Plans and changes. Once again, I had a shirt all planned for the blog today and other things happening in my life derailed it.
Yesterday, I took an extended work break to go to the Kalamazoo County Fair with my dad and my brother-in-law, Noel.
It's always nice to spend time with my family, my Dad and Noel in this case. We had a nice time at the fair, though a bit short. I ate half an elephant ear and drank some lemonade. My Dad had a soft serve ice cream. Noel drank a Coke. Not that these facts are exciting, but I am making note of them for my own permanent record.
We were all tempted by several rides and games, but we did not take advantage of any. We toured the 4H exhibits and all the livestock. We walked the midway, had our snack, and then I had to get back to work.
I decided to wear one of my favorite Ultimate shirts, one I designed, using a swiped and "unofficial" Calvin and Hobbes as the logo (drawn by my friend Neil Southwell). This was the shirt for the 2002 Centrals Ultimate Tournament that I used to host here in Kalamazoo. It was our best ever with almost two dozen teams and with women's and co-ed divisions to go along with the usual open division. It was a lot of fun.
I am keeping this entry short and sharing photos because I want to get ahead on other posts for future blogs, as I have a busy week running up until my next "break" from the blog, which will hit on August 16th.
WEEKLY COMIC LIST
I have found more time to read comics lately. I have needed this down time to recuperate energy from some busy weeks and demands on myself and my schedule. Green Arrow jumped to the top of my stack last month after I caught up on the title and started enjoying the Lemire run. The Fanfare boys also convinced me to buy Lemire's new book Trillium, which has an interesting double-sided effect (more on this in a future post). All New X-Men stays high on the list, and I am starting to see Bendis' master plan in running out a different pre-history for the original X-Men characters. This issue truly sets forth that intention quite well in regards to romance with Jean Grey ('Nuff Said!).
I have a weakness for Howard Chaykin and for Buck Rogers, so I had to try the first issue of that series. Almost missed buying Sheltered, which was a pick of Andrew, who works at Fanfare, and so far I do like it. I might re-order these as I read, which I often do because I may be eager to read Kick Ass and Daredevil: Dark Knights before those Avengers books. The special buy comes along because I am stock-piling for some rest and relaxation, which will start on August 16th when I intend to post easy and very brief dedications to my pajama T-shirts for as much as a full week, though maybe less. I love hiding these little previews deep in my daily text. Did you read to this point and catch my secret preview? Good for you.
Comics from 1308.07
Green Arrow #23
All New X-Men #015
Avengers A.1 #002
Kick Ass 3 #2
Iron Man #014
Detective Comics #23
Daredevil: Dark Knights #003
Superior Spider-Man #015
Buck Rogers #1 (Chaykin - Hermes Press)
Green Lantern #23
Earth 2 #15
Action Comics #23
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORI MARIE!!!
Today is my sister's birthday. Just wanted to give her a shout out on my blog.
Me at the KALAMAZOO COUNTY FAIR August 8th, 2013
|On the midway and ready for action|
|Me and "Score," who is|
hoping to score some sugar!
|Considered riding the big wheel|
but ate a snack instead
|me and Noel|
|me and Noel and Score|
|My dad by the big wheel|