Friday, April 22, 2011

*Blink* *Blink* Is That the Sun?

As I get older, I'm starting to realize a couple of things. Mostly, it's realizations of annoyance, which, I'm pretty sure, is a good sign that I am, indeed, getting older.

It's a rite of passage, after all, after a certain point in life, to start hating things, and to be totally justified in doing so.

Or so I'm told.

Anyway, one of the things that I hate--one of the things that annoys me quite a bit in my old age--is when I'm unable to get to the comics shop on Wednesdays. I know it's a little thing--an insignificant thing, even--but it's something that I enjoy doing.

I like comic shops.

And, I think, it's good for my mental health to get away from the desk for half an hour, go out into the world (with its shining sun and fluffy clouds and traffic and bicyclists who take up more of the road than they should), and not think about anything other than whether or not I should pick up the latest issue of Zatanna.

By the way, this week's Zatanna, issue 12, is written by Matt Sturges (House of Mystery) and drawn by the ridiculously talented Stephane Roux. So, yeah, when I eventually get to the shop this week or next, I will absolutely be purchasing the latest issue of Zatanna.

But anyway, back to me being annoyed at things.

This Wednesday, I didn't leave work until five minutes before my local shop closes. And my local shop is about an hour away from my office.

So, yeah. No new comics for Alex. Annoyance level? Six. Maybe seven.

I'm hoping to get to the shop sometime this weekend, but I'll be at the office Saturday, and I have no idea how long I'll actually be there. Some of that depends on my schedule today, the rest on my schedule for Monday.

That's okay, though, because I can find stuff to annoy me once I get to the comics shop, as well. Things like comic book universe rules and comic book universe continuity.

You know, the Important Stuff in life.

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