Friday, May 4, 2007

Best Day of the Year

Okay tomorrow, Saturday May 5th, 2007 is the best day of the year so far. First of all it is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. That’s right, free comics. You go to a local purveyor of fine four coloured fiction and s/he will let you walk away with certain offerings completely free of charge. Not everything in the store is free, there’s only certain free books that should be clearly marked for your convenience. And, no you don’t have to purchase anything else, although you’re always welcome to. If you’re interested follow this link to find a shop close to you that is participating. I know last year I went to a few shops with a four year old and we both decided that The Comic Book Shoppe on Bank Street had the best set up. The staff was really friendly, helpful to all the new faces and into the whole spirit of the day. If you want a decent guide as to what to get and what to avoid I’d go here, although seriously, just take whatever interests you.

In other comic book like news Spiderman 3 opens tonight but I probably won’t go until sometime next week or next weekend. I also haven’t seen Hot Fuzz yet and that’s something that needs fixing asap.

Joel Plaskett is playing at the Capital City Music Hall and while I don’t really like the venue at all, the music will more than make up for it. Seriously.

However, while I’m frugging to the beat, the Senators could move on to the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. If the game started at 7 p.m. I could watch most of it before Joel Plasket takes the stage but for some godforesaken reason the puck drops at 8 p.m. in New Jersey. I may have to smuggle in a radio for updates or hope there’s a tv behind the bar.

All in all, that’s a heck of a lot of good stuff going on in one day. Plus, the forecast is sunny if you’re into the whole outdoors scene.

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