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There was also a nice patch of hanging out with Kira & Nino & Olivia this weekend. Cast your thoughts back! Remember yesteryear, far off Saturday! I had one plan for the day, one plan for the night-- to go to the gym & then meet up with them. Ah, but a complication! elladorian & fordmadoxfraud wanted to come over. What a fine sort of wrench in the gears. They came & brought me a bagel, I made espresso to replace the bagel shop shorting them on coffee, & then we got to work making avatar characters for The Zombie Game. David & I were going to play, but Maggie decided to make one for fun, anyhow. We had thought we might watch Young Justice, but we never got around to it. Eventually David & Maggie went off to the Metropolitan Museum of Art & I finally gathered up my chain mail & pack, my thirty feet of silk rope, my 10 foot pole, & I trundled off to the gym. I did a nice hour & a half, but I confess that the extra fifteen minutes were all cardiovascular. & I don't want to confess as to why. But. I will. I was caught watching the worst movie ever. The Break Up. It wasn't good. But I was watching it. That is a shame I must live with. Otherwise it was a pretty good work-out; I've started fooling around with the weight I'm bench pressing, since my goal isn't to get "jacked" but rather you know, warrior-strong.

On the way home, I saw a text message from Jenny telling me to be at Kira & Nino's a half hour before I had expected to be there! Rush! & I was late anyhow. Aviva & David & their baby Sadie were in town, & so we were all having an old fashioned hootenanny. Or well, okay, that might be the wrong word for it. Still, we all met up & ate sushi! From Geido, & the Spanish mackerel was again my favorite. & I got to hold forth on my opinion that regular mackerel just smells like Sea World, which is something true that I occasionally mention. I think we were all still hungry when we were done-- not from lack of food but I think rather an abundance of appetite. Kira & I went out to pick up dessert, since that is our team, Dessert Team. We picked up chocolate & coffee, which was a good mix, & found out that Blue Marble has an ice cream shop in Rawanda that only serves one flavor of soft serve. Still, pretty neat. A guy was staring inside all creepy, & so I asked the girl at the counter what was up, & she said he was just the guy who gets the leftover bagels. Fair enough. Back at the ranch, Sadie was asleep-- I think it was a big day for her, so she slept most of the time. Then, home!

Skip ahead to Monday. Martin Luther King Junior's day, & thanks for the holiday. I picked up bagels for breakfast & brought them home-- Jenny & I ate them while watching a bit of Saturday Night Live. People love Pee-Wee Herman, which is fine with me. I don't mind him. Then it was a lazy morning around the apartment, just sort of doing out own things. I read a zillion comics. Seriously, I read, in no particular order:

  • Avengers: The Children's Crusade #2
  • Avengers: The Children's Crusade #3
  • Avengers: The Children's Crusade #4
  • Avengers: Prime #4
  • Avengers: Prime #5
  • Avengers #8
  • Thanos Imperative: Devastation #1
  • Invincible Iron Man #33
  • Dark Sun #1
  • Young Alies #6
  • Incredible Hulks #618
  • Incredible Hulks #620
  • Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #4
  • Justice League: Generation Lost #17
  • Batman Beyond #1
  • Birds of Prey #8
  • Big Time: Spider-Girl #1
  • Big Time: Spider-Girl #2
  • Starman/Congorilla #1
  • Booster Gold #39
  • Batgirl #16
  • Batgirl #16
& of all of them I think that the back-up called "Four Shadowing" in Big Time: Spider-Girl #1 was the best bit. A short bit by Paul Tobin, Dean Haspiel, Edgar Delgado & Joe Caramagna where the the young daughter of a reporter-- who goes on to become Spider-Girl-- is menaced & charmed by the Fantastic Four. The moral being: the Fantastic Four are awesome & you want them to be your best friends. In about time, we left to go meet Kira & Nino & Olivia for lunch. We went to Juventino, which we hadn't been to since they changed their name. They used to be Get Fresh, & they had those really good pig's head tamales that time. They've become more of a "fixed menu" place with a slightly more rustic Mexican tinge. I had cow's tongue in green sauce with eggs & potatoes & was so starved that I ordered a macaroni & cheese, too, not to mention split a bread plate. We all gulped out food down & then came over to our apartment. Well, first Kira & Nino went to the chiropractor, but then they came over with Oliva & we played for a while.

After Kira & Nino & Olivia split, Jenny & I went to the gym. Another hour & a half for me, with ten of the extra fifteen being cardio, but at least this time I was watching Underworld. Which, while it may not be the best movie, has sweet vampires having ninja fights. I mixed up more machines in, since last time I'd gone with lots of free weights. I don't know, muscle confusion? I came home & brought hot wings with me-- Jenny & I put on Saturday Night Live again & ate them before having our brainstorm! She deserves all the credit really. We had a few drinks & settled in to watch Inception. I liked it, but I wasn't confused by it. I didn't think it was that complicated. Which I don't say to be a jerk. I don't know, I wonder if its reputation comes from the same sort of response that The Matrix & The Truman Show & their ilk got. The befuddlement of people who never took a high school class on philosophy. Doubt your reality, everybody! Still, I think there is plenty of the opposite, of people who snubbed the film so they could seem more clever than they really are. I liked it. I thought it was well drafted & resisted the urge to go all "gotcha!" Everyone in it was great-- I think I get the "Joseph Gordon-Levitt Thing" a bit better now. My opinion on the spinning top? Would it topple or keep going? Well, I'll tell you what; having a labyrinth maker named "Ariadne" is a little too spot on the nose, if you ask me.
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