Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I Love Comics...

For those that have been reading for a while, you know that I've been really impressed with what DC has been doing with the build up for Infinite Crisis. Everything within the DCU has been leading up to this one major event. It's spectacular. I can honestly say that as a long time comic book reader(we're talking almost 20 years), I've never witnessed anything like it.

Think of it this way:

CBS suddenly decides to reinvent themselves as a TV Network. Without hurting the quality or the integrity of the shows, they seamlessly interweave everything so that it all takes place in one world. Things happening on "The Young and The Restless" effect the characters on CSI. "The King of Queens" is best friends with Gibbs from "NCIS" and on and it goes. We all know it would never work.

In comics, it has to. Continuity means everything for comic book fans. If something happens one issue and there's no effect or the effect is undone with no explanation, continuity buffs go nuts. What DC has done is remarkable. Every DC book has that same underlining feeling that something big is about to happen. All their characters have that same sense of "what the *uck is happening?" It's awesome and it's really reinvigorated my love of their characters and comics as a whole.

They've been building to this moment for about 2 years(and some things that happened 25 - 40 years ago have been made to look like they were made for this moment, that's how seamless things have been). The moment is only a few weeks away and I can't wait.



Wednesday, September 21, 2005

See, I'm Doing Stuff...

Told you I was going to make an effort. Just added a moblog. You can visit it at I've also got a link thing under my profile. Some of the pictures are old and pretty funny...including one of me with hair. Check it out!



PS: I had to add a word verifier on the comments. As soon as I posted this the first time I got some weird comments. Sorry.

At Long Last...PART 2!!!

Sooooo where was I?

I think we had just entered the Caboto.

Since it's been awhile my memories are somewhat hazy. We got to the Caboto and kind of sat around waiting for whatever to start. We took some pictures(as an aside, sooner or later I'm going to start a moblog, when I do I'll have some pictures from the day when the time comes), and kind of goofed around. For some reason Sam(Rich's brother in law) and I started singing"Dust in the Wind" earlier in the day. While we were goofing around, I decided to take the house mic and do it to the small audience already there

The greeting line was odd. Since there was only about 20 people of the 200 or that I knew there was a lot of phony "Hi, nice to meet you" moments. By nature I'm not really a social person, so in circumstances like that I really have no idea how to act. I think I did ok, but you never know. The entire time Marc and I sent our friend, Rod, to get drinks for us. So after an hour in the greeting line I can honestly say I was "a little tipsy."

After the greeting line we sat down for dinner. Food at the Caboto Club is always awesome. Our meal consisted of Salad, some furry wet thing(which wasn't awesome in the slightest), pasta, chicken, mushroom, beef and some ice cream thing for desert.

During dinner I pulled my usual dumbass routine and somehow managed to get pasta sauce on the sleeve of my shirt. So I had to wear the jacket for the rest of the evening. Good times.

After dinner, they started the speeches. Lori's co-maids of honour did and excellent job with what they said. Marc was the best man at the wedding. He had been fretting making the speech since before Rich asked him to be the best man. I honestly think a part of him had been dreading the moment since Rich was born. He got up there and killed. He told a story about a time he and I went to London to visit Rich and Lori. Rich had said there were light flurries there so we thought nothing of it and headed on our merry way. About half way there it was apparent that "light flurries" was near blizzard conditions. I smoked about a pack on the two hour plus ride there. It's a story that we all love, and literally, everytime we see each other it comes up. The crowd was in stitches. Marc tore the house down. It was awesome and I couldn't have been happier for him and the job he did.

Rich and Lori both did their speeches. They were very emotional and I think made everyone feel very appreciated and loved. It was nice.

By this time, I really have foggy memories. I think I had drank about a bottle of wine, 7 or 8 rum 'n cokes and whatever else was put in front of me.

I remember calling my mom and talking to her. I remember having a pretty decent and funny conversation with Lori's dad. I think I danced with Nicole and Mrs. Doyon. I've been told that I was dancing by myself in a corner, with some kind of goofy look on my face. I know I didn't dance with Lori(although she says we might have, so who knows). Lots of drinks = less and less remembered. I know I also kissed a bunch of people that I hardly know and some that I do know and, unfortunately, I also kissed Sam and Marc on the top of their heads. Ugh...yet another incident I will NEVER live down. Alcohol is an EVIL thing.

As we were cleaning up, I was carrying some stuff out to the cars and some a$$hole watched as I was trying to get the door and let me drop everything in my hand before he decided he should open the door. Prick.

All in all it was a pretty cool day. I don't know if I'll ever be asked to stand in another one, but if I am, I wouldn't hesitate. It was cool and it made me feel really good and very loved.



Ok now that that is done:

I'm going to make a concerted effort to get this back on track. I still have a story or two from my vacation to talk about and I will get to that eventually. There have been a lot of changes in my day to day life, so it's making things harder to keep things up. I kind of think I'm a little depressed too and that doesn't make things any easier. Stuff is hard right now. I've fallen out with a few people and I don't know if I'll be able to get back on track with them and that upsets me a great deal. I haven't spoken to moojenny in about 2 months. Jen and I go threw this every time she starts dating someone. I wish her nothing but the best but my feelings are very hurt at the same time. I don't understand why it's such a chore for some people just to write an email saying hello. That's not just a shot at Jenny, but a few people as well.

I hope everyone is doing well and sticks with me until I get the blog back up to speed.


Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Quick Update: UGH!!!

Ok, some things you should know:

1. Computer problems suck.

2. Computer problems and moving sucks more.

3. I hate the world more then I usually do right now.

4. I'll get this back to what it once was soon, I promise.

5. Part 2 will be up; Again I promise.

Quick Sneak Peek of part 2:

Luthor will return!



PS: Soon...I promise.