It’s been a very busy week at work and I’ve come home pretty depleted every night. Even if I had anything to blog about, I’d have been too tired to do so.
Tonight, like most Thursdays, was date night for Jeffrey and me. Jeffrey drives me to work, picks me up, and we head out to run errands and have dinner. (No worries, Mom comes to sit with the dogs so they are not left alone all day and night.)
We started out at Earthworld, where I picked up my weekly haul. I’ve been culling my comic pull list, paring down to the titles I actually enjoy reading, and trying to reduce my monthly comic budget which had become entirely unreasonable, so this week was one of my lightest hauls, yet: Hal Jordan and the Green lantern Corps # 27, Doctor strange # 24 and Iceman #4.
It’s no secret I am a Green Lantern fan, so these books are a must. Hal Jordan is starring alongside the other Earth GLs, and the whole GL Corps, as they try to return the Corps to a successful, trusted, universal peacekeeping police force, after several wrong turns and losses that resulted in tarnished reputations and a short-lived truce with their sworn enemies, the Sinestro Corps. After 41 years of reading GL adventures, I still haven’t tired of reading the ringslinger’s adventures and longing for a power ring of my own.
Doctor Strange is a new venture for me (he’s the Marvel Universe’s Sorcerer Supreme and Master of the Mystic Arts) and his book has been great fun, exploring the magical side (with all it’s risks) of the Marvel Universe. I haven’t enjoyed it much the last couple issues, though, as the stories are forcibly tied into the MU-wide event “Secret Empire,” wherein reality has been altered and Captain America is now the leader of Hydra, a Nazi-ish analog in the MU. You can imagine my distaste for such a story line, given the current regime spreading its [Racist, Misogynistic, Homophobic, Transphobic, Islamophobic, Xenophobic, Neo-Nazi, etc. etc.] views over the US.
Iceman follows the adventures of Bobby Drake, one of the original X-Men, as he navigates coming out as a gay man to his friends and family, which only adds to the persecution he receives for being a mutant. So far, it’s been an interesting story (and Iceman has always been one of my favorites.)
Anyhoo, I supplemented my comic purchases with this fun little bottle of Cologne I found in a “Spencers” store in a local mall. Not sure why it appealed to me, it just did *smirk*:
After a couple more stops, we tried out a new restaurant for dinner, as it advertised multiple gluten free meal choices on its website. Unfortunately, while it did have many gluten free options, it was a less than stellar experience, service, drink, and food-wise, and I doubt we will return any time soon. Still, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Finally, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge that they’ve named a hurricane after my adorable, harmless little boy, Harvey. I couldn’t understand how they could do such a thing, until I googled an image of it and saw why:
Now it all makes sense.