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January 20th, 2008 (02:09 pm)

Sunday afternoon....

DT left to run his bi-monthly Babylon5 game a few hours ago,
with plans perhaps to have dinner with a friend he hasn't seen in some time
later this evening.

I rolled over in the pile of fluffy blankets on his couch and opted to give myself a
good lie down--and let myself sleep in. Somehow success allows one this privilege.
No guilt, no sadness, no self-disdain... I have been working hard and saving money.
I have been a very good girl.

I've since slipped my copy of 'Superman Returns' into the DVD player for background...
secured DTs deluxe hardcover copy of MARVELS
dedicated to Jack Kirby
and signed by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross themselves...

and opened a bottle of Bass Ale.

My own brand of a lazy day, happily awash in my favourite layers of dorkdom.

I have tomorrow off as well, but there are things to be taken care of on a Monday, things
that Sundays simply do not allow. The MAPS offices will be open and I can wrap up
the paper-work details needed to re-secure my status so that my MRI (hopefully my last
visit to the white coats for a long long time) will be covered on Thursday.
And a visit to the Social Security office as well, to take my final paper-work
proving that i am in fact who I claim to be,
and not the name they still have on record from a 16 year old divorce. *sigh*

Yes, tomorrow I must deal with the government. The Man. The Mundane Horrors...

But not Today.
No--it is simply Sunday. Everything is closed. The air is cold and clear and the sun is
high and streaking through the balcony windows. I am home alone, my responsibilities
as an adult...have been taken care of for the week.

I am all about fuzzy slippers and boys in capes today.

I allowed myself an unnecessary purchase Friday afternoon, a little trip to *coughs*
Dragon's Lair... I'd heard about a short series of comic books a while ago
that I really wanted to read. So for the first time in a long time
I spent just over $15 on something ridiculous that wasn't food or a movie.
A trade copy of #1-6 of a Marvel series called POWERLESS.

It was exactly what I needed. Friday afternoon--another day off, but one spent mostly
running errands, I ended it with a little dinner using my "Funny Money" award I had
gotten from work for my high sales. (like a gift certificate awarded for various reasons
for outstanding this-or-that. heh. I've won, four of my last eight shifts. You can spend it
at any of the three Opal's locations) I chose to sit at the bar at the North 'Marina' store
and read my new book.

I was AMAZED by how many people came up to me, men--handsome men, in business
casual...*laughing* who wanted to know what I was reading. I suppose considering the
fact that I am in the DELL hub of the Universe up here in North Austin, I shouldn't be
surprised that most of the 30 something ilk, with their wives, kids, dogs and two SUV
garages also still have......a comic book box or two under the bed or 'in the closet'.


Despite my many interruptions, I got through it--though not without
a couple of business cards being passed to me. *howling laughter*

We live in the future now, as DT is fond of saying. The geeks have inherited the world
at last.

POWERLESS is based on the premiss that none of our familiar heroes (Spiderman,
Wolverine, DareDevil etc) ever inherited their superpowers. They live in a work-a-day
world... the narrator is their psychiatrist. Only this Doctor found himself waking up in a
hospital after having been in a coma for three days. Found with a head injury outside
his home... a lingering sense of deja vu as he speaks with these folks. A sense that he
is not in fact IN the real world any longer. He has flashes of them, in strange costumes.


an attractive idea to this little girl still rubbing at the holes in her own head, fingering
the soft spots all too often.

I too am back from my sleep--awake, and without the dread of my POWERLESS
protagonist. Happy to be a waitress again, one of the best, and a good friend with good
friends. The world in fact feels quite full of heroes and magikal things.

*wiggles her toes in her fuzzy slippers*

And I have the whole day off.


Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: January 20th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)

the geeks inherited the world, but forgot where they left the manual.

most of them decided the control layout was too much of a pain, and went back to tetris. such is the way.

but every so often i hear some dork say "ohh, what does this button do?" followed by a loud "CHUNG!" noice and i get worried.....

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: January 20th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)



It is good to be the GIRL-in-the-comic-book-store.

Not leggy, not blonde.
I don't even have a tattoo.
A pudgy little brunette at the moment--with nothing but a head
full of nonsense.

But that in itself is attractive to a set,
that I find wildly attractive.

Choose your battles, they say.


Enjoy who you are...it makes for more fun in the long run.

Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: January 20th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)

it's easier on the ticker then hating who you're not, i'll give it that.

Posted by: sunday (fynne)
Posted at: January 20th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)

cheers to the goddess *fuzzy slippers* - Ginger you are getting better and better and better :)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: January 20th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Wonder Woman

Thank-you Fynne, I feel more myself every day.


Posted by: Zutroy (zutroy)
Posted at: January 21st, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)

I hate to break it to you Ginger...but tomorrow is a Federal Holiday (MLK's Birthday), so you might not get some of those non-lazy-day tasks taken care of just yet.

On the other hand, it could be another day of toe wiggling in fuzzy slippers.


Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: January 21st, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)

I'm glad I didn't have to be the one to point this out :)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: January 21st, 2008 11:36 am (UTC)

S'okay Guys...
i actually figured it out later that afternoon allllll on my own.


Tuesday it is then, after work, for the MAPS...
and who knows about the SS--I mean it has been 16 years,
what's another week?


Posted by: Gregory Parks (tokenpants)
Posted at: January 21st, 2008 09:42 am (UTC)

The geeks may be inheriting the earth, but it is still skewed in favor of the women who like dorks and is still tough -relatively speaking- for the men to find a good she-dork. It still seems like they're few and far between or they still gather recognizably in only the most specific of locales. Hell, I think I was lucky to have met you and I didn't have to go to a comic book store or convention to do it! While I was on tour, no less!

Are you at all surprised that you get the attention you do in such a place? You shouldn't be!

As for my reading habits, the novel has been stepping aside for Hellboy and BPRD books, among a few others. Libraries rule and so do you.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: January 21st, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)

It is good to be the Queen!


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