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Weekend wrap-up, more work news and two invitations [Apr. 20th, 2005|06:56 pm]
Kurt Onstad
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So, a wonderful weekend was had. Nearly everyone who has "AOKP" listed as an interest has already gone over it in more and better detail than I could (especially since I was only able to make it to Thursday's and Saturday's events, and left both of those around midnight...). But, I should say thank you to everyone who helped make 25th anniversary such a great success, especially lqc, shironiku, and steppyb. Great job, everyone! Thanks for helping to remind me why I joined AOKP in the first place.

Now, on to the work news. I've got a new job! Wait, don't freak out anyone. I've still got the job that I enjoy, but now I also work on Saturdays, at another job I love. I'm the newest member of the Metropolis Comics family. From opening to closing (noon to 8), I shall be there helping customers out, and occasionally yelling out, "Hey, this ain't a library!" (Okay, maybe not on that second one...) I've always enjoyed working behind the register of the various comic book stores that I've been an employee or quasi-employee of, and Saturday has been my regular "Comic Book Store" day for a while now. So, when Gail told me she was looking for someone to fill the Saturday slot, I spoke right up. Last Saturday was my first day, and it was a lot of fun. Still work, obviously, but fun. I shifted titles around in boxes to make room, and did other odds and ends around the store while chatting with customers about their buying habits, and what they should be getting based on what they already enjoy...Even before I was an employee, I would say if asked that Metropolis is one of the top three stores I've been in (Ralph's Comic Corner is up there, too, mikester. Don't get your panties in a wad...). So, if you have anything in the comic world you're looking for, or if your previous regular store closed down (I'm looking at you, shironiku and ideaspace...), or you just want to say hi, come down and visit me!

Finally, the second of the two aforementioned invitations (the first was to come down and visit me...). I'm really enjoying the Interview Meme that's going around, and would love to field more questions. So, anyone who hasn't already asked, go ahead and shoot five questions my way. Sometime in the next week or so, I'll take all of the questions (including bigevil, who I added an "Interview Me" comment to today), and create one (hopefully) big entry of Q&A. Come on, guys. Let loose with every little bit you always wanted to know...
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[User Picture]From: shironiku
2005-04-21 07:56 am (UTC)
I didn't do all that much, but thanks.

I'll have to come by this Metropolis of yours sometime...it's been at least six months since I've set foot inside a comic book store.
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From: foxglove_10
2005-04-21 05:09 pm (UTC)

And a great addition he is --

I just want to say how good Kurt was at Metropolis last Saturday. He is probably more simpatico with me in terms of what constitutes a "valuable back issue" and what is just old junk than any of the other guys who help out at the store. He's so personable with the customers, knowledgable about comics. Also, Kurt does not seem to mind the occasional sexual harrassment. That's a huge plus. (Actually, for those who just got an 'uh-oh' feeling: we came to call it sexual harassment when we bump into one another behind the counter or touch each other accidentally.) At any rate, Kurt is wonderful, and it is so great to have him!
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[User Picture]From: silverlily81
2005-05-02 07:04 pm (UTC)

Re: And a great addition he is --

And I want in on any sexual harassment that does take place!
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From: foxglove_10
2005-05-03 03:42 am (UTC)

Re: And a great addition he is --

Oh, I know yoooou...;) >smoooch< Believe me, beautiful girl, you are first on my list of co-harrassees!! Cya soon....
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[User Picture]From: silverlily81
2005-05-02 07:20 pm (UTC)

Oh and the way, Kurt...

Consider yourself interviewed. I want your answers to the same questions you asked me.

I'll teach you to think of "hard to answer" questions. =P

(Love you)
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