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Why I don't write more often

I just realized that I haven't checked my lj in a million years. Reading through all these ancient posts I've missed makes me full of angst over too little time to participate.

To say that my life is busy is just repeating the obvious. I need to be better organized with all the internet stuff I want to be up on. With work and home and general improvement all taking their own time, I feel like I could be making technology work for me better. Don't tell Slortar. He already has submitted me to the first three steps of "Luddite Wife to High-tech Sweetie in Ten Easy Steps." Needless to say, we are not on speaking terms about the Outlook synch-ing and smart phone with e-mail, and how often I need to synch, check, charge, and synch again.

We mostly talk about comic books, right now. I mean, I talk about comics, and he looks at me like I've just crawled out from under a strange and unusual rock. I've been checking out (ha ha, literally) the graphic novel collections of all the libraries I frequent. (Since I am a substitute librarian covering 32 libraries, this is more than you might think.)

I have had to do some serious librarian work to track down all the girl-centered, 5-8 year old appropriate books, as well anything that I want to read. 'Cause guess who things that comics are for kids? (Yeah, good guess. My kids.) If I want to read all the Bill Willingham "Fables" then I have to bring home "Oddly Normal" (Otis Frampton) so that I am not a horrible Mom, only bringing home books for myself. There is too broad a range of violence in most teen-rated comics, so they have to stick with the juvies. Batgirl Year One (Scott Beatty) was an excellent exception, if a little violent, but all the Catwoman series were too much for little brains to process without serious mom intervention. I'm not bringing those home anymore. "Girl Genius" (Bill and Kaja Foglio) is something I love,and I am OK with Juno reading right now, although we are still waiting for our personal copies, the libraries having not yet processed my eloquent requests for volumes 3-6 of the series.

The fact that I just spouted all of that about comics makes me thing that I could really use an outlet for my reading habit. I should join some kind of graphic novel reading group.

I promise to be a good geekmomma and keep posting, if for no other reason that I feel like I have to follow through on my account. I have no idea how to delete it.

I'm off to prepare for the first day of school by taking my kids to a movie.

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geekmomma
Sep. 4th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
junkie talk
As I know you are a junkie of long standing, I was writing in great part for your benefit! And you know Jay is no stranger to the comic love, but he doesn't get anything that I like. Girl Genius completely missed him, I am sorry to say!

I have read a couple Bones, but I never seem to get them in any order, thus I am waiting to begin in order when I see number one at some point, but Juni really digs them, in any order. Electric Girl I haven't read much of, I'll put that next on the list, and I've never heard of Leave it to Chance--OK I've googled, and now I do remember running into them, but not recently. Juno and Rhea (reading over my shoulder) are both very excited, and want me to log off so they can read some more Girl Genius on line.
djande
Sep. 4th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
Re: junkie talk
I have all the BONES that you are welcome to borrow, along with tons and tons of kid (and adult) friendly comics/GNs. (With the understanding, of course, that we somehow manage to see each other more often than once a year!)

:)

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