So yesterday was my birthday. We had some pretty cool plans in mind, but for a number of reasons, none of them came to fruition. For the first time in years, instead of taking a birthday trip, we stayed home. However, we did go out to eat a lot, and most of it was pretty good. So I thought I would share it with you.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Happy Mother's Day!
Gonna change things up a little bit this week. Usually, I talk about a comics series or TV show or movie or book that makes me happy, because those are things that readers of this blog can also experience, if they so choose. This week, though, you’re just going to have to take my word for it: my kitty Gizmo makes me happy.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
I’m feeling a little down today, I have to admit. It’s just been a crazy week, with another crazy week ahead, and a busy weekend in the middle. However, yesterday, I got to take a break and go see Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War with my wife. I thought it was a great Avengers movie. The filmmakers managed to capture on the big screen the same feelings I got reading comics like Infinity Gauntlet and Crisis on Infinite Earths and all those other great superhero crossover stories when I was a kid.
Tying in with the release of the movie, Funko delivered what appears to be their final Marvel Collector Corps box. The theme this time around is Infinity War, and when I picked it up off the porch, it was a big one. (You’ll have to take my word for it; for once, Gizmo wasn’t interested in jumping inside the box to show the scale.) Do the contents live up to the excitement of the huge box? Is the Marvel Collector Corps going out with a bang? Let’s check it out!
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Welcome back! Sorry I missed posting last week; once again, I was feeling overwhelmed by the world. I did finally get to see Black Panther with my wife, though, and we loved it! This week, I’ll be talking about the contents of the latest Disney Treasures box from Funko. Is this the last box they’ll be producing in this subscription? I’m not even sure what’s going on with their subscription boxes any more, to be honest. Just taking it one box at a time any more.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
This past week has been frustrating for a number of reasons. There’s the general atmosphere of the world around us, which just depresses and upsets me. Then there have been more than a couple of personal frustrations, both at home and at work. On the other hand, my wife has been trying a new job from home, and it looks like it might be starting to pay off. And today, we had my car washed at a student fundraiser to raise money for a local high school’s robotics club. I felt good about that.
Overall, though, I’ve been feeling pretty stressed out. I took an extra day off from work, which helped a little. I’ve also been retreating into my happy place a bit, which—as you can probably guess from last week’s entry—is Star Wars right now. So when I got a text from my wife the other day that the new Funko Star Wars Smugglers’ Bounty box had been delivered, I was pretty excited.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
I first saw Star Wars in 1977, when I was eight years old. My parents took me to see it at the Coronet Theater in San Francisco, and it changed my life. I had loved other things—Sesame Street, Mister Rogers, I don’t even remember what else—but Star Wars was the first thing of which I became a passionate fan. Over the years, my interest waxed and waned; I drifted away after the first trilogy ended and came back when the second began. Now that we are getting annual Star Wars movies, I’m very much obsessed again. However, it may come as a surprise that my favorite iteration of Star Wars isn’t any of the nine movies (although I love them all, to a greater or lesser degree) but the animated TV series, Star Wars Rebels.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
As I write this, last week’s post about Neil the Horse has been viewed 432 times. I’ve never had anything I’ve written read by so many people before, and I’m pretty happy about it. You all can definitely expect more stuff about 80s comics in the future. However, this was never intended to be just a blog about comics, so if you found me last week through the Neil the Horse post and stuck around for more of the same, I apologize. As the title blog implies, this is meant to encompass everything that brings me joy. This week, I’m going to talk about what may be the final Funko DC Legion of Collectors box (which actually features a tie to one of my favorite DC comics from the 80s, so there’s that.)