Friday, June 3, 2011

A Quick Catch-Up

Oh, all the things I could be posting on.  But:

1)  I've been fighting allergies the past few days, and haven't the energy to ponder much more about comics.
2)  Work has been particularly busy as next week I am assisting with the Open Repositories 2011 conference here in sunny Austin, Texas.  And if you've never helped with a conference - you should keep right on not doing that.  Its really hectic (but can be fun).

I mention the conference because either I will have a ton of downtime next week and you'll hear from me too much, or NO downtime, and you'll hear from me very little. 

You can't live in Austin and not talk about allergies.  Everybody who lives here develops them, and I finally developed mine in 1999 or so, forgot about them while I was in Arizona, and came back to learn that I don't get along great with oak (it makes me itch) and whatever is going on right now, which give me super-fun drainage and makes me feel kind of lowly.

So I had also forgotten that my body chemistry thinks Claritin-D is some sort of hallucinogen or something because yesterday at work was sort of a loss.  I mean, yeah, I was there, but mostly in body.  I am kind of curious what emails I sent and what I may have verbally agreed to.  I'll take a few Benadryl before I go to bed so I can sleep, but mostly I just hope that the allergy stuff lessens by Monday when I have to be at work by 7:00 AM.

I did make it to Austin Books and Comics yesterday, and the shop was a bit sedate.  Wishing to stir up trouble, I asked the cashier if it had been crazy with the DC news, and she said people had talked about it, but that people seem mostly just interested in hearing the details.  That's probably good news.  Yes, I think we all had a bit of a "the sky is falling" moment at first, but when you look at the chance to jump on a new book, well, that's genuinely fun.

The trick is for DC to make sure the comics are actually worth reading after that September spike.

Considering DC's multiple formats, I haven't decided yet how I'll consume the new DC Comics.  I'll continue buying floppies of all Superman-related titles, certainly.  And I may pick up a few series like Firestorm just because, hey, Firestorm is NEAT.  The rest I'll have to choose between in-store, online (bear in mind I have no iPad), trades and not at all.  I'll have out the old calculator and make some decisions here in a few weeks.

Word on the street is that the new X-Men movie may be okay.  I won't be able to see it this weekend, but I will take time to make it out and see X-Men: The Promise of January Jones in a White Queen Costume as soon as possible.

Anyhow, all this allergies and work have made me a tired boy, so I'm off to bed.

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