Wednesday, February 12th, 2003
New Comics Day!
Today was new comic day. I remember an old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story – it was in one of the anthologies, like Turtle Soup or something – and it was called “New Comic Day”. Raphael comes back from a comic store run with an armload of comics like Usagi Yojimbo, Love And Rockets and American Splendor, all the top early 90s indie stuff, and settles down in an armchair to read, noting “Ahh, new comics day – I love it!”. He starts to read, but falls asleep, and the chair sprouts arms and legs and attacks him. He spends a couple pages battling the easy chair and just as he’s about to be smothered, he wakes up. It was all a dream! Frazzled, he staggers off and once he’s gone, the chair again sprouts arms, picks up the comics and begins reading.
Don’t ask me what that had to do with anything. Except today was new comics day. Grabbed the new issue of Hunter: The Age Of Magic and a 25-cent issue of Daredevil. They think that by offering super-cheap introductory books, they can lure me back into buying more titles? Ha! I laugh at them! And I weep at my weakness, cause it worked. Sob.
This was also a day of getting stuff done. Make an appointment to buy RRSPs and deal with financial grown-up stuff? Check. Get Songbird to cut me a new pickguard? Check. Activate my ING bank account? Check. Look out, I’m a dynamo.
Didn’t feel like watching Curb Your Enthusiasm tonight, but I am taping it. So there.