Nearly back to "fighting trim" -- my green mucus is now back to clear, and I'm only having to blow my nose first thing in the morning. I expect I'll be back to 100% by this weekend. I'm at 96-97% right now. Now that my brain is starting to work again, I've got to pound out a TILTING AT WINDMILLS for Friday on Newsarama, plus, this week is ONOMATOPOEIA week, so I don't think you'll see any reviews from me until next week. Actually, what I really want to do is to do a big "One Year Later" catchall, I think.
Heh, though the second season finale of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA probably did it better than any of the OYL comics I've read to date.
Plus today makes 2 weeks without smoking a cigarette (Right, well, I had about 1/4 of one last Friday -- but the racking coughing fit it brought on was really good for me) -- that's how sick I was, and I think that it's going to stick this time. I stopped smoking for... 2 months? when Ben was born, but then Tzipora's mother came from Israel, and stayed with us, and my stress level went so crazy high that I fell off the wagon. I certainly WANT a cig, but "one day at a time" feels right for me right now. And, unlike last time, this is crutchless -- no patch, no Wellbutrin (fuck those altar-your-brain-chemistry drugs!), so I feel more like it's from me, if you see what I mean.
What else? My mother reads this blog (and Googles me -- doncha love moms?), and said that I should say what a lovely lunch we had at Lulu's this weekend. Which we did. So I am.
Mom is (Probably, let me not jinx it!) moving up to San Francisco proper (she's in San Jose now), which will be great for Ben having her closer. He's ALLLLMOST ready for the sleepover, I think.
Right, and Graeme decided not to mention his new bi-weekly column on Comic World News. Thankfully Ace McDonald mentioned it today, because that's not a site I usually go to. Guess I have to start now!! Find it at http://www.comicworldnews.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?column=grimtidings&page=26
So, here's what's coming out tommorow at Comix Experience -- another smallish week (five Wednesday month, donchaknow?), but there's a few gems in there
100 BULLETS #70 A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #30 (A) ANGEL OLD FRIENDS #4 (OF 5) ANNIHILATION PROLOGUE ASPEN SWIMSUIT SPECIAL #1 ATHEIST #3 (RES) BATMAN LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #201 BATMAN YEAR ONE HUNDRED #2 (OF 4) BETTY & VERONICA #216 BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #164 BEYOND AVALON #3 (RES) BIRDS OF PREY #92 BLACK HARVEST #4 (OF 6) BODY BAGS 3 THE HARD WAY ONE SHOT CVR A CONAN #26 CONAN BOOK OF THOTH #1 (OF 4) DMZ #5 DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #338 ELFQUEST THE DISCOVERY #2 (OF4) EVIL ERNIE IN SANTA FE #4 (OF4) FATHOM #7 FLAMING CARROT SP FOUR #28 (Actually, not retitled on cover -- still "4") FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #6 FURY PEACEMAKER #2 (OF 6) GENERATION M #5 (OF 5) GIRLS #11 GREEN ARROW #60 INFINITE CRISIS SECRET FILES 2006 JETTA RATE ONE SHOT JLA CLASSIFIED #18 JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #120 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #113 LIVING WITH ZOMBIES #6 LOOKING GLASS WARS HATTER M #2 (OF 4) MAJESTIC #15 MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #287 NEW MANGAVERSE #3 (OF 5) NIGHTWING #118 PAINKILLER JANE #1 PERHAPANAUTS #4 (OF 4) PLANETARY BRIGADE #2 (we didn't receive it, in actuallity) PUNISHER VS BULLSEYE #5 (OF 5) PURGATORI (DDP) #5 PVP #24 RED SONJA CLAW DEVILS HANDS #1 (OF 4) RUNAWAYS #14 RUNES OF RAGNAN #4 (OF 4) SCOOBY DOO #106 SEVEN SOLDIERS BULLETEER #4 (OF 4) SIMPSONS COMICS #116 SPIDER-WOMAN ORIGIN #4 (OF 5) SPIKE VS DRACULA #1 (OF 5) SUPERMAN #650 SUPERMAN SHAZAM FIRST THUNDER #4 (OF 4) TALISMEN #2 (OF 4) TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS (IDW) #2 (OF 4) TRUTH JUSTIN & AMERICAN WAY #1 (OF 5) ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #3 (OF 5) ULTIMATE X-MEN #68 UNTOLD TALES OF THE NEW UNIVERSE JUSTICE WALKING DEAD #26 WITCHBLADE #96 X-MEN APOCALYPSE DRACULA #2 (OF 4)
Books / Mags / Stuff ANIMATION MAGAZINE APR 2006 #159 BACK ISSUE #15 CALL OF THE WILD PUFFIN GN CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOL 10 GIANTS WALK THE EARTH TP CONCRETE VOL 4 KILLER SMILE TP CRYING FREEMAN VOL 1 TP DRACULA PUFFIN GN DRAX THE DESTROYER EARTH FALLTP ESSENTIAL GODZILLA TP FAIRY TAILS VOL 1 TP FRENCH KISS #15 (A) GRAY HORSES GN HARLEQUIN PINK IDOL DREAMS TP IRON WOK JAN GN #17 JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #45 KODT BUNDLE OF TROUBLE VOL 16TP LUBA THE BOOK OF OFELIA TP MORA VOL 1 ALL BEASTS WILL SHOW THEIR TEETH TP OUR EVERLASTING VOL 2 GN PHOENIX VOL 6 TP PIZZERIA KAMIKAZE TP SAMURAI EXECUTIONER VOL 9 TP SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL 1 TP SUPERMAN THE DAILY PLANET TP SWAN VOL 6 TALES OF COLOSSUS GN TERRITORY HC TOYFARE GI JOE SIGMA SIX CVR #105 ULTIMATE IRON MAN VOL 1 PREMIERE HC ULTIMATE X-MEN ULTIMATE COLLECTION VOL 1 TP WIZARD BEST OF BASIC TRAININGCHARACTER CREATION TP
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