it also may be because she's somewhat jealous of her childhood friend, Drew, who is now married to the once (we hope) philandering Tad, a wealthy doctor--also at the Clinic Drew is also pregnant.
Will Lila find a job and a man? Will she figure out a way to adopt Annie? Will Tad be faithful to Drew? Will Boyd become friends with Brittany and leave Lila at the curb? Keep reading :-)