Saturday, October 22, 2005

That Awkward Moment

It happens to just about every one of us. You establish a relationship that seems good for a while, you have good times and good laughs. Then things go sour, at first you try to make it work, but eventually you just have to break it off and move on.

Then comes that awkard moment, where you see them later at a store. You aknowledge it each, tell briefly what you've been up to, and make that non-commital statement of having to meet up. Though you both know you'll like never really do so.

Yup, it can be very weird running into your ex-comic retailer.:)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Surviving Rita

It has been a hell of a week and a half here in Silsbee TX as Hurricane Rita devastated the area. Silsbee and the area is mostly made up of trees, or was I guess I should say now.

There must be nearly 1,000 trees down all around, power lines were down everywhere, holes in businesses. The main grocery store is now operating out of a tent in front, Wal-Mart is running on generators and only open from 9 to 3 p.m. Still a bit of a gas shortage, but things are starting to come together finally.

So of course the little, unimportant things are the things that stand out to me. Like realizing today that I'm in a comic free zone and will be for a long time. With the area the shops were in part of the hardest hit, and even the mall completely shut down for who knows how long.

Kind of weird, but I'm lucky to have power, an undamaged house for the most part and my work one of the few businesses still going.