Well, damn. Here I was, all ready to set out on the next leg of the Vancouver Food Truck Tour only to discover that the food trucks I planned on hitting had taken the day off. What do food trucks do on their day off? Hit the car wash? Lounge about the garage? Okay, I know today is Remembrance Day and it is a holiday, but my handy Food Truck app clearly specified which trucks were up and running and which trucks were not. Both Roaming Dragon and Mangal Kiss WERE up and running – according to my app. Interestingly, these were the same two food trucks that were supposed to be up and running last week too but were nowhere to be found. Oh, well. Clearly, the fates are going to a lot of trouble to steer me clear of both Mangal Kiss and Roaming Dragon, so maybe I should listen. Next week, instead, I think I’ll head on over to Nostradmus for some lomito and churrasco Chilean-style hot sandwiches, Varinicey for pakoras, Fattrac for teriyaki subs, and Taser Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for…what else?
Whew! Spent the last hour or so organizing a very small portion of my old comic book collection. Double damn! Who knew how many X-Men titles were out there? Want to guess? The answer is: a lot, especially when you factor in all those limited series and one-shots. Anyway, the point of all this organizing – beside the whole neat and tidy thing – is this:
I figure “Why by trade paperbacks if I already have the collected issues?”. And: “Why not assemble those collected issues in a nice, handsome binding?”. I mean, could you imagine toting the 600+ Mighty Thor collection up to your bedroom? Light reading, it aint – but it’ll certainly keep you busy.
Hey, someone mind answering a comic book-related question. Specifically, a Daredevil-related question. Yes? Okay, I’ll ask anyway: I’ve got almost the entire run of the new series starting with the Kevin Smith/Joe Quesada first volume through to most recent trade paper release. For some reason, I’m missing issues #20-25. Now the interesting thing is I haven’t missed any volumes. Volume 3 collects Daredevil #16-19 and volume 4 collects Daredevil #26-31. There is no volume 3.5. What gives? Das, ask you’re buddy Bendis what’s up with that. It was during his run (#16-81).
Spoke to Paul today. He’s back in town and much relieved. We talked Dark Matter and some of the projects sent our way. Our agent called last week, suggesting we have a conference call to discuss 2012 and beyond. One of the first things he asked was: “Would you be willing to move to L.A.?”. My initial response was: “But I just got back.” My second response was: “I suppose it depends on the project.” If nothing else, accepting a job there will mean I’ll be that much closer to my buddy Carl – mainly because Akemi, the dogs and I will be moving into his guest room.
On the book front, I switched gears and read a suspense novel, Deep Water. It was my first Patricia Highsmith read and I quite enjoyed it. So much so that I picked up Strangers on a Train yesterday. On the anime front, I’m on the last disc of Coyote Ragtime Show. How is this series not on more of your radars? Lots of fun and plenty of SF action!
Today’s entry is dedicated to our friend Deni. Condolences.