...but I haven't seen it yet. Planning to on Friday, after work.
Speaking of work, I got my picture taken for the Employee of the Month promo that should be appearing in Sunday's newspaper. It came out pretty good, if I say so myself (I got emailed a copy of the picture). I played the political game of wearing my shirt with the newspaper's logo on it for the photo (we all got one last year as a reward for meeting a certain standard for quality, or something like that).
Busy week at work so far... last night (Tuesday) I was there until 8:30 (making it a 9 1/2 hour day - usually Tuesdays are slow days, and I'll usually be done at work at least an hour early), and tonight I put in 9 hours and 45 minutes.
Why so many hours so far this week? The reason is twofold: 1) This coming Tuesday is, of course, the 4th of July, which is a holiday for us, so we're on early deadlines for the ads. 2) We have one of our largest special sections deadlining on Friday night, so we've been trying to fit in working on all those ads, as well (we finally got all of them built tonight -- at least, all the ones that were turned in so far).
Plus, it's also been busier than usual anyway!
This morning, the keyboard on my Mac up and died for good. I'd been having occasional problems with it for the past few months, since an unfortunate incident involving a tipped-over can of Diet Mountain Dew, and especially in the past few days, there've been times when it just wouldn't work at all, and I had to restart the computer to get it working again. This morning, two restarts didn't do me any good... so at the beginning of my lunch break, I ran over to this local computer store and bought a new one, which I'm using now.
Only one problem with this keyboard: I'm using OS9 on my Mac, and the keyboard requires OSX to be fully functional -- in other words, the volume control and CD eject buttons don't work on it. The volume buttons don't bother me too much... but I'll have to use some workarounds to open the CD drive now!
Oh, I should mention that earlier this week, I got my comp copy of Twomorrows' Comic Book Nerd, and pretty much read through it already over the past few days. I would love to be able to highly recommend it, as I always have everything else of theirs that I've acquired... but honestly? I didn't find it funny. At all. Maybe part of it is that I've not read any recent issues of the non-Twomorrows mags that are parodied in the book in quite some time. And maybe part of it is that I expected much more from it.
I don't even recall that any of the jokes made me smile, much less chortle, giggle, laugh, or make any other kind of verbal response.
Of course, your mileage may vary. Sorry, Pete (assuming you read this blog, which I doubt), but it just didn't work for me.
I suppose I could also mention here that if anyone who reads this blog would be interested in my reviewing any comics-related stuff that they produce, you can contact me at the email link around here somewhere for mailing information. Like my buddy Tony Isabella, I won't promise to give a good review to anything I receive, but I will review anything that is sent to me.
Whine time: It's been several days since the newest "Cover Stories" edition of "Comics They Never Made" was posted, and I have not heard any comment about it at all... then again, I don't think I got any comments on the one before that, featuring Marx Brothers comics, either. As a matter of fact, it's been well over a year since I got any kind of email concerning the Cover Stories column at all!
Tomorrow night's blog posting? I've been thinking about doing a post about the BBC sitcom "My Hero," which I've been watching via BBC America, and I really enjoy...
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