Thursday, July 17, 2008

1st loves...

come in many forms, and at all ages if we're lucky!

When "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" was released I read about a graphic novel it was based on, and picked up a copy. I hadn't touched a comic since high school, while waiting at the barber shop. Not only was did I fall head over heels for it, but it also got me to go back and read some of the classic literature that I missed in my youth. (Another new love was found there, as when I bought my copy of "Dracula" it also contained Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein". Finding that an 18 year old European girl was lamenting the fate of the Native Americans 200 years ago stunned me!)

I picked up the 2nd and read it in one sitting.

Last fall the 3rd came out, just before Christmas when all was ascramble between shopping and work. I made note of it and thought I would pick it up later...

I got an extra last paycheck yesterday, for one day, June 30th, as that was the last day of the month I retired in. I took part of it and a coupon to Border's yesterday and came home with "The Black Dossier". My first hardcover graphic novel, complete with 3D glasses. As I fixed lunch (a peanut butter added to a vanilla whey protein shake, not so good) I slipped the plastic wrap off, and was immersed in 1958 Britain, with ever youthful Mina getting a young spy named "Jimmy" to let her into a building, telling him her name was "Oodles O'Quim"!

:o)

It was all I could do to put it down and go finish the errands I had for the day!

"Oodles O'Quim" indeed!

Perhaps this weekend while the grandchildren are napping or something I'll find some more time to spend with it...

Off to mow after I put a tape in a VCR for "Zilla"...just in case...

This afternoon and tomorrow I'll be shopping and housecleaning as all 3 grandkids are spending the weekend; I most likely won't be around much until Monday again.

May the rest of your week be kind and your weekends all be fantastic!

alan

10 comments:

Anji said...

you've opened up some new literary channels for me there - who could resist finding out about a character called Oodles O'Quim?

Now that you're offically retired you'll be busier than ever...

ZILLA said...

Have some fun with the mowing lines, Alan.

Moose says nobody drinks whey protein for the taste, just for the results, so keep up the good work!

Happy happy happy weekend!

ryssee said...

Oodles O'Quim. Hoo boy. At least that name's more subtle than some of those James Bond women way back when. LOL!

Connie in FL said...

Nothing better than an enjoyable read! Enjoy!!!

Darth Weasel said...

you said, "Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein". Finding that an 18 year old European girl was lamenting the fate of the Native Americans 200 years ago stunned me!)" which caught my attention...to be fair, the picture of history generally presented regarding views of Native Americans is, quite frankly, a bunch of smurf. There were voices decrying the treatment of Natives from as far back as Columbus right up through the present. Perhaps the best example was the case of Standing Bear in Wyoming but certainly not the only one.

Of course, we as a nation have ALWAYS been willing to ignore the voices of reason...

Deb said...

YOU are adorable!

Have fun with it all!

Lori said...

Isn't it great to have a new read? I finally bought three books with a Barnes & Noble gift certificate I've been carrying around for almost 2 years! It's such a great feeling.

Sorry I've been such an absentee visitor lately. I always think I'm going to have tons of time in the summer, but it slips away just as it does during the school year. I hope that you and your family are doing well.

fineartist said...

Have fun with those grand babies, and I'll be e-mailing you about the concert we're all going to on Saturday, soon as I talk to sister on the phone.

xxxxxx!

Green tea said...

It ceases to amaze me that the little boy never leaves the man, does he?
That's probably why we love them so much.

I just finished blogging about my current favorite book..we must be sending vibes...LOL

beckyboop said...

Hi Alan,

I have two tickets for you if ya wanna go to the tribute band concert. Lemme know.

Becky