|Weekend wrap-up, more work news and two invitations
||[Apr. 20th, 2005|06:56 pm]
|||||The Wheel And The Maypole - XTC - Wasp Star (Apple Venus, Pt. 2)||]|
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...