January 1st, 2017
Yup, time to put up the new calendar! Honestly, that’s all New Years means anymore is switching out the old calendar for the new one so I can keep putting up blog posts.
This year, I went for Halo, mostly because it was the only thing that the calendar store at the mall I stopped at had that I cared about.
August 25th, 2015
Yeah, in retrospect, this was a mistake and I should have known better, but I recently noticed that on our vacuum cleaner, there was a slight nick in the outer insulation layer on the power cord. Just a little one, it doesn’t even break through the cotton wrap between the outer insulation and the inner wires. There were complications, of course, I wanted to repair it but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time or money on something, nor did I just want to do an easy fix that would fall apart almost immediately. So I asked on a forum and, as I should have expected, it turned into a shitstorm.
Why does this always happen to me.
August 18th, 2015
Way back when I was a kid, you looked forward to getting your license, it was your first step into freedom, you could go where you wanted, when you wanted and it opened up a whole new world. I remember having to ride my bike to the comic shop every Friday (that’s when comics came out back then) and a lot of places were simply out of my reach because they were just too far to reasonably ride to. Of course, it was a different world back then, when you were 16 and had your license, there were really no restrictions on you. In fact, I rode to high school, at least at the beginning, with a friend’s sister. She had an old retired mail van, painted bright orange, with bench seats in the back with no seat belts and a bunch of us rode to and from school every day in the back and paid a couple of bucks a week so she could buy gas. That’s the kind of world it was.
But the world has changed.
April 12th, 2015
Here’s a “secret” that most people don’t know about me. I love filling out opinion polls. If I’ve got nothing to do, mostly when I’m listening to a podcast, I’ll be on one of those polling sites filling out questionnaires about cars and food and electronics, etc. It’s fun to give my opinion and I get rewards out of it, why not? I have more than $200 in rewards sitting in my Amazon account at the moment, just from spending a couple of minutes here and there clicking through some polls.
Recently, one poll asked if anyone in the family had ever been involved in breeding dogs or cats and while nobody ever has, certainly I and my wife were heavily involved in breeding rabbits, rats, mice and hamsters in the distant past. It’s something I’ve never really talked about, so here goes nothing.
March 31st, 2015
I usually don’t have really bizarre dreams, or at least I don’t remember them if I do. From time to time though, I’ll wake up with a complete memory of what went on and it’s just so odd that it leaves me shaking my head, wondering where it all came from.
This is one of those times.
January 1st, 2015
It’s officially 2015 and here we go again for another year of Cephus’ Corner. Unlike my other blog where it’s become a tradition to make some sort of New Years Resolution, I’m not going to do that here because I can’t come up with one that I reasonably feel that I could keep.
I’ve been so busy lately and it’s been really hard coming up with a regular stream of posts for the blog. I went for several months without reading a single comic book and when I fought to catch up, I ended up doing a huge number of reviews, so many so that I think I’ve been overloading the blog with comics. That’s not a bad thing but I think I need to strike a balance with other geeky things, I’ve been trying to drop in some movie and TV reviews from time to time but I haven’t had time to really sit down and get through my viewing backlog either. I have a stack of 38 DVDs that I need to get through and it’s been slow going. Now that most TV shows are on hiatus, I’m trying to dig through the pile so I can get some reviews going. I’ve also got a huge pile of books to read including the last two in The Strain series but so far, no go.
So no resolutions here, I can’t promise to watch more movies or play more games or read more books, as much as I wish I could. If I’m going to make a commitment, I’m going to keep it and since I can’t guarantee that, I won’t do it at all. I’ll just keep my fingers crossed and hope. Happy New Years everyone!
December 25th, 2014
I don’t usually do things like this, I’m not an early adopter, I gave that up a very long time ago, but there are some tech gadgets that are just so cool that even if they’re not on the market yet, you just have to acknowledge them and say “damn, I want that!”
This is one such product.
November 29th, 2014
It wasn’t that long ago that most people thought the Ultimate Universe was doomed and being written out of existence, but we were wrong, it’s come back with some potentially very interesting books, one of them being Ultimate FF.
Here’s my take on the first arc, running issues #1-3.
November 20th, 2014
One of the first comics I have a really strong memory of reading was the Master of Kung Fu Annual #1 from 1976. Sure, I’d been reading comics for a while before that but that particular issue had an impact on me for reasons unknown. It starred Shang-Chi, the titular Master of Kung Fu and his often partner in the martial arts, Danny Rand, Iron Fist. I’ve always had somewhat of an affinity for the characters and so when this new four-issue mini-series starring an updated Shang-Chi came along, I knew I had to read it. Unfortunately, this isn’t the Master of Kung Fu of my youth…
October 21st, 2014
I suppose I’m lucky that I live in an area where there are a couple of stamp shops, or at least they pretend to be stamp shops. I haven’t walked into any of them recently because I haven’t really collected stamps in a while, but since I’ve gone a little nutty of late and gotten a considerable number, I was running low on a couple sizes of stamp mounts, I figured I might as well stop in and see what I could see.
Now I wish I hadn’t.