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Jun. 10th, 2005 03:32 pm
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I can't believe how disappointed I am right now.

It's hot in our apartment, so hot, in fact, that we decided to spend money we just couldn't afford on lunch in an air conditioned place. After that we ran a few errands before coming home, where the heat is at near stifling levels.

I had to pick up some photos that were ready at Bents. So [livejournal.com profile] fuzzpsych parked the car but left the engine idling (to keep the air conditioning going...with the baby in the car, it was necessary) and I walked across the street to pick them up. I had to go by the high end (?) women's clothing shop called Seasons. And it was in the window that I saw a tank top (I guess, it didn't have anything that I would call sleeves) that is more appropriate for T-Shirt Hell than a fashionable (?) clothing store in uptown Waterloo. Are you ready? The shirt was green and in pink lettering across the chest it said "Melon Cooler". How's that for classy?

After that it was a quick trip to Now and Then. Which is where my disappointment begins. (Quick backstory: Because of the whole initial Shannon thing, I was unable to get back to Now and Then in a timely fashion and my box was dissolved. I had it reinstated and did my best to get to the store at regular-ish intervals.) I go in, say hello to Gerrald and go to my sub box. Which is completely empty. It wasn't when I was there last, but it is now.

What the...?

So I talk to Gerrald for a bit and find out that my sub box has been dissolved AGAIN without warning or a phone call or anything. Just gone. Years of loyalty thrown out the window for the sake of commerce.

Okay. To be fair to the new owner, it has been about 6 weeks since I was there last, but to dissolve my sub box without a phone call asking me to come in when I know that my number is on file feels like a kick to the head with steel-toed boots.

So right now I'm of two minds: on the one hand, I want to call Dave and get this all sorted out so I can have my sub box again, but on the other, I wonder if it's even worth it and just quit collecting comics altogether (or, at the very least, quit going to Now and Then altogether).

I feel betrayed and I'm disappointed that my loyalty isn't worth a lousy phone call.


Mar. 1st, 2005 10:40 am
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I'm finally finished the great catalogue of aught five. It even looks like I might have enough room for a good portion of the comics that I've not read yet, but I'm not holding my breath. For the first time in years my Sandman collections (both the original Gaiman written title and the Sandman Presents follow-up) are on the same shelf. I also have more Tick than I thought I did and Lucifer is a heck of a lot bigger than I thought it was. Ah well. It's done. It's organized. It even has new dividers that shouldn't fade quite so dramatically (some of the old ones were so badly faded that I didn't even know I had certain titles anymore). I went and picked up a 100 count of bags and boards, and even though I destroyed 12 boards to make new divider tags, I ended up with 115 boards by the end of it. Weird. Well, that's enough on that.

My geek is showing. :)

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Feb. 26th, 2005 10:37 pm
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Now I need more bags and boards. Crap.

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Feb. 25th, 2005 11:23 pm
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I'm finally doing something that I've been putting off for years. Cataloguing comics might not seem like a big deal, but when you have two substantial piles on the floor, it's good to get it done.

This has been on my to-do list forever, it seems. I really wanted to get it done while I was on MatLeave, but not responsible for a newborn. That didn't happen. And now that I'm actually going through the comics that I've read but not catalogued, I realize what I'm missing from my actual collection. So I'm taking notes of issue numbers and titles and I'm including those comics that have been published that I've missed because I just wasn't going into Now and Then.

The amusing part of all this? My shelf space is nearly packed. I had to clear off a shelf of toys on display so I could use it and it might not even be enough.

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