So last night proved to be very lacking in productivity... aside from getting new ringtones for my cell phone and blogging, I didn't do a single productive thing! No new 1-10's for the DC History list (fortunately my pal Hoy Murphy has taken up the slack, posting Evil Twins covers this morning), no new Cover Stories columns written...
And what's on tap for today? Well, work, naturally... I may try to get in extra-early today, as we have several special sections that deadline tonight at 5, as well as the usual Saturday-Sunday-Monday advertisements, and it's possible there may be changes/corrections to work on right away (although, to be honest, most of the changes will probably come in around 2 pm or so... and a lot after 4).
Fridays, as I'm sure I've noted before, tend to end early... I can be done anywhere from 5 pm to 7 pm (my standard workday ends about 8), but today, I'll need to wrap up no later than 6, as we have tickets to the 6:30 showing of the latest Harry Potter movie, which we have to see opening day! (bizarre that we're seeing HP on opening day, but I still haven't seen Batman Begins yet!)
What else is going on? Well, we saw Smallville last night, and it was a pretty decent episode, all things considered. Martha Kent develops a strange Kryptonian illness (which I kept expecting would be named "Virus X," but it was never given a name in the ep), which I knew was going to prove to be caused by Brainiac -- and I was right! Brainiac still isn't being called Brainiac, though -- he's still referred to as Milton Fine, or Professor Fine. He tricked Clark into bringing him to the Fortress in an attempt to destroy the Fortress with a black crystal and simultaneously release General Zod from the Phantom Zone (which wasn't called the Phantom Zone, but it sure looked like the movie one). Fortunately, Chloe has proven to be a much more capable helper than Pete Ross did, and she helped pull Clark's fat out of the fire.
Lois is still slow to be bitten by the reporting bug, but I can see where they're continuing to lay the groundwork for it.
Brainiac's apparently dead at the end of the ep... but I suspect he didn't die, just teleported away, along with his spaceship (which Lex had in Warehouse 15)... and naturally, Lex figured Lionel was responsible for its theft. I'm guessing the guards who were beaten up by Chloe and Lois earlier in the episode didn't bother mentioning they were beaten up by a couple of girls... did they even try to explain the gate Lois drove through?
The biggest plot hole in the episode was Lois's acquisition of a brand new Ford Focus... which she purchased with the money she earns working at the Talon -- I guess Smallville residents must tip very well, given that she's also paying for the apartment in the Talon from that income, too! Of course, the real reason she got a new car is they're promoting it on the show, tying in with a contest.
Finished reading the latest Alter Ego last night, darn it... now, bereft of fresh reading material until payday, I'm re-reading books I haven't read in a while. First up, "Baby Boomer Comics" by Craig "Mr. Silver Age" Shutt! I don't think I've read this book since I first bought it, so it's not that fresh on my mind. It's all very good stuff, of course!
Not much going on this weekend aside from seeing Harry Potter... but I'm sure something will come up!
I swear to God, this is something that actually happened.
18 minutes ago