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The Symphony of Existence

This year I’d hoped to take my son to the San Diego Comic Con. I don’t know what I was thinking when I made that declaration. Our finances are just barely limping along as it is. Maybe I figured we’d have a roommate helping to pay the bills but that didn’t come to pass. So it’s not in the cards this year. The next best thing is happening closer to home. The Chicago Comic Con is in April. Too bad it doesn’t coincide with the boy’s Spring break. Instead we’re spending a long weekend in Milwaukee. Planning to visit the Discovery World and the Domes and various vegan-friendly restaurants. So happy for uber-cheap hotel deals on hotwire. Without them this trip wouldn’t be happening.

It’s been an oddball Tuesday with too many anxiety-inducing happenings. In an attempt to steady my nerves, here are five good things:

  • This would be fun…Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Saturday Night: An Evening With Neil Gaiman.
  • Coming soon, “Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale” - An original hardcover graphic novel co-written by series creator Joss Whedon and his brother, “Terminator” and “Dr. Horrible” writer Zack Whedon, and illustrated by Chris Samnee.
  • This made my morning. I give you Godzilla Haiku.
  • I so rarely buy soup. It’s easy enough to make. But I recently picked up some of Pacific’s cashew-carrot-ginger soup. So tasty! And very orange. Now I need to figure out how to reverse engineer it.
  • The new Liars’ album “Sisterworld” was released today. Spent the morning listening to it, which was lovely, but it’s been an afternoon with Adam Ant. Just thing for a gloomy day. Thank you lala.

And now, taking many deep breaths before the next adventures of the day. Let’s see if I can project a level of calm I do not feel.

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  1. There is also a Serenity comic coming out based on Wash!

    If you two come to Springcon make sure to swing by my table and I will do your son a drawing of his choice (and if you know in advance that you will be there let me know and I will do one with a little extra attention before the day!)

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    OMG I adore both Wash and Patton Oswalt! Best of both worlds!

    Oh, and we’ll definitely be at SpringCon and be stopping by your table. I’ll let you know which day when it gets closer.

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Permalink
  3. I was devastated at the end of Serenity. I could not believe that they did that.

    Let me know what some of your sons faves are and I will start playing around with some art in my down time between classes.

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 11:22 am | Permalink
  4. lacey wrote:

    There’s also Wizard World Chicago either in June or July…that’s HUGE! You guys would love that.

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 8:49 am | Permalink

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