Monday, December 25, 2006

I Guess I Was on the Nice List...

Because Santa was very good to me this year...

Last night, the neighborhood celebrated Christmas Eve by shooting off fireworks (???!) along with playing loud Eurotrash trance and eating eggrolls. This is what I get for living in the DMZ between Little Armenia, Thai Town and Tijuana North...it makes me laugh to see little kids and parents setting off the fireworks together. The fact it felt like a neighborhood and I was able to shake hands with some of my neighbors and their kids made me feel...whole.


I was able to close out some jobs I was doing for a client so the invoices are out to the electronic ether...Now I'll be able to pay for some of my plans in 2007.


I purchased a book on James Bama from Flesk Publications. It's a gorgeous book signed by the artist and it makes me think back to when the world of jetpacks and robot sidekicks made sense. Remember, the Golden Age of science fiction is eight yrs. old.


I also received from well-wishes from friends I haven't heard from in awhile. That's always nice to get those because the flood of memories makes you pick up the phone and call. I'm reworking my address book to better manage my friendships. This is a good gift, a reminder that without your friends you're nothing. That is how true wealth is measured.


Awhile back, I got the chance to meet this guy, who, if it weren't for him and his magazine, I wouldn't be here. I suspect many of you feel the same.


Along those lines, I received this, which is a must-have for any self-respecting genre fan. Already I've used his style for this:



We saw the zombie and thought the Gogos / Famous Monsters style was appropriate for a "Zomedy."
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And to top it all off, I am alone in the house with a copy of this DVD set from my childhood. So after making a few phone calls , I'm headed off to Mongo for the afternoon.
See you when I get back!

4 comments:

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Merry Christmas!

the maven said...

I look fwd to a double feature of The Mad and Dead Meat...

The Horror Maven of the GWN

decoderring said...

Oh, man! I loved the Flash Gordon animated series when I was a kid... Please tell me it holds up better than Superfriends (which at one time I firmly held to be serious drama)

Bill Cunningham said...

FG holds up design wise, but the stories are so...quaint. It doesn't have the energy you would expect. I am also disappointed that they didn't include the FG animated movie which started it all.