Young Geoffrey (ed_rex) wrote,
Young Geoffrey

Report From the Wagon, Part 2

After a fairly relaxed and fun day at the office, I thought to treat myself as a reward for my good behaviour and wandered over to the Silver Snail, conviently only a couple of blocks from where I work.

Physically, I'm really feeling great; I veritably bounced to Queen and John.

Inside, I scanned the shelves for ... something. Found the latest issue of The Comics Journal (upon which I've spent more than I have on comics for some years now) then - more out of nostalgia than anything else, did a quick walkby of the other shelves and noticed the name of the brilliant Eddie Campbell on the cover of a bloody Batman comic. After barely a glance, I opted to buy it, despite DC Comics' outrageous prices - Campbell co-wrote it and did the art, so how could I not.

Deciding that a reward must be lavish to truly be a reward, I picked up The Complete Peanuts Volume 1, and then noticed that Dave Sim's final collection of Cerebus, which includes issue #300 (see a long-awaited rant about stinkin' collectors to come soon - maybe even tomorrow).

Long story short, I shopped.

Then, still full of this weird energy, decided to take out the ol' camera and do a walk-about. Hit Grange Park and McCaul Street and for (some) of those photos, too, you must needs wait until the morrow.

I will report that I took my usual table at Gorilla Monsoon's and quaffed 3 pints of (yes) club soda, while working on an essay about (gasp) the proposed merger between Molson's and Coors, and the geopolitical and economic ramifications thereof, but a lunatic with a loud-speaker ranting about the coming of Christ and occasionally singing very, very badly, eventually drove me from my perch. The essay will need to wait.

Home now, with a bunch of comics and the new issue of Analog all squabbling for my attention, it is more than time I fixed a spot of summer and prepared for my beauty-rest.

Good night, Gentle Readers.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.