God, the more I read your liveblog, the more this comic makes me think of one of those After School Specials gone wrong. <:p
Argh. These were painful. Y'know, even if Shive plans these storylines, it doesn't mean they're any GOOD. If you plan ahead of time to make, say, teriyaki muffins a month ahead of time, that doesn't mean that teriyaki muffins in and of themsevles are a good idea.