-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Spent the weekend in Bethlehem hanging out with Ricardo and Gloria. As always, had an excellent time with much good food. G made muffalettas, which is Cajun for BIG SAMMICH. It was very rockstar.
Also got to try Barbara the Ice Cream Lady's latest concoction: Peanut Butter Doom. It was most peanut buttery and definitely full of tasty doom.
Rik and I played quite a bit of co-op Halo, which was made watching Red vs. Blue all the more amusing, I think. I also dumped about 15G worth of anime on him, so he should have stuff to watch at work for a while. ;-)
We stopped by a comic shop and picked up some stuff. I got issues three and four of Transmetropolitan, which solios has been bugging me to read since I've known him, and Rik got some Superman trade. I also read the four existing trades of Astro City, which Gloria and Rik both highly recommended. And they're definitely great comics. If you're interested in the form at all, I have to pass along their suggestion. It's definitely worth reading. My favorite plotline, I think, is Steeljacks, as it seemed the most developed. The one where the family has just moved to Astro City is also good. And of course, the Confessor arc is pretty bad ass.
I also recommend Transmetropolitan. It rails against post-modernism, media-tion, and the horrors of the monoculture. And Spider Jerusalem spouting things such as: "Tell me why I should give two tugs of a dead dog's dick" will make sure that you have interesting things to say during departmental meetings.
The trip home was much quicker than it usually seems, I think. We went to dinner at A&W/KFC, then they dropped me off at the bus terminal. There was a bus sitting there (a 1815), and I managed to jump on that just as the guy was closing the door and prepping to leave. It was a pretty full ride, and I forgot to charge my iPod after the trip up, so I had to listen to everyone's cell phone conversations.
Got home, showered, called my mom and grandmother to wish them happy Mother's Days, then read Transmet before falling over.
Have I complained recently about only being able to sleep for four hours at a time? Because I can't seem to sleep any longer than that.
It's driving me insane.
However, to end on a happy note: This weekend's ~con was as enjoyable as they've all been so far. jcap needs to start coming again. :)