Wednesday, December 24, 2008

O SpinnerRack, O SpinnerRack...

...Wie treu sind diene Blatter! That opening is for our German friends, who first started the tradition of having a tree in the house to celebrate Christmas (Tannenbaume, which is German for Christmas tree). But everybody knows that, right!? Anyway we can't have a tree at our house because we have three cats. One year I did put up a tree and our black cat, Alucard, had a fun time climbing through it. Well I can't stand when my cats have fun, so no more trees in the house!

So a couple of weeks ago, Kate half-jokingly said we should decorate our spinner rack in the house and the next morning I did just that, to her surprise. Exactly the kind of white trash thing a comic store owner should have in the house, so this will be the start of a new tradition for us. The opening of this blog entry was also stolen from Kate's livejournal entry from a couple of weeks ago.

I'd like to shout out "Happy Holidays!" to all of my friends, all the people who insist on giving me money for new comics here at my store (who I also consider my friends), and everyone who reads this blog. This year has been really bumpy for way too many people I know (and even for those people I don't know) in many different ways so I certainly hope things swing around next year (I'm optimistic that they will, although it'll probably be slowish). I was mentioning to Kate the other day that this past year, more than any other year that I can recall, has been the year in which the most life-altering changes has occurred to people I know so I hope this only happens next year in the positive sense. This year was also what I had called early on in the year as "the year of the baby" as I know soooo many people who've had babies this year (yay, future potential comic book readers!). So because it bears repeating, "Happy Holidays Everyone!"

3 comments:

Jason Lovin said...

Hope you have a happy holiday as well

Jennifer said...

Frohe Wienachten, Ralph to you and Kate and the kitties. It has been a bumpy ride on so many levels; here's to a more positive 2009.

Ralph Mathieu said...

Thanks Jason and Jennifer!

Happy New Comics Wednesday 8/16/17 - Big Metal #1 release, Kirby 100th B-Day Celebration local artist opening tonight (with a HUGE Kirby cake), & Very Awesome Girls LV Book Drive / Bake Sale this Saturday edition!!

 I hope everyone has stayed off of the interwebs and not had this first issue spoiled! After these three photos showing some of the comics...