Shinkuu (shinkuu) wrote,


Last week, the business trip was extremely painful. But I did all I could do and I went home on time. The other guy from my office, though, ended up having to extend his stay, like he's had to before. That is a seriously messed-up client site. The security is so strict that you have to jump through hoops to get even the most mundane tasks done. That in itself, I can understand... but the fact that they couldn't devote an admin to stay with us the entire time was inexcusable. But then, add to that the fact that some things weren't even done right, and it was a major mess.

I never felt so exhausted and defeated. But it was over with soon enough... I still need to file my expense report! Hundreds and hundreds of dollars were spent on this. If I didn't manage to get someone from the office to pay for my plane ticket, then I would be in the red right now, for real. Well, I hope it was worth their while?

On my way to the airport home, I stopped at a red light, and to my right was a little comic book shop with Spider-man over the front door that I REALLY wanted to just hop in for a quick browse. But I was actually running behind and might have missed my flight if I did... I got to my gate with 20 minutes to spare. It's actually a good amount of time to have before your flight -- not too much and not too little. But there was no time to spare on comics or dinner... But anyway! I was so glad to be back home.

Lately I've been getting excited about the upcoming release of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. It feels like the wait for Super Smash Bros. Brawl all over again. But thinking about the possible characters that could be in the game has gotten me interested in comics again. I haven't bought any comics since... probably around the mid-90's? I remember there was Spider-man, and plenty of clones...

Wikipedia only gets you so far (and it seems like any wiki entries on comics-related subjects get more and more poorly-written the more obscure they are), so I thought I'd look at comics again. One of the first new things I looked into was Uncanny X-Force, which I really liked so far! I never heard of Fantomex before this, but he seems really cool. And today I picked up the first issue of the new Carnage mini-series! I was always more of a Venom fan than a Carnage fan, but I wanted to see what they'd do with the character now...

It felt kind of disappointingly short, though. And I'll have to wait two months between issues? Seriously?? So 8 months before this little five-issue thing is done? Geez! But I guess this is the length of the usual single issue these days. Is it just me or did they really seem to be longer back in the old days?

Also decided to try a bit of X-23 (not sure I'm willing to try Daken, though) and been thinking about looking into the new Spider-man "Big Time" story coming up. I also picked up collections for Secret Invasion and Runaways but haven't gotten to reading them yet. Wonder if there's anything else I should try looking into?

I was able to use a Lowe's gift card to get some new CFL light bulbs and actually got to try an LED bulb! Super expensive, but I think I like it so far. For some reason, being able to save some money on electricity costs is really appealing...
Tags: comics, home, work
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