Monday, November 12, 2007

One more calamity

Just as I finally got over the intestinal virus and looking forward to picking up the health and exercise kick—I crack a rib. I'd like to spin a tale of heroism dealing with a burning orphanage, laser beams, and chocolate puddin', but no such luck. I was just fighting with the cumbersome box holding Lilah's new car seat when I tripped/lost balance and caught my ribs in the one place on the rail where there was a point. Laid on the ground for about five minutes before I could get up, then dragged the box downstairs. Somehow I got the thing installed before shock/adrenaline wore off and it's been painful ever since. What gets me is that I'll bend and expect it to hurt, but get nothing. Then I'll do something simple and lock up in agony. Guess I've got a couple weeks of this fun staring me in the kisser. Ugh.


Watched FIDO over the weekend. Looked like a decent flick and it was, but it just wasn't what I was expecting. Funny and the story had a lot of potential, but too "Leave It To Beaver" at times. (The Lassie joke was excellent though.) That and the father was an annoying prat. Carrie-Anne Moss and Billy Connolly were pretty much the whole show. It was strange seeing Carrie without her Matrix tone and garb. Everyone fit in with the time periodness of the picture and it was well presented, so I can recommend it as a NetFlix, but not a purchase.

Also I hit a small con with Mafus on Sunday. Not the smallest con I've ever been to, but it was nice to meet a few peeps and score a few books—Punishers actually, the arc that introduced Barracuda. Though the elusive Hitman issue 53 is still out there, waiting.

UPDATE: I have scored the elusive Hitman 53 via eBay. All is again right with the world.

And lastly, here's a pic of Lilah with a Hello Kitty hat/headpiece her uncle sent out for her. It barely fits, so we figured we'd snap some shots while the snapping was good. Kinda looks like she's got one wicked toothache.

10 comments:

Matt Wieringo said...

Lilah looks like she wants to come out swingin'.

Watch them ribs, dude. Don't go tying any knots for a while.

McGill said...

I enjoyed Fido as well, alot more than most of the zed flics coming out these days...Flight of the Living Dead, and NOTLD 3D was a bumpy ride in a car with shot suspension...

I have not been to a comic book Convention in a long time(life)...last one I was at I was helping a friend at his booth...right across from us was Tom Savani's booth...Now, Tom Savani was why I started drawing; I wanted to make monsters...I would draw my own as a kid and give them terrible names, with full-a-holes plots...
So, while Mr. Savani was about ten feet away from me throughout the weekend, I could not muster up the nerve to go talk to him...even when he came right up to me and talked about my friend's spread (they worked with action figures/comics/everything), all I could do was mumble a "yeah" every time he said something...
I would tear apart artist alley, asking all sorts of questions, showing my art, hearing it sucked...but to talk and say thank you to Mr. Savani was too much...

I really gotta get back to conventions...

Matt Wieringo said...

Cool! I saw Savini at the HorrorFind convention a couple years ago (along with the entire cast of Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD and Romero himself) but only go to "meet" the cast. (Meaning, I got their autographs and shook their hands as Suzanne snapped photos.)

McGill said...

Man, a meeting of the whole cast...that would have been something...very close to nadda do I get excited about Hollywood, or the people who populate it, but the horror genre is where the heart is...you lucky dog, Matt!
I would like to meet Romero and ask him what happened to Land(sorry, just didn't fit in the trilogy)? Eh...I can go on forever about Dawn, Day, and so on...

Leaf said...

FLIGHT was a chock full of turbulence and, thankfully, the bourbon helped me repress whatever I remembered of it. Haven't seen NOTLD 3D, but the whole Sid Haig thing made it seem a little more approachable. Guess not from what you're implying, McGill.

A few shots of John Courage and you'd've been introducing yourself—no problem—to Mr. Savini. Hell, let's get a bottle and go knock on his door this weekend...

McGill said...

LOL...
You just got to take NOTLD 3D with a grain of salt, or a whole salt lick(is that what they call it-I'm at a loss)...
Boy, would ole Tom appreciate that...you think if we razz'd him enough, he would do some of that mime stuff he knows?

Leaf said...

As long as he doesn't answer the door only wearing that codpiece pistol thing he sported in "From Dusk Til Dawn" and a smile I'm cool with razzing 'em.

McGill said...

I still to this day...do not see how that thing works...the chambers do not even line up with the barrel?
wut up?
Just me getting technical on something cool that flabbergasts me...
I remember seeing it in Desperado first...no worries there as to Rodriguez prob sports it around Rose McGowen these days...

todd said...

sorry about your rib, dude!

i've never broken anything on me...except ribs.

two in high school wishing it was a stuntman and one years later, sledding/tubing off an amazing (and deceivingly high) ramp/jump.
they can hurt a lot! be carefeul!

todd

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