Week Two: Comics, Heros, and Leaders

January 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

January 15, 2012

I almost failed big time on reading marks for this week except that I did spend one lunch hour finishing a chapter in “Club Dead.” I made another friend connection on Goodreads; we both added Stephen King’s 11/22/63 to our “To-Read” shelf.

I worked on my book every day, usually in the wee hours of the morning, even while posting about the Finding Joe movie, making daily updates to the New Mexico Black History Month Facebook page, and deciding at the last minute to go to the Albuquerque Comic Con. I’m not sure how I did all that. Oh, wait, I know how. The house cleaning went to pot and I have a week’s worth of unwatched shows queued up on my DVR.

Chucked the housecleaning and the book reading and the TV loafing to attend the Albuquerque Comic Con on Saturday. Three reasons:

1. Lou Ferrigno—Loved The Incredible Hulk TV show as a teenager and it was my first taste of a superhero show that explored the psychological battle of the man vs. his superhero alter ego.
2. Brent Spiner—Data, my favorite character (besides Captain Picard) on Star Trek: The Next Generation, the show that got me through my last year of college and is, of course, referenced by the heroine of my novel.
3. Daniel Gillies—I have a love/hate relationship with The Vampire Diaries TV show on the CW, but one thing is certain: Elijah is my favorite villain.

Last but not least, I walked in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March on Sunday. We walked, we talked, we laughed—what a time we had.

MLK March Albuquerque, NM 1-15-12

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