March 18th, 2007

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Comic Books Rule!


I confess.

I'm a comic book geek reader/fan. I've been one since childhood.

No, I don't read them much these days. It's been at least a decade since I spent major $$$ buying comic books. But back in the day...

Anyway, once into comic books, always into comic books. Right? I bet if I picked one up right now I'd be right back into it, no doubt.

Anyway, please go and read what flippyfrog shared HERE! (Pretty please?) If you're into comic books even a little, you're going to love it... Or at least, I certainly did! (heh)

That made my day.

Made me want to go and dig out my old Legion of Super-Heroes comic books.

And reminds me of when we had a campaign to support Mon-El for Leader. (I have photos somewhere of our huge banner...) That campaign was actually Marilyn's idea. Yes, she was equally into reading comic books.

I told you I was a geek fan!

In other news...

The weather here was lovely today! Blue skies, sunshine (I didn't even wear a jacket when we went out) and warm. (Probably why we're having ants...) Spring isn't far away (I hope)...

Kittie Scarlett had a bad night last night. But she was eating again today and is lying on the chair next to me right this minute. She's so stubborn and such a survivor. She's not quite ready to let go of life just yet...

I'm still sick with this damn cold. (sigh) I slept in this morning and spent most of yesterday in bed. I just wish I could get over it and move on... But whatever.

Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I actually had beers tonight to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Woo hoo! That was fun.

I'm so impressed by Desert Sun (the place where I'm currently tanning). They're so nice there. I mean, just incredible, friendly people. Imagine what it would be like if every place we went had employees that were so warm and pleasant to be around? And the environment is just lovely. (I've been to a range of various places, but this well may be the most clean and attractive. Plus it's very affordable!)

Tennis Update
Andy Roddick lost to Rafael Nadal today at Indian Wells. Nadal played amazing tennis! Andy didn't play bad, but he couldn't buy a first serve. (They're actually re-playing the match right now on TV.) 19-year-old Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray (!!!), so he'll face Rafa in the finals. (Murray is injured...)

Hey, I want to be playing tennis! (Which I can't do until I'm not sick anymore. Obviously.)


Well, with the nice weather here so early, we should be outside and playing tennis all the time really soon. (Work allowing, of course.)

I can't wait. Wee!
busy caesar, busy


I think I spent around five hours (minimum) yesterday (Friday) doing research for the PowerPoint presentation Marilyn mistressmarilyn is going to give (and I'm helping with).

It was fascinating, I have to admit!

I got a bunch of photos that I worked on to make easier to view. (Enhancing is my thing, after all.)

And I found some interesting sites with 'good junk' to review.

Anyway, it's all good...

I'm looking forward to putting these materials together in the actual PowerPoint project.

Hey! Marilyn brought home the Centennial poster -- and it's fabulous! The artist did a great job.

She also brought home our festival jackets (made by Columbia Sportswear) for this year, which are a lot like last year's jackets. The same tan-colored fleece, but a slightly lighter color -- and with the new festival logo. I have a hunch that if we happen to accidently wear last year's jacket, nobody would even notice... (smile)

We can't complain, though -- after all the jackets are free. (Hell, it beats needing to buy them, like other parts of the festival uniform.) They retail at $45.00, so...

busy caesar, busy

Preparing for Marilyn's Test Tomorrow...

Marilyn is having a colonoscopy tomorrow, first thing in the morning. (She did have one years ago, so at least she knows what to expect...)

As is true with many tests of this nature, she's had to spend several days in preparation. And this final day right before the test required both purging and fasting -- not much fun. She's been on a liquid diet today (with no coffee allowed).

She's spent several hours now purging -- without taking in any liquids except the doctored Gatorade. (She told me she thinks that orange Gatorade is ruined for her now.) At midnight we're both going to have cups of hot bouillon. That's going to be a real treat considering she hasn't had anything much for hours and neither of us had more than tea, water and pop all day long.

(Okay, yeah, I did 'cheat' this evening and have some sunflower seeds. But out of sympathy for Marilyn I spent the rest of the day on the same liquid diet she was forced to follow. Beside, I haven't been very hungry lately with this bug...)

It's going to be good to find out the results, whatever they are. We have a family history of colon cancer -- and she's had some things that made her doctor think the test was appropriate. (Actually, Grandpa Harry had colon cancer -- and Mom had rectal cancer. Slightly different, but close to the same.) Anyway, knowing what's up -- good or bad -- is always better than being in the dark.

What's hard is that a friend phoned Marilyn on Friday to tell her his wife has rectal cancer. She (his wife) had this same test (the colonoscopy) a couple weeks ago...

Marilyn also got work Friday that a good friend had died. Let's just say she had a pretty tough day.

I need to wrap this up, as it's almost midnight and I need to go fix that bouillon!

Scarlett was having a pretty good day today -- then she threw up late tonight. (sigh)

Nadal won at Indian Wells!!! That was good news.

I'm sure there's more I wanted to blog, but it's not coming to me right now...

More tomorrow, I guess!

I'll be glad when Marilyn's test is over and she's back home again!!!