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Double Danger Comics, over on Lake Street near the Bryant-Lake Bowl, is closing. They opened last June or so in spite of the current economic climate, and have been forced to admit it just wasn't working out. Bummer.

Anyhow, everything is 50% off until they run out of inventory or Febuary 28, whichever comes first. You may want to stop in.
skjam: Man in blue suit and fedora, wearing an eyeless mask emblazoned with the scales of justice (Default)
There is a new comics store on Lake Street, about a block down from where Dreamhaven used to be, near the Bryant-Lake Bowl. It's called Double Danger Comics & Collectibles, and I dropped in for a visit.

One of the first things I noticed, and really liked, is that the children's comics and books are in an alcove right at the front of the store, where the cashier can see them easily, and where the kids don't have to walk past any of the more age-inappropriate material.

The store owner tells me that they're also not planning to carry many "adult" titles, those will be pull-list only.

It's a small place, but open and well-lighted. A wall of current comics is followed by a wall of recent comics, with collectibles (almost all new or recent) on the opposite wall. The back issues bin is in the center--a fairly light selection, though the owner tells me they plan to bring in more Silver Age soon. At the back are videos and more expensive collectibles in a locked case.

They have a frequent customer card--buy X amount of stuff for a 10% discount day.

I'd say it's worth checking out.

Oh, and I saw Toy Story 3 this weekend. Awww.
skjam: Man in blue suit and fedora, wearing an eyeless mask emblazoned with the scales of justice (Default)
I do not like the taste of coffee. Odd, considering I grew up in rural Minnesota, but there it is. I've never liked the taste of coffee, even coffee candy. I take a couple of sips if it's the only thing on offer, but I'm always unable to finish.

So why, I wonder, upon entering an unfamiliar coffee shop, do I never remember to ask, "hey, that delicious-sounding chocolate drink that does not list coffee as an ingredient, and is on the nominally non-coffee side of the menu board--that doesn't contain any coffee, does it?" Feh.

In less my own fault news, the new hot drinks machine at work doesn't clean its own pipes very well or something, because it makes all the non-coffee drinks taste of coffee. I'm going to bring this up to the cafe manager if I happen to think of it when I actually see him next.

I had a Christmas card shoved under my apartment door last night, by a neighbor, I'm thinking. It's Hawaiian-themed.

Family is worried that the predicted blizzard might prevent travel on Christmas. That'd be a bummer.

Hope you and yours are keeping warm.
skjam: Man in blue suit and fedora, wearing an eyeless mask emblazoned with the scales of justice (Default)
Yeah, been a while. Again.

Some stuff happened--I got a couple of sampler CDs together for someone considering making a Dennou Coil AMV. I'm hoping they were at least inspirational.

Been doing a lot of overtime as we are still swamped at work. Need to try to keep a positive attitude, but that's easier when I'm allowed to set priorities, not have things dumped on me that are "more urgent than the stuff you're supposed to be doing immediately already." And the stuff I actually like doing and feel makes a positive impact is shoved to the back of the queue.

I am told that at least some of the more urgent than urgent stuff is having a software fix done. Maybe by November.

I enjoyed the Half-Price Books sale at the State Fairgrounds last weekend. CDs were fifty cents apiece.

I posted an entry on Scans Daily, but don't look at it yet, as even after two weeks of preparation I managed to screw it up, and it's going to take a day or two to fix.

Oh, and I'll be making an emergency visit to the dentist tomorrow, as something has gone drastically wrong with one of my back teeth and the flesh is swelling like no one's business.


So, how's by you?

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